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The Briefing 09-20-17

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  • ‘Will and Grace’ returns, but is it edgy enough?
  • Rolling Stone magazine for sale: How cultural artifacts quickly become more of the past
  • Millennials cast their ballots, or not: Will their failure to vote hurt Democrats?
  • Why the Australia same-sex marriage vote will tell us a lot about the future of marriage, mail, and millennials

The Briefing 09-19-17

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  • Why a Catholic theologian’s cancellation at a Catholic seminary should have our attention
  • The LGBT revolution is inevitably a theological revolution
  • China no longer harvesting organs of prisoners, which it said it never did

The Briefing 09-18-17

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  • Why atheists don’t trust other atheists and what this reveals about moral intuition
  • Looking back on the Summer of Love and the cultural revolution, 50 years later
  • Were The Beatles right, is love really all you need?

The Briefing 09-15-17

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  • Harvard University grapples with admission questions the secular world can’t handle
  • Worldview implications of the health care debate takes shape
  • Are dictators the biggest fans of the smartphone?

The Briefing 09-14-17

  • A judge comes clean about how he actually judges
  • The influence of pragmatism in the culture and its understanding of truth
  • Transgenderism goes to college: Women’s colleges struggle to define what it means to be a woman
  • Why a dress code is never simply a dress code

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The recovery and renewal of the church in this generation will come only when from pulpit to pulpit the herald preaches as never sure to preach again, and as a dying man to dying men.

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A Stack of Books for the Season: Summer Reading List for 2017

With the arrival of warm weather, most of us are able to turn to a stack of books that had to wait for summer. The following is my list of ten recommended books for summer reading. This list must be seen for what it is — a recommendation of ten books I am eager to recommend — books that I found thought-provoking and fun.

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