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Friday

The Briefing 06-23-17

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  • The history of "Born this way" and why the LGBT movement is phasing it out as a slogan
  • What does it say about the LGBT revolution that "Pride" events are now more corporate & less radical?
  • Childhood redefined: Antidepressants for 6-year-olds, Botox for 8-year-olds, & no playing in the sand?
Thursday

The Briefing 06-22-17

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  • 5th straight special election victory for GOP in Georgia raises questions of Democratic Party identity
  • What is the Queen's Speech? Important differences between the British and American forms of government
  • A modern monarchy in historical context: Why Saudi Arabia rewrote its hereditary monarchy's succession
Wednesday

The Briefing 06-21-17

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  • London terror attack targeting Muslim community center exposes challenges Islam faces in the West
  • What is the role of government? The aftermath of the Grenfell Tower fire in London that killed 79
  • The question of legacy after Bill Cosby's sexual assault accusations and mistrial
Tuesday

The Briefing 06-20-17

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  • Did Christians start the wedding wars? It isn't Christianity whose definition of marriage changed.
  • Digital age parenting: Do we really have to be told Amazon's 'Alexa' doesn't make a good parent?
  • The New Yorker discovers St. Augustine: Sex and the priority of theology in Augustine's thought
Monday

The Briefing 06-19-17

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  • The illiberality of secularism: UK Liberal Democrats leader Tim Farron resigns over Christian beliefs
  • With loss of theological vocabulary, society no longer knows what to say in the aftermath of tragedy
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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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