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The Briefing 09-22-17

  • Is work a prerequisite for food? For able-bodied people, state of TN says yes, so does the Bible
  • ACLU targets religious exemptions for adoptions, and in turn the children of Michigan
  • As U.S. debates monuments, monument to Russian general behind AK-47 comes under fire
  • Worldview book recommendation — Worth Dying for: The Power and Politics of Flag

The Briefing 09-21-17

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  • After the shock of an earthquake, many of the aftershocks are theological
  • How does sin explain natural disasters?
  • Clash of worldviews at the U.N. as President Trump addresses General Assembly
  • Allergic to sovereignty? Media reacts to President Trump’s U.N. speech

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?

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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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