Wednesday

The Briefing 04-26-17

  • Two candidates, two worldviews, two futures: Why the French presidential election matters
  • When socialism becomes fascism: Political unrest compounds economic disaster unfolding in Venezuela
  • Is the March for Science "apolitical"? The important difference between Science and Scientism
  • Ideas have consequences: Communism, atheism, and the dark history of East Germany
Friday

The Briefing 04-21-17

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  • Money, morality, and the media: Bill O'Reilly out at Fox News amidst accusations of sexual harassment
  • New York Governor Cuomo mandates insurers cover infertility treatment for singles, same-sex couples
  • New York's latest offer of tuition-free college at state schools: A government takeover of higher ed?
  • Is the Bible's position on women in ministry sexist? Complementarianism in the New York Times
Tuesday

The Briefing 04-18-17

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  • Glorifying abortion, Planned Parenthood to honor Hillary Clinton with "Champion of the Century" award
  • Will free speech survive on America's college campuses? Latest trial at Wellesley and Pomona colleges
  • Don't all jobs matter? The importance of work and dignity in the biblical worldview
Monday

The Briefing 04-17-17

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  • The fragility of liberty: Turkey referendum centralizes autocratic rule of President Erdogan
  • Paranoia on parade: North Korea's militaristic personality cult and the danger it poses to the world
  • In apparent moral surrender, Canada's Trudeau proposes bill to legalize recreational marijuana
Friday

The Briefing 04-14-17

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  • Trump signs law allowing states to defund Planned Parenthood, rolling back Obama regulation
  • Christianity, Islam, and Egypt: ISIS is targeting Christians in an attempt to destabilize the region
  • There is no way you can tame or domesticate the Lord Jesus Christ, risen from the grave.
Thursday

The Briefing 04-13-17

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  • A high court in Sweden just ruled that a midwife must be willing to perform abortions to keep her job
  • Official Journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics: Calling breastfeeding "natural" is unethical
  • Does it matter if the Passover story is literally true? Truth, fact, and the historicity of the Bible
Wednesday

The Briefing 04-12-17

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  • A tale of power, opportunity, & moral failure: Alabama Governor resigns amid unfolding scandal
  • Study shows millennials more traditional than previous generations when it comes to family life. Why?
  • When heroes are no longer heroic: Is progressivist agenda to blame for Marvel Comics sales slump?
Tuesday

The Briefing 04-11-17

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  • "Evil" and modernity: Horrors like Syrian chemical attacks force secularists to ponder reality of evil
  • "Christianity is literally dying in Europe": What birth trends tell us about future of global religion
  • Secular humanist clergy? The religion-shaped movement for the non-religious
Monday

The Briefing 04-10-17

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  • Is the Cold War back? Considering the aftermath of the US strike in Syria
  • Suicide bombings in Coptic churches on Palm Sunday underscore threat to Christianity in Middle East
  • Judge Neil Gorsuch to be sworn in today after being confirmed by Senate in 54-45 vote
  • Great British controversy: Church of England outraged over removal of "Easter" from egg hunt on Easter
Thursday

The Briefing 04-06-17

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  • 7th Circuit drops bombshell: Sexual orientation covered under Title VII of 1964 Civil Rights Act
  • Inaction would be unacceptable: International outrage as chemical weapons used again in Syria
  • Parsing the partisan divide: The competing worldviews of 5 political tribes in Washington, D.C.
Wednesday

The Briefing 04-05-17

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  • NCAA "reluctantly" allows N. Carolina consideration for championships after bathroom bill compromise
  • Trump admin cut funding for UN Population Fund over ties to forced abortion and sterilization in China
  • VP Mike Pence casts tie-breaking vote on Senate bill that allows states to defund Planned Parenthood
  • 18 hours too long for culture of death: Fed Judge blocks IN law over waiting period before abortion
Tuesday

The Briefing 04-04-17

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  • Filibuster vs. the nuclear option: History in the making as Gorsuch nomination forwarded to full Senate
  • Work ethic, food, and politics: How 2 Thessalonians 3:10 sparked controversy in the US House of Reps
  • Mike Pence, the Billy Graham Rule, and the importance of protecting marriage from infidelity
Monday

The Briefing 04-03-17

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  • This is the big week in Washington--the Supreme Court, the Senate, Neil Gorsuch, & the nuclear option.
  • Is the Senate filibuster itself a constitutional problem?
  • The NCAA plays hardball with North Carolina, becomes enforcer for LGBTQ demands.
  • Basketball over bathrooms -- this is how a revolution in morality is coerced.
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