Friday

The Briefing 08-18-17

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  • Goodness of marriage, family, and work validated in ‘millennial success sequence’
  • Smartphones and happiness: The dangerous effects of screen time on adolescents
  • More time on the internet or less? Great Britain’s debate about technology, security, and health
Wednesday

The Briefing 08-16-17

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  • Head of Scotland’s national arts agency calls for gender inclusivity by coercion in church leadership
  • Pot paradise in California desert? Marijuana company buys California town for cannabis resort
  • College and cannabis: Students perform better after losing legal access to marijuana
Tuesday

The Briefing 08-15-17

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  • What does the rising number of cremations tell us about shifts in America’s worldview?
  • Pyre fit for a King: Thailand prepares for King’s funeral and cremation
  • World maps changed radically 70 years ago today as Pakistan and India gained independence
Thursday

The Briefing 08-10-17

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  • War of words: Tensions at a fever pitch between United States and North Korea
  • Anglicans divided over same-sex marriage as archbishop of Canterbury visits Africa
  • Why does the Western media keep running photographs of a shirtless Vladimir Putin?
Wednesday

The Briefing 08-09-17

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  • In the name of diversity, Google fires employee for not toeing the ideological party line
  • In Silicon Valley, quest for diversity does not extend to older workers
  • London Mayor intervenes to ensure survival of LGBT bar, make sure it is ‘sufficiently gay’
Tuesday

The Briefing 08-08-17

  • Wisconsin company embeds microchips in employees, raises questions about mark of the beast
  • New gene-editing technology brings bioethical challenge with the threat of designer babies
  • Oh, d-d-d-dear: Communist party in China censors Winnie the Pooh
Monday

The Briefing 08-07-17

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  • Richard Dawkins event cancelled over criticism of Islam. Why the double standard?
  • Insecurity of atheism on full display as China bans religion for Communists
  • Searching for legitimacy in a secular age, couples turn to retired New York judges
Friday

The Briefing 08-04-17

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  • President Trump makes argument for Western civilization in Poland speech
  • A promise they cannot keep: Church of England considers ceremony recognizing transgender identity
  • Worldview Book Recommendation: 'Amusing Ourselves to Death' by Neil Postman
Thursday

The Briefing 08-03-17

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  • Safe, legal, and rare no longer: Oregon legislators adopt aggressive new abortion law
  • Pro-lifers welcome? Not so fast, says far-left members of the Democratic party
  • Germany and Australia embrace same-sex marriage under corporate and international pressure
Wednesday

The Briefing 08-02-17

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  • Who defines futility? Charlie Gard and the debate over parental rights
  • Lawyer appointed to represent Charlie Gard linked to pro-euthanasia group
  • Prominent British minister Steve Chalke denies Original Sin. Should we be surprised?
Tuesday

The Briefing 08-01-17

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  • Who has the authority to speak for children? Lessons from the life and death of Charlie Gard
  • Language and cultural warfare: Scurrilous charge of ‘hate group’ made against Alliance Defending Freedom
  • PETA to honor cows killed, not for eating, but in traffic accident
Friday

The Briefing 06-30-17

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  • Harry Potter at 20: What will be the legacy of J.K. Rowling's fantasy series 'Harry Potter'?
  • The iPhone turns 10: Who owns whom? Do we own the iPhone, or does the iPhone own us?
  • Religious liberty vs. sexual liberty: How "dignitary harm" could completely reshape the conversation
Thursday

The Briefing 06-29-17

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  • The politics of abortion: 25 years ago today, SCOTUS handed down the infamous Casey decision
  • Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy has played an outsize role in America's culture wars
  • Planned Parenthood's Cecile Richards thinks she can change America's conscience on abortion. Will she?
  • Church of CrossFit? Why gyms and other secular communities are replacing church for many today
Wednesday

The Briefing 06-28-17

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  • Geographic virtue signaling: Four more 'discriminatory' states added to California's state travel ban
  • 'No religion' now Australia's number one religion? No, but new census data reveals secularizing trend
  • NPR highlights importance of fathers for children's well-being—are they listening to their own report?
Tuesday

The Briefing 06-27-17

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  • SCOTUS story #1: Big win for religious liberty as Supreme Court rules 7-2 in favor of Trinity Lutheran
  • SCOTUS story #2: Unanimous Supreme Court decision upholds most of President Trump's travel ban
  • SCOTUS story #3: SCOTUS reverses AR Supreme Court, disestablishing biology-based birth registration
  • SCOTUS story #4: Supreme Court to hear momentous gay wedding cake case on religious liberty next term
Monday

The Briefing 06-26-17

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  • A reversal of medical logic: Families are now suing doctors for saving the lives of their loved ones
  • What our relationship with animals reveals to us about ourselves and the glory of God
  • The surprising reason why the New York Times discontinued their "engagements" section in 1994
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?
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