Monday

The Briefing 01-04-16

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  • Upheaval in Middle East reminds of theological rift in Islam between Shiite and Sunni sects
  • Leftward moral and political trajectory points to more fundamental American secularization
  • Absence of religious affiliation lends to politics becoming religion, basis for moral life
Friday

The Briefing 12-18-15

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  • Wheaton controversy irreducibly theological: one cannot know the living God and deny his Son
  • Pro-abortion movement laments pro-life direction of country, denies real effects of Roe
  • Liberal agenda to move the American conscience on abortion is on display in Hollywood
  • Kentucky school cuts Bible passage from Charlie Brown program, loses meaning of Christmas
Thursday

The Briefing 12-17-15

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  • Rapid rate of secularization in the South points to secularism in the pews
  • Battle over marriage in Australia is really a battle over sexual morality and authority
  • Discussion on whether secularism is a religion reveals everyone operates from a worldview
  • Atheists who celebrate Christmas cannot escape the Christ in Christmas
  • Life and redemption of Bob Beckel illustrates the power of the Christian gospel to save
Wednesday

The Briefing 12-16-15

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  • TIME person of the year shortlist and final selection summarize cultural moments in 2015
  • LGBT magazines choose SCOTUS, Obama as persons of the year, signaling massive cultural shift
  • Evangelical professor says Christians and Muslims worship same God, contrary to Scripture
Tuesday

The Briefing 12-15-15

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  • Reactions to Paris climate accord betray dissatisfaction from both left and right
  • Support for economic "de-growth" reveals dark, anti-humanist worldview
  • Academics arguing for one-child policies in America deny humanity its dignity
  • College sexual orientation questionnaire inevitable in current moral revolution
Monday

The Briefing 12-14-15

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  • Paris climate agreement falls short of biblical teaching on dominion and stewardship
  • National debate reveals irreducible difference between Classical Islam and Modernity
Thursday

The Briefing 12-10-15

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  • Legal suits threaten opt-out provisions for religious convictions
  • Study demonstrates absurdity of evolutionary worldview's explanation of morality
  • Reading important to childhood development, central to Christian faith
Wednesday

The Briefing 12-9-15

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  • Influential Federal Judge candidly admits change of mind, court's creation of rights
  • Lutheran denomination breaks with Boy Scouts after false promise on homosexuality
  • Girls who want to be Boy Scouts challenge commitment of gender revolutionaries
  • Kentucky gubernatorial inauguration reminds Christians of democratic duty to vote
Tuesday

The Briefing 12-8-15

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  • Dividing line in America defined by theism, not belief in the transcendent
  • Feminist Gloria Steinem's individualism glaringly excludes the individual in the womb
  • Bermuda hotel celebrates inclusion by excluding marriage event in the name of diversity
  • Canada primed to legalize marijuana, eyes consequences in Colorado
Monday

The Briefing 12-07-15

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  • Pres. Obama concedes reality of war with terrorists despite denouncing view in past
  • Popularity of ISIS reminder of weakness of theologically disarmed American worldview
  • Effects of including women in all combat roles begin to sink in
Friday

The Briefing 12-4-15

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  • In aftermath of San Bernardino massacre, nation continues to search for answers
  • Pentagon lifts restrictions on women in combat, denies essential difference between sexes
  • Attempted gay rights ordinance in Jacksonville next stage in moral war of attrition
  • On 100th anniversary, moral relativism shown as unintended consequence of Einstein's theory
Thursday

The Briefing 12-03-15

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  • San Bernardino violence only explicable in light of Christian understanding of human sin
  • In aftermath of California shootings politicians grasp for inadequate policy solutions
  • Despite dismissal of prayer as platitude, it remains key Christian response to tragedy
Tuesday

The Briefing 12-01-15

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  • Climate change summit in Paris reminder of twin human responsibilities of dominion and stewardship
  • Opposition to Lord's Prayer ad in Britain exposes increasing intolerance of secularism
  • Secular French President attempts to encourage religion for sake of environment
Monday

The Briefing 11-23-15

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  • Mali and Paris attacks show developing rivalry between ISIS and al Qaeda, exposing same deadly worldview
  • Favored candidate loses Louisiana governorship overwhelmingly, exposing importance of character
  • Vocabulary debate over bathrooms and bathroom access adds to moral confusion of society
Friday

The Briefing 11-20-15

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  • Jewish prayer at shared holy site sparks controversy due to theology of prayer of Judaism, Islam
  • Significance of sibling-relationships to later life underlines tragedy of one-child China
  • Sociologists argue next step in sexual revolution for men to take up more feminine roles
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