The Briefing

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The Briefing 08-28-15

View Transcript 1) Duke freshman rejects explicit graphic novel assignment over temptation, not offense Freshmen skipping ‘Fun Home’ for moral reasons, Duke Chronicle (Claire Ballentine)…

  • Audio
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The Briefing 08-27-15

View Transcript 1) Aurora shooter given 12 life sentences without parole as statement on insufficiency of prison for full justice Colorado movie gunman sentenced to…

  • Abortion
  • Audio
  • India
  • Jain
  • James Holmes
  • Life without parole
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The Briefing 08-26-15

View Transcript 1) Threat of National Cathedral collapse parable of religion in postmodern America National Cathedral’s Repair Work: Finials, Finance and Faith, New York Times…

  • Audio
  • bioethics
  • Mainline Protestantism
  • National Cathedral
  • Parenting
  • secularism
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The Briefing 08-25-15

View Transcript 1) Stock market roller coaster reminder confidence in market should never be ultimate US Stocks Slump; Dow Briefly Plunges 1,000 Points, New York…

  • Audio
  • Richard Friedman
  • Stock Market
  • Transgender
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The Briefing 08-24-15

View Transcript 1) Ohio bill banning Down Syndrome abortions exposes shame of America for permitting such deaths Ohio Bill Would Ban Abortion if Down Syndrome…

  • Abortion Ban
  • Audio
  • North Korea
  • Planned Parenthood
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The Briefing 08-21-15

View Transcript 1) Impressive advance in gene editing expose lack of boundaries to 'progress' in Western worldview The age of the red pen, The Economist…

  • Audio
  • Chik-Fil-A
  • Denver
  • Designer Babies
  • Marijuana
  • Ohio
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The Briefing 08-20-15

View Transcript 1) Designation of pro-life arguments as extremist exposes lack of middle ground on abortion Conservatives double down on antiabortion extremism, Washington Post (Dana…

  • Abortion
  • adultery
  • Ashley Madison
  • Assisted Suicide
  • Audio
  • Canada
  • Ross Douthat
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The Briefing 08-19-15

View Transcript 1) Oregon's right-to-die laws destroying trust between patients and doctors A Doctor-Assisted Disaster for Medicine, Wall Street Journal (William L. Toffler) 2) Power…

  • Audio
  • Chattanooga
  • Isis
  • Islam
  • Oregon
  • Right to Die
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The Briefing 08-18-15

View Transcript 1) Legitimacy of moral conduct codes at Christian colleges questioned Same-sex benefits not found at colleges, The Journal-Gazette (Rosa Salter Rodriguez) 2) Lack…

  • Audio
  • Confessionalism
  • Designer Babies
  • gay marriage
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The Briefing 08-17-15

View Transcript 1) Politicians, including White House, defend Planned Parenthood in cycle of anti-life The Planned Parenthood sting reveals the ugly truth about America's abortion…

  • Abortion
  • Audio
  • Colorado
  • IVF
  • Little Sisters of the Poor
  • Planned Parenthood
  • Religious Liberty
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The Briefing 08-14-15

View Transcript 1) Pro-choice journalist questions position after horror of Planned Parenthood videos I Don’t Know if I’m Pro-Choice After Planned Parenthood Videos, Daily Beast…

  • Abortion
  • Audio
  • Parenting
  • Schools
  • secularism
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The Briefing 08-13-15

View Transcript 1) State of Kentucky ejects chaplains from juvenile center for believing homosexuality is sin Ky. prison volunteers can't call homosexuality sin, Baptist Press…

  • Audio
  • Homosexuality
  • Jimmy Carter
  • Kentucky Juvenile Dentention
  • Union University
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The Briefing 08-12-15

View Transcript 1) Study presenting difficulty of parenthood reveals focus of happiness in status, not family It turns out parenthood is worse than divorce, unemployment…

  • Audio
  • Cow
  • India
  • Parenting
  • secularism
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The Briefing 08-11-15

View Transcript 1) Rapid rise of euthanasia in Belgium, Switzerland exposes dangerous idolatry of full autonomy Euthanasia Rises in Belgium’s Flanders Region, Wall Street Journal…

  • Abortion
  • Audio
  • Belgium
  • Euthanasia
  • Right to Die laws
  • Switzerland
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The Briefing 08-10-15

View Transcript 1) Liberal Canadian denomination faces conundrum in discipline case of atheist pastor Atheist minister vows to fight removal from United Church due to…

  • Arian Foster
  • Atheism
  • Audio
  • Ferguson
  • Gender Neutral Toys
  • Protestant Liberalism
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The Briefing 08-07-15

View Transcript 1) Republican debates offer insights into American mind more than candidates' minds Transcript: Read the Full Text of the Primetime Republican Debate, TIME…

  • Abortion
  • Audio
  • Cecil the Lion
  • Republican Debate
  • Robert Conquest
  • Ross Douthat
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The Briefing 08-06-15

View Transcript 1) Fox News Republican candidate debate first major debate of 2016 presidential race Here’s What Each Candidate Needs to Do at the First…

  • Audio
  • Hiroshima
  • Jon Stewart
  • Planned Parenthood
  • Republican Debate
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The Briefing 08-05-15

View Transcript 1) Support of same sex marriage within religious groups example of religious secularization Push Within Religions for Gay Marriage Gets Little Attention, New…

  • Abortion
  • Audio
  • Cecile Richards
  • Episcopal Church
  • Polygamy
  • Same-Sex Marriage
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The Briefing 08-04-15

View Transcript 1) Opposition to Planned Parenthood presented as emotional sensitivity as Senate vote fails Senate blocks Planned Parenthood defunding measure, Reuters (Susan Cornwell and…

  • Abortion
  • Audio
  • Boy Scouts
  • Hollywood
  • Homosexuality
  • Planned Parenthood
  • Senate
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The Briefing 08-03-15

View Transcript 1) Shocking videos investigating Planned Parenthood confront America with reality of abortion Investigative Footage, Center for Medical Progress Planned Parenthood’s Harvest, Wall Street…

  • Abortion
  • adultery
  • Ashley Madison
  • Audio
  • Planned Parenthood
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The Briefing 06-30-15

View Transcript 1) Oklahoma execution method upheld by Supreme Court, despite severe questioning of death penalty Supreme Court upholds use of controversial execution drug, Oklahoman Daily…

  • Audio
  • Chimpanzees
  • gay marriage
  • Individualized Religion
  • Supreme Court
  • Weddings
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The Briefing 06-29-15

Podcast Transcript 1) Ending of New York prison break reminder sin is never as beautiful as it promises David Sweat shot and captured alive after…

  • Audio
  • gay marriage
  • New York Manhunt
  • Religious Liberty
  • Tax Exemption
  • Terrorism
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The Briefing Special Edition: Supreme Court Ruling on Same Sex Marriage

Podcast Transcript 1) Supreme Court affirms gay marriage as constitutional right, disregards democratic process  Obergefell, et. al., v Hodges, et. al., Supreme Court Transcript: Obama’s remarks…

  • Audio
  • Religious Liberty
  • Same-Sex Marriage
  • Supreme Court
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The Briefing 06-26-15

Podcast Transcript 1) Supreme Court affirms Obamacare, exposing serious responsibility of interpreting texts Supreme Court Allows Nationwide Health Care Subsidies, New York Times (Adam Liptak) The…

  • Audio
  • Euthanasia
  • Obamacare
  • Supreme Court
  • Yoga
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The Briefing 06-25-15

Podcast Transcript 1) Tsarnaev sentencing stark example of difference between mercy in Christianity and Islam Tsarnaev apologizes for Boston Marathon bombing, Boston Globe (Patricia Wen,…

  • Anne Gaylor
  • Audio
  • Dzhokhar Tsarnaev
  • Marijuana
  • Religious Liberty
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The Briefing 06-24-15

Podcast Transcript 1) Supreme Court’s leftward trend under Roberts shaped by kinds of questions Court faces The Roberts Court’s Surprising Move Leftward, New York Times…

  • Alger Hiss
  • Allen Weinstein
  • Audio
  • Justice Kennedy
  • Supreme Court
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The Briefing 06-23-15

Podcast Transcript 1) Netherlands considers extending right to die to children under twelve as culture of death progresses Dutch pediatricians: give terminally ill children under…

  • Audio
  • Elisabeth Elliot
  • Netherlands
  • Religion
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The Briefing 06-22-15

Podcast Transcript 1) Nation shocked by forgiveness given by families of Charleston shoot victims to shooter ‘I forgive you.’ Relatives of Charleston church shooting victims…

  • Audio
  • Charleston Shooting
  • Forgiveness
  • gay marriage
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Ask Anything: Weekend Edition 06-20-15

1) Is ‘redeeming the culture’ a biblical concept? 2) Is it normal to be intimidated by the idea of spending eternity in heaven? 3) Are…

  • Audio
  • heaven
  • Isis
  • Redeeming the Culture
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The Briefing 06-19-15

Podcast Transcript 1) Charleston church shooting horrifying picture of evil of racism How black church leaders are responding to the shooting in Charleston, Washington Post…

  • Audio
  • Charleston
  • Pope Francis
  • racism
  • Religious Liberty
  • Supreme Court
  • WHO
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