Thursday

The Briefing 05-25-17

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  • The failure of integration and global jihad: Why are so many British youths being radicalized?
  • What should Christians think of espionage? Wrestling with the moral dimensions of spying
Wednesday

The Briefing 05-24-17

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  • Manchester bombing and the nature of terrorism: How terror assaults a society's stability and security
  • Why Christians must uphold together the biblical teaching of chastity and the sanctity of human life
  • Confirming a lie: An entire moral revolution in the new term "gender conformation surgery"
Tuesday

The Briefing 05-23-17

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  • Why have college commencements become so contentious? The real ambition behind the coercion
  • Hunger, poverty, and politics: The tragic political realities behind a starving Venezuela
  • The last performance of Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus and the end of an American era
Monday

The Briefing 05-22-17

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  • Breaking with predecessor, Trump confronts "crisis of Islamic extremism" in address in Saudi Arabia
  • Why didn't US presidents set foot on foreign soil before 1906? History of the presidential trip abroad
  • A moderate Iran? How a watching world interprets the reelection of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani
  • Emperor or "god"? The theology behind Japanese Emperor Akihito's pending abdication of the throne
Friday

The Briefing 05-19-17

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  • Political game changer? DOJ appoints former FBI Dir. Robert Mueller as special counsel in Russia probe
  • Roger Ailes, Fox News founder who toppled the liberal media monopoly, dies at 77
  • Lay off the avocado toast: Why is financial prudence a controversial message these days?
  • Friday Book Recommendation: "The Silk Roads: A New History of the World" by Peter Frankopan
Thursday

The Briefing 05-18-17

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  • What we know, what we don't know, and why both matter: Crisis of credibility at the White House
  • Is refusing to print gay pride t-shirts discrimination? KY appeals court says no; but will it stand?
  • How many Americans believe the Bible is the literal word of God? Parsing data from a new Gallup poll
  • No man will do: Why secular economists are alarmed at the recent decline in marriages
Wednesday

The Briefing 05-17-17

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  • Christian governor jailed on charges of blasphemy in predominately Muslim Indonesia
  • When religious liberty is a matter of life and death: Record number of Christians fleeing Middle East
  • Evacuating the center: Labour Party releases radically left-wing manifesto ahead of Britain's election
  • What's in a name? American culture through the lens of baby name trends
Tuesday

The Briefing 05-16-17

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  • Alarming moral barometer: New Gallup poll reveals Americans hold record liberal views on moral issues
  • The "new monogamy"? What the open marriage movement says about our cultural moment
Monday

The Briefing 05-15-17

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  • "Ransomware" cyber attack affecting over 150 countries stopped by 22 year old surfer—at least for now
  • Days after winning the election, Emmanuel Macron inaugurated as President of France
  • Mormons sever longstanding relationship with Boy Scouts following pattern of rapid liberalization
  • Abortion "God's work"? Setting the record straight on early Christianity's consistent pro-life witness
Friday

The Briefing 05-12-17

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  • We can't escape nature: Tennessee judge grants lesbian rights of "husband" in same-sex divorce
  • Will the US military ever be able to write transgender policy that satisfies gender revolutionaries?
  • Historically, LGBT activists were against the US Census collecting LGBT data. Why are they for it now?
  • How the American Civil Liberties Union is standing against the civil liberties of Americans
  • The scouting story continues: Mormon Church severs ties with Boy Scouts of America
Thursday

The Briefing 05-11-17

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  • Cognitive dissonance in the NYT: Defending a woman's right to abortion & the disabled's right to life
  • Scouting story #1: If Boy Scouts admit girls who identity as girls, does "Boy" mean anything anymore?
  • Scouting story #2: As Girl Scouts march ideologically leftward, many Christian groups are cutting ties
Wednesday

The Briefing 05-10-17

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  • Making sense of the unexpected firing of FBI Director James Comey by President Trump
  • What will South Korea's election of Moon Jae-In as President mean for the region—and the globe?
  • Cohabitation story #1: Among younger Americans, it's complicated
  • Cohabitation story #2: Among older Americans, it's even more complicated
Tuesday

The Briefing 05-09-17

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  • Can we really erase gender? MTV's gender-neutral prizes awarded for gendered roles on the big screen
  • Politics with a side of sports: ESPN doubles down on politics-infused sports coverage
  • Science, philosophy, and the origins of our 'post-truth era'
  • Stephen Hawking says humanity has just 100 years to find a new home. But do major media believe him?
  • And they think our worldview is strange: TIME reports aliens probably wouldn't eat us after all
Monday

The Briefing 05-08-17

  • France's new President-elect, Emmanuel Macron, and the role of religion in politics
  • When we read the news, are we aware of who or what is presented with sympathy?
Friday

The Briefing 05-05-17

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  • What will be the impact of President Trump's executive order on religious liberty? Only time will tell.
  • Should posting a Bible verse be a fireable offense in the military?
  • Planning a protest? Berkeley Police Department offers "symbolic arrests" to protesting citizens
Tuesday

The Briefing 05-02-17

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  • Teen suicide, the sanctity of life, and the dangerous new Netflix show '13 Reasons Why'
  • The moral importance of language: Why are politicians beginning to use more profanity?
  • The sexual revolution on display: British Museum offers sex exhibit targeted at school children
Monday

The Briefing 05-01-17

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  • Can a secular West recognize theologically motivated terrorism? Terror suspects arrested in London
  • Britain's Prime Minster has called for a snap election: Why it matters and what to watch for
  • Tim Farron, religious conviction, and the gatekeepers of secular doctrine
  • How one UK divorce law led to an entire generation of women, now in their 50's, who never married
Friday

The Briefing 04-28-17

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  • Abortion, the central sacrament of the secular left, is challenging the unity of the Democratic Party
  • Religion and the necessary foundation of morality: Will Democrats seek to "reclaim religious ground"?
  • Human hatcheries and the end of pregnancy? Artificial womb raises huge ethical questions
  • "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!" Brandenburg Gate, the Berlin Wall, and the cost of liberty