The Briefing

Daily worldview analysis about the leading news headlines and cultural conversations

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The Briefing 05-22-15

Podcast Transcript 1) Pot edible fad presents nationwide challenge police, parents, and even children New Challenge for Police: Finding Pot in Lollipops and Marshmallows, New York Times...

  • Addiction
  • ADHD
  • Adolescence
  • Audio
  • Marijuana
  • Porn
  • Video Games
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The Briefing 05-21-15

Podcast Transcript 1) Appeals Court second denial of Notre Dame case exposes perilous state of religious liberty  Appeals Court Denies Notre Dame’s Challenge to Health Law’s...

  • Audio
  • Contraceptives
  • Happy Rockefeller
  • Marriage
  • Notre Dame
  • Same-Sex Marriage
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The Briefing 05-20-15

Podcast Transcript 1) Same-sex marriage legalization will reconfigure political, cultural landscape The Morning After the Same-Sex Marriage Decision, New York Times (Linda Greenhouse) 2) Success...

  • Abortion
  • Audio
  • Frozen Embryos
  • Same-Sex Marriage
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The Briefing 05-19-15

Podcast Transcript 1) Irish same sex marriage referendum shows division between radical Catholics and evangelicals Ireland's Marriage Equality Moment, New York Times (Fintan O'Toole) 'New Irish'...

  • Audio
  • Catholicism
  • Ginsberg
  • Ireland
  • Luxembourg
  • Same-Sex Marriage
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The Briefing 05-18-15

Podcast Transcript 1) Death penalty given to Boston Bomber in right recognition of need for justice Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Given Death Penalty in Boston Marathon Bombing,...

  • Abortion Ban
  • Audio
  • Death Penalty
  • Dzhokhar Tsarnaev
  • House of Representatives
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Ask Anything: Weekend Edition 2015-05-16

1) Should Christians participate in snowflake embryo adoption? 2) How can a Christian overcome a struggle over assurance of salvation? 3) What is a pastoral...

  • assurance
  • Audio
  • Cosmetic Surgery
  • Embryo Adoption
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The Briefing 05-15-15

Podcast Transcript 1) Mobile games take advantage of unwillingness to delay gratification among many players Mobile-Game Makers Try to Catch More ‘Whales’ Who Pay for...

  • Audio
  • Easy Credit
  • gambling
  • gay marriage
  • Insurance
  • Mobile Gaming
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The Briefing 05-14-15

Podcast Transcript 1) Utah anti-discrimination law already considered insufficient compromise by LGBT community Some LGBT residents critical of Utah anti-discrimination law, Associated Press (Michelle Price)...

  • Audio
  • Death
  • Mormonism
  • Religious Liberty
  • Silicon Valley
  • Utah
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The Briefing 05-13-15

Podcast Transcript 1) Warp speed of American secularization evidenced in declining religious landscape America’s Changing Religious Landscape, Pew Research Center (Staff) Big Drop in Share of...

  • Audio
  • Consent
  • Contraception
  • Secularization
  • Sexual Assault
  • White House
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The Briefing 05-12-15

Podcast Transcript 1) In opposition to abortion restrictions concept of 'baby' disappears Premature Babies May Survive at 22 Weeks if Treated, Study Finds, New York...

  • Abortion
  • Amazon
  • Audio
  • Gender Identity
  • Kardashians
  • Reality TV
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The Briefing 05-11-15

Podcast Transcript 1) British elections bring into question the union of the United Kingdom The Tory Lesson for America, Wall Street Journal (Editorial Board) The...

  • Audio
  • British Elections
  • Free Speech
  • Hate Speech
  • Isis
  • racism
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The Briefing 05-08-15

Podcast Transcript 1) Anniversary of V-E Day should not be neglected as opportunity to thank veterans of WWII V-E Day, 70 years later, and memories...

  • Audio
  • British Elections
  • NSA
  • Parenting
  • Premature Babies
  • V-E Day
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The Briefing 05-07-15

Podcast Transcript 1) British elections reflect decline of clear British cultural identity British Parliamentary Elections 2015, New York Times (Steven Erlanger, Katrin Bennhold, Stephen Castle...

  • Audio
  • British Elections
  • Worldview and Politics
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The Briefing 05-06-15

Podcast Transcript 1) Pressure for religious groups to conform to culture on sexuality opposes biblical fidelity It’s Not Gay Marriage vs. the Church Anymore, New York...

  • Audio
  • Culture Shift
  • Modern Theology
  • Same-Sex Marriage
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The Briefing 05-05-15

Podcast Transcript 1) Value of democratic process as a national worldview test enhanced by increase of candidates Three New GOP Candidates to Enter 2016 Race, Wall...

  • 2016 Presidential Campaign
  • Audio
  • Islam
  • Nepal Earthquake
  • Texas Gunmen
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The Briefing 05-04-15

Podcast Transcript 1) Gunmen killed at anti-Islamic Texas art show raise question of international involvement Police shoot dead 2 gunmen at Texas exhibit of Prophet Mohammad...

  • Audio
  • Baltimore
  • Cultural Christianity
  • Freddie Gray
  • Islam
  • Texas
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The Briefing 05-01-15

Podcast Transcript 1) Nick Loeb presents unexpected defense of dignity of human life of embryos Frozen Embryos Have a Right to Live, New York Times...

  • Audio
  • Bernie Sanders
  • Frozen Embryos
  • Moral Revolution
  • Nick Loeb
  • Surrogacy
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The Briefing 04-30-15

Podcast Transcript 1) Tragedy of Baltimore points to breakdown of trust and family in society Baltimore Residents At a Loss After Riots Close Some CVS...

  • Abercrombie
  • Audio
  • Baltimore
  • Family
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The Briefing 04-29-15

Podcast Transcript 1) Supreme Court oral arguments on gay marriage reveals more than marriage at stake Gay Marriage Arguments Divide Supreme Court Justices, New York...

  • Audio
  • gay marriage
  • Religious Liberty
  • Supreme Court Oral Arguments
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The Briefing 04-28-15

Podcast Transcript 1) Today marks historic day in Constitutional history with definition of marriage at stake History Suggests Kennedy Holds Key to Gay-Marriage Case, Wall...

  • Audio
  • Baltimore
  • Freddie Gray
  • gay marriage
  • Supreme Court
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The Briefing 04-27-15

Podcast Transcript 1) In aftermath of Nepal quake moral evil mixed with natural evil Fear of aftershocks has Nepal on edge, Washington Post (Rama Lakshmi...

  • Audio
  • Calbuco Volcano
  • gay marriage
  • Nepal Earthquake
  • Supreme Court
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The Briefing 04-24-15

Podcast Transcript 1) Arrest of 'Flash Crash' instigator exposes critical need for trust for economic success 'Flash Crash' arrest shakes investors' confidence, USA Today (Kaja Whitehouse)...

  • Audio
  • Economy
  • Ginsberg
  • Human Genome
  • Isis
  • Scalia
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The Briefing 04-23-15

Podcast Transcript 1) Human trafficking bill finally passes in Senate despite conflict over abortion restriction Senate, Clearing Hurdle, Sets a Thursday Vote on Loretta Lynch,...

  • Audio
  • Human Trafficking
  • Religious Liberty
  • Republicans
  • Same-Sex Marriage
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The Briefing 04-22-15

Podcast Transcript 1) 'Accountant of Auschwitz' asks forgiveness, reminder of magnitude of crime Trial of Former Auschwitz Guard, 93, Opens in Germany, New York Times...

  • animal rights
  • Audio
  • Auschwitz
  • Oscar Gruening
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The Briefing 04-21-15

Podcast Transcript 1) Mediterranean boat disaster reveals desperation that drives quest for freedom and security Hundreds of Migrants Are Feared Dead as Ship Capsizes Off...

  • Audio
  • Euthanasia
  • Isis
  • Italy
  • Libya
  • Migrants
  • Misao Okawa
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The Briefing 04-20-15

Podcast Transcript 1) 100th anniversary of Armenian Genocide reveals challenge of mists of history to human judgment A Century After Armenian Genocide, Turkey’s Denial Only...

  • Anglicanism
  • Armenian Genocide
  • Audio
  • Canada
  • Religious Liberty
  • Timothy McVeigh
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The Briefing 04-17-15

Podcast Transcript 1) Rubio's openness to attend gay wedding result of mixing approval of people with ceremonies  Marco Rubio: I'd attend a gay wedding, Politico (Nick...

  • Audio
  • Britain
  • Perception Politics
  • Religion
  • Rubio
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The Briefing 04-16-15

1) Increasing opposition to Christians in the Muslim world reinforces threat of radical Islam Middle East Christians Trapped by Islamist Extremists Forge Alliances With Former Foes, Wall...

  • Audio
  • Big Tobacco
  • Islam
  • Marijuana
  • Marriage
  • Middle East
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The Briefing 04-15-15

Podcast Transcript 1) Moral contradiction of life of Nobel winner Günter Grass shows absolute need for divine grace  Günter Grass Dies at 87; Writer Pried Open...

  • Abraham Lincoln
  • Audio
  • China
  • Gunter Grass
  • History
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The Briefing 04-14-15

Podcast Transcript 1) Rubio announces candidacy for presidency, revealing importance of timing in politics Ready to step into 2016 GOP race for president, Florida's Marco...

  • 2016 Presid
  • 2016 Presidential Campaign
  • Audio
  • Marco Rubio
  • Same-Sex Marriage
  • Sexual Revolution
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