Wednesday

The Briefing 09-07-16

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  • Collapse of human dignity: Zika crisis leads to arguments for abortion, euthanasia, infanticide.
  • Why is Ian McEwan's new book sparking cultural conversation? The protagonist is an unborn baby.
  • Phyllis Schlafly, a defining leader in the modern conservative movement, dies at age 92
Friday

The Briefing 09-02-16

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  • California considering bill that would outlaw the kind of videos that exposed Planned Parenthood evils
  • Is adoption meaningless now? NYT editorial board celebrates redefinition of parenthood
  • Amidst the collapse of Christianity in Britain, some are wondering what will fill the gap
  • Is this socialism? Bernie supporters balk at use of "dark money" and his $600k third home
Thursday

The Briefing 09-01-16

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  • "De facto" parents? In stunning decision, New York's highest court radically redefines parenting
  • When it comes to their own children, liberals tend to be more concerned about pornography
Wednesday

The Briefing 08-31-16

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  • There never was any middle ground: A response to David Gushee's volcanic LGBT prediction
  • What happens when religious liberty faces "other stronger interests"? Well, who's defining "stronger"?
  • Liberal, Moderate, or Conservative? Facebook is making a list and checking it twice
Tuesday

The Briefing 08-30-16

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  • Sexual assault education ... in kindergarten? When morality is untethered from revelation
  • Whose life should be saved first? The irreducibly moral dimension of public health
  • Peace in the Americas: Permanent cease-fire concludes half-century civil war in Colombia
Friday

The Briefing 08-26-16

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  • Another Earth? Why cosmology always reveals theology
  • Dishonorable discharge? An Army general's adultery and the American conscience
  • The "Good Parent" vs. the "Get-Real Parent": Deep moral insight for parents from an unexpected source
Thursday

The Briefing 08-25-16

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  • God and the natural order: How should Christians process the deadly earthquake in Italy?
  • ISIS turns to kids for its future, recruiting new suicide bombers with toys and ice cream
  • New federal transgender rule threatens backbone of the American health care system—religious hospitals
Tuesday

The Briefing 08-23-16

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  • Obama administration's transgender bathroom guidelines blocked by federal judge — for now
  • The power of consumers: After dim sales report, Target announces new bathroom initiative
  • Bigger lotteries mean bigger losers: When the government preys on the people
  • Russian anarchist convention illustrates the best argument against anarchy—implementation
Monday

The Briefing 08-22-16

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  • Turkish wedding suicide bomber who killed 50 was just a child, between 12 and 14 yrs old
  • The good, the bad, and the weird: What can we learn about humanity from the 2016 Olympics?
  • The "queerest" Olympics ever? The unsettled conscience and uncertain future of LGBT sport
  • The gender revolution arrives at the clothing store—but it's still organized male-female
Friday

The Briefing 08-19-16

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  • A photograph from Syria and stories from the States: How should Christians respond to child suffering?
  • Over-scheduling and postponed responsibility: What worldview animates American childhoods?
  • The inequality behind educational inequality? Growing up with mom and dad in the home.
  • Going home to no home: California wildfires, Louisiana flooding, and gaining perspective
Wednesday

The Briefing 08-17-16

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  • When gay pride becomes big business: The commercialization of LGBT activism
  • Were the hippies right? How looking at the 1960's helps explain our world today
  • The moral behind the medical stat: 1 in 5 babies born in Indiana are addicted to drugs
Tuesday

The Briefing 08-16-16

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  • Is more information always better? Parenting in the age of prenatal screening and the designer baby
  • The microscopic matters: House passes measure protecting frozen embryos of veterans
  • "Having a baby" doesn't mean what it used to: Four lesbians sue New Jersey over fertility treatment
  • The difference between "burkinis" and bikinis—other than the amount of fabric—is one of worldview
Friday

The Briefing 08-12-16

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  • Marijuana to remain illegal under federal law despite recent gains in several states
  • New American Bar Association rules could spell end of Christians in the legal profession
  • What does the lack of character in this presidential race say about the American voter?
  • A Canadian newspaper takes a look at how American Amish look at the 2016 election—and it's classic
  • Eric Liddell understood the glory of the Olympics, but he gave his life to a far greater glory
Thursday

The Briefing 08-11-16

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  • Good news for Christian higher education in California as lawmaker drops proposal—for now
  • No such thing as a "male body"? Transgenderism and the eclipse of biological sex
  • American College of Pediatricians: gender dysphoria debate is primarily about worldview, not science
  • Is it political to address social issues like abortion from the pulpit? Pew says "yes"
Wednesday

The Briefing 08-10-16

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  • What the NIKE ad featuring a trans athlete tells us about the culture and ourselves
  • The transgender revolution hits the Olympics … but not consistently
  • College football and the sexual revolution: LGBT groups demand Big 12 deny BYU membership
  • Deliberate childlessness celebrated: A really bad argument moves to the mainstream