The Briefing

Daily worldview analysis about the leading news headlines and cultural conversations

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The Briefing 09-16-14

1) Wave of transgender children's books reminder sexual revolutionaries are targeting your children Heather Has Two Genders, Wall Street Journal (Megan Cox Gurdon) 2) American congregations...

  • American Congregations
  • Audio
  • Federal Courts
  • President Obama
  • Transgender
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The Briefing 09-15-14

Podcast Transcript 1) Domestic abuse and health issues of NFL expose tendency towards a gladiatorial morality Ray Rice Case Draws Attention to a Crime Often Obscured, New York...

  • Abortion
  • Audio
  • NFL
  • Ray Rice
  • Shopping
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The Briefing 09-12-14

Podcast Transcript 1) Ironically, unbelivers Harris and Maher teach importance of belief  Sleepwalking Toward Armageddon, SamHarris.org (Sam Harris) Maher vs. Charlie Rose: To Claim Islam...

  • Audio
  • Bill Maher
  • Islam
  • Parenting
  • Richard Oldham
  • Sam Harris
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The Briefing 09-11-14

Podcast Transcript 1) President Obama neglects reality of worldview in conflict with ISIL, international terrorism Transcript: President Obama’s speech outlining strategy to defeat Islamic State, Washington...

  • American Family
  • Audio
  • Islamic State
  • President Obama
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The Briefing 09-10-14

Podcast Transcript 1) Roman Catholic 'evolution' on gay marriage shows adding to Scripture subverts its authority Is the Catholic Church ‘Evolving’ on Gay Marriage?, TIME (Christopher...

  • Audio
  • Chick-Fil-A
  • evangelicalism
  • Homosexuality
  • Roman Catholicism
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The Briefing 09-09-14

Podcast Transcript 1) Momentum of Scotland referendum gentle reminder of transience of political realities Britain faces storm as giant global investors awaken to break-up dangers, The Telegraph (Ambrose...

  • Audio
  • Corruption
  • Politics
  • Russia
  • Scotland
  • Scottish independence
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The Briefing 09-08-14

Podcast Transcript 1) InterVarsity ejected by California University system over creedal basis of group College campuses resemble closed countries, Mission Network News (Julie Oosterhouse) California State...

  • Audio
  • Gordon College
  • InterVarsity
  • Same-Sex Marriage
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The Briefing 09-05-14

Podcast Transcript 1) Displacement of any typical family structure in America reflects decline in marriage Unlike in the 1950s, there is no 'typical' U.S. family...

  • American Family
  • Audio
  • Education
  • Marijuana
  • Methodists
  • secularism
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The Briefing 09-04-14

Podcast Transcript 1) Obama draws clear red line against Russia's aggressive ambitions Obama Calls Ukraine a ‘Moment of Testing’ for NATO, The New York Times, (Julie...

  • Audio
  • Joel Osteen
  • President Obama
  • Russia
  • Same-Sex Marriage
  • Victoria Osteen
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The Briefing 09-03-14

Podcast Transcript 1) Letter from clergy decrying U.S. military response to Islamic State underestimates human sinfulness Islamic State issues video of beheading of U.S. hostage, Reuters...

  • Audio
  • Jennifer Lawrence
  • Mount Holyoke
  • Nudity
  • Sin
  • Transgender
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The Briefing 09-02-14

Podcast Transcript 1) Dismissal of warning of European war as scaremongering denial of reality War in Europe is not a hysterical idea, Washington Post (Anne Applebaum)...

  • Abortion
  • Audio
  • Putin
  • Russia
  • Sex Education
  • Ukraine
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The Briefing 08-29-14

Podcast Transcript 1) Rising number of Americans dependent on welfare threatens ability to reform system Government Dependency In U.S. Nears The Tipping Point, Investors' Business...

  • Audio
  • Labor Day
  • Religious Liberty
  • Vanderbilt
  • Welfare system
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The Briefing 08-28-14

Podcast Transcript 1) Utah polygamy ban struck down furthering absolute confusion on marriage Utah Polygamy Law Partially Struck Down By Federal Judge Following 'Sister Wives'...

  • Audio
  • Euthanasia
  • Polygamy
  • Population shift
  • Utah
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The Briefing 08-27-14

Podcast Transcript 1) California commitment to abortion overrules conscience of two Catholic universities  A women's rights victory as California nixes an attack on abortion coverage, Los...

  • Abortion
  • Audio
  • Obamacare
  • Religious Liberty
  • Transgenderism
  • Twitter
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The Briefing 08-26-14

Podcast Transcript 1) In face of Islamic State atrocities, secularists struggle to explain evil The Islamic State is evil returned, Washington Post (Richard Cohen) Martin...

  • Audio
  • Church Growth
  • Evil
  • Homosexuality
  • Islamic State
  • Television
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The Briefing 08-25-14

Podcast Transcript 1) Earthquakes in Napa and Peru reminder of instability of world Napa, Calif., gets back to business after 6.0 quake, USA Today (Elizabeth...

  • Audio
  • Down Syndrome
  • Napa
  • Religious Liberty
  • Richard Dawkins
  • White House
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The Briefing 08-22-14

Podcast Transcript 1) Childlessness as a lifestyle immersion in the self-centered life Being childless, Financial Times (Janan Ganesh) 2) Gungor reveals modern science, not Bible, as...

  • Audio
  • Common Core
  • Creation
  • Michael Gungor
  • Parenting
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The Briefing 08-21-14

Podcast Transcript 1) Murder of James Foley can only and must be described as evil James Foley and the Last Journalists in Syria, The Atlantic...

  • Audio
  • Divorce
  • Ferguson
  • Individualism
  • James Foley
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The Briefing 08-20-14

Podcast Transcript 1) Response to 'Purge' hoax reveals fear of humans that law might be removed Social media 'Purge' campaigns spark fear of bloody copycats,...

  • Audio
  • Legal Marijuana
  • Sexual Identity
  • The Purge
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The Briefing 08-19-14

Podcast Transcript 1) Spread of Ebola aided by lack of cultural understanding of Western medical practice You Are Not Nearly Scared Enough About Ebola, Foreign...

  • Abortion
  • Audio
  • Ebola
  • Parenting
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The Briefing 08-18-14

Podcast Transcript 1) Prominence of ISIS shows declaring peace does make peace Iraq Crisis: Islamic State Now Threat to West, Says U.S., Wall Street Journal (Siobhan Gorman, Tamer El-Ghobasy,...

  • Audio
  • Iraq
  • Islam
  • Parenting
  • President Obama
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The Briefing 08-15-14

Podcast Transcript 1) Explosive growth of Islam in US indicator of vast change in Christian mission field A New Mosque Rises—in Alaska, Wall Street Journal...

  • Audio
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The Briefing 08-14-14

Podcast Transcript 1) Tennessee judge breaks trend by upholding state's same sex marriage ban Tennessee judge breaks gay marriage's streak, The Hill (Mario Trujillo) Court...

  • Audio
  • Public School
  • Same-Sex Marriage
  • Transgender
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The Briefing 08-13-14

Podcast Transcript 1) Where is outrage in the Muslim world over atrocities in Iraq? Vatican calls on Muslim leaders to condemn Christian persecution in Iraq,...

  • Abortion
  • Audio
  • Iraq
  • Isis
  • Parenting
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The Briefing 08-12-14

Podcast Transcript 1) Response to Robin Williams's death reveals how closely Americans identify with entertainers Robin Williams dies in apparent suicide; actor, comic was 63,...

  • Audio
  • China
  • Michael Brown
  • Pro-Life
  • Robin Williams
  • Theology
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The Briefing 08-11-14

Podcast Transcript 1) Centrality of US to world politics a temporary stewardship We may not like it, but Isis and Iraq remind us that we...

  • Audio
  • James Brady
  • Richard Nixon
  • Same-Sex Marriage
  • World Politics
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The Briefing 08-08-14

Podcast Transcript 1) Genocide and persecution in Iraq rightly causes Pres. Obama to authorize air strikes Obama Authorizes Iraq Air Strikes Amid Genocide Threat, Bloomberg...

  • Audio
  • Iraq
  • Monogamy
  • Nixon
  • Same-Sex Marriage
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The Briefing 08-07-14

Podcast Transcript 1) Treatment of Ebola brings a morality of personal autonomy into conflict with a plague CDC issues highest-level alert for Ebola, USA Today...

  • Audio
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The Briefing 08-06-14

Podcast Transcript 1) Federal circuit courts begin considering state same sex marriage bans Gay Marriage Arguments Are Flooding Federal Courts, Huffington Post (Amanda Lee Myers)...

  • Audio
  • Israel
  • Palestine
  • Same-Sex Marriage
  • Surrogacy
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The Briefing 08-05-14

Podcast Transcript 1) Cohabitation has become replacement for marriage in a massive moral shift Moving In and Moving On, Family Studies (Scott Stanley) Trends in...

  • Audio
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