Monday

The Briefing 02-01-16

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  • Origin of "-phobic" in cultural vocabulary reveals link between conversation and worldview
  • Multiplication of new gender pronouns a rejection of God's design of man as male and female
Friday

The Briefing 01-29-16

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  • Christian response to Zika virus should be righteous concern for human life, not fear
  • Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann's letter illustrates human propensity to deny guilt
Thursday

The Briefing 01-28-16

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  • Political polling mirrors American sports scene, distorts political process
  • The political process is a reminder that our worldview is fundamental to how we think
  • Though some declare Planned Parenthood "vindicated," the Law of God stands over law of man
  • Upcoming releases from Hollywood expose an underlying worldview careening left
Tuesday

The Briefing 01-26-16

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  • Every presidential election boils down to a choice between competing worldviews
  • Character, conviction, and worldview must be central in determining how a Christian votes
Monday

The Briefing 01-25-16

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  • Total erosion of doctrine of creation in Iceland shows rapid acceleration of secularization
  • New York Times editorial board unable to answer origin of human evil and sinfulness
  • World Economic Forum in Davos reminds of man's inability to save himself
Friday

The Briefing 01-22-16

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  • Britain charges Putin with assassination crime, seeks justice by airing truth
  • Children's lives unacceptably endangered in Flint, Michigan as city sought to save money
  • Government promises to "out" schools seeking Title IX waivers in response to LGBT lobby
  • As higher ed institutions move further left, the free exchange of ideas is threatened
  • U of L Law School's diversity initiatives tend to produce monolithic, liberal results
Thursday

The Briefing 01-21-16

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  • 57,762,169: The number of abortions performed in the United States since Roe v. Wade
  • America's cognitive dissonance on abortion reveals deep moral confusion
  • Abortion remains central issue in 2016 presidential election for Christians
Wednesday

The Briefing 01-20-16

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  • US-Iranian hostage swap prime example of moral dilemmas often faced in a fallen world
  • Hawking makes end-of-world predictions, illustrates hopelessness of secular naturalism
  • Custody battles over frozen embryos underscore personhood of unborn from conception
  • Rising trend to abort babies with Down's Syndrome an affront to the image of God
  • New government guidelines for Canadian schools reveal the reaches of the LGBT revolution
Tuesday

The Briefing 01-19-16

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  • Increase in mortality rate due to drug abuse correlates moral behavior and wellbeing
  • Nonsensical amicus brief before SCOTUS argues for abortion rights for "pregnant men"
  • Legal and societal issues arising from breakup of the family show marriage is irreplaceable
Monday

The Briefing 01-18-16

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  • US hostage exchange with Iran elicits both thankfulness and moral indignation
  • Anglican Church's 3-year time limit for ECUSA sanctions more likely a ticking time bomb
  • Moral "arousal" vs. "outrage" difference between inactive provocation and active conviction
  • New study assumes children innately good, not sinful, concludes lying cause for celebration
Friday

The Briefing 01-15-16

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  • Anglican Communion sanctions Episcopal Church on homosexuality, reaffirms biblical marriage
  • Britain's quest for genetically-modified embryos diminishes dignity of human life
  • Nancy Pelosi's doublespeak on abortion vexes both pro-choice and pro-life movements
  • Head of secular group claims to be Christian while denying central doctrines of the faith
Wednesday

The Briefing 01-13-16

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  • Secular worldview unable to cope with irreducibly theological challenges presented by Islam
  • Record low attendance in Church of England indicative of lack in theological substance
  • German publication of annotated 'Mein Kampf' a testament to the tenacity of evil ideas
Monday

The Briefing 01-11-16

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  • Pride before a fall: Notorious criminal El Chapo recaptured after braggadocios interview
  • Historic Powerball jackpot reveals states' economic exploitation of citizens
  • Planned Parenthood endorses Hillary Clinton in desperate move to protect abortion biz
  • DNC Chairwoman eyes stakes of upcoming election, laments liberal complacency on abortion
Friday

The Briefing 01-08-16

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  • North Korea's claim to have hydrogen bomb stark reminder of challenge in restraining evil
  • Sex education controversy in Omaha is a battle over morality, not "just the facts"
  • Upcoming caucuses will reflect current divide in America along basic worldview commitments
  • New study confirms ancient Christian teaching: children need both mothers and fathers
  • "Mobile" generation tends to find self-worth in social media, not in the image of God
Thursday

The Briefing 01-07-16

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  • Religious liberty and LGBT rights are on a collision course in 2016
  • Court ruling portends restrictions on religious organizations hiring according to beliefs
  • Federal court's appropriation of Title IX signals legal revolution larger than SSM ruling
  • Christian schools seek Title IX exemptions, prove importance of confessional accountability
Wednesday

The Briefing 01-06-16

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  • Obama's announcement of gun control measures reminder of human limits to preventing evil
  • Wheaton controversy tests identity of confessional evangelicalism
  • Christianity's center of gravity shifting to global South, encounters opposition and success
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