The Briefing

Daily worldview analysis about the leading news headlines and cultural conversations

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The Briefing 03-03-15

1) Decriminalization of adultery in South Korea reflects global trend of personal autonomy  Adultery Is No Longer an Affair of the State in South Korea, New...

  • adultery
  • Audio
  • China's One Child Policy
  • Divorce
  • Ireland
  • Korea
  • Psychics
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The Briefing 03-02-15

Podcast Transcript 1) Perennial conflict between evolution and Christian faith acknowledged by journalist Science And Religion: Surveying The Field Of Battle, Forbes (John Farrell) 2) Return of...

  • Audio
  • Evolution
  • Germany
  • Mein Kampf
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The Briefing 02-27-15

Podcast Transcript 1) Progression behind legalization of pot result of moral 'progression' With marijuana legalization, green rush is on in D.C., Washington Post (Marc Fisher,...

  • Abercrombie and Fitch
  • Audio
  • D.C.
  • Eugenie Clark
  • Legal Marijuana
  • Pornography
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The Briefing 02-26-15

Podcast Transcript 1) Netherlands' booming euthanasia business shocking display of  culture of death trajectory  Dying Dutch: Euthanasia Spreads Across Europe, Newsweek (Winston Ross) Euthanasia Comes to...

  • Audio
  • Euthanasia
  • Netherlands
  • Vocation
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The Briefing 02-25-15

Podcast Transcript 1) ISIS recruits young 'cubs' in effort to create multi-generational jihad ISIS Trains Child Soldiers at Camps for 'Cubs of the Islamic State',...

  • Audio
  • Axelrod
  • Isis
  • Jihad Cubs
  • Obama
  • Oscars
  • Scott Walker
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The Briefing 02-24-15

Podcast Transcript 1) Primacy of the 'sovereign self' causing global deterioration of the family The Global Flight From the Family, Wall Street Journal (Nicholas Eberstadt)...

  • Audio
  • Autonomy
  • Family
  • Illinois
  • Jewelry Heist
  • Same-Sex Marriage
  • Sex-Selective Abortion
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The Briefing 02-23-15

Podcast Transcript 1) Oscars reveal extent of Hollywood influence through control of stories world tells An Oscar Moment Before the Selfie Age, Wall Street Journal...

  • Audio
  • Childhood
  • Friendship
  • Oscars
  • secularism
  • Theology
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Ask Anything: Weekend Edition 02-21-15

1) Why are there different types of church governments? 2) Did Jesus physically appear on earth before Bethlehem? 3) How should Christians think about the...

  • Audio
  • Book of Enoch
  • Church Governance
  • Incarnation
  • Theophany
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The Briefing 02-20-15

Podcast Transcript 1) Ruling against WA florist introduces distinction between religious opinion and conduct ‘Relationship with Jesus’ doesn’t justify florist’s refusal to serve gay couple,...

  • Apocalypse
  • Audio
  • Gay Weddings
  • Parenting
  • Washington Florist
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The Briefing 02-19-15

Podcast Transcript 1) Trials for aged former Nazi guards reveal innate human hunger for justice Germany: Accused Nazi guard, 93, charged with accessory to murder,...

  • Audio
  • Coptics
  • Justice
  • Martyrdom
  • Meditation
  • Nazi war criminal
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The Briefing 02-18-15

Podcast Transcript 1) Atrocities of past week and year seem to lead to significant shift in Western view of ISIS Religion's week from hell, CNN (Daniel...

  • Audio
  • Eschatology
  • Islamic State
  • Terrorism
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The Briefing 02-17-15

1) Furor over Scott Walker evolution dodge reveals clash of worldviews in modern America Scott Walker decides to (sort of) weigh in on evolution after...

  • Audio
  • Creation
  • evangelicalism
  • Evolution
  • Scott Walker
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The Briefing 02-16-15

1) Copenhagen attacks horrifyingly parallel Paris attack as European terrorism threat grows Terror Attacks by a Native Son Rock Denmark, New York Times (Andrew Higgins...

  • Audio
  • Copenhagen shooting
  • Islamic State
  • Kitzhaber
  • Oregon
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Ask Anything: Weekend Edition 02-14-15

1) Is the doctrine of baptismal regeneration a gospel issue? 2) What is the difference between Sheol and Hell in the Bible? 3) Should Christians...

  • Audio
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The Briefing 02-13-15

Podcast Transcript 1) Obama's official evolution on same sex marriage reveals velocity of nation's shift  Full Transcript Of BuzzFeed News’ Interview With President Barack Obama, Buzzfeed...

  • 50 Shades of Grey
  • Audio
  • Axelrod
  • Obama
  • Same-Sex Marriage
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The Briefing 02-12-15

Podcast Transcript 1) Brian Williams and Jon Stewart stories reveal danger of blurred line between entertainment and news  Brian Williams Suspended From NBC for 6...

  • Audio
  • Brian Williams
  • College Freshman
  • Depression
  • Jon Stewart
  • secularism
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The Briefing 02-11-15

Podcast Transcript 1) Disastrous economic inequality due to marriage inequality, economists realize  Falling Marriage Rates Reveal Economic Fault Lines, New York Times (Andrew L. Yarrow)...

  • Audio
  • Celebrity
  • College
  • Economy
  • Marriage
  • Nano-fame
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The Briefing 02-10-15

Podcast Transcript 1) Conflict over same sex marriage in Alabama sets stage for constitutional crisis over moral revolution Confusion in Alabama as some defy court...

  • Alabama
  • Audio
  • Islam
  • National Prayer Breakfast
  • Same-Sex Marriage
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The Briefing 02-09-15

Podcast Transcript 1) Canada supreme court strikes down euthanasia ban in inevitable outgrowth of culture of death Canada Court Strikes Down Ban on Aiding Patient...

  • Audio
  • Canada
  • Congress
  • Denver
  • Euthanasia
  • Germs
  • Marijuana
  • Pope
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The Briefing 02-06-15

Podcast Transcript 1) 6th Circuit ruling on Intervarsity personnel policies major victory for religious liberty A Key Victory for Religious Freedom: Yes, Religious Employers Can...

  • 6th Circuit
  • Audio
  • Facebook
  • Marijuana
  • Religious Liberty
  • Teaching
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The Briefing 02-05-15

Podcast Transcript 1) Aggressive abortionist reactions to new abortion ban proposals exposes shocking worldview The Next Anti-Abortion Strategy Lurking Around The Corner, ThinkProgress (Tara Culp-Ressler) 2)...

  • Abortion
  • Audio
  • C.I.A.
  • France
  • Islam
  • Partial-Birth Abortion
  • Spying
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The Briefing 02-04-15

Podcast Transcript 1) Islamic State execution of Jordanian hostage reveals moral asymmetry in fight against evil Islamic State video purports to show Jordanian pilot burnt alive,...

  • Audio
  • In Vitro Fertilization
  • Islamic State
  • Jordan
  • Morality
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The Briefing 02-03-15

Podcast Transcript 1) Obama budget proposal reveals worldview and philosophy of government  In Budget, Obama’s Unfettered Case for Spreading the Wealth, New York Times (Julie...

  • Audio
  • birth control
  • Economy
  • Family
  • Obama
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The Briefing 02-02-15

Podcast Transcript 1) CUNY revocation of gender-specific prefixes signals extent of gender revolution's impact on language CUNY: Don’t Address Students as ‘Mr.’ or ‘Ms.’, Wall Street...

  • Audio
  • Gender
  • Language
  • Political Correctness
  • Winston Churchill
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The Briefing 01-30-15

Podcast Transcript 1) Legal win for Trinity Western Law school dodges choice between religious and erotic liberty Nova Scotia's top court upholds Trinity Western accreditation,...

  • Audio
  • Super Bowl
  • Taliban
  • Trinity Western
  • White House
  • Winston Churchill
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The Briefing 01-29-15

Podcast Transcript 1) Opposition to sex-selective abortion ban absolute marginalization of baby for sake of choice If Abortion Is A Choice Then Sex Selection Abortion Should Remain...

  • Audio
  • Ecclesiology
  • Japan
  • Sex-Selection Abortion
  • Technology
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The Briefing 01-28-15

Podcast Transcript 1) Mormon church offers LGBT rights support in exchange for religious liberty protection Mormon church announces support for legal protections for gay people, Washington Post (Michelle...

  • Audio
  • Gordon College
  • Marcus Borg
  • Middle East
  • Mormonism
  • Religious Liberty
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The Briefing 01-27-15

Podcast Transcript 1) Winners of Greek election present danger to European project, lesson in danger of debt Syriza Win in Greek Election Sets Up New...

  • Audio
  • Auschwitz
  • Boy Scouts
  • California
  • de Blasio
  • Greece Elections
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The Briefing 01-26-15

Podcast Transcript 1) Death of Saudi King Abdullah reveals vast worldview differences between nations Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah Dies, Wall Street Journal (Ellen Knickmeyer and...

  • Audio
  • France
  • Korea
  • Saudi Arabia
  • secularism
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The Briefing 01-23-15

Podcast Transcript 1) Congress drops abortion bill, providing lesson in pervasive sinfulness of humanity  Abortion bill dropped amid concerns of female GOP lawmakers, Washington Post (Ed...

  • Abortion Bill
  • Audio
  • Congress
  • Davos
  • Isis
  • Japan
  • Parenting
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