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Ask Anything: Weekend Edition 04-19-14

1) What is your view of “Biblical Storytelling” method versus expository preaching? 2) Should I talk about God and His Word in every conversation with…

  • Ask Anything Weekend Edition
  • Audio
  • Biblical Storytelling
  • Dreams
  • Evangelism
  • Gestational Carrier
  • Surrogacy
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The Briefing 04-18-14

Heartbreak, grief, and prayer for those in South Korea; Bill Nye defends debating Ken Ham, says creationism is “bad for humankind”; Do you really need…

  • Audio
  • Bill Nye
  • Ken Ham
  • Resurrection
  • South Korea
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The Briefing 04-17-14

Scan technology proof positive many claims to remove life support were deadly wrong; Women’s marital status one of strongest predictors of how they will vote;…

  • Audio
  • Church of England
  • Marijuana
  • Marital Status
  • PET Scan
  • Vegetative State
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The Briefing 04-16-14

Fervor over “blood moon” does not reflect well on Christians; India’s recognition of 3rd gender reflects global confusion over sexuality; Revolutionary Colorado Senate Bill 175…

  • Abortion
  • Audio
  • Blood Moon
  • Colorado Senate Bill 175
  • Gender
  • India
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The Briefing 04-15-14

Jewish Center Murders and Boston Bombing anniversary remind of the evil in human hearts; Anglican inconsistencies and compromise on same-sex marriage cannot stand; Where do…

  • Anglican
  • Audio
  • Boston Bombing
  • Church of England
  • Jewish Center Murders
  • Same-Sex Marriage
  • Taxes
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The Briefing 04-14-14

Kathleen Sebelius Resigns – With leadership comes responsibility; Raising “moral kids” from a secular worldview ignores the true problem: Sin; The great blessing of extended…

  • Audio
  • Children
  • Extended Families
  • Kathleen Sebelius
  • Leadership
  • Morality
  • Parenting
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Ask Anything: Weekend Edition 04-12-14

What role do dreams play in the Christian life today? How should Christians deal with mourning the loss of a pet? Is remarriage obligatory if…

  • Ask Anything Weekend Edition
  • Audio
  • Divorce
  • Dreams
  • Pets
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The Briefing 04-11-13

Gospel of Jesus’ Wife? It’s still just sensationalism masquerading as scholarship; Remembering the 50th Anniversary of Civil Rights Act and how politics really work; How…

  • Atheism
  • Audio
  • Civil Rights Act
  • Gospel of Jesus' Wife
  • Morality
  • Theism
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The Briefing 04-10-14

Multiple same-sex marriage cases in Federal Courts, racing toward Supreme Court; Moral change required before political change: Government has “gone liberals’ way” for 70 years;…

  • Audio
  • Gosnell
  • Kickstarter
  • Liberalism
  • Same-Sex Marriage
  • Stay at Home Moms
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The Briefing 04-09-14

In pay disparity, gender isn’t operational issue – it’s motherhood; Education begins in home at birth, not in government institutions through Pre-K programsReligious institutions setting…

  • Audio
  • Education
  • Motherhood
  • Pay Disparity
  • Religious Freedom
  • Termination Standards
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The Briefing 04-08-14

“Never Again” reflecting on Rwandan genocide 20 years after; 815 million voters in India largest election in history of humanity; Portland too “tolerant” to tolerate…

  • Audio
  • Genocide
  • India
  • Portland
  • Rwanda
  • Sexual Revolution
  • Span Sexual
  • Tolerance
  • United Nations
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The Briefing 04-07-14

Mozilla CEO ouster clear example of scale and velocity of moral revolution; Endorsement of same-sex marriage has become non-negotiable; Is the internet taking away American…

  • Audio
  • Brendan Eich
  • internet
  • Mozilla
  • Same-Sex Marriage
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Ask Anything: Weekend Edition 04-05-14

1) How should we think about slavery in the Bible? Why was it allowed? 2) Where should someone begin pursuing interest in classical music? 3)…

  • Audio
  • Classical Music
  • Online Education
  • slavery
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The Briefing 04-04-14

CEO of Mozilla resigns amid outrage over 2008 Proposition 8 donation; Appeals court rules New York City can bar religious services from public schools

  • Audio
  • Brendan Eich
  • Church of England
  • Jeremiah A Denton
  • New York Public Schools
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The Briefing 04-03-14

Supreme Court lifts ban on aggregate campaign donations; Why is Mississippi religious freedom law controversial? It shouldn’t be; Boy Scout “halfway policy” now backfires as…

  • Audio
  • Boy Scouts
  • Campaign Donations
  • Denmark
  • Mississippi
  • Religious Freedom
  • Supreme Court
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The Briefing 04-02-14

Same-sex marriage legal in United Kingdom as Anglican church drops opposition; Hollywood attempts to portray real, authoritative fathers of a bygone era

  • Anglican Church
  • Audio
  • Hollywood
  • Same-Sex Marriage
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The Briefing 04-01-14

The “unforeseen” mudslide tragedy was not unforeseen; Justice Ginsburg, the power of the courts, and the pressure of retirement; Will democracy survive? Complacency is the…

  • Audio
  • Democracy
  • Justice Ginsburg
  • Mudslide
  • Natural Disaster
  • Supreme Court
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The Briefing 03-31-14

How can there be such high rates of religious belief and such poor rates of religious faithfulness? Demographics point us to reality world is changing,…

  • Audio
  • Christian Penumbra
  • Cultural Christianity
  • Demographics
  • Ross Douthat
  • Small Towns
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Ask Anything: Weekend Edition 03-29-14

1) How should we understand the “Baptism of the Holy Spirit?” 2) Dr. Mohler, how do you study the Bible? 3) What is the difference…

  • Apologetics
  • Ask Anything Weekend Edition
  • Audio
  • Baptism of the Holy Spirit
  • Bible Study
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The Briefing 03-28-14

Despite Obama’s “retrenchment” the world is becoming a more dangerous place; Economic incentives for doing business with Russia will not keep people from moral problems;…

  • Audio
  • Obama
  • Putin
  • Retrenchment
  • Russia
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The Briefing 03-27-14

World Vision’s historic and welcome statement acknowledges error; Liberals elevate contraception to sacramental importance; Marriage too rigid? Divorce too negative? Enter “conscious uncoupling”

  • Audio
  • Conscious Uncoupling
  • contraception mandate
  • World Vision
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The Briefing 03-26-14

One of the most important religious liberty cases in recent history now before Supreme Court; In a fallen world, we can’t even take the ground…

  • Audio
  • Hobby Lobby
  • Landslides
  • Marijuana
  • Religious Liberty
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The Briefing 03-25-14

World Vision claims they haven’t taken a side on same-sex marriage, but they have; 15,000 aborted babies burned as fuel to heat UK hospitals; Pray…

  • Abortion
  • Audio
  • Religious Liberty
  • World Vision
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The Briefing 03-24-14

Politically active judges are not responding to Supreme Court decisions, but anticipating them; Obama’s visit to Saudi Arabia will reveal if he is truly serious…

  • Audio
  • Children
  • Dogs
  • Judicial Activism
  • Michigan
  • Pets
  • Same-Sex Marriage
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Supreme Court
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Ask Anything: Weekend Edition 03-22-14

1) How does a seminary student balance training for ministry with doing ministry? 2) How do we distinguish between suffering for Jesus and suffering for…

  • Audio
  • C. S. Lewis
  • Christian Suffering
  • Harry Potter
  • Narnia
  • Seminary
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The Briefing 03-21-14

Fred Phelps Sr’s life was one of the most bitter and harmful to gospel in modern history; The tragic redefinition of contraception to implantation, not…

  • Audio
  • contraception mandate
  • Fred Phelps Sr.
  • Obama
  • Westboro Baptist
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The Briefing 03-20-14

Putin’s ruthless power grab re-writes modern international relations; Obama rightly awards 24 Medals of Honor which had been denied – 21 posthumously; General asks not…

  • Audio
  • General Sinclair
  • Medal of Honor
  • Obama
  • Ohio Lottery
  • Putin
  • Russia
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The Briefing 03-19-14

Cultural left wonders if they made right decision on religious liberty in Arizona; In a moral revolution, those who refuse to celebrate are now condemned;…

  • Arizona
  • Audio
  • Edwin Edwards
  • Israel
  • Moral Revolution
  • Religious Liberty
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The Briefing 03-18-14

St. Patrick’s Day Parade: Homosexuals don’t just demand participation, but celebration; God-optional synagogue? Either religion is a human construct, or it is revealed truth; Unitarian…

  • Audio
  • Homosexuality
  • St. Patricks Day Parade
  • Synagogue
  • Unitarian Universalism
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The Briefing 03-17-14

Human intentionality behind Malaysian jet disappearance; Putin has taken advantage of naivety of West; Opportunists making millions off the legal marijuana moral revolution

  • Audio
  • Malaysian Airliner
  • Marijuana
  • Putin
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