Wednesday

The Briefing 10-28-15

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  • Influence of parenting in indicating and determining worldview evident in millennials
  • Recognition of importance of fathers for boys in New York Times evidence of common grace
  • Objections to national slogan reflect understanding of its inherent theological sense
Tuesday

The Briefing 10-27-15

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  • Cultural cleansing of religious roots from Western civilization desiccating morality
  • Resurgent paganism in Europe, Japan replaces vacuum of secularism
  • Baby Hitler discussion reveals inherent need for a common moral framework
Wednesday

The Briefing 10-21-15

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  • Trudeau made Prime Minister in election that reveals radical worldview shift in Canada
  • Paul Ryan's candidacy for Speaker of House will test ability of Republicans to unify
  • Surge of cannabis industry in Colorado illustrates success in mainstreaming marijuana
Tuesday

The Briefing 10-20-15

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  • Differing views of moral issues facing nation illustrate bifurcation of American politics
  • Republican debate to be held in Boulder exposes diversity of understandings of reality
  • Oprah's ambitions to shape American faith in own image evident in interview with Colbert
Monday

The Briefing 10-19-15

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  • Rome Synod of Family exposes fault lines between two visions of Catholicism
  • Unbelievers drawn to divinity schools ultimate conclusion of liberal Christianity
  • Religious pregnancy crisis centers file lawsuit against California's mandate to provide abortion info
Friday

The Briefing 10-16-15

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  • Insanity of 'yes means yes' sex ed shows implausibility of sexual morality of consent
  • Generational differences in parenting demonstration of worldview beliefs
  • Inevitable meltdown of transgender movement clear in Chicago school locker policy, non-binary identification
  • Use of 'science' as moral authority evidenced with mislabeling of economics as science
Thursday

The Briefing 10-15-15

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  • Swerve leftward of Democrat party away from centrism exposes disappearing middle ground in American politics
  • Election of gay married priest, Christmas parishes expose confusion of gospel mission in Church of England
  • Gallup no longer polling 2016 election, as predicting voters considered too unreliable
Wednesday

The Briefing 10-14-15

  • Playboy drops nudity, reacting to effects of pervasive pornographic culture of America
  • Planned Parenthood ducks moral issue of donating fetal tissue by not receiving reimbursement
  • Liberal New Yorkers find appetite overcomes worldview when it comes to Chick-Fil-A
Monday

The Briefing 10-12-15

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  • California bill undermining liberty of crisis pregnancy centers, requiring abortion promotion signed
  • Journalist attempts to place responsibility of sex ed on schools, not parents, for sake of moral agenda
  • Secretary of Education resignation reminder of political nature of national education agenda
  • Embarrassment over false prediction of end of the world detracts from seriousness of cause of Christ
Thursday

The Briefing 10-08-15

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  • Obama apologizes to Doctors Without Borders taking moral responsibility for mistaken hospital strike
  • Congress appoints special committee to investigate abortion more broadly
  • Ohio effort to aid addicted gamblers example of biological reduction of moral accountability
  • Revived Muppets show's promiscuous characters illustrates extent of sexual revolution
Wednesday

The Briefing 10-07-15

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  • Biblical counseling conference at SBTS protested over view of homosexuality as sin
  • Hillary's effort to defend slowness to affirm gay marriage shows velocity of moral shift
  • ABC Family changes name to avoid 'family friendly' perception for sake of market
Tuesday

The Briefing 10-06-15

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  • California right to die law signed by governor, furthering redefinition of human life
  • South Carolina flooding reminder of need of all cosmos for redemption
  • Non-theists overwhelmingly support abortion, exposing theological nature of debate
  • Oppostion to police car decal 'In God we Trust' shows depth of secular opposition to truth claims of religion
Monday

The Briefing 10-05-15

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  • Brokenness of world evident through tragedies, failures in Afghanistan, Syria, and beyond
  • Oregon shooting example of disguised and irrational nature of evil
  • 25th anniversary of fall of Berlin Wall, a great moral scar of 21st century, passes largely unnoticed
Friday

The Briefing 10-02-15

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  • Oregon community college shooting tragic demonstration of evil and sin
  • Obama's call to combat ISIS ideologically rejected by UN intimidated by strength of Islam
  • Majority of Harvard freshman class secular, foreshadowing future of American elites
  • In light of secular confusion, important for evangelicals to assert biblical basis of value of all living creation
Thursday

The Briefing 10-01-15

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  • Planned Parenthood congressional hearing exposes limits of politics on moral issues
  • Pope meeting with Kim Davis underlines quandary of Francis' desire to appeal to everyone
  • Pope's political messaging consequence of sacramental division of practice and doctrine
Tuesday

The Briefing 09-29-15

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  • America's future culture, politics reshaped by surging immigration trends among Asians
  • Volkswagen controversy exposes moral significance of trust to economy, civilization
  • Embryo legal battle between divorcees reveals lack of moral clarity in society
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