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The Briefing 11-26-13

Contraception Mandate likely headed to Supreme Court matters for all of us, not just Hobby Lobby; Will same-sex marriage split the United Methodist Church? Church…Read this essay →

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The Briefing 11-18-13

Thankful for rapid response and warning technology development in light of natural disasters; China’s infamous one-child policy slightly relieved, still infamous; Feminists sharing abortion horror…Read this essay →

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Their Abortions—What Do These Abortion Testimonies Really Reveal?

A signal event in America's long trial over the tragedy of abortion occurred this week with the publication of a cover story in New York...Read this essay →

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The Briefing 11-04-13

After $1.6 billion spent on security, LAX still not safe. Is safety possible? In Kentucky, first gay divorce attempted in state where same-sex marriage is…Read this essay →

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The Briefing 10-23-13

Religious Freedom Too Important: Hobby Lobby wants contraception mandate case decided by the Supreme Court; Government can’t replace parents: Speaking to young children dramatically enhances…Read this essay →

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The Briefing 10-07-13

Supreme Court could take on seismic cultural issues this season; Rift over abortion at Catholic School instructive for Evangelicals; Dating at 11 years-old is dangerous.…Read this essay →

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The Briefing 09-16-13

50th anniversary of 16th Street Baptist Church Bombing; Epic flooding in Colorado reminder humans not in control; 5th anniversary of Wall Street collapse: Have we…Read this essay →

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The Briefing 08-21-13

NJ gender therapy ban far more sweeping than first appeared; In 11 states, those on minimum wage make more than teachers; Oklahoma judge blocks law…Read this essay →

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The Briefing 08-08-13

Responding to Time cover story: Can we have it all without having children?; Digital Revolution: Avg adult spends 5 hrs online and 4.5 hrs watching…Read this essay →

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The Briefing 06-07-13

1) Surveillance state revelations force Americans to ask what it means to live in a Democracy U.S. Is Secretly Collecting Records of Verizon Calls, New...Read this essay →

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The Briefing 05-13-13

1. Federal judge continues to defend Plan B access without restriction, prescription, or supervision Judge again rejects limits on emergency contraception, Los Angeles Times (Monte...Read this essay →

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The Briefing 05-10-13

1. Hiding behind "Science" - The Emergency Contraception Controversy Sneering at Parents, Hiding Behind “Science” — The Emergency Contraception Controversy, AlbertMohler.com (Dr. Albert Mohler)Prude or...Read this essay →

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Sneering at Parents, Hiding Behind “Science” — The Emergency Contraception Controversy

Looking for evidence that our society is losing its mind? Just look at the controversy over so-called "emergency contraceptives" and a federal judge's effort to...Read this essay →

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The Briefing 05-06-13

1. Undistilled arrogance and horrible confusion defending unrestricted access to Plan B pill Putting Politics Ahead of Science, New York Times (Editorial) U.S. to Defend...Read this essay →

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The Briefing 05-02-13

1. In Boston, the gift of friendship turning toxic and dangerous U.S. Detains 3 in Connection with Boston Bombings, New York Times (Katharine Q. Seelye,...Read this essay →

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The Briefing 05-01-13

1. In the War Over Christianity, Orthodoxy Is Winning Viewpoint: In the War Over Christianity, Orthodoxy Is Winning, Time (Mary Eberstadt) 2. Sexual Messaging and...Read this essay →

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The Briefing 04-10-13

Story 1 - Various Perspectives on Margaret Thatcher's Life and Legacy The Vigorous Virtues, The New York Times (David Brooks) The World-Changing Margaret Thatcher, Wall...Read this essay →

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The Briefing 04-08-13

Story 1 - The Revelation of an Ideology: judge orders morning-after pill restriction lifted Judge Strikes Down Age Limits on Morning-After Pill, New York Times...Read this essay →

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“We Try to Respect Religious Beliefs” — Mr. Kristof Rewrites the Constitution

Columnist Nicholas Kristof of The New York Times has emerged as one of the most influential journalists and public intellectuals of our times. He has...Read this essay →

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The President, the Pill, and Religious Liberty in Peril

In 1808, President Thomas Jefferson stated the matter bluntly: "I consider the government of the United States as interdicted by the Constitution from intermeddling with...Read this essay →

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Where Did I Come From? – It’s No Longer a Simple Question

It is as if we are now living on a new planet — one in which all the natural boundaries of sex and reproduction have…Read this essay →

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Is the Reformation Over?

The Rev. Eric Bergman thinks he has seen the future — and it isn’t Protestant. Known as Father Bergman now, Rev. Bergman became a Catholic…Read this essay →

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NewsNote: Falling Fertility Makes for Happy Economists?

Is the fact that fertility is falling around the world good news? You would certainly think so if you agree with the analysis cheerily offered...Read this essay →

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Abortion and the American Conscience

America has been at war over abortion for the last four decades. When the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its decision in Roe v. Wade,...Read this essay →

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The Changing of Minds on Contraception

Contraception is a very important and sensitive issue that leads many evangelical couples to very different conclusions. As couples marry, they find that they have...Read this essay →

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In Condoms We Trust: Jane Fonda Rides to the Rescue

America is under attack, she warns, and only an all-out effort will save the Republic. Like a modern-day Paul Revere, Jane Fonda is sounding the...Read this essay →

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The Morning After Pill and the End of Parenthood

The drive for reproductive control is a central obsession of the left, and it has infected many who would otherwise classify themselves as conservative as...Read this essay →

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The Morning After Pill and the End of Parenthood

The secular left is a diverse amalgam of various interest groups and ideologies.  Of course, the same is true to some extent on the conservative...Read this essay →

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‘Choice’ As a Moral Principle

Two recent news stories illustrate our culture's preoccupation with choice as a determinative moral principle. In one, a single mother has given birth to octuplets...Read this essay →

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Connecting Faith and Fertility

Why would it be that conservative believers tend to have more children? Does faith correlate with fertility? As Anthony Gottlieb notes in the most recent...Read this essay →

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