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The Briefing 12-16-13

Horror in Colorado school: How do we understand the human heart? Decision seemed inevitable, now here it is – Federal Judge strikes down criminalization of…Read this essay →

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The Briefing 10-25-13

New Mexico court to decide marriage “once and for all.” Really? 13 year old boy shot and killed by deputies in San Francisco for carrying…Read this essay →

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The Briefing 10-22-13

Constitutional Crisis: judges legalizing same-sex marriage with no provisions for religious organizations; If you can’t beat em, join em: Secular alternative to being Jewish is…Read this essay →

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The Briefing 10-15-13

Oldest living Nazi war criminal dies, remorseless until the end; Dehumanization of victims essential to commit murder…and abortion; Story of Baby Hope reminder that sanctity…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 Cultural Revolution on the College Campus—Why it Matters to You

Several  years ago, sociologist Peter Berger argued that secularization has been most pervasive in two social locations—Western Europe and the American college and university campus....Read this essay →

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The Briefing 09-24-13

Female theology professor at major Christian college comes out as transgender man; For the first time, more Americans 50 and older are divorced than widowed;…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 06-03-13

1) Tornadoes and wildfires threaten as we remember the grace and mercy of an omnipotent God 'Unpredictable' storm in Oklahoma turned on three chasers, CNN...Read this essay →

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The Briefing 05-30-13

1. Women are now the primary breadwinners in 4 out of 10 families Nearly 40 percent of mothers are now the family breadwinners, report says, ...Read this essay →

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The Briefing 05-03-13

1. More people die from suicide than car accidents Suicide Rate Rise Sharply in US, New York Times (Tara Parker-Pope) 2. Sharp rise in single...Read this essay →

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Confessional Integrity and the Stewardship of Words

In the beginning was the Word. Christians rightly cherish the declaration that our Savior, the crucified and resurrected Lord Jesus Christ, is first known as...Read this essay →

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The Briefing 04-16-13

1. The Boston Marathon Bombing and the Christian worldview Boston Marathon Blasts Kill 2, Police Say, New York Times (John Eligon and Ken Belson)2. Recent...Read this essay →

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Secularism with the Gloves Off: Vanderbilt University’s Assault on Religious Organizations

Like most of America's historic private universities, Vanderbilt University was founded by Christian believers for the purpose of inculcating Christian beliefs in its students. Vanderbilt...Read this essay →

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The Tragic Lessons of Penn State — A Call to Action

What would prevent this scandal at your school or church?Read this essay →

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A Tale of Two Colleges

Mercer University and Shorter University represent opposite trajectories on the landscape of American education.Read this essay →

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Will the Last Baptist at Baylor Please Turn Out the Lights?

Baylor University has been the news lately, because of the vote by the university's regents to allow up to 25 percent of the board to...Read this essay →

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Is a Catholic College Really Catholic? Is Baylor Really Baptist?

Manhattan College claims to be a Catholic institution, and the Archdiocese of New York lists the school as a Catholic college. Nevertheless, all this has...Read this essay →

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“And Then They Are All Mine” — The Real Agenda of Some College Professors

On many campuses, a significant number of faculty members are representatives of what has been called the “adversary culture.” They see their role as political…Read this essay →

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The Death of a (Former) Atheist — Antony Flew, 1923-2010

Antony Flew’s rejection of atheism is an encouragement, but his rejection of Christianity is a warning. Rejecting atheism is simply not enough.Read this essay →

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A Roommate is a Roommate? — Coming Soon to a Campus Near You

The rise of co-ed dorms is the inevitable result of a breakdown in all rationality about sex, gender, and sexuality. In this case, the movement…Read this essay →

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Can Christian Organizations Remain Christian in a “Tolerant” Age?

Can a Christian organization remain Christian in a culture of postmodern "tolerance?" That question is the focus of a case soon to come before the...Read this essay →

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NewsNote: Just How Secular Can an Education Be?

Lisa Miller of Newsweek begins her article with what would seem to be a statement beyond dispute:  "It doesn't take a degree from Harvard to...Read this essay →

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College Campuses: Where Have All the Men Gone?

Recent data tells a sad tale about gender disparity on College and University Campuses: women outnumber men 60% to 40%.  The results demonstrate that men...Read this essay →

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The Ghosts of the Past: The De-Christianization of Dartmouth

"We must confront the ghosts of the past," said James O. Freedman, president of Dartmouth College. While dedicating the new Roth Center for Jewish Life...Read this essay →

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The College Campus and the New Gender Revolution

As Karin Venable Morin points out in National Review, more and more college campuses are developing co-ed dorm rooms, even apart from students' requests. As...Read this essay →

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Give Me An Answer High School Conference 2009 Plenary Session

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“Sex and the Seminary” Interview on “Interfaith Voices”

I was interviewed by Interfaith Voices about the "Sex and the Seminary" report released a few months ago.  Interfaith Voices is heard on public radio...Read this essay →

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Christian Families and the College Decision

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Christian Families and the College Decision

Does where one attends college have a determinative effect on success in life? For a long time, American families have assumed so. But recent studies...Read this essay →

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