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The Briefing 02-27-14

Rise of erotic liberty at expense of religious liberty in Arizona; Federal judge strikes down Texas same-sex marriage ban; “Healing properties” of broken homes? What…Read this essay →

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The Briefing 02-17-14

Virginia federal court strikes down gay marriage ban as judges rush to “ratify society’s progress”; Romantic love, in the modern age, sought after to replace…Read this essay →

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The Briefing 02-13-14

Kentucky Federal Judge overturns will of the people on same-sex marriage; Court considers overturning Texas same-sex marriage ban; Pray for husband of brain dead woman…Read this essay →

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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 12-04-13

New York State Supreme Court to decide if chimpanzees are legal persons; Act of Desperation: Democrats overthrow filibuster to preserve abortion rights; Is 2013 the…Read this essay →

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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 11-14-13

Heart-wrenching New York Magazine cover story interviews women who have had abortions; Supreme Court flooded with abortion cases; Atheist mega-churches? Atheists are religious about their…Read this essay →

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The Briefing 11-13-13

Ministry Opportunity: Millions of Filipinos in U.S. mourn loss of family and friends; Hawaii just a signature away from legalizing same-sex marriage; For gay marriage…Read this essay →

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The Briefing 11-11-13

Typhoon Haiyan strongest storm ever to hit land. What can you do? Pray.; Remembering the 75th anniversary of “Kristallnacht,” and how a society tips into…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 10-25-13

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 10-08-13

New York Times Editors give their opinion on how Supreme Court should rule; Originalism, Textualism, and Theology in Scalia’s historic interview; California Governor signs law…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 10-04-13

Tragedy in DC and resulting social media/cable news frenzy; Politicians attempt compromise with an eye to re-election; Wendy Davis uses abortion filibuster fame as springboard…Read this essay →

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The Briefing 09-17-13

The Irrationality of Evil: Tragedy and Terrorism in D.C. Navy Yard; Limits of human justice: Indian judge sentences four to death in New Delhi rape…Read this essay →

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The Briefing 09-10-13

French schools required to display “secularism charter”; California appeals court upholds gender conversion therapy ban; SBC Chaplains barred from performing same-sex marriageRead this essay →

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The Briefing 08-29-13

President Obama’s MLK speech shifts segregation from race to economics; Fort Hood shooter Hassan sentenced to death; School, and culture, growing increasingly hostile to boysRead this essay →

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The Briefing 08-27-13

Chemical weapons in Syria prove to be “uncivilized, barbarian, rogue”; Compromising personal morality now the “price of citizenship”; Rabbi Kushner: It doesn’t have to be…Read this essay →

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The Briefing 08-26-13

Syrian regime crosses Obama’s “red line,” by using chemical weapons against own people; Hasan and Bales: Two very different judments from two similar Military court…Read this essay →

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“It is the Price of Citizenship”?—An Elegy for Religious Liberty in America

Anyone who still doubts that the normalization of homosexuality and the legalization of same-sex marriage will represent a seismic shift in the culture at large...Read this essay →

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The Briefing 08-14-13

New CA law permits school kids to choose facilities and teams based on gender of choice; To what degree is FBI complicit in crimes of…Read this essay →

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The Briefing 08-07-13

Washington DC legalizes gender change on birth certificate without surgery; Print media in US in trouble as several major publications sold; “Civil Religion” sociologist Robert…Read this essay →

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“I Am Not a Monster”—Ariel Castro as Sinner and Sociopath

"I am not a monster. I am a normal person. I am just sick."  Those were among the words Ariel Castro addressed to an Ohio...Read this essay →

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The Central Tragedy of this Case Remains—Trayvon Martin Belongs to Us All

As the father of a young man, I know the talks parents have with their sons--or should have. I have had plenty of those talks,...Read this essay →

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“Waiting for the Other Shoe” — The Supreme Court Rules on Same-Sex Marriage

On the last day of its term, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled today on two same-sex marriage cases. Both are important cases, and both will...Read this essay →

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The Briefing 06-05-13

1) Manning and Holmes trials reveal difficulty of achieving perfect justice in imperfect world Judge allows plea of not guilty by insanity for James Holmes,...Read this essay →

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The Briefing 05-22-13

1. The "Storm of Storms" raises many important worldview questions. Christians should be prepared to give an answer. Crews Search for Survivors in Oklahoma, New...Read this essay →

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The Briefing 05-21-13

Yesterday, Dr. Mohler recorded a Special Edition of The Briefing in light of the tragedy in Moore Oklahoma. Please be sure to listen to that episode in...Read this essay →

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The Briefing 05-16-13

1. Controversies embroil President Obama and threaten his agenda Controversies Threaten President's Agenda, Wall Street Journal (Peter Nicholas and Janet Hook) A Brief History of...Read this essay →

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