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The Briefing 03-10-14

A deep desire to know why as Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 disappears; Mother trying to kill children by driving into ocean points to universe in…Read this essay →

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The Briefing 01-16-14

Considering recent controversies, is “brain death” truly death? Controversy over New York woman declaring ‘combat on her cancer’ New Mexico judge has ruled assisted suicide…Read this essay →

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The Briefing 12-18-13

Mass evacuation of Christians from Middle East: “Christians are finished here”; British Supreme Court says belief in God not necessary to qualify as a religion;…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 11-27-13

Foundations of religious liberty not found in Constitution – just recognized there; Biggest questions about Newtown not answered in report and cannot be answered apart…Read this essay →

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The Briefing 11-19-13

On this 150th anniversary, The Gettysburg Address has not grown smaller on the historical stage, but larger; The fear of rival worldviews: North Korean citizens…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 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 09-09-13

Syria: Argument for state sovereignty winning over argument for human rights; Syrian Christians fleeing one of the last villages on earth where Aramaic still spoken;…Read this essay →

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The Briefing 09-05-13

Nations with greatest influence must have greatest commitment to justice; Christians should never celebrate suicide. Even the suicide of Ariel Castro; Auschwitz guards prosecuted seventy…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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The Briefing 08-22-13

Baseball player murdered by bored boys “for the fun of it”; Worldview Reveal: More parents allowing teen couples to have “sleepovers”Read this essay →

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The Briefing 08-13-13

Bulger conviction reveals moral order even in organized crime; Wed-leases, monogamish, and throuples: the linguistic and moral revolution; Australian Prime Minister promises legal same-sex marriage…Read this essay →

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The Briefing 06-04-13

1) DNA ruling demonstrates limitations of traditional liberal/conservative divide Justices Allow Police to Take DNA Samples After Arrests, New York Times (Adam Liptak) 2) Americans...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 05-17-13

1. Rapid pace of secularization and rise of Islam in Great Britain Christianity declining 50pc faster than thought – as one in 10 under-25s is...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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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 04-26-13

1. Finding our sense of place in the nation's history Convergence of Presidents at Bush Library Dedication, New York Times (Peter Baker)2. Obama to address...Read this essay →

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The Briefing 04-25-13

1. Worldview Matters: the influence of Islam and local mosques on bombing suspects Mosque that Boston suspects attended has radical ties, USA Today (Oren Dorell)2....Read this essay →

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The Briefing 04-23-13

1. Boston suspect charged. Now we begin to ask why. Bomb Suspect Is Charged and Could Face the Death Penalty, New York Times (Richard A...Read this essay →

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The Briefing 04-19-13

1. Recent tragedies a poignant reminder of life in a fallen world Battered Town Seeks Missing After Blast Kills at Least 5, New York Times...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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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 04-09-13

Story 1 - Considering Margaret Thatcher's Legacy “The Lady’s Not for Turning” — Margaret Thatcher and the Leadership of Conviction, (Albert Mohler) Margaret Thatcher, Who...Read this essay →

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“The Lady’s Not for Turning” — Margaret Thatcher and the Leadership of Conviction

Margaret Thatcher, one of the most significant leaders of the 20th century, died yesterday at age 87. A model of convictional leadership, Margaret Thatcher became...Read this essay →

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The Briefing 04-03-13

Story 1 - Living in a Violent World Death Penalty Sought in Colorado Shooting Trial, Wall Street Journal (Donna Bryson and Ashby Jones) Japan Shifts...Read this essay →

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Never Having to Say You’re Dead? The New Interest in Reincarnation

Few concepts can match reincarnation in terms of being incompatible with Christian doctrine and the Christian worldview. The biblical view of history is linear, not…Read this essay →

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NARAL’s Daughters — The Abortion Rights Crowd is Concerned

Nancy Keenan, the current President of NARAL Pro-Choice America, is worried that many of the women in the next generation are not as committed to...Read this essay →

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God, Sex, and “Christianity Lite”

A news report from Washington, D.C. tells the story of vestigial Christianity unhinged from biblical authority. Religion News Service [RNS] reports that many pastors in…Read this essay →

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