Economy & Work

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The Briefing 02-25-14

Fed Reserve failure to see financial meltdown picture of human nature in the face of crisis; Citizens looking to government like children to parents: “omnipotent…Read this essay →

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Ask Anything: Weekend Edition 02-22-14

What does the Bible say about taxing wealthy, welfare, and poverty? What is your reaction to John Walton’s “The Lost World of Genesis One” and…Read this essay →

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The Briefing 02-19-14

To raise the minimum wage or not: What leads to the greatest human flourishing? Income inequality. Who is really in the 1% and why do…Read this essay →

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The Briefing 02-18-14

Where does religious liberty intersect and sometimes collide with the business world? Federal Government now issuing guidelines for the sale of marijuana; Critics of the…Read this essay →

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The Briefing 02-12-14

President Obama delays ObamaCare implementation; The welfare state is taking over the government; Camel bones prove the Bible isn’t reliable? Here we go again…Read this essay →

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The Briefing 12-05-13

Would higher minimum wage really lead to the greatest human flourishing? No one really knows; After over ten years, the legalization of prostitution in Germany…Read this essay →

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The Briefing 12-03-13

The capitalization of same-sex marriage: Hawaii revenue to jump by $217 million; Banks take advantage of legalization of same-sex marriage; Why is it easier to…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 11-08-13

Pray for Philippines: Typhoon Haiyan one of most dangerous and powerful in human history; Blockbuster and Twitter reflect transience of technology – and of culture;…Read this essay →

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The Briefing 11-01-13

Indiana Court to decide: “What exactly constitutes a parent?” Belgium considers extending euthanasia to children and Alzheimers patients; Most catastrophic loss of wealth in history?…Read this essay →

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The Briefing 10-09-13

President Obama nominates new head of Federal Reserve; Recipe for compromise at Loyola Marymount: value ethical “diversity” greater than doctrine; “Fashion for Clergywomen” reminder that…Read this essay →

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Two Is Better Than One—Who Knew?

For some time now, scholars like W. Bradford Wilcox at the University of Virginia and Charles Murray of the American Enterprise Institute have been telling...Read this essay →

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The Briefing 09-27-13

Real crisis isn’t looming fed shutdown – real crisis is unwillingness to deal with economic problems; New research reveals “nones” really are secular after all;…Read this essay →

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The Briefing 09-26-13

Leader’s must be clear. President Obama has not been.; Obama increasingly restrained by liberals; Hypocrisy in Congress: Congressional members exempting themselves from Obamacare; Government ran…Read this essay →

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The Briefing 09-19-13

More than an economic problem: The “lost” generation; After a “he-session,” we are having a “she-covery”; Re-marriage rates on the decline because of cohabitation; 1…Read this essay →

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A Culture increasingly Hostile to Men? A Conversation with Psychologist Helen Smith

Dr. Helen Smith is a forensic psychologist and distinguished writer who has written for a variety of publications, including The L.A. Times and Christian Science…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 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 09-03-13

Obama drew red line and Syria has crossed it. How will the U.S. respond?; “To work is to pray,” labor and leisure as good gifts…Read this essay →

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Leisure and Labor—Two Gifts from God

Christians understand labor as a duty, but miss the fact that it is also a gift. In the first place, God has made us able...Read this essay →

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The Briefing 08-30-13

Obama administration refuses to enforce federal marijuana laws; IRS recognizes same-sex marriage for taxes, regardless of state; If you send your kids to private school,…Read 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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“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 08-21-13

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 08-20-13

Gov Christie bans sexual orientation therapy: “If born that way, hard to say its a sin.”; Worldview Reveal: Blaming increased cost of adult consumption on…Read this essay →

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The Briefing 08-19-13

American foreign policy: speak loudly and carry a very little at all; “Biggest wave of violence against Christians in Egypt’s modern history”; Universal child care…Read this essay →

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The Briefing 08-15-13

Egyptian government cracks down on protests; U.S. Attempting to broker Israeli/Palestinian talks; 50 Shades author makes $95 million providing pornography to new population segment; Same-Sex…Read this essay →

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What’s Missing from this Picture?—Fertility on the Rise, Worldview on Display

USA Today reported last week that the United States "is taking baby steps forward" in terms of the fertility rate. According to the forecasting group...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 05-22-13

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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