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The Briefing 03-07-14

Peggy Noonan: America losing itself in “continuing shift of power from private to public”; Bill de Blasio and others declare war on charter school of…Read this essay →

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The Briefing 12-19-13

Panel of journalist elites admit media has a liberal bias; Why is a leading scholarly association boycotting Israel? — Antisemitism; Christmas: “The national holiday that…Read this essay →

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The Briefing 12-10-13

Same-Sex Marriage legal in Australia – but legal challenges remain; Latest Obamacare controversy – Massive wealth re-distribution; American education not measuring up. The major solution…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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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 10-01-13

Obamacare one of the most significant and morally complicated pieces of legislation in history; World leaders cannot be understood without understanding their worldview; Ivy League’s…Read this essay →

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The Briefing 09-30-13

The pseudo-event: Government functioning by threatening not to function; New Jersey says denial of same-sex marriage is unconstitutional. Is your state next?; Exxon Mobil extends…Read this essay →

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The Briefing 09-18-13

How did Alexis still have security clearance despite warning signs?; Chaplain leader calls for resignation of SBC chaplains who won’t support same-sex relationships; The danger…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 08-30-13

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 08-29-13

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 08-14-13

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 04-01-13

Story 1 - The High Stakes of Irrationality in North Korea Hopes Fade of Kim Rewriting North's Script, Wall Street Journal (Alastair Gale & Yuka...Read this essay →

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The Glory of God and the Life of the Mind

Christianity honors the life of the mind, not because it celebrates the power of human intellect, but because Christ himself instructed Christians to love God…Read this essay →

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On Getting Boys to Read

There is ample documentation to prove that boys are falling behind in reading skills at virtually every age level. In many cases, boys are semi-literate...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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Starting Something You Cannot Finish: The Eschatology of Christian Mission

Serve, preach, teach, and tell the world about Jesus until they put you in a box or until Jesus comes. And all will be well.…Read this essay →

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Where Homeschooling is Outlawed — Asylum?

Uwe and Hannelore Romeike may have been considered outside the norms of civil society in their native Germany, but not in Morristown, Tennessee, where they...Read this essay →

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Where Homeschooling is Outlawed — Asylum?

Uwe and Hannelore Romeike may have been considered outside the norms of civil society in their native Germany, but not in Morristown, Tennessee, where they...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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Life Planning for Toddlers? The Myth of Gifted Children

What makes gifted children special and unique, setting them apart from their peers?  Jennifer Senior, writing for New York Magazine, has published a fascinating piece...Read this essay →

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The Blur of Gender — Is The New York Times Trying to Tell Us Something?

Is The New York Times trying to tell us something? Just eleven days after running a story on gender-bending teenagers on the front page of...Read this essay →

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Boys Wearing Skirts to School? What’s Going On?

Clothing makes a statement, and if The New York Times is any indicator of where the culture is headed, clothing is speaking loudly.  According to...Read this essay →

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NewsNote: Boys Wearing Skirts to School? What’s Going On?

"Clothes are never a frivolity -- they always mean something." Thus spoke James Laver, a famous costume designer and interpreter of fashion. He is right,...Read this essay →

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No More Homeschooling: Way Too Religious

Amanda Kurowski has been denied the right to receive homeschooling from her mother in the state of New Hampshire. Why? According to the District Court...Read this essay →

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Avoiding the Summer Brain Drain

Summer is a great time for resting, relaxing and enjoying time away from school. But summer can also be a time for mentally checking out...Read this essay →

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Avoid the Summer Brain Drain

A teenager I happen to know quite well (seeing that he lives in my house) announced last week that summer is time off for his...Read this essay →

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A Major Force in Education — Homeschooling in America

The U.S. Department of Education has released its periodic review of schooling in America, and it offers a revealing look at the growth of homeschooling. ...Read this essay →

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Surprising New Data on American Homeschooling

New data from the U.S. Department of Education suggests that homeschooling has grown in popularity among various segments of Americans. Homeschooling no longer seems to...Read this essay →

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The Christian Education Consortium

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