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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 01-17-14

Bothered by sex outside of heterosexual marriage? Cultural elites say you just need to “deal with it”…Next frontier in fertility treatment? Transgender men…One of the…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 01-14-14

President Hollande of France caught in infidelity, blames journalists for violating privacy; USA Today claims evolution is a matter of fact, not beliefRead this essay →

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The Briefing 12-20-13 – Final Briefing of the 2013 Season

Duck Dynasty controversy isn’t over style – it’s over substance; New Mexico legalizes same-sex marriage using unrelated 1972 amendment; Methodist Minister who performed same-sex wedding…Read this essay →

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The Briefing 12-11-13

The power of gesture: What we can and cannot conclude from handshake between Raúl Castro and Obama; Legalize marijuana or harm the environment and suffer…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 11-27-13

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 11-18-13

Thankful for rapid response and warning technology development in light of natural disasters; China’s infamous one-child policy slightly relieved, still infamous; Feminists sharing abortion horror…Read this essay →

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The Briefing 11-12-13

Talks with Iran to surrender its nuclear pursuits do not go as planned; Bullying in the NFL; Ignoring penalties in college football? Theology matters: Bill…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 10-18-13

Words matter – Malaysian court restricts word “Allah” to Muslims; Calling homosexuality a sin is now a sin; Polyamory – The new “sexual orientation”; New…Read this essay →

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The Briefing 10-10-13

Obvious research alert: Parenting is exhausting and highly rewarding; When governments prey on their own citizens: Casino gambling predatory on the poor; Dogs are people…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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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 Man from Issachar—An Address at the Inauguration of Russell D. Moore

THE MAN FROM ISSACHAR An Address Delivered in the City of Washington, D.C. upon the Inauguration of Russell D. Moore as President of the Ethics and Religious Liberty...Read this essay →

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The Briefing 09-11-13

Americans unconvinced by Obama’s arguments for action in Syria; Voters in New York select most liberal candidate of a liberal pool; Shocking reality: 80% of…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 08-27-13

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 08-23-13

Despite many calling for Mubarak’s execution, he’s been released. What now?; Bradley Manning now wants to be Chelsea Manning, not recognizing that is “bigotry”; Massive…Read this essay →

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The Briefing 06-07-13

1) Surveillance state revelations force Americans to ask what it means to live in a Democracy U.S. Is Secretly Collecting Records of Verizon Calls, New...Read this essay →

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The Briefing 05-29-13

1) Celebrating the child rescued in China, but what of the child whose cries are never heard? China's Baby 59 left in sewage pipe evokes...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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Same-Sex Marriage as a Civil Right — Are Wrongs Rights?

We should have seen it coming. Back in 1989 two young activists pushing for the normalization of homosexuality coauthored a book intended to serve as...Read this essay →

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The Briefing 04-24-13

1. After a divided France legalizes same-sex marriage, opponents called "homophobic" and "extreme right" France Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage, New York Times (Scott Sayare) French Parliament...Read this essay →

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The Briefing 04-02-13

Story 1 - The Marginalization of Moral Argument in the Same-Sex Marriage Debate How Gay Marriage Won, Time (David von Drehle) Bracketing Morality — The...Read this essay →

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The Briefing: From Young, Restless, and Jewish, to Peter Singer and the Pope

The news rushes at us fast and furiously, as do so many worthy articles, books, and essays that call out for attention. Some of these...Read this essay →

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Has Man Created Life?

Humanity had better think hard about whether this is a journey we are ready to entrust to scientists alone. The most urgent question raised by…Read this essay →

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Should We Clone Humans? Beyond the “Yuck Factor”

The development of a human embryo from a cloned cell—as claimed by a group of South Korean scientists—has pushed the clock of genetic engineering toward...Read this essay →

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The Revenge of the ‘Prom Moms’: Our Children Have Been Listening

Sparing themselves a murder trial, Amy Grossberg and Brian Peterson pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the death of their newborn son. The plea agreement came...Read this essay →

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