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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 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 10-03-13

Government Shutdown a show of political theater with genuine political issues at stake; Euthanasia performed after dissatisfaction with sex change operation; Secularism explodes among American…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 09-23-13

Chilling and symbolic terrorist attack at western-style mall in Kenya; Christians targeted by suicide bombers in Pakistan; Angela Merkel election marked by avoidance of political…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 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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Dr. Death on prime time: The slippery slope toward murder

The slippery slope is getting much harder to deny. Dr. Jack Kevorkian's prime-time publicity stunt demonstrates the speed with which the culture of death is...Read this essay →

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Dr. Death Gets His Verdict: For America, the Jury is Still Out

Well, Dr. Jack Kevorkian got what he wanted, and now he doesn't want it anymore. Last November, when charged with first degree murder, Kevorkian said...Read this essay →

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The Parable of the Unwilling Physician

Stephen Wallace had been diagnosed with advanced pancreatic cancer, and he wanted his doctor and the local hospital to help him commit suicide, but they...Read this essay →

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Marvelous Suicide and Beneficial Abortion — Worldviews Matter

The current "Great Recession" brings a host of moral questions as we experience a massive economic earthquake. Indeed, some see the economic crisis as an...Read this essay →

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Assisted Suicide and the “Balance of Harm”

Britain, like many other countries, is debating assisted suicide and euthanasia.  In Britain, the more common term is "assisted dying," which appears to reflect a...Read this essay →

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The Sanctity of Human Life

Sermon Preached at Highview Baptist Church East Campus Followed by Q&A on The Sanctity of Human Life Sanctity of Life SundayRead this essay →

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Rights Talk Right to Death — Euthanasia and “Religious Primitivism”

Several years ago, Harvard law professor Mary Ann Glendon offered the persuasive argument that America has embraced what she calls "rights talk."  The assertion of...Read this essay →

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The Latest in the Brave New World of Bioethics

It seems like the typical week now brings an unprecedented surge of troubling new developments in the world of bioethics. From movements to dismantle human...Read this essay →

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The Latest in the Brave New World of Bioethics

It seems like the typical week now brings an unprecedented surge of troubling new developments in the world of bioethics. From movements to dismantle human...Read this essay →

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“Licensing People to Put Others Down” — The End of Human Dignity

Baroness Mary Warnock is one of the most influential figures in British life today, and one of the most influential specialists in medical ethics on...Read this essay →

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“Licensing People to Put Others Down” — The End of Human Dignity

Baroness Mary Warnock is one of the most influential figures in British life today, and one of the most influential specialists in medical ethics on...Read this essay →

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When Conscience and Medical Practice Collide

Should physicians and other healthcare professionals be required to perform procedures that violate their conscience?  Most states have adopted so-called "conscience clauses" that shield doctors...Read this essay →

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Amazing Awakenings — Will the Nation’s Conscience be Awakened Too?

As Wesley J. Smith explains, "the reigning cultural paradigm" holds that "a life with profound cognitive dysfunction is not worth living." The dominant assessment is...Read this essay →

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Sign Your Way to a “Good Death?” — The Soft Slide to Euthanasia

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Sign Your Way to a “Good Death?” — The Soft Slide to Euthanasia

Charlotte Allen doesn't want to sign a roadmap that could lead to euthanasia. That's why she refused to sign what is now commonly known as...Read this essay →

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How Much is Enough?

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A Threat to the Disabled . . . and to Us All

The state of Oregon legalized a form of assisted suicide in 1994, but its neighbor to the south, the nation's most populous state, has no...Read this essay →

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Dying with Dignity: Human Exceptionalism and the Euthanasia Debate

Do Western ideals of human autonomy and the alleviation of human suffering demand a much broader idea of euthanasia and assisted suicide? Some bioethicists are...Read this essay →

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A Pact With Death? Why the Christian Worldview Matters

Jenni Murray has made her pact with death. The popular and controversial presenter of “Woman's Hour,” a popular program on the BBC, stated her views…Read this essay →

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Anne Lamott Kills a Man – And Writes About It

Anne Lamott is a writer of incredible honesty and uncommon candor. Beyond this, she is a highly gifted artist, writing with a fluid and passionate…Read this essay →

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“At Death’s Window”: Anne Lamott And Assisted Suicide

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Church of England and British Doctors to Fight Euthanasia Bill

The Archbishop of Canterbury, senior officials of the Church of England, and a group of leading British physicians have announced plans to oppose a proposal...Read this essay →

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