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The Briefing 01-09-14

Utah at the center of marriage battle as polygamy becomes “the next frontier;’ Major cultural shift from parents getting married to parents cohabitating; Teenagers distort…Read 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 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 11-13-13

Ministry Opportunity: Millions of Filipinos in U.S. mourn loss of family and friends; Hawaii just a signature away from legalizing same-sex marriage; For gay marriage…Read this essay →

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Christianity and the Dark Side—What about Halloween?

Over a hundred years ago, the great Dutch theologian Herman Bavinck predicted that the 20th century would “witness a gigantic conflict of spirits.” His prediction...Read this essay →

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The Briefing 10-28-13

The pornification of Hollywood – If you are not a scandal, you become no one.; Kids are responsible for sexting, but parents are more responsible;…Read this essay →

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The Briefing 10-23-13

Religious Freedom Too Important: Hobby Lobby wants contraception mandate case decided by the Supreme Court; Government can’t replace parents: Speaking to young children dramatically enhances…Read this essay →

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A Clear and Present Danger: Religious Liberty, Marriage, and the Family in the Late Modern Age — An Address at Brigham Young University

An address delivered at Brigham Young University by Dr. R. Albert Mohler, Jr., President of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary on Monday, October 21, 2013. I...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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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 09-13-13

Theology matters: Pope Francis says salvation can come through “obeying conscience”; Abortion celebrated in NY Times wedding announcement, and in our society; Arsenio Hall: An…Read this essay →

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Transcript: How Does Secularization Really Happen?—A Conversation with Mary Eberstadt

    Mohler:  This is Thinking in Public, a program dedicated to intelligent conversation about frontline theological and cultural issues with the people who are...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 08-22-13

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 08-20-13

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 08-12-13

Postal Service soliciting Congress to allow alcohol delivery to homes; State preying on its own people through the lottery by $69 billion in 2012; FBI…Read this essay →

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The Briefing 08-08-13

Responding to Time cover story: Can we have it all without having children?; Digital Revolution: Avg adult spends 5 hrs online and 4.5 hrs watching…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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Sorry Kids: Back to School = Back to Bedtime

Sorry kids, back to school means back to bedtime. One of the odd characteristics of our time is our apparent need  for scientific verification of...Read this essay →

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The Central Tragedy of this Case Remains—Trayvon Martin Belongs to Us All

As the father of a young man, I know the talks parents have with their sons--or should have. I have had plenty of those talks,...Read this essay →

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Nature Deficit Disorder — Is Your Child at Risk?

Author Richard Louv believes that America’s children are now suffering from a syndrome he identifies as “nature-deficit disorder.” In his 2005 book, Last Child in the...Read this essay →

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The Briefing 05-08-13

1. Relief in Cleveland reminder of global sex slavery problem Three Women Reunited with Families After Years of Captivity CNN (Michael Pearson and Martin Savidge)...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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America’s Coming Demographic Disaster — A Conversation with Jonathan V. Last – Transcript

Jonathan V. Last, Author, What to Expect When No One's Expecting: America's Coming Demographic Disaster Thinking in Public March 14, 2013 Mohler:            This is Thinking...Read this essay →

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The Family Torn Apart — Richard Wolff on Economics and Family Life

Though this may surprise some readers, liberal and conservative economists often agree on the nature of the problems posed by various economic practices, even as...Read this essay →

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The Misplaced Aims of the Tiger Mother

We can learn a great deal by reading Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, but we cannot read the book without being both impressed and…Read this essay →

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Where Did I Come From? – It’s No Longer a Simple Question

It is as if we are now living on a new planet — one in which all the natural boundaries of sex and reproduction have…Read this essay →

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So, Why Is Incest Wrong?

There are certain questions now pressed upon us that previous generations would never believe could be asked. One of these is thrust upon us by...Read this essay →

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The Dangerous Worlds of Analog Parents with Digital Teens

Parents cannot be spectators in the lives of their children, but should set rules, establish expectations, enforce limitations, and constantly monitor their teenagers’ digital lives.…Read this essay →

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