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The Briefing 03-03-14

History never leaves us – just ask the people of the Crimean Peninsula; “Terms of Our Surrender” – Ross Douthat’s profoundly prophetic, sobering article; Far…Read this essay →

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The Briefing 01-13-14

One of the lions of the 20th Century has now passed: Ariel Sharon dies at 85; Governor Chris Christie’s senior staff cause traffic problems to…Read this essay →

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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 12-06-13

Nelson Mandela: One of the most significant figures of the 20th Century; 80th Anniversary of Prohibition’s repeal; Church of Sweden elects first female arch-bishop; Abortion…Read this essay →

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The Briefing 11-22-13

50 years after JFK assassination, American memory remains vivid, tragic, and intense; A man of conviction and ideas – Has C.S. Lewis had greater and…Read this essay →

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The Briefing 11-19-13

On this 150th anniversary, The Gettysburg Address has not grown smaller on the historical stage, but larger; The fear of rival worldviews: North Korean citizens…Read this essay →

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The First Thanksgiving and the Task of the Historian – A Conversation with Robert Tracy McKenzie

Robert Tracy McKenzie (Ph.D., Vanderbilt University) is professor and chair of the department of history at Wheaton College, where he teaches courses in U.S. history,…Read this essay →

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The Briefing 11-11-13

Typhoon Haiyan strongest storm ever to hit land. What can you do? Pray.; Remembering the 75th anniversary of “Kristallnacht,” and how a society tips into…Read this essay →

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The Aspirant Nation – A Conversation with Conrad Black

Conrad Black has been a member of the British House of Lords since 2001. He is the author of critically acclaimed biographies of Maurice Duplessis,…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 09-09-13

Syria: Argument for state sovereignty winning over argument for human rights; Syrian Christians fleeing one of the last villages on earth where Aramaic still spoken;…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 08-29-13

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 08-28-13

On 50th anniversary of “I Have a Dream” we remember every human is made in image of God; In Syria there are no good options…Read this essay →

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Islam—The Great Challenge to Christian Evangelism of Our Times

The issue of Islam is never far from our headlines. Early in his administration, President Barack Obama put the issue of Islam front and center...Read this essay →

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Books for a Summer Season — Some Recommended Reading

Serious readers tend to read by season. A worthy book is ripe for the reading in any season, but winter seems to privilege the weightier...Read this essay →

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Rinse Not the Prose: Christopher Hitchens on the King James Version

Why would an ardent atheist care about translations of the Bible, and why would Christians be concerned with what an atheist would think? These are...Read this essay →

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Empire or Cow Town? National Geographic Looks at the Kingdom of David and Solomon

Tel Aviv University archaeologist Israel Finkelstein argues that the kingdom of David and Solomon is a greatly embellished biblical fiction. Jerusalem, he argues, was a...Read this essay →

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On Darwin and Darwinism: A Letter to Professor Giberson

An open letter to Professor Karl Giberson, in answer to his posting, "How Darwin Sustains My Baptist Search for Truth." Dear Professor Giberson: I read...Read this essay →

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Summer Reading — Books Fit for the Season

Readers are a hopeful lot. Ask most serious readers what they intend to read over the next month, and you are likely to hear a...Read this essay →

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Real Enough? — Relics, Gopher Wood, and the Sufficiency of Scripture

Our confidence that the account of the flood and Noah’s ark happened in space, time, and history is grounded in the Bible, not in remnants…Read this essay →

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Hindsight — The Most Newsworthy Events of 2009

The past year has brought both blessings and challenges that have seriously shaped the course of history.  From the election of the first African-American President...Read this essay →

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Moral Clarity and the Fall of the Wall

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Moral Clarity and the Fall of the Wall

The twentieth anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall is an important milestone in human history.  The wall, which represents ideas of oppression, cruelty...Read this essay →

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NewsNote: Moral Clarity and the Fall of the Wall

The twentieth anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall is an important landmark in human history. That wall, one of history's most heinous symbols...Read this essay →

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Concerns for the Rising Generation

Thomas Friedman has recently written a piece in The New York Times about the three ‘bombs’ that he fears when thinking of the challenges his...Read this essay →

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The Moral Lessons of World War II, 70 Years Later

On the 70th Anniversary of the Nazi invasion of Poland, Dr. Mohler discusses the important moral lessons learned from World War II. As nations look...Read this essay →

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Remembering Katrina 4 Years Later

Hurricane Katrina was perhaps the most terrible natural disaster to ever happen in the United States. What were the effects of such a massive storm...Read this essay →

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Tiananmen Square: 20 Years Later

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Martin Luther King Jr.: Taking The Measure Of The Man

An Encore Presentation From 1/16/06Read this essay →

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