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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 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 10-01-13

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 09-23-13

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 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 09-17-13

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 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 08-26-13

Syrian regime crosses Obama’s “red line,” by using chemical weapons against own people; Hasan and Bales: Two very different judments from two similar Military court…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 08-15-13

Egyptian government cracks down on protests; U.S. Attempting to broker Israeli/Palestinian talks; 50 Shades author makes $95 million providing pornography to new population segment; Same-Sex…Read this essay →

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The Briefing 08-07-13

Washington DC legalizes gender change on birth certificate without surgery; Print media in US in trouble as several major publications sold; “Civil Religion” sociologist Robert…Read this essay →

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The Briefing 08-05-13

Embassies shut down in response to al Qaeda threats; Secular world baffled by In-N-Out, Hobby Lobby, and other “Christian” companies; Pentagon decides explicit magazines no…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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The Briefing 06-06-13

1) Recent trials a horrible reminder of murderous humanity Soldier charged in Afghan massacre: ‘Not a good reason in this world’ for what he did,...Read this essay →

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The Briefing 06-03-13

1) Tornadoes and wildfires threaten as we remember the grace and mercy of an omnipotent God 'Unpredictable' storm in Oklahoma turned on three chasers, CNN...Read this essay →

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The Briefing 05-17-13

1. Rapid pace of secularization and rise of Islam in Great Britain Christianity declining 50pc faster than thought – as one in 10 under-25s is...Read this essay →

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The Briefing 04-25-13

1. Worldview Matters: the influence of Islam and local mosques on bombing suspects Mosque that Boston suspects attended has radical ties, USA Today (Oren Dorell)2....Read this essay →

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The Briefing 04-23-13

1. Boston suspect charged. Now we begin to ask why. Bomb Suspect Is Charged and Could Face the Death Penalty, New York Times (Richard A...Read this essay →

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The Briefing 04-17-13

1. Boston Bombing reminds us that evil is real, but not rational Bomb Details Emerge in Boston Case, New York Times (Katharine Q Seelye and...Read this essay →

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The Terrorist and His Porn Stash

The news that a huge stash of digital pornography had been discovered on the computers taken from Osama bin Laden's compound was big news, but...Read this essay →

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The Trial that Still Must Come — The Death of Osama bin Laden and the Limits of Human Justice

As is always the case, we are left with a sense that a higher court is still needed. Christians know that Osama bin Laden escaped…Read this essay →

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Why is the Muslim World So Resistant to the Gospel?

The future shape of the world appears to be a worldview competition between Christianity, Islam, and Western Secularism. For Christians, both of these worldviews represent...Read this essay →

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What He Wanted All Along: The Real Scandal of Pastor Terry Jones

The case of Florida pastor Terry Jones presents Christians with an easy judgment but a difficult dilemma. This publicity-seeking pastor of a tiny congregation deserves...Read this essay →

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This Priest Faces Mecca? A Parable of Confusion

Rev. Steve Lawler has attracted the attention of the national media because this Episcopal priest chose a very odd way to observe Lent. He decided...Read this essay →

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Martyrs in a Modern World

Christians -- especially those enjoying the safety of the West -- often think of martyrdom as a part of the distant Christian past. But a...Read this essay →

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Who Will Be Tested Next? — The Dilemma of Franklin Graham

Evangelical Christians in the United States had better see a big challenge staring us in the face. Franklin Graham was disinvited by the Pentagon for…Read this essay →

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“The Year of Our Lord” — Diploma Trouble in Texas

The controversy at Trinity University tells us so much about the loss of Christian conviction in colleges and universities, the insanity of secular revisionism, and…Read this essay →

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On Faith: Out of Sight, Out of Mind? — The Swiss Ban Minarets

Voting by an unexpectedly large margin, the Swiss overwhelmingly adopted a national ban on the construction of minarets. Sunday's vote represents a clear victory for...Read this essay →

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On Faith: Religious Belief and the Military

This week's question at "On Faith," the religion project of The Washington Post and Newsweek was posed against the tragic backdrop of the shootings at...Read this essay →

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NewsNote: Muslim Creationists and Western Elites — Get Out Much?

Every individual human being is embedded in a complex of culture, language, relationships, and ideas. What we see as normal is a product of our...Read this essay →

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