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The Briefing 03-27-14

World Vision’s historic and welcome statement acknowledges error; Liberals elevate contraception to sacramental importance; Marriage too rigid? Divorce too negative? Enter “conscious uncoupling”Read this essay →

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The Briefing 03-25-14

World Vision claims they haven’t taken a side on same-sex marriage, but they have; 15,000 aborted babies burned as fuel to heat UK hospitals; Pray…Read this essay →

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The Briefing 03-14-14

Not Science Fiction: Malaysian airliner may have flown 4-5 hrs after losing contact; Vast generational shift toward secularization; Crucial vote in passing Obamacare now feels…Read this essay →

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The Briefing 02-17-14

Virginia federal court strikes down gay marriage ban as judges rush to “ratify society’s progress”; Romantic love, in the modern age, sought after to replace…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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The Briefing 10-02-13

Politics important but not ultimate: 3 sobering realities about the government shutdown; Health insurance vs. health care: Why Obamacare doesn’t solve the problem; 2 is…Read this essay →

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George and Barbara Witness a Wedding—When a Private Act Sends a Public Message

Former President George H. W. Bush and his wife Barbara attended a wedding a few days ago, and it made national news. According to The...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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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 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 08-20-13

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 08-12-13

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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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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“Waiting for the Other Shoe” — The Supreme Court Rules on Same-Sex Marriage

On the last day of its term, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled today on two same-sex marriage cases. Both are important cases, and both will...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 06-05-13

1) Manning and Holmes trials reveal difficulty of achieving perfect justice in imperfect world Judge allows plea of not guilty by insanity for James Holmes,...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 05-31-13

1. 3/4 of Americans say religion is losing its influence Poll: America losing it's religion, CNN Belief Blog (Dan Merica) Most Americans Say Religion Is...Read this essay →

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The Briefing 05-30-13

1. Women are now the primary breadwinners in 4 out of 10 families Nearly 40 percent of mothers are now the family breadwinners, report says, ...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 05-22-13

1. The "Storm of Storms" raises many important worldview questions. Christians should be prepared to give an answer. Crews Search for Survivors in Oklahoma, New...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 05-20-13

1. Historic week for Boy Scouts: decision will send far-reaching cultural signal Will Boy Scouts accept gay youth? Vote is imminent, Associated Press (David Crary)...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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The Briefing 05-14-13

1. Gosnell Murder Conviction - the atrocity, not of just one clinic, but of abortion everywhere Jury Convicts Abortion Provider Kermit Gosnell of Murder, The...Read this essay →

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The Briefing 05-13-13

1. Federal judge continues to defend Plan B access without restriction, prescription, or supervision Judge again rejects limits on emergency contraception, Los Angeles Times (Monte...Read this essay →

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The Briefing 05-09-13

1. Another New England state legalizes gay marriage - a reminder of the difference geography makes Delaware, Continuing a Trend, Becomes the 11th State to...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 05-06-13

1. Undistilled arrogance and horrible confusion defending unrestricted access to Plan B pill Putting Politics Ahead of Science, New York Times (Editorial) U.S. to Defend...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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