Religious Freedom

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The Briefing 04-03-14

Supreme Court lifts ban on aggregate campaign donations; Why is Mississippi religious freedom law controversial? It shouldn’t be; Boy Scout “halfway policy” now backfires as…Read this essay →

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The Briefing 03-26-14

One of the most important religious liberty cases in recent history now before Supreme Court; In a fallen world, we can’t even take the ground…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 03-24-14

Politically active judges are not responding to Supreme Court decisions, but anticipating them; Obama’s visit to Saudi Arabia will reveal if he is truly serious…Read this essay →

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The Briefing 03-11-14

Millennials in Adulthood report: Only 26% married as they reach adulthood; Christian leaders have no place in life of Bowdoin College; United Methodist Church will…Read this essay →

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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 02-27-14

Rise of erotic liberty at expense of religious liberty in Arizona; Federal judge strikes down Texas same-sex marriage ban; “Healing properties” of broken homes? What…Read this essay →

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The Briefing 02-20-14

Ukraine threatens civil war and violence in Thai; Boy Scouts lose 6% of membership allowing homosexual members; Christians accused of applying Jim Crow laws with…Read this essay →

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The Briefing 02-18-14

Where does religious liberty intersect and sometimes collide with the business world? Federal Government now issuing guidelines for the sale of marijuana; Critics of the…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 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 12-09-13

Speed of the moral revolution: Judge orders Colorado baker to make cake for same-sex couple; The vulgarization of American culture not a pendulum – it’s…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 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 Briefing 11-08-13

Pray for Philippines: Typhoon Haiyan one of most dangerous and powerful in human history; Blockbuster and Twitter reflect transience of technology – and of culture;…Read this essay →

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The Briefing 11-06-13

After 30 years, legislative prayer will return to the Supreme Court; Measure to outlaw discrimination based on gender orientation passes Senate; Gay-rights advocates celebrate 2013…Read this essay →

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The Briefing 11-04-13

After $1.6 billion spent on security, LAX still not safe. Is safety possible? In Kentucky, first gay divorce attempted in state where same-sex marriage is…Read this essay →

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The Briefing 10-31-13

Christians must consider moral, ethical, and religious implications of Halloween; Public schools refuse to celebrate Halloween. It’s too religious; Battling Halloween candy by handing out…Read this essay →

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The Briefing 10-25-13

New Mexico court to decide marriage “once and for all.” Really? 13 year old boy shot and killed by deputies in San Francisco for carrying…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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The Briefing 10-22-13

Constitutional Crisis: judges legalizing same-sex marriage with no provisions for religious organizations; If you can’t beat em, join em: Secular alternative to being Jewish is…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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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 10-16-13

Why is America a magnet for Nobel Laureates?; Among heavy gamblers, losers outnumber winners by 128 to 1; In New York, highly biased ballot language…Read this essay →

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The Briefing 10-04-13

Tragedy in DC and resulting social media/cable news frenzy; Politicians attempt compromise with an eye to re-election; Wendy Davis uses abortion filibuster fame as springboard…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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Can Evangelical Chaplains Serve God and Country?—The Crisis Arrives

Can chaplains committed to historic biblical Christianity serve in the United States military? That question, though inconceivable to our nation's founders, is now front and...Read this essay →

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The Man from Issachar—An Address at the Inauguration of Russell D. Moore

THE MAN FROM ISSACHAR An Address Delivered in the City of Washington, D.C. upon the Inauguration of Russell D. Moore as President of the Ethics and Religious Liberty...Read this essay →

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The Briefing 09-10-13

French schools required to display “secularism charter”; California appeals court upholds gender conversion therapy ban; SBC Chaplains barred from performing same-sex marriageRead 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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