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The Briefing 04-07-14

Mozilla CEO ouster clear example of scale and velocity of moral revolution; Endorsement of same-sex marriage has become non-negotiable; Is the internet taking away American…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 03-14-14

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 03-07-14

Peggy Noonan: America losing itself in “continuing shift of power from private to public”; Bill de Blasio and others declare war on charter school of…Read this essay →

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The Briefing 03-04-14

We may lose the marriage argument with the culture, but we’re in trouble if we lose it with our kids; Hell might not make you…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 02-25-14

Fed Reserve failure to see financial meltdown picture of human nature in the face of crisis; Citizens looking to government like children to parents: “omnipotent…Read this essay →

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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 01-06-14

Extreme Cold moves across the midwest and east coast; Boy Scouts start allowing gay members at the first of the year; Bill de Blasio gets…Read this essay →

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The Briefing 12-19-13

Panel of journalist elites admit media has a liberal bias; Why is a leading scholarly association boycotting Israel? — Antisemitism; Christmas: “The national holiday that…Read this essay →

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The Briefing 12-13-13

Sandy Hook one year later – The answer to “Why?” may not be answered in this life; Center of Christianity has moved from Europe to…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 12-05-13

Would higher minimum wage really lead to the greatest human flourishing? No one really knows; After over ten years, the legalization of prostitution in Germany…Read this essay →

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Their Abortions—What Do These Abortion Testimonies Really Reveal?

A signal event in America's long trial over the tragedy of abortion occurred this week with the publication of a cover story in New York...Read this essay →

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The Briefing 11-15-13

Not just a morality debate – Society increasingly doesn’t even understand moral traditionalists; 2013 a “watershed” year for transgender rights, but the wave is only…Read this essay →

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The Briefing 11-14-13

Heart-wrenching New York Magazine cover story interviews women who have had abortions; Supreme Court flooded with abortion cases; Atheist mega-churches? Atheists are religious about their…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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Theology and the Future of the Southern Baptist Convention: A Conversation with R. Albert Mohler Jr. and Eric Hankins

Southern Seminary was glad to welcome Dr. Eric Hankins, Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church in Oxford, Mississippi, as our chapel preacher for Thursday, November...Read this essay →

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Render unto Caesar or unto God? Government Funding and the Crisis of Conscience

Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained...Read this essay →

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The Briefing 11-07-13

Political shifts indicate moral shifts – New York elects decidedly liberal mayor; Christie wins in a commanding way as McAuliffe wins by surprisingly narrow margin;…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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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 10-21-13

New Jersey court legalizes same-sex marriage immediately, without a vote; Saudi Arabia gains a seat on the U.N. security council – then rejects it; Ancient…Read this essay →

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Falling on Deaf Ears?—Why So Many Churches Hear So Little of the Bible

“It is well and good for the preacher to base his sermon on the Bible, but he better get to something relevant pretty quickly, or...Read this essay →

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The Briefing 10-08-13

New York Times Editors give their opinion on how Supreme Court should rule; Originalism, Textualism, and Theology in Scalia’s historic interview; California Governor signs law…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 10-03-13

Government Shutdown a show of political theater with genuine political issues at stake; Euthanasia performed after dissatisfaction with sex change operation; Secularism explodes among American…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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