Monday

The Briefing 12-07-15

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  • Pres. Obama concedes reality of war with terrorists despite denouncing view in past
  • Popularity of ISIS reminder of weakness of theologically disarmed American worldview
  • Effects of including women in all combat roles begin to sink in
Friday

The Briefing 12-4-15

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  • In aftermath of San Bernardino massacre, nation continues to search for answers
  • Pentagon lifts restrictions on women in combat, denies essential difference between sexes
  • Attempted gay rights ordinance in Jacksonville next stage in moral war of attrition
  • On 100th anniversary, moral relativism shown as unintended consequence of Einstein's theory
Thursday

The Briefing 12-03-15

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  • San Bernardino violence only explicable in light of Christian understanding of human sin
  • In aftermath of California shootings politicians grasp for inadequate policy solutions
  • Despite dismissal of prayer as platitude, it remains key Christian response to tragedy
Tuesday

The Briefing 12-01-15

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  • Climate change summit in Paris reminder of twin human responsibilities of dominion and stewardship
  • Opposition to Lord's Prayer ad in Britain exposes increasing intolerance of secularism
  • Secular French President attempts to encourage religion for sake of environment
Monday

The Briefing 11-23-15

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  • Mali and Paris attacks show developing rivalry between ISIS and al Qaeda, exposing same deadly worldview
  • Favored candidate loses Louisiana governorship overwhelmingly, exposing importance of character
  • Vocabulary debate over bathrooms and bathroom access adds to moral confusion of society
Friday

The Briefing 11-20-15

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  • Jewish prayer at shared holy site sparks controversy due to theology of prayer of Judaism, Islam
  • Significance of sibling-relationships to later life underlines tragedy of one-child China
  • Sociologists argue next step in sexual revolution for men to take up more feminine roles
Thursday

The Briefing 11-19-15

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  • Generic view of religion undermines ability to respond to theological significance of Paris attacks
  • Abortionist physician for South asserts concern for pregnant woman, neglects baby
  • Atlanta considers billion dollar casino, fails to consider fallout of casino economies
Wednesday

The Briefing 11-18-15

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  • In aftermath of Paris, Western nations confronted with inability to predict evil
  • In light of attacks, refugee crisis causes conflicted conscience in Western nations
  • China persists in using organs from executed prisoners, undermining human dignity
  • Challenge Boy Scouts face after concessions to moral revolution exposes loss of 'boyhood' from public consciousness
Tuesday

The Briefing 11-17-15

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  • Failure to recognize theological will of ISIS raises question of future of Western civilization
  • Supreme Court to take up most significant abortion case in decades
  • US gives designation of genocide to Yazidis, but not Middle East Christians
Monday

The Briefing 11-16-15

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  • Horror of Paris attacks reflect theological identity and ambition of ISIS
  • Bernie Sanders blames ideologically motivated violence on climate change, not beliefs
  • Attack on Paris attack on symbol of secularism, European ideal
Friday

The Briefing 11-13-15

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  • Utah judge separates child from lesbian foster parents affirming importance of father and mother
  • Child murder of younger sibling raises horrifying reality of sin, human nature
  • Effectiveness of crisis pregnancy centers alarming abortion supporters
Thursday

The Briefing 11-12-15

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  • Mexico Supreme Court strikes down marijuana laws on basis of individualism
  • Marijuana start-up companies aim to profit off of expansion of weed market
  • Russian athlete doping scandal reminder sin prevents humans from ever policing self
  • Helmut Schmidt, significant leader of 20th century, dead after seeing rise and fall of Nazism and Soviet Union
  • Diplomatic impasse over wine at dinner between France and Iran exposes inescapable nature of theology
Wednesday

The Briefing 11-11-15

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  • Obama administration exercises cultural power of presidency in support revision to Civil Rights Act
  • Collision between erotic and religious liberty evidenced in Atlanta fire chief lawsuit
  • Secularization of America shown in diminishing size of Christian groups on college campuses
  • Supposed Starbucks furor reminder not to confuse church's business with that of corporate America
  • Veterans Day reminder to give honor to whom honor is due
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