Friday

The Briefing 10-02-15

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  • Oregon community college shooting tragic demonstration of evil and sin
  • Obama's call to combat ISIS ideologically rejected by UN intimidated by strength of Islam
  • Majority of Harvard freshman class secular, foreshadowing future of American elites
  • In light of secular confusion, important for evangelicals to assert biblical basis of value of all living creation
Thursday

The Briefing 10-01-15

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  • Planned Parenthood congressional hearing exposes limits of politics on moral issues
  • Pope meeting with Kim Davis underlines quandary of Francis' desire to appeal to everyone
  • Pope's political messaging consequence of sacramental division of practice and doctrine
Tuesday

The Briefing 09-29-15

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  • America's future culture, politics reshaped by surging immigration trends among Asians
  • Volkswagen controversy exposes moral significance of trust to economy, civilization
  • Embryo legal battle between divorcees reveals lack of moral clarity in society
Monday

The Briefing 09-28-15

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  • Boehner resignation from Speaker of House signals fissures within conservatives in America
  • Planned Parenthood conflict reveals life and death significance of political process
  • Pope's statements in US leave confusion, paving way of leftward trajectory for Catholicism
  • Liberal theology's marriage to liberal politics leads to secular liberalism
Friday

The Briefing 09-25-15

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  • Pope's Congress address fails to mention Jesus, affirms leftward leading of Roman Church
  • Abortion videos expose divide over abortion as either murder or morally insignificant
  • Pagan Pride Day reveals inherent spiritual identity and needs even in hyper-modern age
Thursday

The Briefing 09-24-15

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  • Pope's visit time for evangelicals to make clear issue with pope is theological, not personal
  • Nancy Pelosi example of worldview conflict between pro-choice Catholics and Catholic teaching
  • Shout Your Abortion hashtag effort to normalize abortion, claim baby part of woman's body
Wednesday

The Briefing 09-23-15

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  • Overtly political nature of Pope's visit celebrated by 'cafeteria progressives'
  • Justice Scalia critiques judicial activism of courts, relativization of Constitutional text
  • Single-issue politics, Doritos, and national park proposal reveal success of moral revolution
  • Liberal synagogue hosts Planned Parenthood fundraiser illustrating worldview divide between liberal and conservative parts of religion
Tuesday

The Briefing 09-22-15

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  • Pope's caution in Cuba exposes tension between roles as religious leader and head of state
  • Pope sets pattern of liberalizing Catholicism's effect without formally adjusting teaching
  • Tennnessean schools instruct students on Islam, separating religious facts from beliefs
Friday

The Briefing 09-18-15

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  • Appeals court ruling sets up Obamacare religious freedom clash in Supreme Court
  • Obama defends Planned Parenthood, furthers culture of personal autonomy idolatry
  • NFL teams profit from gambling in guise of fantasy football even as it denounces gambling
  • Self-inflicted wound of marijuana on Colorado not a laughing matter
Thursday

The Briefing 09-17-15

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  • Archbishop of Canterbury to formalize rift in Anglican Communion to preserve some unity
  • Shocking racial disparity evident in abortion unaddressed by abortionists must not be avoided
  • Workaholic culture in Japan pressures women to abort child for sake of career
  • Non-Christians rebuke Christian understanding of doctrine over FBC Greenville
Tuesday

The Briefing 09-15-15

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  • Study links homophobia to mental illness, using therapeutic worldview to further moral shift
  • Justice Breyer presents European courts as moral standard for US decisions
  • First legal crop of pot in DC sows moral confusion as cannot be legally sold
  • Power of images to shape our feelings important factor in how we view world as Christians
Monday

The Briefing 09-14-15

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  • Young woman's hope in cryonics for life after death shows futility of materialistic worldview
  • Medical associations help California assisted suicide law pass and UK bill fail
  • Time Magazine raises the question of the expiration of mongamy
  • Republican candidates narrow before a single vote cast
Friday

The Briefing 09-11-15

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  • Gay marriage celebrant's rebuke of Christians shows moral judgment inescapable
  • Obama invites gay Catholic to meet with Pope at White House in order to embarrass Pope
  • Claim of new human ancestor discovery example of constant shifting of evolutionary theory
  • Parents using texting to communicate with teens sacrifice conversation for convenience
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