Wednesday

The Briefing 08-19-15

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  • Oregon's right-to-die laws destroying trust between patients and doctors
  • Power of theology and worldview to ISIS appeal to even teens recognized by New York Times
  • Chattanooga gunman discovered to have been motivated by need to have sin forgiven
Tuesday

The Briefing 08-18-15

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  • Legitimacy of moral conduct codes at Christian colleges questioned
  • Lack of middle ground on gay marriage for evangelicals befuddles secular analysts
  • Historic Baptist church embraces gay marriage nondiscrimination policy
  • Fertility clinics offer option of sex selection, reducing children to customized products
Monday

The Briefing 08-17-15

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  • Politicians, including White House, defend Planned Parenthood in cycle of anti-life
  • Efforts to defund Planned Parenthood critiqued as inconsistent with destruction of embryos
  • Colorado baker informed by court his Christian convictions need not apply to baking
  • Federal court instructs nuns on whether nuns should oppose contraception mandate
Friday

The Briefing 08-14-15

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  • Pro-choice journalist questions position after horror of Planned Parenthood videos
  • Secular parents struggle with children's predisposition to believe in God
  • Preschool teacher claims role in challenging sexual morality children learn at home
Wednesday

The Briefing 08-12-15

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  • Study presenting difficulty of parenthood reveals focus of happiness in status, not family
  • Question of affordability of having kids unique question of secular worldview
  • Indian political controversy over beef trade shows constant influence of theology
Monday

The Briefing 08-10-15

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  • Liberal Canadian denomination faces conundrum in discipline case of atheist pastor
  • Arian Foster's decades-old atheism proclaimed in effort to promote secular worldview
  • Target stops distinguishing between boy and girl toys in concretization of gender confusion
  • One year later, Michael Brown's death symbol of ongoing challenge of racial reconciliation
Thursday

The Briefing 08-06-15

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  • Fox News Republican candidate debate first major debate of 2016 presidential race
  • Jon Stewart's final show reminder of legacy and influence of comedy news
  • Planned Parenthood presentation of abortion as minor part of services debunked by Slate
  • 70th anniversary of Hiroshima bomb somber token of the horror of nuclear weapons
Monday

The Briefing 08-03-15

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  • Shocking videos investigating Planned Parenthood confront America with reality of abortion
  • Major media attempt to complicate simplicity of Planned Parenthood scandal
  • Outrage over Cecil the Lion expressed by Planned Parenthood defenders a tragic irony
  • Ashley Madison hack exposes violation of trust by website helping violate marital trust
Tuesday

The Briefing 06-30-15

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  • Oklahoma execution method upheld by Supreme Court, despite severe questioning of death penalty
  • Supreme Court stay against Texas abortion restrictions mean more infants will die
  • Christians cannot shirk responsibility to speak biblicly about gay marriage
  • Individualized use of religion in weddings effort to escape morality-binding authority
  • Celebration of chimps as relatives key test of worldview division of America
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