Monday

The Briefing 10-12-15

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  • California bill undermining liberty of crisis pregnancy centers, requiring abortion promotion signed
  • Journalist attempts to place responsibility of sex ed on schools, not parents, for sake of moral agenda
  • Secretary of Education resignation reminder of political nature of national education agenda
  • Embarrassment over false prediction of end of the world detracts from seriousness of cause of Christ
Thursday

The Briefing 10-08-15

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  • Obama apologizes to Doctors Without Borders taking moral responsibility for mistaken hospital strike
  • Congress appoints special committee to investigate abortion more broadly
  • Ohio effort to aid addicted gamblers example of biological reduction of moral accountability
  • Revived Muppets show's promiscuous characters illustrates extent of sexual revolution
Wednesday

The Briefing 10-07-15

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  • Biblical counseling conference at SBTS protested over view of homosexuality as sin
  • Hillary's effort to defend slowness to affirm gay marriage shows velocity of moral shift
  • ABC Family changes name to avoid 'family friendly' perception for sake of market
Tuesday

The Briefing 10-06-15

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  • California right to die law signed by governor, furthering redefinition of human life
  • South Carolina flooding reminder of need of all cosmos for redemption
  • Non-theists overwhelmingly support abortion, exposing theological nature of debate
  • Oppostion to police car decal 'In God we Trust' shows depth of secular opposition to truth claims of religion
Monday

The Briefing 10-05-15

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  • Brokenness of world evident through tragedies, failures in Afghanistan, Syria, and beyond
  • Oregon shooting example of disguised and irrational nature of evil
  • 25th anniversary of fall of Berlin Wall, a great moral scar of 21st century, passes largely unnoticed
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
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