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December 24, 2012
Families across the Christian world are gathering for Christmas even now, with caravans of cars and planeloads of passengers headed to hearth and home. Christmas comes once again, filled with the joy, expectation, and sentiment of the season. It is a time for children, who fill homes with energy, excitement, and sheer joy. And it is a time for the aged, who cherish Christmas memories drawn from decades of Christmas celebrations. Even in an age of mobility, families do their best to gather as extended clans, drawn by the call of Christmas.
December 11, 2012
The major festivals of the Christian year often prompt major cover stories in the nation’s weekly news magazines. Time, Newsweek, and US News & World Report all regularly feature major articles timed for Christmas and Easter. The days of these cover articles may soon be over, however, since US News & World Report is no longer publishing a print edition, and Newsweek‘s final print edition will be dated December 31, 2012.
December 11, 2012
Story 1 – Is the Biblical account of Jesus’s birth historical fact or just unenlightened religious devotion?
What Do We Really Know About Jesus? Newsweek (Bart Ehrman)
Story 2 – The worldwide impact of the twilight of Hugo Chavez
Venezuela Confronts Twilight of Chávez Era, Wall Street Journal (Jose De Cordoba)
Story 3 – The war for gender neutrality…
November 27, 2012
TODAY: What the Christmas Buying Season Says About Us / The Perils of State Sponsored Religious Education / Atheist Group Gets Major Funding at a State University / Paul Krugman Wants to Marginalize Opponents of Evolution / The Last Typewriter Leaves the Factory in Britain. I discuss all these and more in today’s edition of The Briefing: A Daily Analysis of News and Events from a Christian Worldview.
December 22, 2009
Santa Claus has taken over the Christmas season. From a historical man giving gifts to needy children, to a jolly old man in a red suit, Christmas has become about far more than a babe in a manger. How should Christians talk about Santa Claus with their children? What is the best way to sensitively…
December 2, 2009
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March 18, 2008
How should we communicate the Easter message to our children? Some have suggested that the bloody torture of Calvary is far too gruesome for kids and should therefore be avoided. On today’s program, guest host Russell Moore welcomes Nica Lalli, an atheist author and educator, to the show. Nica’s recent op-ed in USA Today argues…
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December 11, 2007
A recent article in First Things suggests that American families have lost their freedom to actively engage as Christians in a society increasingly immersed in pornography. And while we are all aware of the prevalence of pornography within media, the mall is becoming a frontline in this cultural shift. On today’s program, Dr. Mohler takes…