Monday

The Briefing 09-11-17

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  • What the unpredictability of a hurricane says about human vulnerability
  • Dependence on technology revealed as many are in the dark after Hurricane Irma
  • New York Times amazed that hurricane strengthens, rather than weakens Christians’ faith
  • In the face of nature’s chaos, New York Times asks, “Why can’t we stop asking 'Why?'”
Thursday

The Briefing 08-31-17

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  • The new functionalist understanding of religion and how it contrasts with biblical Christianity
  • Finding refuge in the muddled middle: What can we learn from responses to the Nashville Statement?
  • Knowledge vs. Faith: Is there a new chasm in American intellectual and religious life?
  • Should children be told that they can be anything they want to be?
Tuesday

The Briefing 04-05-16

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  • News from Panama and Brazil reveals massive corruption among global leaders, esp. dictators
  • Role reversal: Children acting like adults and adults like children is detrimental to both
  • Philosophy prof. makes waves by calling both believers and atheists to doubt—on Easter