The Briefing 05-27-16

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  • Language battle over car "accidents" chafes at the academy's view of human responsibility
  • Church of Scotland votes to allow gay clergy to be married but not to conduct gay marriage
  • Online baptisms and communion? Church of Scotland eyes internet to fix declining membership
  • Why is man religious? Evolutionist attempts an answer but admits inability to explain pain and death

The Briefing 11-09-15

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  • Supreme Court takes up yet another religious liberty case against Obamacare
  • Media's fixation on same sex marriage evidenced in one edition of New York Times
  • Mormonism and Reformed Judaism illustrate different religious responses to cultural pressure
  • Study on children's self esteem reveals little parents don't already know

The Briefing 11-03-15

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  • Refugee flood threatens to overwhelm Germany, with displacement that rivals World Wars
  • German church says no need to evangelize Muslims, redefining gospel and missions
  • Bernie Sanders' embarrassment over past positions on gay marriage illustrates moral revolution
  • American parents tending to outsource parenting to library, mobile devices

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

The Briefing 09-01-15

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  • Enduring nature of temptation to idolatory illustrated in current events
  • Indiana editorial's celebration of total non-discrimination exposes pervasiveness of sexual revolution
  • Polygamy lawsuit depends on Supreme Court gay marriage ruling for defense

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

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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