Friday

The Briefing 12-02-16

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  • A clash of civilizations? Exploring the nature of the conflict between Islam and the West
  • Moral evil and the danger of moral exhaustion: What 9/11's mastermind can teach us about terrorism
  • BuzzFeed piece on Chip and Joanna Gaines a shot at all "guilty" of holding to historic Christianity
  • For many around the world, Hollywood is America's sole ambassador. What message is being communicated?
Tuesday

The Briefing 11-15-16

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  • Geography, demographics, and worldview: Sorting through the aftermath of the 2016 election
  • Hollywood in mourning: For America's cultural elites, election night was a disaster
  • Academic elites at Harvard reflect on radical ideological uniformity in wake of election
  • The Battle of Ideas: "Elections determine who takes power, not who offers the truth."
Thursday

The Briefing 04-14-16

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  • The world is waking up to the harms of pornography, but glaringly missing is moral concern
  • Hollywood opposes anti-revenge-porn bill after realizing it could implicate their films
  • Prom dress controversy reveals society today is embarrassed more by modesty than immodesty
Tuesday

The Briefing 04-12-16

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  • Constitutionality trumps historicity: Christian mission's cross removed from LA county seal
  • Do tax assessors get to decide what is "necessary" for religious worship and instruction?
  • A Republic, if you can keep it: primaries have voters confused on nature of America's democracy
  • In Hollywood, the political choice is between liberal or even more liberal
  • Oxford theology students no longer required to study theology—Christian theology, that is.
Friday

The Briefing 03-25-16

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  • Time will tell whether Obama's visit to Cuba will usher in a new era or affirm an old one
  • Advances in food technology cause for celebration as global undernourishment diminishes
  • Statistics show that marriage is best for children, but some look elsewhere for solutions
  • He is risen! Christians worldwide ready to celebrate the central truth claim of our faith
Friday

The Briefing 12-18-15

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  • Wheaton controversy irreducibly theological: one cannot know the living God and deny his Son
  • Pro-abortion movement laments pro-life direction of country, denies real effects of Roe
  • Liberal agenda to move the American conscience on abortion is on display in Hollywood
  • Kentucky school cuts Bible passage from Charlie Brown program, loses meaning of Christmas