Thursday

The Briefing 08-25-16

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  • God and the natural order: How should Christians process the deadly earthquake in Italy?
  • ISIS turns to kids for its future, recruiting new suicide bombers with toys and ice cream
  • New federal transgender rule threatens backbone of the American health care system—religious hospitals
Friday

The Briefing 04-22-16

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  • World leaders are making the argument that legalizing pot could lead to the defeat of ISIS
  • Canada's assisted suicide bill is not liberal enough for some because it excludes minors
  • Queen Elizabeth II celebrates her 90th birthday as longest reigning British monarch
Thursday

The Briefing 03-24-16

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  • Brussels attack the latest in an almost daily cycle of Islamic terror around the globe
  • Yesterday's oral arguments at SCOTUS featured clash between religious and sexual liberty
  • Religious liberty in peril under coercive economic pressure from businesses in Georgia
Monday

The Briefing 03-21-16

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  • Obama's historical visit to Cuba highlights difficulties of statecraft in a fallen world
  • Evil in the heart of man: ISIS operative's arrest reveals bloodthirsty change in tactics
  • North Korea sentences American student to 15 years hard labor for theft of "sacrosanct" sign
  • Twitter celebrates its 10th anniversary. How has its 140-character limit shaped the world?
Friday

The Briefing 03-18-16

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  • More questions than answers surround the worldview of Obama's nominee to the Supreme Court
  • In commendable statement, Kerry declares ISIS has committed genocide against Christians
  • Lenders looking to capitalize on divorce actually bank on discord, not faithfulness
Monday

The Briefing 12-07-15

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  • Pres. Obama concedes reality of war with terrorists despite denouncing view in past
  • Popularity of ISIS reminder of weakness of theologically disarmed American worldview
  • Effects of including women in all combat roles begin to sink in
Monday

The Briefing 11-23-15

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  • Mali and Paris attacks show developing rivalry between ISIS and al Qaeda, exposing same deadly worldview
  • Favored candidate loses Louisiana governorship overwhelmingly, exposing importance of character
  • Vocabulary debate over bathrooms and bathroom access adds to moral confusion of society
Wednesday

The Briefing 11-18-15

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  • In aftermath of Paris, Western nations confronted with inability to predict evil
  • In light of attacks, refugee crisis causes conflicted conscience in Western nations
  • China persists in using organs from executed prisoners, undermining human dignity
  • Challenge Boy Scouts face after concessions to moral revolution exposes loss of 'boyhood' from public consciousness
Tuesday

The Briefing 11-17-15

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  • Failure to recognize theological will of ISIS raises question of future of Western civilization
  • Supreme Court to take up most significant abortion case in decades
  • US gives designation of genocide to Yazidis, but not Middle East Christians
Monday

The Briefing 11-16-15

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  • Horror of Paris attacks reflect theological identity and ambition of ISIS
  • Bernie Sanders blames ideologically motivated violence on climate change, not beliefs
  • Attack on Paris attack on symbol of secularism, European ideal
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
Wednesday

The Briefing 08-19-15

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  • Oregon's right-to-die laws destroying trust between patients and doctors
  • Power of theology and worldview to ISIS appeal to even teens recognized by New York Times
  • Chattanooga gunman discovered to have been motivated by need to have sin forgiven