Monday

The Briefing 04-10-17

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  • Is the Cold War back? Considering the aftermath of the US strike in Syria
  • Suicide bombings in Coptic churches on Palm Sunday underscore threat to Christianity in Middle East
  • Judge Neil Gorsuch to be sworn in today after being confirmed by Senate in 54-45 vote
  • Great British controversy: Church of England outraged over removal of "Easter" from egg hunt on Easter
Friday

The Briefing 01-27-17

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  • Abortion and the American conscience: 60 million dead, sacrificed at the altar of sexual freedom
  • ISIS's theological claim: Terrorist group destroys ancient sites in the name of Allah
  • Where are all the children? Absence of future generation in San Francisco spells doom for the future
  • Should teenagers have their own rooms? New book challenges the conventional wisdom
Tuesday

The Briefing 11-01-16

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  • China elevates President Xi to "core" leader, joining the ranks of Mao Zedong and Deng Xiaoping
  • Democracy on trial? The geopolitics of the 2016 presidential election
  • When Iraq is finally liberated, will Iraq's Christians have a home?
  • Who's securing the National Security Agency? Recent NSA security breach raises eyebrows
Friday

The Briefing 10-21-16

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  • ISIS on the run: Major offensive in Mosul comes on the heels of the fall of highly symbolic Dabiq
  • With marijuana on the ballot, cash-strapped states are looking to capitalize on cannabis
  • Whose child is this? With the redefinition of marriage comes the expanded definition of parenthood
Wednesday

The Briefing 09-21-16

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  • The irrationality of terrorists: One was a "normal American kid," the other had a history with the FBI
  • The heart is desperately wicked: Experts unable to find predictor for “Lone Wolf” terror
  • What is the proper moral reflex in response to the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man in Tulsa?
  • Real ethics for artificial intelligence? Human beings and the gift of moral consciousness
Tuesday

The Briefing 09-20-16

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  • Terrorist attacks in 3 states over the weekend underscore ongoing threat of radical Islam
  • Nashville, the "buckle of the Bible belt," to consider decriminalizing marijuana
  • Does marijuana produce slackers? New research shows lack of regulatory standards harmful
  • 7,800,947—the number of opioid prescriptions in TN, surpassing that state's population
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