Friday

The Briefing 09-30-16

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  • Checks and Balances: Congress overrides Pres. Obama's veto for the first time in his presidency
  • Electoral accountability: Elected state judges less supportive of LGBT rights than appointed ones
  • Today marks 40th anniversary of the Hyde amendment, which protects taxpayers from paying for abortions
  • New Ligonier and LifeWay study shows widespread theological confusion in America, even in our churches
Friday

The Briefing 09-16-16

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  • ACC pulls championships from NC, citing "principles" of inclusion and nondiscrimination
  • "The times, they are a-changin'": Orlando sports columnist mocks NC in bid to ACC
  • Democrats refuse to pass Zika bill because it doesn't include money for Planned Parenthood
  • Could religion's decline precipitate economic decline? Question has secularists worried
Friday

The Briefing 09-09-16

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  • "Even a church" — Massachusetts law can require a church to violate Scripture
  • It's not just Massachusetts: The larger pattern that threatens religious liberty
  • To each "zirs" own? Vanderbilt's pronoun chart and the end of conversation
Wednesday

The Briefing 08-31-16

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  • There never was any middle ground: A response to David Gushee's volcanic LGBT prediction
  • What happens when religious liberty faces "other stronger interests"? Well, who's defining "stronger"?
  • Liberal, Moderate, or Conservative? Facebook is making a list and checking it twice
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
Monday

The Briefing 08-22-16

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  • Turkish wedding suicide bomber who killed 50 was just a child, between 12 and 14 yrs old
  • The good, the bad, and the weird: What can we learn about humanity from the 2016 Olympics?
  • The "queerest" Olympics ever? The unsettled conscience and uncertain future of LGBT sport
  • The gender revolution arrives at the clothing store—but it's still organized male-female
Wednesday

The Briefing 08-17-16

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  • When gay pride becomes big business: The commercialization of LGBT activism
  • Were the hippies right? How looking at the 1960's helps explain our world today
  • The moral behind the medical stat: 1 in 5 babies born in Indiana are addicted to drugs
Tuesday

The Briefing 08-16-16

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  • Is more information always better? Parenting in the age of prenatal screening and the designer baby
  • The microscopic matters: House passes measure protecting frozen embryos of veterans
  • "Having a baby" doesn't mean what it used to: Four lesbians sue New Jersey over fertility treatment
  • The difference between "burkinis" and bikinis—other than the amount of fabric—is one of worldview
Thursday

The Briefing 08-11-16

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  • Good news for Christian higher education in California as lawmaker drops proposal—for now
  • No such thing as a "male body"? Transgenderism and the eclipse of biological sex
  • American College of Pediatricians: gender dysphoria debate is primarily about worldview, not science
  • Is it political to address social issues like abortion from the pulpit? Pew says "yes"
Wednesday

The Briefing 08-10-16

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  • What the NIKE ad featuring a trans athlete tells us about the culture and ourselves
  • The transgender revolution hits the Olympics … but not consistently
  • College football and the sexual revolution: LGBT groups demand Big 12 deny BYU membership
  • Deliberate childlessness celebrated: A really bad argument moves to the mainstream
Thursday

The Briefing 08-04-16

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  • The fall of Roger Ailes can serve warning for Christians to avoid a media echo chamber
  • Biden officiates same-sex wedding, tweets photo posturing on the "right side of history"
  • The NBA, creator of the WNBA, spurns North Carolina for codifying gender distinction
  • In surprising decision, SCOTUS temporarily blocks transgender bathroom use in Virginia public school
Friday

The Briefing 07-01-16

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  • Pope Francis continues to sow confusion with remarks on marriage, homosexuality, and—yes—justification
  • Under cultural pressure, military lifts transgender ban and removes "man" from job titles
Tuesday

The Briefing 06-07-16

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  • No matter the outcome of today's primaries, Bernie has redefined the Democratic Party
  • How many LGBT Americans? No one knows, which is why Uncle Sam is trying to find out.
  • Atheists venture show of force in D.C., instead reveal demographic and identity problems
  • "Ah... Dear Millennials, please insist on using WORDS to translate the Bible, not emoji."
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