Friday

The Briefing 05-26-17

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  • New research shows "existential distress," not pain, main reason why people choose assisted suicide
  • Should religious organizations have to give up convictions to help foster children? TX bill says no.
  • How John F. Kennedy, born 100 years ago on Monday, became an iconic figure
  • Friday Book Recommendation: "Prisoners of Geography: Ten Maps That Explain Everything About the World"
Wednesday

The Briefing 05-24-17

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  • Manchester bombing and the nature of terrorism: How terror assaults a society's stability and security
  • Why Christians must uphold together the biblical teaching of chastity and the sanctity of human life
  • Confirming a lie: An entire moral revolution in the new term "gender conformation surgery"
Friday

The Briefing 05-12-17

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  • We can't escape nature: Tennessee judge grants lesbian rights of "husband" in same-sex divorce
  • Will the US military ever be able to write transgender policy that satisfies gender revolutionaries?
  • Historically, LGBT activists were against the US Census collecting LGBT data. Why are they for it now?
  • How the American Civil Liberties Union is standing against the civil liberties of Americans
  • The scouting story continues: Mormon Church severs ties with Boy Scouts of America
Tuesday

The Briefing 05-09-17

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  • Can we really erase gender? MTV's gender-neutral prizes awarded for gendered roles on the big screen
  • Politics with a side of sports: ESPN doubles down on politics-infused sports coverage
  • Science, philosophy, and the origins of our 'post-truth era'
  • Stephen Hawking says humanity has just 100 years to find a new home. But do major media believe him?
  • And they think our worldview is strange: TIME reports aliens probably wouldn't eat us after all
Friday

The Briefing 04-21-17

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  • Money, morality, and the media: Bill O'Reilly out at Fox News amidst accusations of sexual harassment
  • New York Governor Cuomo mandates insurers cover infertility treatment for singles, same-sex couples
  • New York's latest offer of tuition-free college at state schools: A government takeover of higher ed?
  • Is the Bible's position on women in ministry sexist? Complementarianism in the New York Times
Thursday

The Briefing 04-13-17

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  • A high court in Sweden just ruled that a midwife must be willing to perform abortions to keep her job
  • Official Journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics: Calling breastfeeding "natural" is unethical
  • Does it matter if the Passover story is literally true? Truth, fact, and the historicity of the Bible
Thursday

The Briefing 04-06-17

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  • 7th Circuit drops bombshell: Sexual orientation covered under Title VII of 1964 Civil Rights Act
  • Inaction would be unacceptable: International outrage as chemical weapons used again in Syria
  • Parsing the partisan divide: The competing worldviews of 5 political tribes in Washington, D.C.
Wednesday

The Briefing 04-05-17

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  • NCAA "reluctantly" allows N. Carolina consideration for championships after bathroom bill compromise
  • Trump admin cut funding for UN Population Fund over ties to forced abortion and sterilization in China
  • VP Mike Pence casts tie-breaking vote on Senate bill that allows states to defund Planned Parenthood
  • 18 hours too long for culture of death: Fed Judge blocks IN law over waiting period before abortion
Monday

The Briefing 04-03-17

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  • This is the big week in Washington--the Supreme Court, the Senate, Neil Gorsuch, & the nuclear option.
  • Is the Senate filibuster itself a constitutional problem?
  • The NCAA plays hardball with North Carolina, becomes enforcer for LGBTQ demands.
  • Basketball over bathrooms -- this is how a revolution in morality is coerced.
Tuesday

The Briefing 02-28-17

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  • Political Hollywood: What the Oscars reveal about American culture and worldview
  • Our political moment: Cadillac ad attempts to bridge the nation's political chasm to sell luxury cars
  • Transgender "boy"—a girl undergoing testosterone therapy—wins girls state wrestling title in Texas
Thursday

The Briefing 02-23-17

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  • Theo Hobson says Church of England should remain agnostic on homosexuality. Is that even possible?
  • From 'The Homosexuals' to 'When We Rise': Documenting the LGBT revolution in two shows, 50 years apart
  • The rise of marriage-lite: British court denies heterosexual couple civil union
  • Culture and theology: What's missing in the NY Times story on reincarnation and baby rituals in Bali
Wednesday

The Briefing 02-22-17

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  • Trump administration poised to reverse Obama's transgender bathroom directive, leaving issue to states
  • Economic bullying: Global corporations and NFL threaten Texas over proposed bathroom bill
  • New C-SPAN poll ranking the US presidents says more about the historians involved than the presidents
  • Michael Novak, major conservative intellectual and defender of human dignity, dies at 83
Wednesday

The Briefing 02-08-17

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  • History made in Senate as Vice President joins in confirmation vote for Betsy DeVos
  • Public education and worldview: What's really at stake
  • Science or Scientism? 'March for Science' plans rally in Washington DC on Earth Day
  • NYT Editorial Board: "Boy Scouts are recognizing transgender boys for what they genuinely are: boys."
Tuesday

The Briefing 02-07-17

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  • Will President Trump protect the religious liberty of those who refuse to join the LGBT revolution?
  • A White House divided: Trump family members clash with advisors over LGBT rights and religious liberty
  • Killing free speech kills civilization: UC Berkeley, birthplace of Free Speech Movement, cancels speech
Thursday

The Briefing 02-02-2017

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  • Politics & worldview: Is party identification a better indicator of who you will marry than religion?
  • States rush to preserve abortion on demand in face of possible federal restrictions
  • "Pregnant people," not "expectant mothers": British Med. Assoc. codifies doublespeak in new guidelines
  • In response to progressive policy changes, Christians leaving Boy Scouts for conservative alternatives
Monday

The Briefing 01-16-17

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  • Moral logic in FL marriage law defies logic of the sexual revolution to protect children
  • Religious liberty in the military: Chaplains shouldn't have to choose whether to serve God or the army
  • Religious liberty in the balance: Why the Fairness for All campaign is a threat to religious liberty
  • What the decline of the American mall says about our changing American society
Wednesday

The Briefing 01-04-17

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  • What is a boy? Boy Scouts of America refuse membership to transgender "boy," controversy ensues
  • What is a woman? National Women's Hockey League accepts biological men in new transgender policy
  • When it comes to the transgender revolution, the rhetoric outpaces the realistic
Wednesday

The Briefing 11-16-16

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  • The alt-right, nationalism, and Stephen Bannon: What do Trump's presidential appointments signal?
  • While Congressional Republicans rally behind Paul Ryan, Democrats wrestle over future of their party
  • The BGCT, a moderate Baptist convention in Texas, confronts two churches over LGBT stance
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