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
Thursday

The Briefing 11-03-16

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  • LGBT community to Peter Thiel: Being gay is about political identity, not sexual identity
  • Will Airbnb's new "community commitment" eliminate discrimination, or is it just virtue signaling?
  • Who's leading the opposition to expanding gambling in New Jersey? Area casino magnates
Friday

The Briefing 10-28-16

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  • "Emma is a boy": Atlanta paper features mother's story of 12-yr-old daughter who wants to be a boy
  • Pansexual? Miley Cyrus and our cultural confusion
  • Media and young hearts: American Academy of Pediatrics updates screen time recommendation
  • 115 boys to 100 girls: Armenia outlaws sex-selective abortions to avoid looming demographic crisis
Tuesday

The Briefing 10-25-16

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  • Can a moral revolution rewrite history? Britain to posthumously pardon men convicted of gay crimes
  • Once a bastion of Calvinism and Catholicism, Scotland now has the "gayest Parliament in the world”
  • The end of capital punishment? Support for the death penalty falls to lowest point in decades
  • Advocates of partial-birth abortion insist it's rare. Why won't they say it's wrong?
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
Thursday

The Briefing 10-06-16

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  • Hurricane Matthew prompts mass evacuations as it heads for Southeast US
  • Supranationalism vs. subsidiarity: How significant is the UN's election of its next Secretary General?
  • Bisexuality is on the rise in Britain, but not for the reason you might think
  • France vows to prosecute pro-life websites that "deliberately deceive" women on abortion
  • Liberal Protestantism's meltdown: Episcopal Church welcomes heretical sculpture of woman on a crucifix
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
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