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."
Wednesday

The Briefing 06-01-16

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  • The Obama Administration's legal absurdity: Does Title IX require gender blindness or affirmation?
  • Whose Title IX rights? The biological female's or the female-identifying biological male's?
Tuesday

The Briefing 05-17-16

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  • SCOTUS returns contraception case to lower courts in small victory for religious liberty
  • Obama's imperialist agenda: LGBT activism a priority in this administration's foreign policy
  • Nepal bans surrogacy after realizing its citizens were being exploited by the West
  • Photographic relativism: What is the agenda behind Apple's recent Sports Illustrated ad?
Friday

The Briefing 05-13-16

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  • United Methodists divided over LGBT issues at General Conference in Portland
  • From debates in Islam to Yelp reviews for psychics, a secular society can't escape theology
  • Sexual morality is out; food morality is in—but having a "moral" diet is harder than you think
  • Game on: Boys perform better than girls in reading when it's presented as a game, not a test
Thursday

The Briefing 05-12-16

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  • Should government regulate Facebook's news service? History of 1949 Fairness Doctrine suggests "no"
  • Obama's upcoming visit to Hiroshima raises questions of how this generation remembers WWII
  • President Obama set to create first LGBT national monument at infamous Stonewall site
  • "Male," "female," or "fill in the blank"? College applications join the gender revolution
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