Tuesday

The Briefing 08-29-17

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  • Harvey dumps over 9 trillion (and counting) gallons of water on Texas. What does this mean?
  • Is marriage just an ‘evolving institution’? One Australian political figure thinks so
  • ‘X’ marks the spot: Canada adds third gender category to passports
Monday

The Briefing 08-07-17

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  • Richard Dawkins event cancelled over criticism of Islam. Why the double standard?
  • Insecurity of atheism on full display as China bans religion for Communists
  • Searching for legitimacy in a secular age, couples turn to retired New York judges
Monday

The Briefing 06-26-17

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  • A reversal of medical logic: Families are now suing doctors for saving the lives of their loved ones
  • What our relationship with animals reveals to us about ourselves and the glory of God
  • The surprising reason why the New York Times discontinued their "engagements" section in 1994
Tuesday

The Briefing 06-20-17

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  • Did Christians start the wedding wars? It isn't Christianity whose definition of marriage changed.
  • Digital age parenting: Do we really have to be told Amazon's 'Alexa' doesn't make a good parent?
  • The New Yorker discovers St. Augustine: Sex and the priority of theology in Augustine's thought
Thursday

The Briefing 05-18-17

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  • What we know, what we don't know, and why both matter: Crisis of credibility at the White House
  • Is refusing to print gay pride t-shirts discrimination? KY appeals court says no; but will it stand?
  • How many Americans believe the Bible is the literal word of God? Parsing data from a new Gallup poll
  • No man will do: Why secular economists are alarmed at the recent decline in marriages
Wednesday

The Briefing 05-10-17

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  • Making sense of the unexpected firing of FBI Director James Comey by President Trump
  • What will South Korea's election of Moon Jae-In as President mean for the region—and the globe?
  • Cohabitation story #1: Among younger Americans, it's complicated
  • Cohabitation story #2: Among older Americans, it's even more complicated
Wednesday

The Briefing 04-12-17

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  • A tale of power, opportunity, & moral failure: Alabama Governor resigns amid unfolding scandal
  • Study shows millennials more traditional than previous generations when it comes to family life. Why?
  • When heroes are no longer heroic: Is progressivist agenda to blame for Marvel Comics sales slump?
Tuesday

The Briefing 04-04-17

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  • Filibuster vs. the nuclear option: History in the making as Gorsuch nomination forwarded to full Senate
  • Work ethic, food, and politics: How 2 Thessalonians 3:10 sparked controversy in the US House of Reps
  • Mike Pence, the Billy Graham Rule, and the importance of protecting marriage from infidelity
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
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
Friday

The Briefing 03-25-16

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  • Time will tell whether Obama's visit to Cuba will usher in a new era or affirm an old one
  • Advances in food technology cause for celebration as global undernourishment diminishes
  • Statistics show that marriage is best for children, but some look elsewhere for solutions
  • He is risen! Christians worldwide ready to celebrate the central truth claim of our faith
Tuesday

The Briefing 03-15-16

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  • LGBTQ groups pressure NCAA to sever ties with Christian colleges requesting Title IX waivers
  • Some secular observers see problems with open marriages, but fail to make moral argument
  • China's Communist Party attempts to regulate reincarnation to control its Buddhist citizens
Tuesday

The Briefing 03-08-16

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  • SCOTUS sends clear pro-abortion signal by temporarily blocking Louisiana abortion law
  • Single women now most powerful political force driving progressive agenda
  • Blue cities, red states: worldview and living environment often go hand in hand
Thursday

The Briefing 03-03-16

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  • Oral arguments reveal expected ideological divide among SCOTUS justices on abortion
  • Marriage, high school education, full-time job: 3 statistically-proven steps out of poverty
  • As Georgia faces corporate backlash over religious liberty bill, media exaggerate effect
  • In attempt to push LGBT agenda, California considers travel ban on "anti-gay" states
Wednesday

The Briefing 02-24-16

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  • Dismissing marriage as passé fails to recognize its central importance in healthy societies
  • Psychological, romantic, and moral views of marriage all fall short of the biblical view
  • Biden's words from 1992 come back to bite, reminding us that our words are never forgotten
Tuesday

The Briefing 01-19-16

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  • Increase in mortality rate due to drug abuse correlates moral behavior and wellbeing
  • Nonsensical amicus brief before SCOTUS argues for abortion rights for "pregnant men"
  • Legal and societal issues arising from breakup of the family show marriage is irreplaceable
Thursday

The Briefing 12-17-15

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  • Rapid rate of secularization in the South points to secularism in the pews
  • Battle over marriage in Australia is really a battle over sexual morality and authority
  • Discussion on whether secularism is a religion reveals everyone operates from a worldview
  • Atheists who celebrate Christmas cannot escape the Christ in Christmas
  • Life and redemption of Bob Beckel illustrates the power of the Christian gospel to save
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