Friday

The Briefing 04-29-16

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  • What happens when a baby is bribed with graham crackers? Their sin nature is revealed.
  • Lying comes naturally to young children even though it takes more energy than truth telling
  • Study shows parents who give their kids early sips of alcohol open gateway to alcohol abuse
  • Failure to launch: 65% of Italians aged 18 to 34 still live with their parents
  • 400 years ago two literary giants, Shakespeare and Cervantez, died on the same day
Wednesday

The Briefing 04-13-16

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  • Why can't positive reinforcement replace punishment in parenting? Children are born sinners.
  • Do women face "pregnancy penalties" at work? Only if motherhood and children are devalued.
  • John Kasich says he wouldn't sign "anti-LGBT" law, asks why we can't just agree to disagree
Friday

The Briefing 01-08-16

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  • North Korea's claim to have hydrogen bomb stark reminder of challenge in restraining evil
  • Sex education controversy in Omaha is a battle over morality, not "just the facts"
  • Upcoming caucuses will reflect current divide in America along basic worldview commitments
  • New study confirms ancient Christian teaching: children need both mothers and fathers
  • "Mobile" generation tends to find self-worth in social media, not in the image of God
Thursday

The Briefing 11-05-15

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  • Dramatic conservative victories reveal 2015 elections to be a bellwether election
  • Election results exposes major error in liberal narrative of American culture
  • 'Suffragettes' movie avoids early suffragette and feminist opposition to abortion
  • View of modern parenting as more difficult than parenting in past reflects historical naiveté
  • Russian plane crash possibly downed by ISIS, despite previous Western denial
Tuesday

The Briefing 11-03-15

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  • Refugee flood threatens to overwhelm Germany, with displacement that rivals World Wars
  • German church says no need to evangelize Muslims, redefining gospel and missions
  • Bernie Sanders' embarrassment over past positions on gay marriage illustrates moral revolution
  • American parents tending to outsource parenting to library, mobile devices
Wednesday

The Briefing 10-28-15

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  • Influence of parenting in indicating and determining worldview evident in millennials
  • Recognition of importance of fathers for boys in New York Times evidence of common grace
  • Objections to national slogan reflect understanding of its inherent theological sense
Friday

The Briefing 10-16-15

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  • Insanity of 'yes means yes' sex ed shows implausibility of sexual morality of consent
  • Generational differences in parenting demonstration of worldview beliefs
  • Inevitable meltdown of transgender movement clear in Chicago school locker policy, non-binary identification
  • Use of 'science' as moral authority evidenced with mislabeling of economics as science
Wednesday

The Briefing 09-02-15

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  • Pope's 'Year of Mercy' exemplifies problems of sacramental system, changes nothing
  • Judge awards religious liberty to March for Life on moral, not religious basis
  • Professor's syllabus bans use of offensive terms like 'male' and 'female'
  • Opposition to child-bearing reflects reduction to children to a mere 'want'
Friday

The Briefing 08-14-15

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  • Pro-choice journalist questions position after horror of Planned Parenthood videos
  • Secular parents struggle with children's predisposition to believe in God
  • Preschool teacher claims role in challenging sexual morality children learn at home
Wednesday

The Briefing 08-12-15

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  • Study presenting difficulty of parenthood reveals focus of happiness in status, not family
  • Question of affordability of having kids unique question of secular worldview
  • Indian political controversy over beef trade shows constant influence of theology
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