Monday

The Briefing 10-19-15

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  • Rome Synod of Family exposes fault lines between two visions of Catholicism
  • Unbelievers drawn to divinity schools ultimate conclusion of liberal Christianity
  • Religious pregnancy crisis centers file lawsuit against California's mandate to provide abortion info
Thursday

The Briefing 10-01-15

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  • Planned Parenthood congressional hearing exposes limits of politics on moral issues
  • Pope meeting with Kim Davis underlines quandary of Francis' desire to appeal to everyone
  • Pope's political messaging consequence of sacramental division of practice and doctrine
Monday

The Briefing 09-28-15

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  • Boehner resignation from Speaker of House signals fissures within conservatives in America
  • Planned Parenthood conflict reveals life and death significance of political process
  • Pope's statements in US leave confusion, paving way of leftward trajectory for Catholicism
  • Liberal theology's marriage to liberal politics leads to secular liberalism
Friday

The Briefing 09-25-15

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  • Pope's Congress address fails to mention Jesus, affirms leftward leading of Roman Church
  • Abortion videos expose divide over abortion as either murder or morally insignificant
  • Pagan Pride Day reveals inherent spiritual identity and needs even in hyper-modern age
Thursday

The Briefing 09-24-15

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  • Pope's visit time for evangelicals to make clear issue with pope is theological, not personal
  • Nancy Pelosi example of worldview conflict between pro-choice Catholics and Catholic teaching
  • Shout Your Abortion hashtag effort to normalize abortion, claim baby part of woman's body
Wednesday

The Briefing 09-23-15

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  • Overtly political nature of Pope's visit celebrated by 'cafeteria progressives'
  • Justice Scalia critiques judicial activism of courts, relativization of Constitutional text
  • Single-issue politics, Doritos, and national park proposal reveal success of moral revolution
  • Liberal synagogue hosts Planned Parenthood fundraiser illustrating worldview divide between liberal and conservative parts of religion
Tuesday

The Briefing 09-22-15

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  • Pope's caution in Cuba exposes tension between roles as religious leader and head of state
  • Pope sets pattern of liberalizing Catholicism's effect without formally adjusting teaching
  • Tennnessean schools instruct students on Islam, separating religious facts from beliefs