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The Briefing 09-09-14

Podcast Transcript 1) Momentum of Scotland referendum gentle reminder of transience of political realities Britain faces storm as giant global investors awaken to break-up dangers, The Telegraph (Ambrose...

  • Audio
  • Corruption
  • Politics
  • Russia
  • Scotland
  • Scottish independence
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The Briefing 09-04-14

Podcast Transcript 1) Obama draws clear red line against Russia's aggressive ambitions Obama Calls Ukraine a ‘Moment of Testing’ for NATO, The New York Times, (Julie...

  • Audio
  • Joel Osteen
  • President Obama
  • Russia
  • Same-Sex Marriage
  • Victoria Osteen
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The Briefing 09-02-14

Podcast Transcript 1) Dismissal of warning of European war as scaremongering denial of reality War in Europe is not a hysterical idea, Washington Post (Anne Applebaum)...

  • Abortion
  • Audio
  • Putin
  • Russia
  • Sex Education
  • Ukraine
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The Briefing 05-20-14

Podcast Transcript 1) Japan forced to reconsider pacifism in a hostile world Japan Moves to Scale Back Postwar Restrictions on the Use of Military Power, New York...

  • Audio
  • capitalism
  • France
  • gambling
  • Godzilla
  • Japan
  • Russia
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The Briefing 03-28-14

Despite Obama’s “retrenchment” the world is becoming a more dangerous place; Economic incentives for doing business with Russia will not keep people from moral problems;…

  • Audio
  • Obama
  • Putin
  • Retrenchment
  • Russia
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The Briefing 03-20-14

Putin’s ruthless power grab re-writes modern international relations; Obama rightly awards 24 Medals of Honor which had been denied – 21 posthumously; General asks not…

  • Audio
  • General Sinclair
  • Medal of Honor
  • Obama
  • Ohio Lottery
  • Putin
  • Russia
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The Briefing 02-21-14

In shadow of Olympics, Ukrainian civil war taking place under sponsorship of Russia; Probability Russian men die before age 55 up to 25% due to…

  • Abortion
  • Alabama
  • Alcohol
  • Audio
  • Russia
  • Sochi Olympics
  • Tennessee
  • Vodka
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The Briefing 11-26-13

Contraception Mandate likely headed to Supreme Court matters for all of us, not just Hobby Lobby; Will same-sex marriage split the United Methodist Church? Church…

  • Abortion
  • Audio
  • Church of England
  • contraception mandate
  • Hobby Lobby
  • Obamacare
  • Russia
  • Same-Sex Marriage
  • Supreme Court
  • United Methodist Church
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The Briefing 09-12-13

Russian President speaks to the American people about the Syrian conflict; Britain’s shift toward approval of same-sex marriage and away from marriage; Transgender student seeks…

  • Audio
  • Britain
  • Family
  • Homecoming
  • Homosexuality
  • Marriage
  • Putin
  • Russia
  • Syria
  • Transgender
  • Vladimir Putin
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The Briefing 08-09-13

No permanent friends, no permanent enemies: Obama cancels summit with Putin; Should military chaplains have to believe in God?; Bishop argues it is a sin…

  • Audio
  • Chaplaincy
  • Homosexuality
  • Marijuana
  • military
  • Obama
  • Pope Francis
  • Putin
  • Russia
  • Snowden
  • Summit
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The Briefing 02-18-13

Story 1 - Unpredictable and Unstoppable: Massive Meteor Hits Russia Falling Meteor Explodes Over Russia, Wall Street Journal (James Marson and Gautam Naik) Phew! Asteroid Slips...

  • Abortion
  • Athletes
  • Audio
  • Cuomo
  • Heroes
  • Meteor
  • Murder
  • nature
  • New York
  • Pistorius
  • Russia
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The Briefing 01-03-13

Story 1 - The Fiscal Flop: the welfare state is unaffordable Another Fiscal Flop, New York Times (David Brooks) Story 2 - Honoring the gospel...

  • Audio
  • Fiscal Cliff
  • India
  • Orphans
  • Russia
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The End of the World is NOT Near. Says the Russian Government

Russia is in the grip of an apocalyptic fever. The New York Times reports that Russians across the nation's nine time zones are in the...

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The Briefing 12-04-12

In Gambling, Even The Winners Lose... It's Official, The End Of The World Is Not Here, Despite "Mass Psychosis"... Washington Considers Capping Deductions For Charity...

  • Audio
  • Casinos
  • Charitable Giving
  • End of the World
  • gambling
  • gay marriage
  • Lottery
  • Public Nudity
  • Russia
  • Tax Deductions
  • Taxes
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When Adoption Fails, the Gospel is Denied

The tragic spectacle of a seven-year old boy sent flying alone back to Russia, returned by an adoptive mother in the United States, has caught...Read this essay →

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An Interview with Ligon Duncan

In an age that is characterized by an anti-doctrinal, anti-theological spirit, it is rare for individuals to even have serious theological conversations, much less to...Read this essay →

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Transhumanism Trips on a Ponzi Scheme?

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Analyzing the Saddleback Civil Forum

Saturday night's civil forum at Saddleback Church has caused a lot of discussion about the interaction between pastor Rick Warren and presidential candidates Barack Obama...Read this essay →

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“American Teen” — Not a Pretty Picture

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“American Teen” — Not a Pretty Picture

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The Strange Persistence of Moral Sanity

The fall of yet another politician in a sex scandal has added a note of Schadenfreude to the political season. Coming so quickly after the...Read this essay →

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Ask Anything Wednesday

Call with your question - you set the agenda.1-877-893-TALK(8255)Read this essay →

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Is Your Family Ready to Go Back to School?

As American families prepare to send their children back to school, Christian families are once again faced with a series of important decisions. What is...Read this essay →

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40 Years After Humanae Vitae

More and more evangelicals are asking questions about the ethical issues at stake in the use of birth control. For Roman Catholics, 1968 was a...Read this essay →

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Ask Anything Wednesday

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Ask Anything Wednesday

Call with your question - you set the agenda. 1-877-893-TALK(8255)Read this essay →

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Nature-Deficit Disorder–Have Children Forgotten How to Play Outdoors?

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