Tuesday

The Briefing 11-29-16

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  • Secularists in Great Britain offended by Prime Minister Theresa May's vague statement on faith
  • Is it possible to understand the world without taking religion seriously? Missing religion at the BBC
  • How designers refusing to dress the Trumps exposed the left's inconsistency on moral objection
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
Wednesday

The Briefing 03-30-16

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  • Unity at the expense of integrity: British Baptists send mixed signals on SSM
  • Easter-less Easter eggs spark controversy in UK, but Christ-less secularism the bigger issue
  • Even as Britain is post-Christian, its secular society still benefits from Christian ideals
  • North Carolina Attorney General states he will refuse to defend recently passed bathroom law
  • In possible tip of the hand, SCOTUS requests additional briefs filed in contraceptive case
Monday

The Briefing 03-28-16

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  • Christians in Pakistan gathered in a park for Easter massacred by Taliban suicide bomber
  • Aftermath of Brussels attack reveals massive intelligence failures and further vulnerability
  • Brothers in crime: Why are so many family members involved in Islamic terrorism together?
  • Europe's secular project splitting at the seams as nation states lack common worldview
  • 21 years later, justice is served: Radovan Karadzic convicted of genocide at the Hague
Wednesday

The Briefing 02-10-16

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  • Results of New Hampshire primary reflect the truth that even geography matters to worldview
  • Bernie Sanders's "religious feelings" have no doctrinal content yet still trouble atheists
  • GOP shouldn't cut the "God talk," religion a good indicator of worldview and policy
  • Florida man's crime of assault with a deadly alligator a picture of human ingenuity in sin
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
Tuesday

The Briefing 12-01-15

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  • Climate change summit in Paris reminder of twin human responsibilities of dominion and stewardship
  • Opposition to Lord's Prayer ad in Britain exposes increasing intolerance of secularism
  • Secular French President attempts to encourage religion for sake of environment
Monday

The Briefing 11-16-15

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  • Horror of Paris attacks reflect theological identity and ambition of ISIS
  • Bernie Sanders blames ideologically motivated violence on climate change, not beliefs
  • Attack on Paris attack on symbol of secularism, European ideal
Thursday

The Briefing 10-29-15

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  • Secular Britain sees future for churches, but not religion, in its society
  • Church buildings less popular wedding venue due to America's growing unbelief
  • Despite opposition of Americans to most abortions, laws remain unaltered
Tuesday

The Briefing 10-27-15

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  • Cultural cleansing of religious roots from Western civilization desiccating morality
  • Resurgent paganism in Europe, Japan replaces vacuum of secularism
  • Baby Hitler discussion reveals inherent need for a common moral framework
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
Tuesday

The Briefing 10-06-15

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  • California right to die law signed by governor, furthering redefinition of human life
  • South Carolina flooding reminder of need of all cosmos for redemption
  • Non-theists overwhelmingly support abortion, exposing theological nature of debate
  • Oppostion to police car decal 'In God we Trust' shows depth of secular opposition to truth claims of religion
Friday

The Briefing 10-02-15

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  • Oregon community college shooting tragic demonstration of evil and sin
  • Obama's call to combat ISIS ideologically rejected by UN intimidated by strength of Islam
  • Majority of Harvard freshman class secular, foreshadowing future of American elites
  • In light of secular confusion, important for evangelicals to assert biblical basis of value of all living creation
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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