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The Briefing 03-18-15

Podcast Transcript 1) Close Israeli elections reminder of value of US Constitution   Netanyahu Shifts Tactics as His Likud Party Appears to Slip in Final Surveys,...

  • Aaron Schock
  • Audio
  • Human Trafficking Bill
  • Israel
  • secularism
  • TED
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The Briefing 03-09-15

Podcast Transcript 1) 50th anniversary of Selma march points to importance of Christian worldview to civil rights 'Bloody Sunday' Commemoration Continues in Selma, NBC News (Elisha...

  • Audio
  • Malaysia Flight 370
  • secularism
  • Selma
  • Yuval Noah Harari
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The Briefing 02-23-15

Podcast Transcript 1) Oscars reveal extent of Hollywood influence through control of stories world tells An Oscar Moment Before the Selfie Age, Wall Street Journal...

  • Audio
  • Childhood
  • Friendship
  • Oscars
  • secularism
  • Theology
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The Briefing 02-12-15

Podcast Transcript 1) Brian Williams and Jon Stewart stories reveal danger of blurred line between entertainment and news  Brian Williams Suspended From NBC for 6...

  • Audio
  • Brian Williams
  • College Freshman
  • Depression
  • Jon Stewart
  • secularism
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The Briefing 01-26-15

Podcast Transcript 1) Death of Saudi King Abdullah reveals vast worldview differences between nations Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah Dies, Wall Street Journal (Ellen Knickmeyer and...

  • Audio
  • France
  • Korea
  • Saudi Arabia
  • secularism
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The Briefing 01-15-15

Podcast Transcript 1) Muslim call to prayer at Duke reveals vacuum of secularism must always give way Muslim Students at Duke to Begin Weekly Call-to-Prayer,...

  • Audio
  • Duke
  • Genetic Screens
  • secularism
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The Briefing 01-12-15

Podcast Transcript 1) Coverage of Atlanta Fire Chief reveals erotic liberty now more fundamental than religious Your God and My Dignity, New York Times (Frank Bruni)...

  • Audio
  • Erotic Liberty
  • Morality
  • Paris
  • secularism
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The Briefing 12-01-14

Podcast Transcript 1) Secular theology of modern politics mirrors structure of Christian worldview The Spiritual Shape of Political Ideas, Weekly Standard (Joseph Bottum) 2) Church...

  • Anglicanism
  • Audio
  • PD James
  • Politics
  • secularism
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The Briefing 10-29-14

Podcast Transcript 1) Reinstatement of Rev. Frank Schaefer a failure of United Methodists to maintain own doctrine Pastor who performed gay marriage keeps ordination, Associated...

  • Audio
  • Frank Schaefer
  • Pope Francis
  • secularism
  • United Methodist Church
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The Briefing 10-09-14

Podcast Transcript 1) Continued spread of Ebola reminder that plague is not merely a matter of the past Death of Thomas Eric Duncan in Dallas...

  • Audio
  • Ebola
  • Gender Neutrality
  • Home School
  • secularism
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The Briefing 09-24-14

Podcast Transcript 1) Pew reveals moral revolution accompanied by some second-guessing Public Sees Religion’s Influence Waning, Pew Research Many Americans Want More Religion in Their...

  • Audio
  • Moral Revolution
  • Same-Sex Marriage
  • secularism
  • White House Jumper
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The Briefing 09-05-14

Podcast Transcript 1) Displacement of any typical family structure in America reflects decline in marriage Unlike in the 1950s, there is no 'typical' U.S. family...

  • American Family
  • Audio
  • Education
  • Marijuana
  • Methodists
  • secularism
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The Briefing 05-28-14

Podcast Transcript 1) Secular revival of religious artifacts exposes exhaustion of secular age Lost Without a Prayer, New York Times (Lorne Manly) A Resurrection of...

  • American Family
  • Audio
  • Population shift
  • secularism
  • True Beauty
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The Briefing 05-14-14

Podcast Transcript 1) MIT's secular invocation illustration of the sterility of totally secular culture Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT MIT Secular Students Successfully Lead Charge...

  • Audio
  • Education
  • Hollywood
  • MIT
  • secularism
  • Universities
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The Briefing 10-07-13

Supreme Court could take on seismic cultural issues this season; Rift over abortion at Catholic School instructive for Evangelicals; Dating at 11 years-old is dangerous.…

  • Abortion
  • Audio
  • Catholic Schools
  • Catholicism
  • Dating
  • Loyola Marymount University
  • Parenting
  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg
  • secularism
  • Supreme Court
  • Teen Dating
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The Briefing 10-03-13

Government Shutdown a show of political theater with genuine political issues at stake; Euthanasia performed after dissatisfaction with sex change operation; Secularism explodes among American…

  • Audio
  • Baby Smell
  • Euthanasia
  • Government Shutdown
  • Judaism
  • moms
  • Obamacare
  • secularism
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The Briefing 09-27-13

Real crisis isn’t looming fed shutdown – real crisis is unwillingness to deal with economic problems; New research reveals “nones” really are secular after all;…

  • 'Nones'
  • Audio
  • Brain Scan
  • Debt Ceiling
  • Debt Crisis
  • Earthquake
  • Effects of Pornography
  • Federal Shutdown
  • George H.W. Bush
  • Government Shutdown
  • Pakistan
  • Pornography
  • Same-Sex Marriage
  • Same-Sex Wedding
  • secularism
  • Secularization
  • William M. Struthers
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The Briefing 09-10-13

French schools required to display “secularism charter”; California appeals court upholds gender conversion therapy ban; SBC Chaplains barred from performing same-sex marriage

  • Audio
  • California Supreme Court
  • chaplain
  • Education
  • France
  • Gender Conversion Therapy
  • Same-Sex Marriage
  • SBC
  • secularism
  • Secularization
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How Does Secularization Really Happen?—A Conversation with Mary Eberstadt

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The Briefing 06-21-13

House passes abortion ban after 22 weeks, the point at which babies feel pain; Exodus International ceases homosexual therapy operations with apology for “great harm”;…

  • Abortion
  • Abortion Ban
  • Alan Chambers
  • Audio
  • Boston Schools
  • Exodus International
  • Girl Guides
  • Homosexual Therapy
  • Homosexuality
  • House of Representatives
  • Late-Term Abortion
  • secularism
  • Sex Education
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The Briefing 03-21-13

Story 1 - "Shame" is necessary, but is it moving in a liberal direction? Shame Is Not a Four-Letter Word, New York Times (Richard V....

  • Atheism
  • Audio
  • Education
  • Lent
  • Liberalism
  • secularism
  • Shame
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The Briefing 03-18-13

1) Moral Relativism, Republican Style Rob Portman reverses stance on gay marriage, says son is gay, The Columbus Dispatch (Jack Torry and Jessica Wehrman) Rob...

  • Audio
  • Homosexual Marriage
  • Moral Relativism
  • Preaching
  • Republican
  • Rob Portman
  • secularism
  • The Great Commission
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The Briefing 01-25-13

Story 1 - Research to resume on deadly flu virus - a recipe for human insanity Research to Resume on Modified, Deadlier Bird Flu, New...

  • gambling
  • Gender
  • Labor Unions
  • Lottery
  • secularism
  • Swine Flu
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The Briefing 12-12-12

Story 1 - The death of Christian Britain? Christianity in Britain Losing Ground to Islam, Secularism, Washington Post (Trevor Grundy) Christianity not 'Fading Away' says...

  • Anglican
  • Audio
  • Britain
  • Fiscal Cliff
  • Labor Unions
  • Language
  • secularism
  • Sex Education
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The Briefing 11-27-12

Black Friday: We Are Dependent Upon The Economy We Lament... Danger Of Depending On Government For Religious Education... Atheists Funding The Increasing Rise Of Secularism......

  • Atheism
  • Audio
  • Black Friday
  • Consumerism
  • Education
  • Evolution
  • secularism
  • typewriter
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The Briefing

Craig's List says no to Sex Ads... France tries to raise the Retirement Age... The Pope confronts Secularism in Scotland... Colleges go back to Dress...

  • Audio
  • College
  • Craig's List
  • Dress Code
  • France
  • Retirement
  • Scotland
  • secularism
  • Sex Ads
  • The Pope
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The End of Secularism

Hunter Baker has recently written a new book titled ‘The End of Secularism,’ and the work is telling.  At the turn of the century, secularists...Read this essay →

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Faith and ‘Unreason’: A Conversation with Susan Jacoby

What happens when a committed evangelical and a staunch secularist sit down for an extended conversation? Can they agree on anything? You just might be...Read this essay →

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Conservative Protestants and Wealth: When Theology Meets Everyday Life

In a recent article, sociologist Lisa Keister argues that the primary reason why American conservative Protestants lag behind their fellow citizens in accrued wealth is...Read this essay →

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The Awkward Irony of the Atheist Sunday School

Incongruous as it sounds, atheists are now organizing Sunday Schools. TIME magazine reports that many non-believing parents are concerned that their children are not adequately...Read this essay →

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