The Briefing

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Thursday

The Briefing 01-19-17

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  • Why the Left fears Sec. of Education nominee Betsy DeVos, champion of parental choice in education
  • Canadian judge rules pro-life ad depicting unborn fetus too emotionally distressing
  • What are Christians to make of the report that the abortion rate is falling in the US?
  • Trump advisor Kellyanne Conway will be first sitting White House official to address March for Life
Tuesday

The Briefing 01-17-17

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  • Feminism and abortion: Under pressure, Women's March releases statement excluding pro-life women
  • Theological confusion: Scottish Episcopal Church allows anti-Christian reading from the Koran
  • Vatican invites doomsday prophet who supports forced abortion and sterilization to speak
  • Theological horror and the fascination with evil: Author of 'The Exorcist' dies at 89
Monday

The Briefing 01-16-17

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  • Moral logic in FL marriage law defies logic of the sexual revolution to protect children
  • Religious liberty in the military: Chaplains shouldn't have to choose whether to serve God or the army
  • Religious liberty in the balance: Why the Fairness for All campaign is a threat to religious liberty
  • What the decline of the American mall says about our changing American society
Friday

The Briefing 01-13-17

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  • Convicted killer in California first to receive taxpayer-funded gender-reassignment surgery
  • Should fashion designers who refuse to dress the Trumps have that right based on moral objections?
  • We are what we watch? How our TV habits reveal worldview
Thursday

The Briefing 01-12-17

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  • What to watch for in the Senate's confirmation hearings on Trump's cabinet nominations
  • Meryl Streep, the Golden Globes, and Hollywood's "new kind of culture war"
  • Bubbles, automobiles, and zip codes: How a worldview is shaped
  • The culture of death and theology: Faith leaders "bless" new Planned Parenthood facility
Monday

The Briefing 01-09-17

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  • Fort Lauderdale shooting raises questions of moral responsibility, sin, and the rationality of evil
  • Are we now at the point where abortion has become ordinary to the American conscience?
  • Lena Dunham and the rise of expressive abortion: "I wish I have had an abortion"
Thursday

The Briefing 01-05-17

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  • Religion and politics: Why is the 115th Congress more religious than the American people?
  • The American religious landscape: A closer look at Gallup's 5 key findings on religion in America
  • Thomas Sowell, one of the most insightful conservative voices of our generation, retires at 86
Wednesday

The Briefing 01-04-17

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  • What is a boy? Boy Scouts of America refuse membership to transgender "boy," controversy ensues
  • What is a woman? National Women's Hockey League accepts biological men in new transgender policy
  • When it comes to the transgender revolution, the rhetoric outpaces the realistic
Tuesday

The Briefing 01-03-17

  • As 2017 dawns, the world anticipates transition of America's presidential administrations
  • In the final days of 2016, terrorist attacks in Berlin and Istanbul again shocked the world
  • Global government and the United Nations: UN swears in new Secretary-General Guterres
  • Why the 25th anniversary of the Fall of the Soviet Union is important to remember
Friday

The Briefing 12-16-16

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  • Dylann Roof found guilty of murders by federal jury in Charleston, South Carolina
  • War on toys: Hyperinflation plagues Venezuela as socialist government cracks down on Christmas toys
  • What the hunt for 2016's most popular toy, the Hatchimal, says about the American consumer
  • Christology and Christmas: Must Christians believe the virgin birth?
Thursday

The Briefing 12-15-16

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  • "Winks and nods" from Pope Francis sow confusion in the Roman Catholic church on divorce
  • "Legalized medical assistance in dying": Catholic bishops in Canada capitulate to the culture of death
  • In last-ditch effort, Obama issues new rule to block states from defunding Planned Parenthood
Wednesday

The Briefing 12-14-16

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  • The Battle of Aleppo is over: After 4 years of bloodshed, fighting ceases amidst a humanitarian crisis
  • Reeling after the election, Planned Parenthood braces as the pro-life movement gathers momentum
  • The Senate Judiciary Committee has referred Planned Parenthood to FBI and DOJ for investigation
Tuesday

The Briefing 12-13-16

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  • Limits of intelligence: Why are FBI and CIA disagreed on meaning of Russia's election interference?
  • The folly of Scientism: Washington Post opposes Scott Pruitt for "rejecting settled science"
Monday

The Briefing 12-12-16

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  • Election autopsies and religious liberty: Will the Left retreat from moral and legal coercion?
  • New York Times Executive Editor: "We don't get religion."
  • President Obama, bellwether of the moral revolution, now supports registering women for the draft
Friday

The Briefing 12-09-16

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  • The real consequences of fake news: Why evangelicals should be concerned with the truth
  • Blurring the line between opinion and news: Do reporters acknowledge complicity in fake news problem?
  • Shrugging at the truth: How postmodernism paved the way for fake news
  • "The last true national hero": John Glenn, first American to orbit the Earth, dies at age 95

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