The Briefing –

By R. Albert Mohler, Jr.

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 Nov 23, 2018
I'm very thankful for this very insightful and istructive Podcast about worldviews behind the news. Recommended ressource!

 Nov 10, 2018

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 Oct 23, 2018
Great conversation of real-time news to make Christians think.

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 Oct 13, 2018


Cultural commentary from a Biblical perspective

Episode Date
Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018

Emergency contraception on demand: What the rise of Plan B vending machines reveals about the society we are becoming || As both sides attempt to read the tea leaves on abortion, the legitimacy of the Supreme Court is called into question || How should we consider the trial of a 94-year-old man who was a teenager when he was a guard at a Nazi concentration camp?

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Dec 18, 2018
Monday, Dec. 17, 2018

When the biggest event is not the biggest news: Why Cardinal Pell’s child sex abuse conviction goes unreported by many news outlets || Crackdown on religion in China: Pastor’s arrest for ‘inciting subversion’ reveals the coercive power of the Communist Party || Is there a link between moral behavior and public health? How individuality led to an epidemic of loneliness for millions of baby boomers || Why the loss of the Weekly Standard does not make us stronger, but makes us weaker

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Dec 17, 2018
Friday, Dec. 14, 2018

Boy Scouts face bankruptcy: What does this tell us about an institution that once represented the mainstream of American culture? || Cannabis, Inc.: When you’re looking at a moral revolution, the money isn’t far behind || Unprecedented political bargains on both sides of the Atlantic as Theresa May and Nancy Pelosi hold onto leadership posts || Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn at 100: A look at the man who did more than any human being to bring about the fall of the Soviet Union

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Dec 14, 2018
Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018

Why a compromise on gender identity, however well-intended, is a disaster for religious liberty || When every kid has a smartphone, odds are they aren’t doing smart things with it || Teen Vogue, in article surrounded by ads trying to sell you something, declares capitalism must be ended

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Dec 13, 2018
Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018

What happens in Europe doesn’t stay in Europe: Why Americans need to pay close attention to political unrest across the Atlantic || The progressive, cosmopolitan future Macron envisioned for France is confronted by reality in the streets of Paris || British parliament considers Brexit options but one big question remains—will the British people get what they voted for? || Voyager 2, launched in 1977, reaches interstellar space. But completion of the mission will take 30,000 more years.

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Dec 12, 2018
Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018

Even after achieving a conservative majority, Supreme Court declines to take Planned Parenthood cases. What does this mean for the future? || The 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights: How can a secular worldview sustain any notion of human rights and human dignity? || Even worse, how do you protect human rights and human dignity when some now argue that such a claim is “speciesism?” || Detached from reality, idealism is not only inadequate, it is deadly

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Dec 11, 2018
Monday, Dec. 10, 2018

Scouts go to court: Gender confusion spills over as both Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts compete for girls || Just how much apologizing must one do to be adequately contrite? We don’t know. || Generational transition before our eyes: 300 survived Pearl Harbor aboard the USS Arizona, only five remain

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Dec 10, 2018
Friday, Dec. 7, 2018

How the loss of moral authority leads to the loss of theological authority || An insidious argument for abortion gains traction as pro-abortion advocates take aim at the Hyde Amendment || How tourism in a small island in the Mediterranean is a microcosm of the moral revolution || Feeding two birds with one scone: Recommended language from PETA unveils deep cultural hypocrisy

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Dec 07, 2018
Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018

President Bush becomes ‘our brother George’: Biblical truths behind the state funeral for George H.W. Bush || The end of a religious dynasty: Are the Bushes the last establishment Protestant family in American public life? || 2018 words of the year: What our language reveals about our culture?

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Dec 06, 2018
Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018

Burial and the Christian worldview: What does Scripture tell us about rituals that take place after someone dies? || State funerals: What are they, where did they come from, and why do we recognize them? || What the National Cathedral tells us about America's history and national identity || The false promise of civil religion in a secular age

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Dec 05, 2018
Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018

Thomas Altizer, theologian associated with 'God is dead' theology, dies || What Einstein’s ‘God letter’ teaches us about the source of our theological authority || ‘It’s the real me’: Human cloning is in the headlines, but it’s not what you think

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Dec 04, 2018
Monday, Dec. 3, 2018

A portrait of the American past: When a boy could be raised to be president || The call of duty and the Greatest Generation: The teenage Naval aviator who became president || President George H.W. Bush and the transformation of American politics in the 20th century

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Dec 03, 2018