The Briefing –

By R. Albert Mohler, Jr.

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Cultural commentary from a Biblical perspective

Episode Date
Friday, Aug 17, 2018

What is the basic distinction between human beings and animals? || Confusion about distinctions between animals and humans moves from high end of developmental scale to low end of developmental scale || A post-Christian culture in Southern California? Image of Bible in ads leads to death threats, removal of ad

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Aug 17, 2018
Thursday, Aug 16, 2018

Colorado once again targets cake baker Jack Phillips, falling for trap set by sexual revolutionaries || How abolishing the death penalty undermines justice and leads to a further devaluing of human life || Who has the ultimate authority? USA Today gets right to the real issue behind the death penalty debate

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Aug 16, 2018
Wednesday, Aug 15, 2018

New, expanding wave of sexual abuse allegations rocks Roman Catholic Church || Lessons from Willow Creek: What we must learn from the mishandling of sexual misconduct allegations at one of America’s largest protestant churches || It tells us something about human nature that human beings will gamble on just about anything, including opera

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Aug 15, 2018
Tuesday, Aug 14, 2018

In the great battle of worldviews, the United States now competes with China for the attention and ambition of emerging nations || As Xi Jinping’s power expands, Christians and Muslims in China see their freedoms shrink || In an increasingly secular age, the only churches that will survive are those that are distinctively Christian || A classic case study in secularization: How church attendance in Quebec can go from 95% to 5% in one lifetime

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Aug 14, 2018
Monday, Aug 13, 2018

Questions remain after tragic human drama plays out in the air over Seattle || One year after deadly confrontation in Charlottesville, Christians must be very clear that biblical Christianity is incompatible with any claim of racial superiority || Why we should be careful with our language when using the terms ‘Left’ and ‘Right’ to describe the different ideological sides in partisan politics || As always, words matter. Even when you ‘throw in the towel’ or ‘chuck up the sponge’

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Aug 13, 2018
Friday, Aug 10, 2018

Andy Stanley, once again, makes an argument that subverts the authority of Scripture and casts doubt upon biblical Christianity || A problem for feminists in Germany? Why the German language threatens the deeply ingrained trajectory in German culture || The moral consequences of social media: Is what we grew out of in high school now what we lean into on Twitter?

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Aug 10, 2018
Thursday, Aug 9, 2018

Another collision between religious liberty and sexual liberty: Lawsuit filed against University of Iowa for expelling Christian student group || What’s missing from the coverage of Hollywood’s failure to make progress on diversity? || The sexual revolution consumes its own: What we can learn from the backlash to Scarlett Johansson’s casting in, then withdrawal from, transgender role || Lithromantic, aliagender, and dead name: Introducing the new, never-ending, always-expanding glossary for the gender revolution

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Aug 09, 2018
Wednesday, Aug 8, 2018

A society that argues some have the right to demand their death will eventually argue that all have the right to demand that very death, even the youngest || Separating the real from the ideal: How a corruption of human beauty becomes a huge problem || One of the bloodiest weekends in the history of Chicago represents a challenge to all Christians in all places

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Aug 08, 2018
Tuesday, Aug 7, 2018

Frustrated by the slow pace of secularization, researchers turn to artificial intelligence for answers || How satisfying can individually-designed secular rituals actually be? || When you change the language about God, you are redefining God and worshipping a different deity

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Aug 07, 2018
Monday, Aug 6, 2018

The self as the center of the universe: How the language of addiction has replaced the language of theology in our modern secular society || Experts remain unconvinced as World Health Organization identifies new internet gaming disorder || A sign of the times: Videogame parents open their wallets, hire coaches in pursuit of competitive edge || In new Pew study, many see belief as merely an attitude with no expectation of religious behavior

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Aug 06, 2018
Friday, Aug 3, 2018

Vatican changes church teaching, says the death penalty is unacceptable in all circumstances || Does doctrine change? Understanding the fundamental divide between Catholics and Protestants when it comes to the development of doctrine || After cave rescue, theology is in the headlines as Thai boys become temporary monks, apologize to parents

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Aug 03, 2018
Thursday, Aug 2, 2018

A house built upon the sand: Revoice, LGBT identity, and biblical Christianity || What a newly claimed prophetic role reveals about the ideology of sexual revisionists || Enforced secularism in the nation’s capital: Appeals court rules transit system can ban religious speech in ads

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Aug 02, 2018