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Cultural commentary from a Biblical perspective

Episode Date
Wednesday, November 25, 2020
23:26
DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING
PART 1 (0:0 - 10:12):
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The Importance of Thanksgiving for God’s People: Reflections on Psalm 100

PART 2 (10:13 - 16:38):
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What Is Behind All Human Sinfulness? A Refusal to Honor and Give Thanks to God. A Look at Romans 1:21.

PART 3 (16:39 - 23:26):
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To Whom Are We Thankful and Why? Thanksgiving as a Powerful Christian Apologetic

Nov 25, 2020
Tuesday, November 24, 2020
24:42
DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING
PART 1 (0:0 - 12:15):
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Biden Makes Crucial Appointments to His Cabinet: What Is the Worldview We See Reflected in These Choices?

NEW YORK TIMES (LARA JAKES, MICHAEL CROWLEY AND DAVID E. SANGER)
Biden Chooses Antony Blinken, Defender of Global Alliances, as Secretary of State

CBS NEWS (MARGARET BRENNAN)
Biden to appoint Jake Sullivan as national security adviser

NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO (MICHELE KELEMEN)
Biden Picks Foreign Service Veteran Linda Thomas-Greenfield For U.N. Ambassador

WALL STREET JOURNAL (NICK TIMIRAOS, KATE DAVIDSON, AND KEN THOMAS)
Biden Picks Janet Yellen for Treasury Secretary

NEW YORK TIMES (LISA FRIEDMAN)
With John Kerry Pick, Biden Selects a ‘Climate Envoy’ With Stature

PART 2 (12:16 - 13:20):
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General Services Administration Begins Formal Transition to Biden Administration: A Signal of America’s Continuing Responsibility to the Watching World

WASHINGTON POST (FELICIA SONMEZ)
GSA informs Biden it is ready to begin formal transition; Trump tweets that he recommended initial protocols

PART 3 (13:21 - 18:28):
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Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin Ends Special Pandemic Lending: A Rare Example of a ‘Temporary’ Government Program that Was (so far) Actually Temporary

WALL STREET JOURNAL (THE EDITORIAL BOARD)
Steven Mnuchin’s Finest Hour

PART 4 (18:29 - 24:42):
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Do We Just Use 10% of Our Brains? There’s More Behind the Question Than You Might Think (But it Will Take More Than 10% of Your Brain to Listen to This Segment)

WALL STREET JOURNAL (JO CRAVEN MCGINTY)
Is Your Brain Goofing Off?

Nov 24, 2020
Monday, November 23, 2020
24:35
DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING
PART 1 (0:0 - 12:51):
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Big Wins for Religious Liberty in Florida and the Sanctity of Human Life in Tennessee: A Reminder that Elections and the Federal Courts Matter

REUTERS (JONATHAN STEMPEL)
Florida bans on conversion therapy for children voided by U.S. appeals court

ABC NEWS (KIMBERLEE KRUESI)
Court: Tennessee can enforce Down syndrome abortion ban

TENNESSEAN (MARIAH TIMMS)
Appeals court upholds 'reason bans,' denying abortions over Down Syndrome, gender or race

PART 2 (12:52 - 19:4):
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Do As I Say, Not As I Do? Why Personal Credibility Depends on Consistency

NEW YORK TIMES (EMMA G. FITZSIMMONS)
Democratic Leaders in Brooklyn Mingled at a Party. Few Wore Masks.

NEW YORK TIMES (THOMAS FULLER)
For California Governor the Coronavirus Message Is Do as I Say, Not as I Dine

PART 3 (19:5 - 24:35):
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Andrew Cuomo to Be Awarded Emmy for COVID-19 Briefings? Seriously? Even the Mainstream Media Recognizes the Problem

NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO (COLIN DWYER)
Andrew Cuomo To Receive International Emmy For 'Masterful' COVID-19 Briefings

WASHINGTON POST (HELAINE OLEN)
Gavin Newsom, Andrew Cuomo and the perils of pandemic stardom

Nov 23, 2020
Friday, November 20, 2020
25:35
DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING
PART 1 (0:0 - 8:52):
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One More Term as Speaker of the House for Nancy Pelosi? The Crucial Constitutional Importance of that Office

PART 2 (8:53 - 16:37):
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The ‘Usual Backup Plan?’ Mom. But Is it More Than Chauvinism We See?

NEW YORK TIMES (PATRICIA COHEN)
Recession With a Difference: Women Face Special Burden

NEW YORK TIMES (CLAIRE CAIN MILLER)
When Schools Closed, Americans Turned to Their Usual Backup Plan: Mothers

PART 3 (16:38 - 19:58):
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A Fundamental Testimony of God’s Design for the Family: Study Shows Teenagers Have Benefitted from Family Relationships During Pandemic

WALL STREET JOURNAL (ERICA KOMISAR)
Lockdowns Have a Bright Side for Teens

PART 4 (19:59 - 25:35):
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Where Are You Going to Find ‘Help’ in a Time of Stress? Many Americans Turn to Marijuana Edibles. Even Grandma?

NEW YORK TIMES (SHEERA FRENKEL)
The Election’s Over, but Not the Stress. Any Edibles Left?

Nov 20, 2020
Thursday, November 19, 2020
25:47
DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING
PART 1 (0:0 - 17:42):
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The Last Children of Down Syndrome? A Troubling Denial of Human Dignity Not Only in Denmark, But in the U.S. As Well

THE ATLANTIC (SARAH ZHANG)
The Last Children of Down Syndrome

PART 2 (17:43 - 20:31):
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U.S. Birth Rate Continues to Plummet: The COVID-19 Pandemic Has Accelerated a Problematic American Trend

TIME MAGAZINE (ELIANA DOCKTERMAN)
Women Are Deciding Not to Have Babies Because of the Pandemic. That’s Bad for All of Us

PART 3 (20:32 - 25:47):
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“The Great Liberal Death Wish” — Why a Secular Worldview Leads to a Sterile Worldview

Nov 19, 2020
Wednesday, November 18, 2020
27:14
DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING
PART 1 (0:0 - 9:36):
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The Tectonic Plates in American Politics Are Shifting: Religious Liberty and the Coming Battle of Executive Orders

NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO (TOM GJELTEN)
Religious Freedom Arguments Give Rise To Executive Order Battle

PART 2 (9:37 - 18:27):
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An Insidious Threat to Religious Institutions of Higher Learning: The Human Rights Campaign Gives Its List of Demands for a Biden Administration

HUMAN RIGHTS CAMPAIGN
Blueprint for Positive Change 2020

PART 3 (18:28 - 27:14):
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Drag Queen Story Hour Crosses the Canadian Border: Is It a Big Deal or Not? Scripture Is Clear

CANADIAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION (TAHIAT MAHBOOB)
How a B.C. library's Drag Queen Story Hour turned into a nationwide fight for intellectual freedom

Nov 18, 2020
Tuesday, November 17, 2020
25:04
DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING
PART 1 (0:0 - 12:32):
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Religious Freedom as America’s “Disfavored Right”? Justice Samuel Alito Delivers Remarkable Speech on the State of American Liberties

THE FEDERALIST SOCIETY
Address by Justice Samuel Alito [Video]

PART 2 (12:33 - 14:40):
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The Mainstream Media’s Response to Justice Alito’s Speech Is Not Shocking, But Quite Revealing

WALL STREET JOURNAL (THE EDITORIAL BOARD)
Alito Defends the Courts

LOS ANGELES TIMES (MICHAEL MCGOUGH)
Alito’s Federalist Society speech was bad for the Supreme Court

VICE (CARTER SHERMAN)
A Supreme Court Justice Went on a Rant About COVID, Abortion, and LGTBQ Rights

USA TODAY (WILLIAM CUMMINGS)
Critics decry Supreme Court Justice Alito's 'nakedly partisan' speech on COVID-19 measures, gay marriage

PART 3 (14:41 - 25:4):
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Why the Electoral College? Understanding the Architecture of the U.S. Constitution as Calls to Abolish the Electoral College Return Yet Again

NEW YORK TIMES (JAMELLE BOUIE)
2020 Shows Why the Electoral College Is Stupid and Immoral

WASHINGTON POST (THE EDITORIAL BOARD)
Abolish the electoral college

Nov 17, 2020
Monday, November 16, 2020
25:02
DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING
PART 1 (0:0 - 19:59):
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The Crisis of Legitimacy in American Politics — And With the World Watching Us

THE ATLANTIC (PETER BEINART)
What the Tributes to George H. W. Bush Are Missing

PART 2 (19:60 - 22:14):
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Who Sets the Election Rules? A Question from Pennsylvania that Must Be Answered

WALL STREET JOURNAL (THE EDITORIAL BOARD)
The Supreme Court’s Pennsylvania Cleanup

PART 3 (22:15 - 25:2):
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Political Reality in a Fallen World: Why Politics Will Eventually Break Your Heart

Nov 16, 2020
Friday, November 13, 2020
24:22
DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING
PART 1 (0:0 - 10:36):
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A Battle for Majority in the U.S. Senate: What’s at Stake in the Two Senate Run-Off Elections in Georgia?

NEW YORK TIMES (JIM TANKERSLEY)
Biden’s Policy Agenda Rests Heavily on Senate Outcome

PART 2 (10:37 - 20:5):
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The Far Left Makes Its Demands for a Potential Biden Administration: Radical Proposals Seem Almost Certain if Democrats Gain Senate Majority

NEW YORK TIMES (SYDNEY EMBER)
Progressives’ Wish List for Biden Starts With Warren and Sanders

PART 3 (20:6 - 24:23):
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The Future of Religious Liberty in America in Peril: Elections Have Consequences—Especially the Upcoming Senate Run-Offs in Georgia

USA TODAY (KATE SOSIN)
Equality Act hangs in the balance as Democrats falter in Senate races

Nov 13, 2020
Thursday, November 12, 2020
24:46
DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING
PART 1 (0:0 - 12:11):
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Why Is It So Hard for Atheists to Get Voted in to Congress? A Good Question That Deserves a Good Answer

RELIGION NEWS SERVICE (PHIL ZUCKERMAN)
Why is it so hard for atheists to get voted in to Congress?

PART 2 (12:12 - 15:45):
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Is It Possible for an Atheist to Be Moral? Can Atheism Produce a True Morality? One Good Question Leads to Another

THINKING IN PUBLIC
A Comprehensively Secular Life? A Conversation with Professor Phil Zuckerman

PART 3 (15:46 - 24:46):
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An Old and Evil Idea Reappears on a Public University Campus in California: Eugenics Is Alive and Becoming “Newgenics”

LOS ANGELES TIMES (TERESA WATANABE)
UC Berkeley is disavowing its eugenic research fund after bioethicist and other faculty call it out

Nov 12, 2020
Wednesday, November 11, 2020
25:14
DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING
PART 1 (0:0 - 11:29):
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An Interesting Divergence of Worldviews within the Democratic Party: A Debate Among Democratic Members of Congress Breaks Into Open

NEW YORK TIMES (LISA LERER)
Win or Lose, Trump and Biden’s Parties Will Plunge Into Uncertainty

NEW YORK TIMES (ASTEAD W. HERNDON)
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Biden’s Win, House Losses, and What’s Next for the Left

WALL STREET JOURNAL (NATALIE ANDREWS AND KRISTINA PETERSON)
Pelosi Faces Lawmakers Frustrated Over Loss of House Seats

PART 2 (11:30 - 20:53):
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A Troubling but Predictable Pattern as the Vatican “Clarifies” Pope’s Statement on Civil Unions: Pope Francis Liberalizes His Church Wink by Wink

WALL STREET JOURNAL (FRANCIS X. ROCCA)
Pope Francis Backs Civil Unions for Gay Couples, in Shift for Vatican

NEW YORK TIMES (ELISABETTA POVOLEDO)
Vatican Clarifies Pope Francis’s Comments on Same-Sex Unions

PART 3 (20:54 - 25:14):
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A Change in the Dictionary Drives Change in the Culture: Oxford Dictionaries Alter Definition of “Woman” After Claims of Sexism

USA TODAY (N'DEA YANCEY-BRAGG)
Oxford dictionaries change 'sexist' definitions of the word 'woman' after online petition

Nov 11, 2020