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The Briefing is a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.

The Briefing is a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.
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The Briefing is a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.




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 The post Friday, Aug 17, 2018 appeared first on


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 The post Thursday, Aug 16, 2018 appeared first on


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 The post Wednesday, Aug 15, 2018 appeared first on


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 The post Tuesday, Aug 14, 2018 appeared first on...


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’ The post...


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 more consequences of social media: Is what we grew out of in high school now what we lean into on Twitter? The post Friday, Aug 10, 2018 appeared first on


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...


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 The post Wednesday, Aug 8, 2018 appeared first on


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 The post Tuesday, Aug 7, 2018 appeared first on


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 The post Monday, Aug 6, 2018 appeared first on...


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 The post Friday, Aug 3, 2018 appeared first on


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 The post Thursday, Aug 2, 2018 appeared first on


Wednesday, Aug 1, 2018

As goes the Supreme Court, so goes the nation: Why the Kavanaugh nomination matters to both sides of the partisan divide || What does it mean for a judge to be a ‘strict constructionist’? || Even in a secular age, the conscience of Western civilization is still haunted and shaped by the Bible The post Wednesday, Aug 1, 2018 appeared first on


Friday, June 29, 2018

A political earthquake in New York as Democrats continue their leftward march || Why it’s significant that a deep red state like Oklahoma voted to legalize medicinal marijuana || Orthodoxy of the sexual revolution questioned in one of the nation’s most influential magazines || Is everything biological or is nothing biological? Examining the biological basis of transgenderism The post Friday, June 29, 2018 appeared first on


Thursday, June 28, 2018

How Justice Anthony Kennedy became one of the most singularly important figures in Supreme Court history || In yet another victory for free speech, Supreme Court rules public-sector employees can’t be forced to pay dues to labor unions The post Thursday, June 28, 2018 appeared first on


Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Supreme Court reinforces authority of the executive branch, upholds travel ban || In 5-4 decision, Supreme Court rules that coerced speech at crisis pregnancy centers violates First Amendment || Why pro-abortion groups completely ignored the main point argued by the Supreme Court in free speech case The post Wednesday, June 27, 2018 appeared first on


Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Why according to a biblical worldview civility is not just a political necessity || Obsessed with death: Secular society forced to search for meaning when confronted with the reality of mortality || Supreme Court punts on one of the most important issues facing the court this year The post Tuesday, June 26, 2018 appeared first on


Monday, June 25, 2018

A modern-day sultan? Examining the the re-election of President Erdogan and the trajectory of Turkey || Canada becomes second nation to legalize marijuana. Will Canadians be satisfied with government-regulated pot? || Why moral change is almost always accompanied by changes in language The post Monday, June 25, 2018 appeared first on


Friday, June 22, 2018

A deeper look at ecumenical movement as Pope Francis goes to Geneva to mark the 70th anniversary of the World Council of Churches || Is disunity a greater scandal than the scandal of abandoning doctrine and accepting theological minimalism? || ‘Such were some of you’: Why language really matters — and always matters — in the discussion about same-sex attraction and sexual desire The post Friday, June 22, 2018 appeared first on


Thursday, June 21, 2018

Without human dignity there are no human rights: The real story behind the U.S. withdrawal from the U.N. Human Rights Council || What the dissolution of the American family has to do with the prevalence of fear and despair among American teenagers || Why gang violence overtaking a Maryland middle school is an indictment of the entire nation The post Thursday, June 21, 2018 appeared first on