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The Briefing 10-18-17

Dance of legislation in CA shows the danger to religious liberty across the country || Major American liberal political figure shifts on political spectrum without ever moving || Why the issue of gambling is often overlooked as a major moral issue The post The Briefing 10-18-17 appeared first on

Duration: 00:17:29

The Briefing 10-17-17

The religion of contraception: Buyer’s remorse for religious liberty among the revolutionaries || The AP Stylebook goes to war on human nature || A warning about warnings: Why we should make our warnings fewer and make them stick The post The Briefing 10-17-17 appeared first on

Duration: 00:20:17

The Briefing 10-16-17

Fire in Northern California: One of humanity's deadliest enemies || Concern emerges as marijuana crop goes up in smoke || Hollywood expels one of its own leading figures for the very misbehavior it sells in movies The post The Briefing 10-16-17 appeared first on

Duration: 00:18:01

The Briefing 10-13-17

Who is responsible for the secularization of America’s young people? || Whose priorities are fueling the secularization of America’s youth: parents, professors, or both? || What are marketers telling us about millennials? || Worldview Book Recommendation: The Vanishing American Adult: Our Coming-of-Age Crisis—and How to Rebuild a Culture of Self-Reliance The post The Briefing 10-13-17 appeared first on

Duration: 00:18:51

The Briefing 10-12-17

The next step in the evolution of the Boy Scouts of America: accepting girls || The words "boys" and "girls" are becoming increasingly ironic || The Pope condemns the death penalty || The importance of Sola Scriptura asserts itself on the 500th anniversary of the Reformation The post The Briefing 10-12-17 appeared first on

Duration: 00:20:56

The Briefing 10-11-17

Historic College at Oxford says Christianity is just too harmful for freshmen || Why are advertisers turning to porn as a data metric? || A fact checker discovers that America really is an outlier on abortion The post The Briefing 10-11-17 appeared first on

Duration: 00:19:20

The Briefing 10-10-17

When did the Kennedy family change its position on abortion? || Alabama Senate candidate flaunts pro-abortion position. Why are the media ignoring it? || The rise of the occult in headlines from Africa || What Sally Quinn’s fascination with the occult tells us about high society and ourselves The post The Briefing 10-10-17 appeared first on

Duration: 00:19:48

The Briefing 10-09-17

A clash of orthodoxies: Trump administration's reversal of contraception mandate sets off firestorm || Two different conceptions of how to read a law on display in AG Session’s Title VII guidance || Why rival charges of hypocrisy are sometimes both right The post The Briefing 10-09-17 appeared first on

Duration: 00:19:38

The Briefing 10-06-17

Partisanship comes to late-night: What the turn in comedy tells us about the culture || Dark, anxious, and realistic: Why comedians now want audiences to wince while they laugh || Art as a form of moral subversion: Exhibit about gender aims to upend very idea of gender || Worldview book recommendation: “The Remains of the Day” by Kazuo Ishiguro The post The Briefing 10-06-17 appeared first on

Duration: 00:18:59

The Briefing 10-05-17

After House passes 20-week abortion ban, sanctity of human life could hang by a Senate rule || While upholding sanctity of life with his vote, PA congressman undermines it in personal life || Political hypocrisy on the sanctity of life is not only immoral and humiliating, it’s deadly The post The Briefing 10-05-17 appeared first on

Duration: 00:17:01

The Briefing 10-04-17

How to speak in the aftermath of a massacre, even in a context of controversy || Awkwardness in using the word evil reveals bigger problems || When the archbishop of Canterbury won’t answer the question, he actually has answered the question The post The Briefing 10-04-17 appeared first on

Duration: 00:18:37

The Briefing 10-03-17

The moral vocabulary of pure evil in the aftermath of Las Vegas || The importance of moral facts, not just moral values, and the reality of evil || Why, in times of trouble, the American people expect their president to quote Scripture The post The Briefing 10-03-17 appeared first on

Duration: 00:16:53

The Briefing 10-02-17

The intersection of natural disaster and political leadership in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria || The looming humanitarian crisis in Myanmar and the ineffectual nature of the United Nations || Achievement and fragility of the nation-state on display as Kurds and Catalans push for independence The post The Briefing 10-02-17 appeared first on

Duration: 00:17:36

The Briefing 09-29-17

A pornographic revolution, Playboy, and the death of Hugh Hefner || The lie at the heart of ‘Banned Books Week’ || ‘No problem’ or ‘You’re welcome’? Exploring the link between language and etiquette || Worldview book recommendation: Wired for Intimacy The post The Briefing 09-29-17 appeared first on

Duration: 00:19:11

The Briefing 09-28-17

What does Roy Moore’s victory mean for the Republican party and the state of American politics? || Why the collapse of morality inevitably leads to the failure of etiquette || As life expectancy for those born with Down syndrome increases, the womb becomes more dangerous The post The Briefing 09-28-17 appeared first on

Duration: 00:16:27

The Briefing 09-27-17

Marriage no longer the default way to form a family in the United States || Why international organizations fail to deliver world peace || What the quest for self-fulfilment in the 1970s bequeathed to America today || Major American newspapers divide Americans into the dead and the pre-dead The post The Briefing 09-27-17 appeared first on

Duration: 00:17:20

The Briefing 09-26-17

Discussion over whether to arm British police represents not just a policy debate, but a moral one || For one British retailer, labels on kids' clothes are now a vehicle for the sexual revolution || Contrary to predictions, last Saturday was not the end of the world The post The Briefing 09-26-17 appeared first on

Duration: 00:16:32

The Briefing 09-25-17

The collision of politics and professional sports as Trump clashes with NBA and NFL || Merkel elected to fourth term as we witness the dawn of a new political era in Germany || Danger in diplomacy: Is North Korea even a rational actor? The post The Briefing 09-25-17 appeared first on

Duration: 00:18:01

The Briefing 09-22-17

Is work a prerequisite for food? For able-bodied people, state of TN says yes, so does the Bible || ACLU targets religious exemptions for adoptions, and in turn the children of Michigan || As U.S. debates monuments, monument to Russian general behind AK-47 comes under fire || Worldview book recommendation — Worth Dying for: The Power and Politics of Flag The post The Briefing 09-22-17 appeared first on

Duration: 00:17:53

The Briefing 09-21-17

After the shock of an earthquake, many of the aftershocks are theological || How does sin explain natural disasters? || Clash of worldviews at the U.N. as President Trump addresses General Assembly || Allergic to sovereignty? Media reacts to President Trump’s U.N. speech The post The Briefing 09-21-17 appeared first on

Duration: 00:16:42

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