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    Wednesday, October 27, 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 24:22

    DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING PART 1 (0:0 - 7:45): ────────────────── Obama Says the Ship Has Sailed: This Is How Moral Revolutionaries Talk—And Threaten THE HILL Barack Obama Stumps For Terry McAuliffe In Virginia Ahead Of Nov. Election REV Barack Obama Speech for Virginia Gov. Candidate Terry McAuliffe Transcript PART 2 (7:46 - 14:3): ────────────────── Huge Test For The Future As Campus Pride Releases The ‘Worst List' Of Schools For LGBTQ Students: What Does it Mean? NBC NEWS (JO YURCABA) 'Worst List' Names 180 Colleges That Are 'Unsafe' for LGBTQ Students PART 3 (14:4 - 17:55): ────────────────── Writer Claims to Present ‘A Conservative Faith Argument For LGBTQ Rights' — But Where Is The Conservatism? Where Is the Christian Faith? THE HILL (CARLOS CURBELO) A Conservative's Faith Argument For Supporting LGBTQ Rights PART 4 (17:56 - 24:22): ────────────────── Study Claims Younger Generation Out Of Touch with Church Over Gender And Sexuality — But Where Is The True Disconnect? WALL STREET JOURNAL (CLARE ANSBERRY) Young People Say Disconnect Keeps Them From Church

    Tuesday, October 26, 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 23:40

    DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING PART 1 (0:0 - 12:8): ────────────────── Fake Meat and Real Questions: The Fake Meat Industry Claims Moral Innocence — But In A Fallen World, Innocence Is An Impossibility LA TIMES (CORIE BROWN) Why California is the Capital of Fake Meat NEW YORK TIMES (JULIE CRESWELL) Plant-Based Food Companies Face Critics: Environmental Advocates PART 2 (12:9 - 16:39): ────────────────── Kidney Transplants to Humans from Pigs? Thinking About Distinctions Within Creation, and The Value Of Humans As Image Bearers USA TODAY (KAREN WEINTRAUB) Pig Kidneys to the Rescue? Groundbreaking Transplant A Step Toward Solving Organ Shortage NEW YORK TIMES (RONI CARYN RABIN) In a First, Surgeons Attached a Pig Kidney to a Human, and It Worked PART 3 (16:40 - 23:40): ────────────────── ‘A Rat Is A Pig Is A Dog Is A Boy?': The Animal Rights Movement And Its Direct Denial of Human Dignity PETA (INGRID NEWKIRK) A Rat Is a Pig Is a Dog Is a Boy

    Monday, October 25, 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 26:20

    DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING PART 1 (0:0 - 8:39): ────────────────── Issues to Watch this Week: Democrats Say They Are Nearing Agreement on Massive Federal Spending Bill—But What Will it Be? WALL STREET JOURNAL (PETER GRANITZ AND ELIZA COLLINS) Democratic Voters Back Biden's Big Spending Bill NEW YORK TIMES (MICHAEL D. SHEAR) Biden the Dealmaker Finds That Compromise Can Have Consequences PART 2 (8:40 - 13:39): ────────────────── Issues to Watch: Paramount Case In Abortion As Supreme Court Fast Tracks Hearing on Constitutionality Of Texas Abortion Law CNN (ARIANE DE VOGUE) Justice Sonia Sotomayor Criticizes Colleagues for Allowing Texas Abortion Ban to Remain in Effect NEW YORK TIMES (ADAM LIPTAK) Supreme Court Again Refuses to Block Texas Abortion Law PART 3 (13:40 - 14:57): ────────────────── Issues to Watch: Major Issues Leading Up The Gubernatorial Vote In Virginia Next Tuesday — Including Who Decides Education Of Children PART 4 (14:58 - 22:28): ────────────────── Worldview Consequences of Geography: Rural Counties In Maryland Argue for Joining West Virginia. Why? Worldview Matters NEW YORK TIMES (MICHAEL LEVENSON) Bye, Maryland? Lawmakers in 3 Counties Float a Plan to Secede From the State. ASSOCIATED PRESS (IRIS SAMUELS) Montana Redistricting Commission Advances Two Map Proposals PART 5 (22:29 - 26:20): ────────────────── An American Story: Chief Earl Old Person, Blackfeet Nation Chief for 60 Years, Dies at Age 92 NEW YORK TIMES (CLAY RISEN) Earl Old Person, Chief of the Blackfeet Nation, Dies at 92

    Friday, October 22, 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 26:32

    DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING PART 1 (0:0 - 9:25): ────────────────── Lessons In The Symbiotic Relationship Of Press and Political Elite — Lesson One: Katie Couric Apologizes For Protecting Ruth Bader Ginsberg Over 2016 Interview WASHINGTON POST (ERIK WEMPLE) Katie Couric Admits She Was Wrong to ‘Protect' Ruth Bader Ginsburg PART 2 (9:26 - 11:22): ────────────────── The Symbiotic Relationship Of Press and Political Elite — Lesson Two: The Book Business and Big Media PART 3 (11:23 - 15:28): ────────────────── The Symbiotic Relationship Of Press and Political Elite — Lesson Three: Press Positively Covers Fashion Shift As Politics NEW YORK TIMES (VANESSA FRIEDMAN) Kyrsten Sinema's Style Keeps Us Guessing PART 4 (15:29 - 19:35): ────────────────── ‘Gender Agnosticism' On The Runway As Fashion Synthesizes With The Moral Revolution NEW YORK TIMES (VANESSA FRIEDMAN AND GUY TREBAY) The End of Gender PART 5 (19:36 - 21:49): ────────────────── Why Are Cities More Liberal than Rural Areas? — Dr. Mohler RespondsTo Letters From Listeners Of The Briefing PART 6 (21:50 - 23:17): ────────────────── Can The Supreme Court Overturn Texas Heartbeat Law But Still Overturn Roe v. Wade? — Dr. Mohler Responds To Letters From Listeners Of The Briefing PART 7 (23:18 - 26:32): ────────────────── How Should Young Women Pursue Education and Careers Without Succumbing To The Cultural Imperative Of ‘Career First, Babies Second'? — Dr. Mohler Responds To Letters From Listeners Of The Briefing

    Thursday, October 21, 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 27:15

    DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING PART 1 (0:0 - 11:40): ────────────────── The End Of Humanity Would Result In End Of Meaning? We Are Thinking Atoms? Worldview Clash Revealed at The Guardian THE GUARDIAN (TARA CONLAN) Earth's Demise Could Rid Galaxy of Meaning, Warns Brian Cox Ahead of Cop26 PART 2 (11:41 - 18:44): ────────────────── ‘Meaning Emerges From Sufficiently Complex Biological Machines' — The Secular Worldview Attempts Definitions to Define Humanity In A Worldview Without God PART 3 (18:45 - 22:19): ────────────────── Missionaries In Haiti Kidnapped For Ransom — More Evidence of Human Sinfulness on Display WALL STREET JOURNAL (DAVID LUHNOW AND JUAN MONTES) Haiti Kidnapping: What Happened to the Missionaries, and Who Is the 400 Mawozo Gang? PART 4 (22:20 - 27:15): ────────────────── Someone Who ‘Represents all North Carolinians' Instead? Modern Ideology Of Representation Goes After Statue Of Billy Graham for U. S. Capitol CHARLOTTE OBSERVER (SHERRI ZANN ROSENTHAL) Billy Graham Statue at the US Capitol Won't Represent Me, Many Others in NC

    Wednesday, October 20, 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 26:19

    DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING PART 1 (0:0 - 4:19): ────────────────── Get Ready for Big Action at the High Court — The Texas Abortion Law Heads Back to Supreme Court NEW YORK TIMES (ADAM LIPTAK) Justice Department Asks Supreme Court to Block Texas Abortion Law PART 2 (4:20 - 17:47): ────────────────── Is the Pro-Life Argument Based on a Mistranslation of Scripture? Of Course Not, But the Washington Post Runs the Argument WASHINGTON POST (DANYA RUTTENBERG AND KATEY ZEH) An Ancient Mistranslation Is Now Helping to Threaten Abortion Rights PART 3 (17:48 - 23:32): ────────────────── The Child Is Not the Mere Creature of the State' — A Reminder of a Big Lesson on Parental Rights from the Supreme Court WALL STREET JOURNAL (GERARD BAKER) Merrick Garland Has a List, and You're Probably on It WALL STREET JOURNAL ‘The Child Is Not the Mere Creature of the State' PART 4 (23:33 - 26:19): ────────────────── One Lifetime and an Entire Culture Ago — Betty Lynn (Thelma Lou) Dies At 95 ASSOCIATED PRESS Betty Lynn, Thelma Lou on ‘The Andy Griffith Show,' has died

    Tuesday, October 19, 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 26:43

    DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING PART 1 (0:0 - 17:50): ────────────────── The Biden Administration Asks Supreme Court to Reinstate Boston Marathon Bomber, But Still Says it Will Stop Federal Executions? Sometimes, Irony Reveals the Truth NEW YORK TIMES (ADAM LIPTAK) Supreme Court Seems Ready to Restore Death Sentence for Boston Marathon Bomber NEW YORK TIMES (NICK MADIGAN, MICHAEL LEVENSON AND NICHOLAS BOGEL-BURROUGHS) Parkland School Shooting Suspect to Plead Guilty PART 2 (17:51 - 20:31): ────────────────── What Is Behind The Death Penalty? At the Most Foundational Level Is The Imago Dei, Justice, and the Value of Human Life PART 3 (20:32 - 26:43): ────────────────── His Battles Are Over: The Complicated Life and Legacy Of General Colin Powell As Military Leader And Secretary Of State WASHINGTON POST (BRADLEY GRAHAM) Colin L. Powell, Former Secretary of State and Military Leader, Dies at 84

    Monday, October 18, 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 26:07

    DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING PART 1 (0:0 - 13:15): ────────────────── Biden Appointed Commission on Supreme Court Suggests Term Limits for Justices — So Why Would That Be a Bad Idea? Answer: Our Commitment to the Separation of Powers THE HILL (JOHN KRUZEL) Two Conservatives Resign from Biden's Supreme Court Commission PART 2 (13:16 - 17:0): ────────────────── So Other Nations Have Term Limits for Judges? Well, Other Nations Have Other Constitutions. The U.S. Has Its Constitutional System for Good Reason ASSOCIATED PRESS (JESSICA GRESKO) Supreme Court Commission Talks Positively of Shorter Terms PART 3 (17:1 - 26:7): ────────────────── Dave Chapelle Controversy Challenges the LGBTQ Doctrine of Harm — What Is At Stake In This Controversy For Christians? NEW YORK TIMES (JOHN KOBLIN) Netflix Loses Its Glow as Critics Target Chappelle Special NEW YORK TIMES (JASON ZINOMAN) Dave Chappelle Isn't Canceled. He Just Likes to Talk About It.

    Friday, October 15, 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 24:47

    DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING PART 1 (0:0 - 11:34): ────────────────── Dutch Royal Family Updated for the Moral Revolutionaries As Prime Minister Declares Royal Successor Can Marry Person Of Any Gender WALL STREET JOURNAL (JAMES MARSON) Dutch Royals Can Marry Same-Sex Partners Without Risking Throne, Government Says WASHINGTON POST (SAMMY WESTFALL) Dutch Royals Can Marry Same-sex Partner and Keep Throne, Prime Minister Says PART 2 (11:35 - 16:35): ────────────────── Speed Of Moral Revolutions To The Left On Display As Cambridge University Releases Document Explaining How To Spot Trans Exclusive Radical Feminists—You May Be Next THE TELEGRAPH (EWAN SOMERVILLE) Cambridge University ‘Terf-Spotting' Guide Condemned As A ‘Witch-Finder's Charter' PART 3 (16:36 - 20:31): ────────────────── Should Christians Boycott Businesses That Support The Secular Revolution? — Dr. Mohler Responds To Letters From Listeners Of The Briefing PART 4 (20:32 - 24:47): ────────────────── Where Do We Draw The Line Between Legislating Theologically And Legislating A Theocracy? — Dr. Mohler Responds To Letters From Listeners Of The Briefing

    Thursday, October 14, 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 25:39

    DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING PART 1 (0:0 - 9:42): ────────────────── How Did the Public Schools Become Such a Battleground? The Real Roots of the Crisis PART 2 (9:43 - 21:24): ────────────────── State of Virginia As Ground Zero For Debate Over Who Should Determine Education of Children — The Parents or The Professional Elite WASHINGTON POST (JENNA PORTNOY) McAuliffe Vetoes Bill Permitting Parents to Block Sexually Explicit Books in School WALL STREET JOURNAL (GERARD BAKER) Merrick Garland Has a List, and You're Probably on It PART 3 (21:25 - 25:39): ────────────────── The Moral Revolution in a Single Article — USA Today Imbeds Transgender Ideology In a Report About Texas Abortion Law USA TODAY (MABINTY QUARSHIE) Getting An Abortion While Trans Was Always Hard. In Texas, A New Law Puts Outsized Burdens On Them

    Wednesday, October 13, 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 23:15

    DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING PART 1 (0:0 - 12:49): ────────────────── Superman Comes Out Of The Closet—The Moral Revolution Will Transform Everything. Even Comic Book Super Heroes NEW YORK TIMES (GEORGE GENE GUSTINES) Superman Comes Out, as DC Comics Ushers In a New Man of Steel PART 2 (12:50 - 15:49): ────────────────── The Ideology Behind the Bisexual Superman—It Can Change Characters But It Can't Reverse Creation CNN (NOAH BERLATSKY) The Power of a Queer Superman PART 3 (15:50 - 23:15): ────────────────── Virtue Signaling in the Toy Department As Lego Seeks To Build A Less Gendered World? USA TODAY (WYATTE GRANTHAM-PHILIPS) Lego Announces Plans to Remove Gender Stereotypes from Toys, Following Global Survey

    Tuesday, October 12, 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 24:00

    DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING PART 1 (0:0 - 11:23): ────────────────── Abortion Rights = Trans Rights: A Portrait in Post-Modern Morality NEW YORK TIMES (JENNIFER FINNEY BOYLAN) Abortion Rights and Trans Rights Are Two Sides of the Same Coin PART 2 (11:24 - 20:20): ────────────────── The Pro-Abortion Argument Goes For Broke —Presbyterian Minister Contends For Abortion as Moral Good USA TODAY (REBECCA TODD PETERS) I'm A Christian Minister Who's Had 2 Abortions. Here's How Faith Informed Those Decisions. PART 3 (20:21 - 24:0): ────────────────── Pro-Abortion Advocates Seek To De-Stigmatize Abortion In Impossible Battle Against God's Moral Universe NPR (DANIELLE KURTZLEBEN) Demonstrators Gathered to Protest for Reproductive Rights at the Women's March

    Monday, October 11, 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 23:46

    DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING PART 1 (0:0 - 7:13): ────────────────── Tesla Joins Influx of Californians In Texas With Move of Its Headquarters to Austin — And With It, California Cultural and Voting Patterns To Follow PART 2 (7:14 - 15:9): ────────────────── How Should Christians Think of Global Tax Policy As International Agreement Claims to Raise Corporate Tax Rate? WSJ (PAUL HANNON AND RICHARD RUBIN) Ireland Signs On to Global Deal Seeking to Curb Tax Avoidance PART 3 (15:10 - 23:46): ────────────────── The ‘Nones' Are Growing — But What Does This Really Mean? Moral and Theological Factors Are Impossible to Separate USA TODAY (DEENA YELLIN) One In Four Americans Identify As 'Nones.' Why are Millions Leaving Organized Religion?

    Friday, October 8, 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 25:43

    DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING PART 1 (0:0 - 7:16): ────────────────── Federal Judge Blocks Texas Heartbeat Act, Setting It On Sure Path To The Supreme Court PART 2 (7:17 - 10:27): ────────────────── How Does A Case Get From The District Courts To The Supreme Court? The History Of The Circuit System And Establishment Of U.S. Judiciary PART 3 (10:28 - 18:36): ────────────────── Building A Generation Who Think Deep Thoughts About the True God: The Significance of ‘In Christ Alone' After 20 Years RELIGIOUS NEWS SERVICE (BOB SMIETANA) Twenty Years Later, ‘In Christ Alone' Still Inspires Millions To Sing PART 4 (18:37 - 21:42): ────────────────── PCUSA Sought To Change Lyrics Of 'In Christ Alone' To Replace Biblical Language About the Wrath of God—But What Is at Stake Is Nothing Less Than The Gospel Of Jesus Christ RELIGION NEWS SERVICE (BOB SMIETANA) Presbyterians Stir Debate By Rejecting Popular New Hymn THE CHRISTIAN CENTURY (RITA NAKASHIMA BROCK) An Epidemic Of Moral Injury PART 5 (21:43 - 25:43): ────────────────── Is Investing Gambling? How Should Christians Seek to Legislate In A Post-Christian Age? — Dr. Mohler Responds To Letters From Listeners Of The Briefing

    Thursday, October 7, 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 25:27

    DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING PART 1 (0:0 - 9:36): ────────────────── The Pro-Abortion Gauntlet Marches On — Biden Administration Reverses Trump Policy and Gives Planned Parenthood What it Demands NEW YORK TIMES (NOAH WEILAND) Biden Officials End Ban on Abortion Referrals at Federally Funded Clinics WASHINGTON POST (AMY GOLDSTEIN) Biden Administration Reverses Trump Rule Barring Federally Funded Family Planning Clinics From Abortion Referrals PART 2 (9:37 - 19:2): ────────────────── Religious Quest Evident As Elon Musk and Other Technocrats Join The ‘Simulation Argument' — What Are the Odds We Are Living In A Computer Simulation? THE NEW YORKER (JOSHUA ROTHMAN) What Are the Odds We Are Living in a Computer Simulation? PART 3 (19:3 - 25:27): ────────────────── Out with Easter and Christmas Terms: Modern Cult of Wokeness on Display As School In Oxford Secularizes Its Calendar in the Name of Sensitivity DAILY MAIL (IAN GALLAGHER) Emma Watson's Former School Cancels Christmas To Be 'Inclusive At All Touchpoints' - As Parents Slam 'Wokery Run Riot'

    Wednesday, October 6, 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 24:26

    DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING PART 1 (0:0 - 8:28): ────────────────── New Bipartisan Alarm Over Facebook and its Dangers — Secrets Revealed and Investigations Gain Momentum WALL STREET JOURNAL (JEFF HORWITZ) Facebook Says Its Rules Apply to All. Company Documents Reveal a Secret Elite That's Exempt. THE ATLANTIC (ADRIENNE LAFRANCE) The Largest Autocracy on Earth PART 2 (8:29 - 15:7): ────────────────── The Most Serious Danger of Facebook: Instagram's Negative Effects On Teenage and Young Adult Mental Health — Facebook Knows the Extent of the Problem, But Can't Do Without Your Kids WALL STREET JOURNAL (GEORGIA WELLS, JEFF HORWITZ AND DEEPA SEETHARAMAN) Facebook Knows Instagram Is Toxic for Teen Girls, Company Documents Show PART 3 (15:8 - 19:25): ────────────────── So, What Is the Christian Responsibility — But Human Dignity Is At Stake Of The Social Media Crisis WALL STREET JOURNAL (JUSTIN SCHECK, NEWLEY PURNELL AND JEFF HORWITZ) Facebook Employees Flag Drug Cartels and Human Traffickers. The Company's Response Is Weak, Documents Show. WALL STREET JOURNAL (KEACH HAGEY AND JEFF HORWITZ) Facebook Tried to Make Its Platform a Healthier Place. It Got Angrier Instead. WASHINGTON POST (JENNIFER RUBIN) It's Time to Stand Up to Facebook PART 4 (19:26 - 24:26): ────────────────── Technology Will Demand Our Soul — A Technological Crisis Is a Theological Crisis

    Tuesday, October 5, 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 25:54

    DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING PART 1 (0:0 - 16:36): ────────────────── What's Really at Stake in the Democratic Party Battle Over Spending? It's a Lot More Than You Might Think NEW YORK TIMES (EMILY COCHRANE) Liberals Dig In Against Infrastructure Bill as Party Divisions Persist PART 2 (16:37 - 20:21): ────────────────── “Biden Throws in With the Left” — What's the Vision Behind the “Progressives” Now in the Democratic Party Driver's Seat? WALL STREET JOURNAL (THE EDITORIAL BOARD) The Government Family Plan PART 3 (20:22 - 25:54): ────────────────── Banned Books Week, the Battle of Ideas — Normalizing the LGBTQ Revolution is the Aim USA TODAY Banned Books Week: We Defend 30 Challenged Books Including 'Beloved' and '1984' WALL STREET JOURNAL (THOMAS SPENCE) ‘Banned Books Week' Isn't Actually Interested in Banned Books

    Monday, October 4, 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 24:03

    DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING PART 1 (0:0 - 11:42): ────────────────── U. S. Controversy Over Abortion Heats Up As House Panel in Washington Hears Pro-Life and Pro-Abortion Testimonies and a Federal Court Considers the Texas Abortion Bill NEW YORK TIMES (SHERYL GAY STOLBERG) A Congresswoman's Story: Raped at 17, ‘I Chose to Have an Abortion' CNN (CHANDELIS DUSTER) Top Democrats Disagree On Including Hyde Amendment In Economic Bill PART 2 (11:43 - 17:36): ────────────────── Logic of the Culture of Death In Mexico As Elites Pressure Popular Culture To Present Abortion As A ‘Right' And A ‘Choice' NEW YORK TIMES (MELISSA AYALA) This Is for All the Girls Who Grew Up Thinking Abortion Meant Death or Jail PART 3 (17:37 - 21:22): ────────────────── Abortion in China: As Totalitarian Seeks to Restrict Abortion, It Shows that Anti-Abortion Does Not Always Mean Pro-Life NEW YORK TIMES (VIVIAN WANG) China's Vow to Reduce Abortions Sparks Public Worries PART 4 (21:23 - 24:3): ────────────────── Coming To A School District Near You: LGBTQ Inclusivity Guidelines — for 4-year-olds TELEGRAPH (DANIEL SANDERSON) Scottish Four-Year-Olds Can Change Gender At School Without Parents' Consent

    Friday, October 1, 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 27:04

    DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING PART 1 (0:0 - 14:45): ────────────────── Pronoun Police Come for God— But God Reveals Himself as Father, and He Likes His Name RELIGION NEWS SERVICE (MARK SILK) Why Our Preferred Pronoun For God Should Be ‘They' PART 2 (14:46 - 20:26): ────────────────── Is a Morality of Harm the Only Morality that Matters? — Dr. Mohler Opens The Mailbox and Responds to Letters from Listeners PART 3 (20:27 - 24:4): ────────────────── Is the Term ‘Common Grace' Theologically Wrong? — Dr. Mohler Opens The Mailbox and Responds to Letters from Listeners PART 4 (24:5 - 27:4): ────────────────── How Do You Read So Much News Without Getting Discouraged? — Dr. Mohler Opens The Mailbox and Responds to Letters from Listeners

    Thursday, September 30, 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 25:02

    DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING PART 1 (0:0 - 12:9): ────────────────── A House Built in the Air: A Secular Age Subverts any Secure Morality WASHINGTON POST (KATE COHEN) If They're Going to Keep Passing Religious Laws, We're Going to Need Exemptions PART 2 (12:10 - 19:39): ────────────────── The Modern Secular Conceit: The Claim that Law Can Escape Making “Religious” Judgments PART 3 (19:40 - 25:2): ────────────────── There Is No Half-Way House When it Comes to Defining Marriage—A Hard Lesson From Switzerland NEW YORK TIMES (NOELLE ILLIEN) Swiss Voters Approve Law Allowing Same-Sex Marriages

    Wednesday, September 29, 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 24:29

    DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING PART 1 (0:0 - 11:14): ────────────────── ACLU Changes Ruth Bader Ginsberg Quote To Include Gender-Neutral Language — Less Than One Year After Her Death, Is RBG Already ‘On the Wrong Side of History?' NEW YORK TIMES (MICHELLE GOLDBERG) The A.C.L.U. Errs on R.B.G. PART 2 (11:15 - 18:51): ────────────────── ‘It Was Not A Mistake Without A Thought': Even As ACLU Apologizes, The Left Rethinks Ruth Bader Ginsberg and Second Wave Feminism in Light of LGBTQ Issues NEW YORK TIMES (MICHAEL POWELL) A.C.L.U. Apologizes for Tweet That Altered Quote by Justice Ginsburg PART 3 (18:52 - 24:29): ────────────────── Getting Rid of ‘Balanced' News Coverage: GLAAD Calls for Silencing Voices That Counter LGBTQ Movement USA TODAY (SAMMY GIBBONS, PETRUCE JEAN-CHARLES, AND CLAIRE THORNTON) 'At the Whim of Misinformation': New Report Calls Out Southern Media Coverage of LGBTQ Issues

    Tuesday, September 28, 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 24:53

    DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING PART 1 (0:0 - 10:37): ────────────────── An Historic Federal Election in Germany: Why Should it Matter in America? What Is at Stake? WASHINGTON POST German Election 2021 PART 2 (10:38 - 18:8): ────────────────── The Ghosts of History and the Future of Germany: Great Power Politics and Looming Worldview Issues PART 3 (18:9 - 24:53): ────────────────── Sorry, Liz, You Were Right the First Time — Rep. Liz Cheney Says She is “Sorry” for Opposing Same-Sex Marriage WASHINGTON POST (AMY B WANG) Rep. Liz Cheney Says ‘I Was Wrong' To Have Opposed Same-Sex Marriage Before

    Monday, September 27, 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 21:52

    DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING PART 1 (0:0 - 10:35): ────────────────── The Culture of Death's Big Win in the House of Representatives — It's Unconscionable WASHINGTON POST (HENRY OLSEN) The Democrats' Abortion Bill is Radical. Good Thing It's Dead on Arrival in the Senate. PART 2 (10:36 - 16:15): ────────────────── Issues of Life Loom in Upcoming Gubernatorial Election in Virginia — And Could Be a Sign of Things to Come NEW YORK TIMES (TRIP GABRIEL) With Abortion Rights Under Threat, Democrats Hope to Go on Offense PART 3 (16:16 - 21:52): ────────────────── Thinking Christianly: Genesis and Creation Are Essential to a Christian Worldview

    Friday, September 24, 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 24:04

    DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING PART 1 (0:0 - 8:55): ────────────────── Virtue Signaling Of the Pro-Abortion Message—Democrats in Congress and White House Move to Legislate Roe v. Wade NEW YORK TIMES (CARL HULSE) With Roe Under Threat, House Plans to Vote on Bill to Counter Abortion Curbs EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT Statement of Administration Policy PART 2 (8:56 - 13:35): ────────────────── War of Polls and the War of Politics: Popularity Poll Of Supreme Court Justices Highlights Unrelenting Support of Abortion By Any Means Necessary USA TODAY (JOHN FRITZE) Democratic Support For Supreme Court Plummets After Decision in Texas Abortion Case, Poll Finds PART 3 (13:36 - 24:4): ────────────────── Why the Briefing? What Does “Augustinian” Mean? Doctors Compelled to Perform Abortions? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners

    Thursday, September 23, 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 25:27

    DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING PART 1 (0:0 - 8:55): ────────────────── Liberals Hold On to Power in Canada— Lessons from the Canadian Election Reach far Beyond Canada NEW YORK TIMES (IAN AUSTEN) To Unseat Trudeau, Canada's Top Conservative Leans Left PART 2 (8:56 - 16:52): ────────────────── So, Is the Conservative Party in Canada Actually Conservative? LIBERAL PARTY OF CANADA Key Actions Since 2015 to Build a More Equal Canada for Everyone PART 3 (16:53 - 22:51): ────────────────── History of ‘Liberal' and ‘Conservative' in the Midst of Changing Political Spectrum — And What About The ‘Left' and The ‘Right' in Politics and Culture? PART 4 (22:52 - 25:27): ────────────────── A Biblical Theology of Order — The Foundation for Human Flourishing In Society and Christian Preservation of God's Design

    Wednesday, September 22, 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 24:45

    DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING PART 1 (0:0 - 11:17): ────────────────── Prominent Women Athletes Argue That Abortion is Essential for Autonomy of Women—And Future of Women in Sport USA TODAY (TOD SCHAD) More than 500 Female Athletes Calling on Supreme Court to Rebuff Mississippi Abortion Law PART 2 (11:18 - 17:39): ────────────────── Modern Cults of the Athletic Body and Personal Autonomy Combine—But Who Is Missing From View (The Unborn Child) USA TODAY (NANCY ARMOUR) Here's the Crushing Impact Overturning Roe v. Wade Could Have On Female Athletes PART 3 (17:40 - 24:45): ────────────────── What is Depopulation? And Why Is It Happening in Industrialized Nations? WALL STREET JOURNAL (IAN LOVETT) The Struggle to Reverse a Shrinking Population Hits Some Nations Harder

    Tuesday, September 21, 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2021 23:16

    DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING PART 1 (0:0 - 7:20): ────────────────── The Brave New Genetic World Arrives—And Undermines Human Dignity—Polygenic Risk Score Now Used To Determine Inferior Genetic Traits In Embryos BLOOMBERG (CAREY GOLDBERG) Picking Embryos With Best Health Odds Sparks New DNA Debate PART 2 (7:21 - 14:25): ────────────────── Nazi Germany's Classification of “Life Unworthy of Life” Comes Back As Parents And Scientists Decide Which Human Embryo Is Worthy Of Implementation — And Which Is Not NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE Problems with Using Polygenic Scores to Select Embryos PART 3 (14:26 - 19:50): ────────────────── The Common Thread Among Christian Universities That Score High On ‘Campus Pride Index' for LGBTQ Inclusivity? They Have Forfeited Biblical Truth NBC NEWS (DAN AVERY) These 10 religious universities earn high marks for LGBTQ inclusivity PART 4 (19:51 - 23:16): ────────────────── History Is Closer To Us Than We Think: World War II ‘Ghost Army' Soldier Dies at 106 NEW YORK TIMES (RICHARD SANDOMIR) Gilbert Seltzer, Soldier in the World War II ‘Ghost Army,' Dies at 106

    Monday, September 20, 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2021 22:52

    DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING PART 1 (0:0 - 3:55): ────────────────── Snap Election in Canada: Canadians Face A Choice With Big Worldview Implications — And the World Watching ABC NEWS (ROB GILLIES) EXPLAINER: What Are the Issues in Canada's Close Election? PART 2 (3:56 - 9:33): ────────────────── More Than Submarines at Stake Here—Shift in Shape of Global Politics As AUKUS Alliance Created to Curve the Global Expansion of China PART 3 (9:34 - 15:37): ────────────────── AUKUS Alliance Made Up of Nations From “The English-Speaking Peoples” — It Matters PART 4 (15:38 - 22:52): ────────────────── War Over Pronouns Is Coming For You — Virtue Signaling of a Quintessential Sort As Yale Law School Professor Calls for Use of ‘They' For All People Unless Told Otherwise WASHINGTON POST Until I'm Told Otherwise, I Prefer to Call You ‘They'

    Friday, September 17, 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2021 26:05

    DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING PART 1 (0:0 - 8:25): ────────────────── Will Conscience Be Crushed, Too? Mexico Has Moved to Legalize Abortions, but Doctors Don't Want to Perform Them NEW YORK TIMES (NATALIE KITROEFF AND OSCAR LOPEZ) Abortion Is No Longer a Crime in Mexico. But Will Doctors Object? PART 2 (8:26 - 10:26): ────────────────── Saying it's So Doesn't Make it So, Even if You are Mexico's Chief Justice: People Don't Get Pregnant — Women Do NBC NEWS (LUIS HERNáNDEZ OJESTO, NOTICIAS TELEMUNDO AND GABRIELA MARTíNEZ, NOTICIAS TELEMUNDO) Experts: Mexico's 'Milestone' Abortion Decriminalization is regional game changer PART 3 (10:27 - 15:33): ────────────────── Is There a Problem Here? AOC Wears ‘Tax The Rich' Designer Gown to Met Gala (Which Costs $35K a Ticket) USA TODAY (ANIKA REED) Big Fashion Returns With NYFW and The 2021 Met Gala, But Does Anyone Care? PART 4 (15:34 - 26:5): ────────────────── The Mailbox — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners About Issues Addressed on The Briefing

    Thursday, September 16, 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 24:35

    DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING PART 1 (0:0 - 5:12): ────────────────── ‘How Much Is A Little Girl Worth?': Gymnasts Tell Riveting and Wrenching Testimony in Senate Hearing Against Larry Nassar Highlighting Failure by FBI BBC NEWS Simone Biles: 'I Blame System That Enabled Larry Nassar Abuse' PART 2 (5:13 - 18:1): ────────────────── Great Moment of Disclosure: Texas Abortion Law Unveils Divide in Pro-Life Conservatives Between Those Who Are Willing To Legalize Anti-Abortion Laws to Protect the Sanctity of Life and Those Who Are Not THE BULWARK (JONATHAN V. LAST) Why I Opted Out of the Abortion Wars THE BULWARK (MONA CHAREN) Why This Pro-Life Conservative Is Voting for Biden NEW YORK TIMES (GAIL COLLINS AND BRET STEPHENS) History Can Close In on Us Awfully Fast PART 3 (18:2 - 24:35): ────────────────── The Great Divide Now Evident: The Sanctity of Human Is Not Just an “Issue”

    Wednesday, September 15, 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 22:38

    DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING PART 1 (0:0 - 16:15): ────────────────── America's Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Lands in Controversy — What Does This Mean for America's Constitutional Order? FOX NEWS (KYLE MORRIS) Milley Secretly Called Chinese Officials Out of Fear Trump Would 'Attack' in Final Days, Book Claims PART 2 (16:16 - 19:54): ────────────────── The Parable of Bitcoin: The Digital Is Never Merely Digital, for We Live in a World That is Made of Matter NEW YORK TIMES (JON HUANG, CLAIRE O'NEILL AND HIROKO TABUCHI) Bitcoin Uses More Electricity Than Many Countries. How Is That Possible? PART 3 (19:55 - 22:38): ────────────────── Sometimes the New Solution is Worse than the Old Problem? “Experts” Argue that One Climate Solution May Be Worse than the Problem NEW YORK TIMES (HIROKO TABUCHI) Biden Outlines a Plan for Cleaner Jet Fuel. But How Clean Would It Be?

    Tuesday, September 14, 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 24:33

    DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING PART 1 (0:0 - 6:56): ────────────────── History to Be Made Today in California — Will Governor Gavin Newsom Become Only 2nd Governor Recalled in History of the State? What Are the Implications for the Nation? PART 2 (6:57 - 13:0): ────────────────── Worldview Significance of the Recall Election in California: How Can A Governor Be Recalled, And Who Can Be Voted In Replacement? The Answers To Those Questions Could Determine A Major Shift in the Political Landscape of California PART 3 (13:1 - 21:55): ────────────────── ‘Who Let God Into the Legislative Chamber?': The Secular Left's God Problem NEW YORK TIMES (LINDA GREENHOUSE) God Has No Place in Supreme Court Opinions PART 4 (21:56 - 24:33): ────────────────── Activists Are Calling for ‘Shark Attacks' to Be Renamed ‘Shark Encounters' — But if a Shark Bites Me, I'm Calling it an Attack NEW YORK TIMES (ALAN YUHAS) Don't Call Them ‘Shark Attacks,' Scientists Say

    Monday, September 13, 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 25:00

    DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING PART 1 (0:0 - 4:28): ────────────────── Thinking Seriously About President Biden‘s Sweeping Vaccine Mandate That Will Cover Nearly 100 Million Americans NEW YORK TIMES (KATIE ROGERS AND SHERYL GAY STOLBERG) Biden Mandates Vaccines for Workers, Saying, ‘Our Patience Is Wearing Thin' PART 2 (4:29 - 13:40): ────────────────── The Complex Issues of a Federal Vaccine Mandate: Evaluating President Biden's Coercive Move — Moral, Constitutional, and Political Considerations NEW YORK TIMES (JIM TANKERSLEY) Biden's New Vaccine Push Is a Fight for the U.S. Economy PART 3 (13:41 - 18:30): ────────────────── More Woke Than Capitalism: Virtue Signaling in Corporate World as Salesforce CEO Commits to Move Anyone With Hindered Access to ‘Reproductive Healthcare' From Texas — Or Any Other State CNBC (JORDAN NOVET) Salesforce Offers to Relocate Employees and Their Families After Texas Abortion Law Goes Into Effect CNN (RAMISHAH MARUF) Salesforce Said It Will Help Employees Leave Texas Due to Abortion Law PART 4 (18:31 - 25:0): ────────────────── A Parable of Post-Christian Religion: John Shelby Spong, Non-Theist Episcopal Bishop Dies at 90 WASHINGTON TIMES (MARK A. KELLNER) John Shelby Spong, Liberal Episcopal Bishop, Dies at Age 90 PROGRESSIVE CHRISTIANITY (JOHN SHELBY SPONG) Charting the New Reformation: The Twelve Theses PROGRESSING SPIRIT (JOHN SHELBY SPONG) Oklahoma! A State in Transition

    Friday, September 10, 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2021 22:21

    DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING PART 1 (0:0 - 8:52): ────────────────── 20 Years After 9/11: Wake Up, We Live in a Dangerous World — Lessons from 9/11, Lesson One PART 2 (8:53 - 15:8): ────────────────── The Clash of Civilizations Is Real — Lessons From 9/11, Lesson Two FOREIGN AFFAIRS (SAMUEL P. HUNTINGTON) The Clash of Civilizations? PART 3 (15:9 - 17:53): ────────────────── Theology Really Matters, Islam Really Matters — Lessons From 9/11, Lesson Three PART 4 (17:54 - 22:21): ────────────────── The (Temporary) Collapse of Moral Relativism — Lessons from 9/11, Lesson Four

    Thursday, September 9, 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 24:46

    DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING PART 1 (0:0 - 10:24): ────────────────── Court Rules Against Catholic School's Firing of a Gay Teacher — Warning Every Religious Institution of the Inevitable Clash of the Sexual Revolution and Religious Liberty ASSOCIATED PRESS Court Rules Catholic School Wrongfully Fired Gay Substitute PART 2 (10:25 - 14:12): ────────────────── The Culture of Death Scores Another Victory: Mexican Supreme Court Decriminalizes Abortion WASHINGTON POST (MARY BETH SHERIDAN AND ALEJANDRA IBARRA CHAOUL) Mexico Decriminalizes Abortion, A Dramatic Step in World's Second-Biggest Catholic Country PART 3 (14:13 - 17:56): ────────────────── Gender Neutrality by Government Decree—Legislature of California Seeks to Push Itself Into Every Aspect of Life, Including the Toy Aisle THE HILL (NATALIE PRIEB) California Lawmakers Pass Bill Requiring Gender Neutral Sections in Department Stores PART 4 (17:57 - 22:53): ────────────────── Irony in the Academy? Study About Dishonesty Turns Out to Be Dishonest CHRONICLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION (TOM BARTLETT) A Dishonest Study on Dishonesty Puts a Prominent Researcher on the Hot Seat PART 5 (22:54 - 24:46): ────────────────── Epimenides Paradox: Can You Trust a Liar Who Says He Is Lying?

    Wednesday, September 8, 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2021 27:04

    DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING PART 1 (0:0 - 12:21): ────────────────── Motherhood and Marriage Disconnecting? The Surge of U.S. College-Educated Women Having Babies Outside of Marriage and What it Means WALL STREET JOURNAL (JANET ADAMY) More College-Educated Women Are Having Babies Outside Marriage PART 2 (12:22 - 17:31): ────────────────── The Aspirational Trajectory of a Secularized Culture: A Society that Subverts Marriage Will Celebrate Marriage-Less Child-Rearing — To Its Own Demise THE TELEGRAPH (ROSA SILVERMAN) How ‘Out of Wedlock' Went from an Insult to an Aspiration PART 3 (17:32 - 27:4): ────────────────── A Generation of American Young Men, Lost and in Crisis — And Not in College WALL STREET JOURNAL (DOUGLAS BELKIN) A Generation of American Men Give Up on College: ‘I Just Feel Lost'

    Tuesday, September 7, 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2021 26:52

    DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING PART 1 (0:0 - 8:27): ────────────────── One of the Major Moral Decision Points in US History as Pro-Choice and Pro-Life Forces War Over Constitutionality and Public Policy of Laws on Abortion PART 2 (8:28 - 18:46): ────────────────── “I Do Not Want to Impose My Religious Beliefs Upon Others” to Pro-Abortion Rights Champion in Chief: History of Joe Biden's Abortion Views Tells a Tragic Story — And Here is a Timeline CNN (KATE SULLIVAN) Biden Says Texas' Anti-Abortion Law is 'Almost Un-American' and 'Sort of Creates a Vigilante System' AMERICA MAGAZINE (ZAC DAVIS) Vice President Biden's Comments About Abortion in America Interview Kick Off New Conversations PART 3 (18:47 - 26:52): ────────────────── “When Does Human Life Begin?”: Our Answer to That Fundamental and Unavoidable Question Will Determine Our Policy, Our Politics, and Most Importantly, Our Moral Principles

    Friday, September 3, 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2021 27:03

    DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING PART 1 (0:0 - 9:30): ────────────────── The Sanctity of Human Life or the Sanctity of Court Precedents? The Single Word —Sanctity — Reveals the Great Moral Divide CBS NEWS (LI COHEN) Sotomayor Pens Scathing Dissent of Texas Abortion Ban: "Justices Have Opted to Bury Their Heads in the Sand" PART 2 (9:31 - 12:6): ────────────────── Pelosi Describes Supreme Court Decision as ‘Cowardly and Fragrantly Unconstitutional', Setting the Stage for Congress to Debate Abortion WALL STREET JOURNAL (ELIZA COLLINS AND AARON ZITNER) Pelosi Plans Abortion-Rights Vote for House After Supreme Court's Texas Decision PART 3 (12:7 - 20:8): ────────────────── Intersection of Liberal Religion and Pro-Abortion Movement: The Emergence of ‘Reproductive Freedom Congregations' WASHINGTON POST (ALEJANDRA MOLINA) Churches are Getting Designated as ‘Reproductive Freedom Congregations' UNIVERSITY BAPTIST CHURCH Buildings and History PART 4 (20:9 - 24:15): ────────────────── The Mailbox — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners About Issues Addressed on The Briefing PART 5 (24:16 - 27:3): ────────────────── ‘A Dairymaid Can Milk Cows to the Glory of God': On Labor Day We Reflect on the Dignity and Calling of Work

    Thursday, September 2, 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2021 23:34

    DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING PART 1 (0:0 - 8:32): ────────────────── A Milestone in the Battle for Life: Supreme Court Allows Texas Abortion Law to Go Into Effect CNN (KATE SULLIVAN) Biden Blasts Texas' 6-Week Abortion Ban as 'Extreme' and Violation of a Constitutional Right PART 2 (8:33 - 13:32): ────────────────── Elections Have Consequences — and the Supreme Court is One of Those Consequences PART 3 (13:33 - 18:50): ────────────────── China Says “America Myth Down.” President Biden Says “Incredibly Successful.” Continued Humiliation After Afghanistan Evacuation WALL STREET JOURNAL (YAROSLAV TROFIMOV AND JEREMY PAGE) In Leaving Afghanistan, U.S. Reshuffles Global Power Relations PART 4 (18:51 - 23:34): ────────────────── Actor Ed Asner, a Paragon of Liberalism in Hollywood, Dies at 91 NEW YORK TIMES (ANITA GATES) Ed Asner, Emmy-Winning Star of ‘Lou Grant' and ‘Up,' Dies at 91

    Wednesday, September 1, 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2021 25:03

    DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING PART 1 (0:0 - 17:16): ────────────────── An Atheist Is Now Harvard's Head Chaplain: Harvard University as a Parable of Theological Collapse and the Secularization of the Academy NEW YORK TIMES (EMMA GOLDBERG) The New Chief Chaplain at Harvard? An Atheist. NEW YORK POST (HANNAH FRISHBERG) Harvard's New Chaplain is An atheist — And ‘Good Without God' BOSTON GLOBE (ANDREW BRINKER) Harvard's New Head Chaplain is An Atheist, Unanimously Elected By His Peers THE GUARDIAN (MAYA YANG) Harvard University's New Chief Chaplain is … An Atheist PART 2 (17:17 - 20:46): ────────────────── The Incredible Reach of Popular Culture: ‘Dancing With the Stars' Will Air First Same-Sex Dance Pair — And Expects You to Join the Celebration USA TODAY (BRYAN ALEXANDER) JoJo Siwa to Compete on 'Dancing With the Stars' With Same-Sex Partner: 'We're Going to Make History' PART 3 (20:47 - 25:3): ────────────────── What Does ‘Impossible Meat' CEO Teach Us About Worldview? Collapse of Distinction between Human Creature and the Animals Leads to Inevitable Moral Confusion NEW YORK TIMES (DAVID GELLES) The ‘Hedonistic Altruism' of Plant-Based Meat

    Tuesday, August 31, 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2021 21:45

    DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING PART 1 (0:0 - 4:43): ────────────────── How Will History Judge? America Leaves Afghanistan PART 2 (4:44 - 9:0): ────────────────── U.S. Now Among Others in Graveyard of Empires That Is Afghanistan. What Does This Event Reveal About Our Nation? NEW YORK TIMES Afghanistan Live Updates: The United States Occupation Is Over PART 3 (9:1 - 13:33): ────────────────── History of Technological Advance in Light of Hurricane Ida: In a World Dependent on Electricity, a Lack of It Poses Much Bigger Threat Than Mere Inconvenience WALL STREET JOURNAL (WSJ STAFF) Hurricane Ida: What to Know About the Storm and Its Damage PART 4 (13:34 - 21:45): ────────────────── Hinge Moment in America's Fight to Recovery the Dignity of Unborn Human Life as Texas Abortion Ban Will Put End to Nearly All Abortions in the State WASHINGTON POST (ANN E. MARIMOW AND EMILY WAX-THIBODEAUX) Supreme Court Asked to Block Texas Abortion Law Deputizing Citizens to Enforce Six-Week Ban TEXAS TRIBUNE (NEELAM BOHRA) Texas Abortion Law that Bans Procedure as Early as Six Weeks Set to Go into Effect after Court Cancels Hearing, Denies Motions

    Monday, August 30, 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2021 23:40

    DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING PART 1 (0:0 - 8:58): ────────────────── "A Breathtaking Amount of Authority" — Supreme Court Rules 6-3 to Strike Down President Biden's CDC Eviction Moratorium SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES Alabama Association of Realtors v. Department of Health and Human Services PART 2 (8:59 - 13:12): ────────────────── Constitutional Self-Government Is a Rare and Precious Civilizational Achievement — And it Is Fragile PART 3 (13:13 - 17:36): ────────────────── “I Don't Think Any Member of the Court is Living In Pluto or Something” — Justice Stephen Breyer Faces Pressure From Liberals to Retire NEW YORK TIMES (ADAM LIPTAK) Justice Breyer on Retirement and the Role of Politics at the Supreme Court PART 4 (17:37 - 23:40): ────────────────── Concept of Parole Holds Out the Opportunity of Release from Prison to Those Convicted of Certain Crimes Under Certain Circumstances — What About the Assassin of Robert F. Kennedy? NEW YORK TIMES (NICHOLAS BOGEL-BURROUGHS) Parole Board Recommends Release of Sirhan Sirhan, Robert F. Kennedy's Assassin

    Friday, August 27, 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 27, 2021 23:33

    DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING PART 1 (0:0 - 3:43): ────────────────── August 26, 2021: We Were Warned: But the Attack in Afghanistan Leaves Many Dead and Many Questions that Demand an Answer PART 2 (3:44 - 7:19): ────────────────── The Leadership of President Biden In Wake of Tragedy: What the US People Needed Was a Picture of Strong, Competent Leadership. We Saw A Picture of America in Decline NEW YORK TIMES Transcript of Biden's Speech After Kabul Airport Attack PART 3 (7:20 - 17:59): ────────────────── The Battle of Worldviews in Afghanistan as Isis-K Pursues Jihad and Seeks to Establish A Caliphate NBC NEWS (HENRY AUSTIN AND CORKY SIEMASZKO) What is ISIS-K? Islamic State Group's Affiliate behind Kabul Airport Attack PART 4 (17:60 - 23:33): ────────────────── The Mailbox — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners

    Thursday, August 26, 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2021 23:49

    DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING PART 1 (0:0 - 7:56): ────────────────── Well, That Didn't Take Long — OnlyFans Reverses Decision to Ban Pornography for the Sake of "Inclusion" NPR (JOE HERNANDEZ) Reversing A Planned Ban, OnlyFans Will Allow Pornography On Its Site After All NEW YORK TIMES (JACOB BERNSTEIN) OnlyFans Reverses Its Decision to Ban Explicit Content PART 2 (7:57 - 15:28): ────────────────── A Key Question: If You're Against Those Who Reject Sexual Exploitation, Then Who Are You For? NEW YORK TIMES (SPENCER BOKAT-LINDELL) How OnlyFans Became the Latest Casualty of the War on Porn THE NEW REPUBLIC (MELISSA GIRA GRANT) Nick Kristof and the Holy War on Pornhub PART 3 (15:29 - 23:49): ────────────────── The Death Penalty and the Liberal Crisis: Will the Biden Administration Uphold the Death Penalty Against Dylan Roof? LA TIMES (DAVID LAUTER) Essential Politics: American Views on ‘Culture' Issues are Complicated. Just Look at the Death Penalty.

    Wednesday, August 25, 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2021 24:17

    DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING PART 1 (0:0 - 14:55): ────────────────── The Dynamic to Watch: The Big Political Game in Washington Now Is the Tension Among Democrats — The Traditional Liberals vs. the Insurgent Left. All Signs Are that the Left Will Win this Battle NEW YORK TIMES (JONATHAN WEISMAN) Deeply Divided, House Democrats Battle Over Priorities and Politics WALL STREET JOURNAL (KRISTINA PETERSON) Pelosi, Centrist Democrats in Standoff With Key Vote Ahead WALL STREET JOURNAL (THE EDITORIAL BOARD) The Agony of the ‘Centrist' Democrats PART 2 (14:56 - 20:21): ────────────────── "The Science' Says?" The Authority of ‘Science' When the Entire Game is Political NEW YORK TIMES (APOORVA MANDAVILLI) The U.S. Is Getting a Crash Course in Scientific Uncertainty PART 3 (20:22 - 24:17): ────────────────── Farm Life Without the Manure? Evidently People Don't Want Too Much Reality From “Farm-Fluencers" WALL STREET JOURNAL (RORY SATRAN) Instagram Stars Make Farm Life Look Delightful—Minus the Manure

    Tuesday, August 24, 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2021 24:55

    DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING PART 1 (0:0 - 11:44): ────────────────── Totalitarianism Is a Hard Habit to Break: China's New “Three Child Policy” PART 2 (11:45 - 20:5): ────────────────── 40 Million Pieces of Evidence — Germany Reckons with the Shredded Records of the East German Secret Police. NEW YORK TIMES (ANNALISA QUINN) Piecing Together the History of Stasi Spying PART 3 (20:6 - 24:55): ────────────────── 6 out of 10 Children in the World Know ‘Paw Patrol' Characters by Name? Popular Culture is not Just Difficult to Escape — It's Practically Impossible WALL STREET JOURNAL (ELLEN GAMERMAN) ‘Paw Patrol' Tries for a Big Bite at the Box Office

    Monday, August 23, 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2021 22:38

    DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING PART 1 (0:0 - 9:3): ────────────────── “Biden's Debacle” — The Disaster in Afghanistan Continues to Spin Out of Control THE ECONOMIST Biden's Debacle—What Legacy Does America Leave in Afghanistan? WALL STREET JOURNAL (WALTER RUSSELL MEAD) Biden's Chamberlain Moment in Afghanistan PART 2 (9:4 - 14:27): ────────────────── What is the Fundamental Issue in Afghanistan? Ultimately, It IS a Clash of Civilizations between the Western Civilization and Islam WALL STREET JOURNAL (ROBERT NICHOLSON) The Unconquerable Islamic World PART 3 (14:28 - 22:38): ────────────────── Astounding Moral Shift Evident as Social Media Platform Known for Its Pornographic Content Changes Its Guidelines — Not Based on Morality but Pressure from from “Payment Partners" NEW YORK TIMES (TAYLOR LORENZ AND ALYSSA LUKPAT) OnlyFans Says It Is Banning Sexually Explicit Content

    Friday, August 20, 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 20, 2021 27:43

    DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING PART 1 (0:0 - 12:2): ────────────────── The ‘I'm Spiritual but Not Religious' Moment for Generation Z? Where You Find Human Beings, You Will Always Find Worship — Even Worship of Rock Crystals RELIGION NEWS SERVICE (HEATHER GREEN) Study: Gen Z Doubles Down on Spirituality, Combining Tarot and Traditional PART 2 (12:3 - 17:10): ────────────────── What Sells When Modern Day Spirituality Meets Capitalism? Primarily, the Self WALL STREET JOURNAL (ELLEN GAMERMAN) ‘Nine Perfect Strangers,' ‘White Lotus' and the Art of the Wellness Takedown WALL STREET JOURNAL (ELIZABETH BERNSTEIN) The Mental-Health Benefits of Spiritual Thinking PART 3 (17:11 - 27:43): ────────────────── The Mailbox — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners on This Friday Segment of The Briefing

    Thursday, August 19, 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2021 25:39

    DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING PART 1 (0:0 - 11:7): ────────────────── Are Americans Just Deciding Not to Work? It's Vexing Economists — And Should Concern Us All THE ECONOMIST Will the Rich World's Worker Deficit Last? PART 2 (11:8 - 21:4): ────────────────── Chief Justice John Roberts Prediction Nears Fruition as Harvard Law Today Argues for the Legitimacy of Polyamory HARVARD LAW TODAY (ELAINE MCARDLE) Polyamory and the Law Harvard Law Today PART 3 (21:5 - 25:39): ────────────────── Did God Create Disgust, or Is It an Evolutionary Trait Necessary for Survival? Worldview is Everywhere — Yes, Even in “Festival Toilet” Videos NEW YORK TIMES (SABRINA IMBLER) Ever Feel Your Skin Crawling? Maybe You Can Thank Evolution.

    Wednesday, August 18, 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2021 22:43

    DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING PART 1 (0:0 - 9:36): ────────────────── ‘Becoming Parents' — The Moral Revolution's Contradictions Are in Full View in Just Two Simple Words WASHINGTON POST (IAN DUNCAN) Pete and Chasten Buttigieg Say They Have Become Parents WASHINGTON POST (SEAN SULLIVAN, TYLER PAGER, AND SEUNG MIN KIM) ‘Outsider' Buttigieg Plays A Skillful Inside Game, Positioning Himself for the Future PART 2 (9:37 - 19:30): ────────────────── One 'Pride Flag' Isn't Enough? The LGBTQ Community Has an Inclusivity Crisis Over a Flag — And It's Worth Your Attention CNN (KEELY AOUGA AND TAYLOR ROMINE) LGBTQ Groups Across the US Consider A New Flag Meant to Be More Inclusive of the Transgender Community and People of Color PART 3 (19:31 - 22:43): ────────────────── The Self-Defeating Nature of Intersexuality: There Is No End to the Revolution

    Tuesday, August 17, 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2021 24:40

    DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING PART 1 (0:0 - 11:21): ────────────────── Mythology of the American Left Is That Theology Does Not and Cannot Matter — Even in Afghanistan. But the Taliban Are Theological, Even if the Media Are Determined to Ignore Islam NEW YORK TIMES (DAVID E. SANGER) For Biden, Images of Defeat He Wanted to Avoid CNN POLITICS (KEVIN LIPTAK, JEFF ZELENY, KAITLAN COLLINS, JENNIFER HANSLER AND MAEGAN VAZQUEZ) Biden Admits Afghanistan's Collapse 'Did Unfold More Quickly Than We Had Anticipated' PART 2 (11:22 - 18:6): ────────────────── The Logic of Moral Revolution: As Teenagers Need Driving School, So Children Need Sex Education. Apparently Anything Is Plausible Once You Abandon All Moral Sanity NEW YORK TIMES (VALERIYA SAFRONOVA) A Private-School Sex Educator Defends Her Methods PART 3 (18:7 - 24:40): ────────────────── No Clandestine Conspiracy Here: Sexual Revolutionaries State Goal of ‘Queer Inclusivity and Gender Expansiveness Across All Grade Levels and Subjects'— Parents Have Been Warned USA TODAY (DAVID OLIVER) Let's Talk About (Queer) Sex: The Importance of LGBTQ-Inclusive Sex Education in Schools

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