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R. Albert Mohler, Jr.


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    Tuesday, May 17, 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 24:05

    This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview. PART I (16:27 - 16:27) ‘This Was Pure Evil': The Necessary and Accurate Moral Declaration About the Racially Charged Shooting in Buffalo The Massacre in Buffalo by Wall Street Journal (The Editorial Board) Before the Massacre, the Gunman's Erratic Behavior Attracted Attention. by New York Times (Ashley Southall, Chelsia Rose Marcius and Andy Newman) PART II (21:21 - 21:21) They Fear Neither God Nor Man: Chinese Communist Party Arrests Bishop Emeritus Cardinal Zen in Hong Kong for Sedition Cardinal Joseph Zen Is Arrested by Hong Kong's National Security Police by Wall Street Journal (Elaine Yu, Selina Cheng, and Francis X. Rocca) PART III (24:26 - 24:26) A Lesson in General Revelation (and Anatomy): Pete Buttigieg Comments on the Baby Formula Shortage Sign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning. Follow Dr. Mohler: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTube For more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu. For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com. To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.

    Monday, May 16, 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2022 25:18

    This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview. PART I (8:39 - 8:39) Aggression Breeds Fear of Greater Aggression: Russia's War with Ukraine Pushes Finland and Sweden into the Arms of NATO How Putin Drove Finland Into NATO's Arms by Wall Street Journal (Sune Engel Rasmussen) PART II (12:39 - 12:39) The Fog of the U.S. Proxy War with Russia: Understanding the Logic—And Risk—of Increased U.S. Aid to Ukraine PART III (20:18 - 20:18) Gerontocracy—Lurking Behind the Baby Formula Crisis in the U.S. The Baby Formula Crisis by New York Times (David Leonhardt) PART IV (25:19 - 25:19) $125B in Four Years: How Legal Sports Betting Has Turned Many States into Functional Casinos Americans Bet $125B on Sports in 4 Years Since Legalization by Associated Press (Wayne Perry) Sign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning. Follow Dr. Mohler: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTube For more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu. For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com. To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.

    Friday, May 13, 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 27:28

    This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview. PART I (10:47 - 10:47) Corporations and Moral Causes—Are Investors Awakening to the Downside of Corporate Virtue Signaling? A Group of Billionaire Investors, and Mike Pence, are Pushing Back Against Values-Based Investing. by New York Times (Ephrat Livni) PART II (16:24 - 16:24) The Ethical Problem of Xenotransplantation Turns Deadly? Man with Pig Heart Transplant Dies from Pig Disease Pig Heart Transplanted Into Dying Man Had an Animal Virus by Wall Street Journal (Amy Dockser Marcus and Joseph De Avila) PART III (20:33 - 20:33) How Does the U.S. Aid to Ukraine Fit into Christian Just War Theory? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The Briefing PART IV (22:53 - 22:53) Should Christians Engage in Contemplative Prayer? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The Briefing PART V (25:16 - 25:16) I Am a Member of a Faithful Gospel Church, But It's A Part of a Liberal Denomination. Should I Leave or Stay? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The Briefing PART VI (27:29 - 27:29) Why Do the Media Treat Abortion as a Catholic Issue? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The Briefing Sign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning. Follow Dr. Mohler: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTube For more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu. For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com. To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.

    Thursday, May 12, 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 22:28

    This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview. PART I (7:23 - 7:23) Democratic-Led Senate Unable to Gain Even a Majority Vote on Radical Abortion Bill—But They Will Keep Trying Abortion-Rights Bill Backed by Democrats Fails in Senate by Wall Street Journal (Siobhan Hughes and Eliza Collins) PART II (15:45 - 15:45) Ma'am, You Are Not a Conservative: A Case Study of ‘Conservatives' Who Never Were Conservative The Supreme Court's Religion-Driven Mission Sets off a Firestorm by Washington Post (Jennifer Rubin) Why I Dropped ‘Conservative' from My Twitter Profile by Washington Post (Jennifer Rubin) The Marriage Mission by Washington Post (Jennifer Rubin) PART III (22:29 - 22:29) Labeling as Stewardship: The Power of Labels in Society's Battle of Ideas Sign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning. Follow Dr. Mohler: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTube For more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu. For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com. To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.

    Wednesday, May 11, 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 22:31

    This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview. PART I (12:48 - 12:48) ‘Safe, Legal, and Don't Tell Your Parents': Senate Democrats Set Vote Today on Bill That Would Codify Roe v. Wade as the Law of the Land Schumer's Radical Abortion Bill by Wall Street Journal (The Editorial Board) Arizona AG Brnovich Blasts Mark Kelly's Opposition to Parental-Consent Abortion Laws by National Review (John McCormack) PART II (17:31 - 17:31) The Apple that Fell Far from the Pro-Life Tree: Senator Bob Casey Jr. Promises to Support Senate Abortion in Major Moral Shift from Political Life and Legacy of His Late Father — Gov. Robert Casey as in “Casey Decision” In Shift, Sen. Bob Casey to Vote Yes on Democrats' Abortion Legislation by Washington Post (Amy B. Wang and Seung Min Kim) PART III (22:32 - 22:32) The Crown on the Throne but No Queen?: Prince Charles Delivers Queen's Speech as Authority of Monarchy in Parliament Stands, Even in Her Absence Sign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning. Follow Dr. Mohler: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTube For more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu. For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com. To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.

    Tuesday, May 10, 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2022 26:35

    This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview. PART I (11:40 - 11:40) No Flyover After All: Reflections on Russia's Fixation on 1945 PART II (19:52 - 19:52) A Sign of Massive Political and Theological Change: Sinn Fein Wins Parliamentary Election in Northern Ireland As Britain Turned Away From E.U., Northern Ireland Turned to Sinn Fein by New York Times (Mark Landler) PART III (26:36 - 26:36) Nicolás Maduro's Key to Political Success in Venezuela? Wokewashing the Leftists in the United States Nicolás Maduro Tries a New PR Campaign: Going Woke by Politico (Tony Frangie Mawad) Sign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning. Follow Dr. Mohler: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTube For more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu. For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com. To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.

    Monday, May 9, 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later May 9, 2022 25:57

    This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview. PART I (4:33 - 4:33) A Doomsday Plane and Ominous Message?: Vladimir Putin Set to Deliver Speech on 77th Anniversary of the Defeat of Nazi Germany PART II (13:22 - 13:22) Not So Fast, Let's Look at the Data: Evaluating Jen Psaki's Statement that ‘63% Support Roe' According to Fox News Poll Fox News Poll: Just Over Half Favor Banning Abortions After 15 Weeks by Fox News (Victoria Balara) PART III (20:24 - 20:24) Biden Administration Continues Commitment to Sexual Revolution as It Celebrates First Openly LGBTQ Person to Serve as Whitehouse Press Secretary Column: Representation Matters. Biden's New LGBTQ Press Secretary has a Big Job Ahead by LA Times (LZ Granderson) PART IV (25:58 - 25:58) Liberal Hermeneutics, Liberal Theology, and Liberal Politics: Your Reading of Scripture Eventually Dictates Your Political Views Rabbi Reveals Why Abortion Access Is Important—and Supported by Scripture by Newsweek (Matt Keely) Some Religions Support Abortion Rights. Their Leaders are Speaking Up. by NBC News (Julianne McShane) The Right to Choose is a Jewish Value: the Battle for Choice, Autonomy and Progress in America by Temple Beth-El (Rabbi Mara Nathan) Sign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning. Follow Dr. Mohler: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTube For more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu. For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com. To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.

    Friday, May 6, 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2022 26:12

    This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview. PART I (13:33 - 13:33) Far Surpassing Sentimentality: Theological Reflections on Motherhood, for Mother's Day and Every Day PART II (17:5 - 17:5) Is the Cross a Graven Image? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The Briefing PART III (18:32 - 18:32) Are There Different Degrees of Murder That Would Not Call for the Death Penalty? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The Briefing PART IV (20:41 - 20:41) If I Live in a State that Will Sanction Abortion On Demand If Roe is Overturned, Should I Move Our Family to a Different State? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The Briefing PART V (21:55 - 21:55) If God is Sovereign, Why Must I Pray? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The Briefing PART VI (26:13 - 26:13) Would the Church of Scotland Be So Liberal If Its Conservative Pastors Had Stayed? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The Briefing Sign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning. Follow Dr. Mohler: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTube For more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu. For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com. To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.

    Thursday, May 5, 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2022 24:09

    This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview. PART I (9:18 - 9:18) White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki Responds to My Pro-Life Argument from Yesterday's Edition of The Briefing: "I Think That's Kind of an Outlier Position When It Comes to the General Public" Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jen Psaki, May 4, 2022 by The White House PART II (16:52 - 16:52) Yet Another Doctrinal Catastrophe: Church of Scotland Prepares to Approve Same-Sex Marriage Church of Scotland Ready to Approve Same-Sex Marriage by Christianity Today (Kate Shellnut) A Sad Departure: Why We Could Not Stay in the Church of Scotland by Banner of Truth (David J. Randall) PART III (24:10 - 24:10) Doctrinal Decline and the Collapse into Theological Liberalism: The Same Pattern Again and Again Sign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning. Follow Dr. Mohler: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTube For more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu. For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com. To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.

    Wednesday, May 4, 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2022 25:31

    This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview. PART I (4:11 - 4:11) The Chief Justice Speaks: He Knows the Credibility and Integrity of the Supreme Court Are at Stake Press Release by The Supreme Court of the United States (Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr.) PART II (12:21 - 12:21) ‘The Judgement to Choose to Abort a Child': President Biden Accidentally Speaks the Truth about the Pro-Choice Movement Statement by President Joe Biden by The White House Remarks by President Biden Before Air Force One Departure by The White House PART III (15:60 - 15:60) We Will Know Where Every Senator Stands on This Issue? Democratic Senate Majority Leader Promises Legislation Codifying Roe v. Wade Senate Democrats will Force Republicans to Vote on Abortion Rights by The Hill (Alexander Bolton) PART IV (19:3 - 19:3) The Washington Post Reports Some World Leaders Alarmed at Possible Overturn of Roe and Casey Decisions — This Deserves a Closer Look World Leaders Alarmed by Possible Overturn of Roe v. Wade by Washington Post (Ellen Francis and Amanda Coletta) PART V (25:32 - 25:32) New Documentary Would Have Viewers See Modern Gender Theory in the Prehistoric Era — Who Knew Bone Fragments Could Reveal So Much? Prehistoric Women were Hunters and Artists as well as Mothers, Book Reveals by The Guardian (Daniel Boffey) Sign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning. Follow Dr. Mohler: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTube For more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu. For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com. To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.

    Tuesday, May 3, 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2022 25:32

    This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview. PART I (12:3 - 12:3) 'An Extreme Breech of Modern Supreme Court Protocol': Majority Opinion of Dobbs v. Women's Health Organization Leaked in Bombshell: But Why, and Why Now? Supreme Court has Voted to Overturn Abortion Rights, Draft Opinion Shows by Politico (Josh Gerstein and Alexander Ward) Supreme Court is Ready to Strike Down Roe v. Wade, Leaked Draft Shows by Washington Post (Robert Barnes and Mike DeBonis) Leaked Supreme Court Draft Would Overturn Roe v. Wade by New York Times (Michael D. Shear and Adam Liptak) PART II (19:16 - 19:16) 'Roe and Casey Must be Overruled': Examining Justice Alito's Full Indictment of the Court's Previous Rulings on Abortion PART III (25:33 - 25:33) A Major Win for Religious Liberty in the United States: Supreme Court Strikes Down Boston Ruling Against Group Flying a Christian Flag Shurtleff v. City of Boston by Supreme Court of the United States Sign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning. Follow Dr. Mohler: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTube For more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu. For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com. To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.

    Monday, May 2, 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later May 2, 2022 25:35

    DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING PART 1 (0:0 - 15:40): ────────────────── George Orwell's Fiction Becomes Fact: The Biden Administration's Ministry of Truth PART 2 (15:41 - 20:11): ────────────────── New York Times Columnist Argues ‘Parents Should Not Shield Children from Dangerous Ideas' — Do Our Children Have More Moral Sense Than Parents? NEW YORK TIMES (MATT GROSS) Your Kids Can Handle Dangerous Ideas PART 3 (20:12 - 25:35): ────────────────── Cultural Elites Want Continued Control of the Public School: Parents Are the Main Threat NEW YORK TIMES (FRANK BRUNI) Parents Aren't the Only Ones With Rights NEW YORK TIMES (FRANK BRUNI) Your God and My Dignity

    Friday, April 29, 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2022 26:06

    DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING PART 1 (0:0 - 17:24): ────────────────── What Happens When Marriage, Family, and Community Are Subverted? America Has a Loneliness Epidemic and Its Teenagers Are in a Severe Mental Health Crisis NEW YORK TIMES (MATT RICHTEL) ‘It's Life or Death': The Mental Health Crisis Among U.S. Teens WALL STREET JOURNAL (BRIANNA ABBOTT) Children as Young as 8 Should Be Screened for Anxiety, Experts Recommend NEW YORK TIMES (JOHN LELAND) How Loneliness Is Damaging Our Health PART 2 (17:25 - 18:53): ────────────────── The Spy Next Door: Russian Sleeper Agent Who Headed Spy Group in U.S. Dies in Russia at 79 NEW YORK TIMES (SAM ROBERTS) Mikhail Vasenkov Dies at 79; His Spy Ring Inspired ‘The Americans' PART 3 (18:54 - 20:35): ────────────────── What is the Conservative Solution to Income Inequality? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The Briefing PART 4 (20:36 - 22:44): ────────────────── Should We Use Genetic Treatment or Modification for Embryos? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The Briefing PART 5 (22:45 - 24:34): ────────────────── Does Hebrews 11:3 Undermine Creation Ex Nihilo? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The Briefing PART 6 (24:35 - 26:6): ────────────────── Why Will We Have Tears to Wipe Away on Judgment Day When We Are in the Presence of God? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The Briefing

    Thursday, April 28, 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2022 25:57

    DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING PART 1 (0:0 - 13:51): ────────────────── Is it Unconstitutional for a High School Football Coach to Pray on the Fifty-Yard Line After a Game? Coach Kennedy Gets His Day at the Supreme Court NPR (NINA TOTENBERG) The Supreme Court Ponders the Right to Pray on the 50-Yard Line REUTERS (LAWRENCE HURLEY AND ANDREW CHUNG) U.S. Supreme Court Conservatives Lean Toward Football Coach in Prayer Case NEW YORK TIMES (ADAM LIPTAK) Supreme Court Leans Toward Coach in Case on School Prayer AMERICANS UNITED FOR THE SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND STATE Our History AMERICANS UNITED FOR THE SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND STATE Supreme Court Should Follow Decades Of Precedent And Protect Students' Religious Freedom PART 2 (13:52 - 20:47): ────────────────── Secular Purpose, Secular Effect, No ‘Excessive' Government Entanglement? The Supreme Court's Broken ‘Lemon Test' Needs to Go PART 3 (20:48 - 25:57): ────────────────── A Look at the Pro-Abortion Effort to Intimidate the Supreme Court — Abortion Supporters Fear What's Coming from the Court this Term WALL STREET JOURNAL (THE EDITORIAL BOARD) Abortion and the Supreme Court

    Monday, April 25, 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 25, 2022 25:11

    DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING PART 1 (0:0 - 12:32): ────────────────── The Right Suffers Loss in France, Media Coverage Suffers Loss of Perspective: Emmanuel Macron Elected for Second Five-Year Term THE WASHINGTON POST (THE EDITORIAL BOARD) Macron's Win is Cause for Great Relief — and Modest Celebration PART 2 (12:33 - 20:6): ────────────────── Disney World Loses its Self-Governing Authority in Florida — Florida's Legislature and Governor Take A Big Step and Send a Huge Signal to Corporate America WALL STREET JOURNAL (THE EDITORIAL BOARD) Revolt in Disney's Florida Kingdom PART 3 (20:7 - 25:11): ────────────────── Truth is Stranger than Fiction: CNN Pulls the Plug on CNN+ After Days of Operation and Vast Millions Invested. And, for First Time, Netflix Loses More Subscribers than it Gained. Is Anyone Getting the Message? USA TODAY (BILL GOODYKOONTZ) CNN+ is Dead: Here's What Killed the Streaming News Service Only a Month after It Began

    Friday, April 22, 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 22, 2022 25:43

    DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING PART 1 (0:0 - 15:21): ────────────────── Building a Resume? LinkedIn Adds Stay-at-Home Parent to Job Titles List USA TODAY (JENNIFER JOLLY) LinkedIn Adds Stay at Home Mom to Job Titles List; Will it Help Women Re-Enter the Workforce? PART 2 (15:22 - 19:58): ────────────────── How Can You Say Liberals are Getting More Liberal and Conservatives are Getting More Conservative? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The Briefing PART 3 (19:59 - 22:52): ────────────────── How Should I Address Gender Theory in My High School Speech? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The Briefing PART 4 (22:53 - 25:43): ────────────────── I Experienced an Ectopic Pregnancy. How Do I Reconcile This with My Pro-Life Convictions? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The Briefing

    Thursday, April 21, 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2022 26:10

    DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING PART 1 (0:0 - 13:37): ────────────────── The Crucial Nature of Jurisdiction to Law: A History of the 20th Century and the Implausibility of an International Criminal Court WASHINGTON POST (ILHAN OMAR) For Putin to Face Justice, We Must Join the International Criminal Court PART 2 (13:38 - 16:55): ────────────────── The Principle of Subsidiarity for Justice: How Abstraction Leads to Less Justice PART 3 (16:56 - 26:10): ────────────────── Moral Insanity and Biological Impossibility: Same-Sex Couple Cites ‘Antiquated View of Homosexuality' in Discrimination Suit after Being Denied IVF Benefits NEW YORK TIMES (PRECIOUS FONDREN) Gay Couple Was Denied I.V.F. Benefits. They Say That's Discriminatory. WASHINGTON POST (ANNE BRANIGIN) Who Can Access IVF Benefits? A Gay Couple's Complaint Seeks an Answer.

    Wednesday, April 20, 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 20, 2022 24:15

    DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING PART 1 (0:0 - 11:18): ────────────────── An Entire New World of Moral Complicity: Corporations Take Leftist Positions on Cultural Issues WASHINGTON POST (CATHERINE RAMPELL) Corporate America Somehow became the Last Firewall for Abortion Rights PART 2 (11:19 - 14:45): ────────────────── ‘We Must Do Well and Do Good': The Responsibility of Christians in the Marketplace NEW YORK TIMES (ALISHA HARIDASANI GUPTA AND LAUREN HIRSCH) Yelp Will Pay for Employees to Travel for Abortion Access PART 3 (14:46 - 20:5): ────────────────── Florida District Court Judge Strikes Down CDC Mask Mandate — What's the Bigger Story Here? PART 4 (20:6 - 24:15): ────────────────── 1 State, 2 States, Red States, Blue States: Divide in America Over Mask Mandate—And Other Issues—Boils Down to Cultural and Moral Issues

    Tuesday, April 19, 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 19, 2022 25:21

    DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING PART 1 (0:0 - 15:14): ────────────────── How Many Hours a Week Should a Worker Work? Who Should Decide? Legislation Proposed in California Points to Lunacy of Government Overreach WALL STREET JOURNAL (KATHERINE BINDLEY) California Considers the Four-Day Workweek WALL STREET JOURNAL (THE EDITORIAL BOARD) California's French Four-Day Workweek PART 2 (15:15 - 17:56): ────────────────── ‘Adam and Eve Were Not Commanded to Lounge in the Garden of Eden': The Dignity of Work from the Biblical Worldview PART 3 (17:57 - 25:21): ────────────────── Federal Judge in U.S. Blocks Masks Mandates While Chinese Government Exercises Autocratic Control Under COVID: The Tragedies of Totalitarianism NEW YORK TIMES (CHARLES SAVAGE AND HEATHER MURPHY) A Federal Judge Strikes Down the Mask Mandate on Planes and Public Transit. NEW YORK TIMES (LI YUAN) China's ‘Zero Covid' Mess Proves Autocracy Hurts Everyone

    Monday, April 18, 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 18, 2022 25:04

    DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING PART 1 (0:0 - 11:25): ────────────────── Cruise Missiles Sink a Cruiser: Major Shift in History of Naval Warfare as Russian Warship Moskva Sunk by Ukraine's Use of Neptune Missiles PART 2 (11:26 - 15:42): ────────────────── ‘Bitskrieg': New Rules of War in a Technological Age NEW YORK TIMES (JOHN ARQUILLA) Free Advice for Putin: ‘Make Peace, You Fool' PART 3 (15:43 - 18:34): ────────────────── A Return to the Cold War? Russia's Attempt to Divide Has Only Worked to Unite the West WASHINGTON POST (KAREN DEYOUNG AND MICHAEL BIRNBAUM) U.S., Allies Plan for Long-Term Isolation of Russia PART 4 (18:35 - 25:4): ────────────────── Modernity's Denial of Evil Hits a Wall in Ukraine: It Turns Out that Evil is Real, After All WALL STREET JOURNAL (DANIEL HENNINGER) The Devil Resurfaces in Ukraine

    Friday, April 15, 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 15, 2022 17:18

    DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING PART 1 (0:0 - 17:18): ────────────────── Special Good Friday Edition of The Briefing: The Politics of the Empty Tomb

    Thursday, April 14, 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 14, 2022 23:33

    DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING PART 1 (0:0 - 9:16): ────────────────── ‘Lowering Temperature on Hot-Button Issues': Interesting Words at Mormon Conference ASSOCIATED PRESS (SAM METZ) Mormons Lower Temperature on Hot-Button Issues at Conference PART 2 (9:17 - 15:26): ────────────────── Heavenly Mother? A Fascinating Window Into Mormon Theology SALT LAKE TRIBUNE (PEGGY FLETCHER STACK) ‘I Wish We Knew More' – As LDS Leaders Warn Against Praying to Heavenly Mother, Questions Persist PART 3 (15:27 - 20:32): ────────────────── ‘To Be Trans is to Enter a Sacred Journey of Becoming Whole': A Former Archbishop of Canterbury and the Liberal Enthusiasm for Transgender Ideology THE TELEGRAPH (GABRIELLA SWERLING) Becoming Transgender a Sacred Journey of Becoming Whole, Says Ex-Archbishop of Canterbury PART 4 (20:33 - 23:33): ────────────────── Theological Liberalism and Accommodation to the Modern World: Oldest Jewish Seminary in the U.S. Will End Its Rabbinical Training

    Wednesday, April 13, 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 13, 2022 25:12

    DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING PART 1 (0:0 - 9:44): ────────────────── ‘Each Year the Child is Coming to Belong More to the State and Less to the Parent': The Issue of Parental Rights in Schools Is Not New, But it Is Urgent THE NEW YORKER (JILL LEPORE) Why the School Wars Still Rage PART 2 (9:45 - 13:36): ────────────────── Proof of the Burden and Priority of Parenthood: Parents Willing to Change Voting Positions Based on Impact of Democratic Handling of Covid-19 Pandemic WALL STREET JOURNAL (MICHAEL C. BENDER) School Reopening Mess Drives Frustrated Parents Toward GOP PART 3 (13:37 - 17:5): ────────────────── Vladimir Putin—and Russia With Him—Has Entered Unprecedented Territory in Modern History as a Superpower Now Clearly a War Criminal NEW YORK TIMES (THOMAS L. FRIEDMAN) How Do We Deal With a Superpower Led by a War Criminal? PART 4 (17:6 - 21:57): ────────────────── Is a Petty Theft Really Just Petty?: Not for a Sane Society Committed to Moral Order WALL STREET JOURNAL (THE EDITORIAL BOARD) America's Shoplifting Epidemic PART 5 (21:58 - 25:12): ────────────────── Biden Administration Minimum Global Corporate Tax Policy Ends Before It Begins: Why? WALL STREET JOURNAL (PAUL HANNON) Already Stalled In U.S., Global Minimum Tax Hits European Roadblock

    Tuesday, April 12, 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 12, 2022 27:05

    DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING PART 1 (0:0 - 16:55): ────────────────── Is the Nuclear Family in America Passing from the Scene? Understanding the Difference Between the Nuclear Family and the Natural Family NEW YORK TIMES (JESSICA GROSE) The Nuclear Family Is No Longer the Norm. Good. PART 2 (16:56 - 20:25): ────────────────── The Cultural Left Hates the Nuclear Family and Its Marketization — But More Importantly, It Hates the Natural Family Built into the Structures of Creation Even More PART 3 (20:26 - 27:5): ────────────────── ‘I'm a Trans Woman, Not an Attack on God's Creation': The Basic Issue Appears in The New York Times NEW YORK TIMES (JENNIFER FINNEY BOYLAN) I'm a Trans Woman. Bullies Don't Surprise Me, but Allies Still Do. WASHINGTON POST (ABENI JONES) I'm Transgender. I Won't be Getting an X on My Passport.

    Monday, April 11, 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 11, 2022 26:58

    DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING PART 1 (0:0 - 14:48): ────────────────── The Election in France Headed to a Run-Off Between Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen — What Does It Mean For the Future of Europe? PART 2 (14:49 - 17:10): ────────────────── The Bravery of the Ukrainian People and Democratic Symbolism: Boris Johnson on Video and Kyiv Still Stands, Even as Russia Continues to Commit War Crimes PART 3 (17:11 - 26:58): ────────────────── A Revealing Debate Over a Word—Democrats Seek to Perpetuate Abortion Without Saying ‘Abortion' WASHINGTON POST (CAROLINE KITCHENER) With Roe Endangered, Democrats Divide on Saying the Word ‘Abortion'

    Friday, April 8, 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 8, 2022 24:41

    DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING PART 1 (0:0 - 3:38): ────────────────── Elections Have Consequences: Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson Confirmed as Next Justice of the United States Supreme Court PART 2 (3:39 - 12:28): ────────────────── Should Student Loans Be Forgiven? Would That Really Be the Just Thing to Do? A Closer Look at the Argument PART 3 (12:29 - 14:46): ────────────────── Are You Arguing That God Misleads Us by Making the Earth Look Old When It is Actually Young? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The Briefing PART 4 (14:47 - 16:53): ────────────────── Did God Create Time? Does God Exist Outside of Time? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The Briefing PART 5 (16:54 - 19:36): ────────────────── Why Do You Think Creationism is Necessary for Christianity and the Gospel of Jesus Christ? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The Briefing PART 6 (19:37 - 20:41): ────────────────── Should Christians Advocate for the Overturning of Obergefell v Hodges? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The Briefing PART 7 (20:42 - 22:7): ────────────────── What Do You Think of the Conservative Silence Over the Hiring of Caitlyn Jenner as a Contributor for Fox News? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The Briefing PART 8 (22:8 - 24:41): ────────────────── Is There a Difference Between Mercy and Grace? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The Briefing

    Thursday, April 7, 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 7, 2022 26:16

    DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING PART 1 (0:0 - 13:19): ────────────────── Three Republican Senators Say They Will Vote to Confirm Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court: What Is Their Argument? U.S. SENATOR OF MAINE (SUSAN COLLINS) Senator Collins' Statement on Judge Jackson's Nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court PART 2 (13:20 - 17:28): ────────────────── Judicial Philosophy and the Future of Supreme Court: The Big Issue in the Confirmation Hearings of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson USA TODAY (SCOTT DOUGLAS GERBER) The Constitution Won't Interpret Itself. Ketanji Brown Jackson Owes Us an Answer on her Judicial Philosophy. PART 3 (17:29 - 20:41): ────────────────── A Tale of Two States: Colorado and Oklahoma Pass Polar Opposite Abortion Laws and Reveal the Nation's Divide on the Issue PART 4 (20:42 - 26:16): ────────────────── ‘For Every Action, There is an Equal and Opposite Reaction': Newton's Third Law or the Growing Divide of Politics in the U.S.? NEW YORK TIMES (SHAWN HUBLER AND JILL COWAN) Flurry of New Laws Move Blue and Red States Further Apart

    Wednesday, April 6, 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 6, 2022 25:10

    DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING PART 1 (0:0 - 8:22): ────────────────── What Are War Crimes And Who Prosecutes Them?: Situating Vladimir Putin's Actions in the History of War Crimes from the Last Century PART 2 (8:23 - 13:35): ────────────────── The Intelligence Age Meets Modern War: Why Are Western Intelligence Agencies Releasing So Much Information on War in Ukraine? WALL STREET JOURNAL (WARREN P. STROBEL) Release of Ukraine Intelligence Represents New Front in U.S. Information War With Russia PART 3 (13:36 - 19:58): ────────────────── ‘Russia is Big Enough, Why Does He Want More Land? … Would You Stay and Fight For Your Country?': Helping Children—And the Rest of Us—Understand Moral Events on the World Stage NEW YORK TIMES (EMMA BUBOLA) In European Classrooms, Questions About a War So Close to Home PART 4 (19:59 - 25:10): ────────────────── Advertisements Shape Public Opinion: Cruise Line Devotes Full Two Page Ad to All-Inclusive Project of Celebrity Cruises CELEBRITY CRUISES All-Inclusive Photo Project

    Tuesday, April 5, 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 5, 2022 24:08

    DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING PART 1 (0:0 - 7:45): ────────────────── ‘Common Sense and Narrowly Targeted': Arizona Governor Signs Law Banning Transgender Athlete Participation in Sports and Gender Transition Surgeries for Minors ARIZONA REPUBLIC (RAY STERN) Arizona Bills Banning Sports Participation, Surgery for Transgender Youth Signed into Law by Governor PART 2 (7:46 - 17:41): ────────────────── ‘Another Piece of the Cosmic Puzzle of the Evolution of Our Universe': Astronomers Discover Farthest Star Yet in the Cosmos ASSOCIATED PRESS (MARCIA DUNN) Twinkle, Twinkle Giant star, Astronomers See How Far You Are PART 3 (17:42 - 24:8): ────────────────── How Does the Discovery of the Most Distant Star Yet Detected Square with Your Biblical Worldview? Is the Cosmos Really That Old? And What Is Uniformitarianism?

    Monday, April 4, 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 4, 2022 25:31

    DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING PART 1 (0:0 - 9:28): ────────────────── A Picture of What's to Come: Finland Becomes Ground Zero for the Collision of New Modern Age and Biblical Christianity over Issue of Gender and Sexuality CHRISTIANITY TODAY (KEN CHITWOOD) Christian Condemnations of LGBT Not Hate Speech in Finland, Court Rules PART 2 (9:29 - 16:9): ────────────────── Biden Administration Seeks Further Advance of LGBTQ Revolution as It Moves to Allow Choice of Gender ‘X' on U.S. Passports NEW YORK TIMES (AISHVARYA KAVI) State Dept. Will Allow Americans to Mark Their Gender as ‘X' on Passports THE WHITE HOUSE Biden-⁠Harris Administration Advances Equality and Visibility for Transgender Americans USA TODAY (ELLA LEE) U.S. Will Offer 'X' Gender Marker for Passports Starting April 11, State Department Says PART 3 (16:10 - 25:31): ────────────────── How To Reject Creation in the Classroom: Cornell University Releases LGBTQ+ Research Guide for Faculty and Staff THE CORNELL UNIVERSITY Cornell LGBTQ+ for Faculty and Staff

    Friday, April 1, 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 1, 2022 26:06

    DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING PART 1 (0:0 - 5:22): ────────────────── Unborn Life Under Threat, All the Way to Birth: Maryland Legislature Passes Radical Abortion Bill and Sends It To Governor Hogan WASHINGTON POST (OVETTA WIGGINS AND ERIN COX) Maryland Approves Bill to Expand Access to Abortions PART 2 (5:23 - 10:10): ────────────────── ‘In Oregon, We Say Gay': Oregon Governor Responds to Florida Parental Education Law — But Why Is Oregon So Different from Florida? PART 3 (10:11 - 15:27): ────────────────── ‘What Does Family Look Like to You?': The Destabilization of “Family” In American Culture USA TODAY (THE EDITORIAL BOARD) Changing Family, Changing America: It's Not Your (Grand)Parents' 'Cheaper by the Dozen' PART 4 (15:28 - 19:36): ────────────────── Is a Military Draft Moral? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The Briefing PART 5 (19:37 - 21:25): ────────────────── Is the Language ‘Gender Assigned at Birth' Incongruous with the Christian Position? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The Briefing PART 6 (21:26 - 26:6): ────────────────── How Would You Define What a Woman is? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The Briefing

    Thursday, March 31, 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 31, 2022 24:21

    DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING PART 1 (0:0 - 8:16): ────────────────── The Closer You Get to the Coast, Cities, or Campuses, the Closer You Get to the Moral Revolution — More Evidence PART 2 (8:17 - 17:54): ────────────────── Disney's “Not At All Secret Gay Agenda” Becomes Clear — Real Agenda Revealed in “All Hands” Employee Meeting WASHINGTON EXAMINER (KAYLEE MCGHEE WHITE) Of Course Disney Wants to Indoctrinate Your Children PART 3 (17:55 - 21:13): ────────────────── ‘I Don't Want to Hide My Personal Life From My (Kindergarten) Students': The Response of an LGBT Teacher Reveals Why Florida Needed the Parental Education Law THE HILL (BROOKE MIGDON) Florida Teacher: 'I Don't Want to have to Hide' My Personal Life from my Students PART 4 (21:14 - 24:21): ────────────────── CNN Now Places ‘Parental Rights' in Scare Quotes Instead of ‘Gay Rights' — Rights Talk Reveals True Clash Between Parents and Schools CNN (ZACHARY B. WOLF) Focus on 'Parental Rights' Chips Away at Gay Rights

    Wednesday, March 30, 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 30, 2022 24:30

    DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING PART 1 (0:0 - 7:56): ────────────────── An Important Affirmation of Religious Liberty: SCOTUS Rules Condemned Criminals on Death Row Have Right to Clergy in Final Moments SCOTUS Ramirez v. Collier Executive Director, Texas Department of Criminal Justice PART 2 (7:57 - 17:19): ────────────────── ‘The Billionaire Tax': It Might Start with the Few, but It Will Not Be Long to Until It Reaches the Many WALL STREET JOURNAL (RICHARD RUBIN AND ANDREW DUEHREN) Biden to Propose New Minimum Tax on Wealthiest Americans NEW YORK TIMES (PETER COY) Here's the Neat Trick of Biden's Billionaire Tax PART 3 (17:20 - 20:28): ────────────────── Seismic Moral Change Hidden in a Legal Filing: Citigroup Reveals That It Will Cover Travel Benefits to Employees to Receive an Abortion USA TODAY (ELISABETH BUCHWALD) What Citi's Abortion Policy Means for Companies as Supreme Court Considers Tighter Restrictions PART 4 (20:29 - 24:30): ────────────────── San Francisco's Virtue Signaling Backfires as It Is Runs Out of States With Which It Can Conduct Business WASHINGTON EXAMINER (ANDREW KERR) San Francisco's Boycott of 28 States Backfires WASHINGTON EXAMINER (CONN CARROLL) San Francisco is Probably Boycotting You

    Tuesday, March 29, 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 29, 2022 22:49

    DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING PART 1 (0:0 - 9:56): ────────────────── The Slap Heard ‘Round the World: Moral Confusion as Tinseltown Honors Itself NEW YORK TIMES (NICOLE SPERLING, MATT STEVENS AND JULIA JACOBS) Academy Condemns Will Smith for Slap at Oscars and Opens Inquiry WASHINGTON POST (ALYSSA ROSENBERG) Will Smith's Oscars Slap Doesn't Need Explaining. Just Let it be Sad. PART 2 (9:57 - 16:17): ────────────────── Hollywood's Centralized Control Over the Culture Wanes as New Media Forms Overtake Influence of Movies NEW YORK TIMES (ROSS DOUTHAT) We Aren't Just Watching the Decline of the Oscars. We're Watching the End of the Movies. THE GUARDIAN (CATHERINE SHOARD) Four Years on from #MeToo, the Oscars' Feminism has Gone Rapidly Backwards PART 3 (16:18 - 20:31): ────────────────── An Obstacle to the LGBTQ Movement's March Through the Public Schools: Florida Governor Ron DeSantis Signs ‘Parental Rights in Education' Law NEW YORK TIMES (PATRICIA MAZZEI) DeSantis Signs Florida Bill That Opponents Call ‘Don't Say Gay' PART 4 (20:32 - 22:49): ────────────────── What Makes the News Makes a Culture: Citizens Oppose School's Placement of Female Hygiene Products in Boys Bathrooms PATCH (DAVID GIULIANI) Some Opposed To Tampons In LTHS Boys Bathrooms

    Monday, March 28, 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 28, 2022 22:51

    DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING PART 1 (0:0 - 3:38): ────────────────── As the World Turns Over a Weekend: Leadership of NATO Meets in Poland as Russia Appears to Change Goals of War in Ukraine PART 2 (3:39 - 8:13): ────────────────── Poland Now Center Stage: Transformation of Global Affairs Seen in New Importance of Poland to the West NEW YORK TIMES (ANDREW HIGGINS) Long on Europe's Fringe, Poland Takes Center Stage as War Rages in Ukraine PART 3 (8:14 - 15:31): ────────────────── Look Who (for Now) Claims to Believe in Objective Truth: War Brings Clarity in the Never-Ending Fight for Truth NEW YORK TIMES (STEVEN LEE MYERS AND STUART THOMPSON) Truth Is Another Front in Putin's War PART 4 (15:32 - 22:51): ────────────────── A Demand for Regime Change in Russia? A Presidential Gaffe Can Upend World Politics CNN (KEVIN LIPTAK) Biden's Off-The-Cuff Remark on Putin Sends Shock Waves on Dramatic Final Day of Trip WALL STREET JOURNAL (SABRINA SIDDIQUI AND TARINI PARTI) Biden's Remark on Putin Stirs Anxiety Among Western Allies

    Friday, March 25, 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 25, 2022 25:02

    DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING PART 1 (0:0 - 8:34): ────────────────── Fido Goes Paleo? Vegan? Ashwaganda Root Dog Food? When Pet Owners Feed Their Pets As They Feed Themselves, They Reveal More Than They Think NEW YORK TIMES (PRIYA KRISHNA) The Diet Worked For Them. Now Their Pets Are on It. RELIGION NEWS SERVICE (CLAIRE GIANGRAVé) Pope Francis Called Pet Owners Selfish. An Animal Chaplain Says He Sells Love Short. PART 2 (8:35 - 17:4): ────────────────── A Life That Tells the Story of the Twentieth Century, and the Story of America — Madeleine Albright Dies at Age 84 WORLD OPINIONS (R. ALBERT MOHLER JR.) Only in America—the astounding life of Madeleine Albright, 1937–2022 PART 3 (17:5 - 19:15): ────────────────── Should I Remove My Daughter from a School That Employs A Transgender Teacher for Children in the First Grade? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The Briefing PART 4 (19:16 - 20:51): ────────────────── Will My Mother Go to Hell for Believing Her Baptism Gets Her to Heaven? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The Briefing PART 5 (20:52 - 22:9): ────────────────── Why Does the Apostles' Creed Single Out Pontius Pilate? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The Briefing PART 6 (22:10 - 23:41): ────────────────── Does Romans 2:14 Mean that Gentiles Can Obey the Law Without the Holy Spirit? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The Briefing PART 7 (23:42 - 25:2): ────────────────── How Does the Holy Spirit Speak? Is It Through a Microphone? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Question from a Three-Year-Old Listener of The Briefing

    Thursday, March 24, 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 24, 2022 23:36

    DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING PART 1 (0:0 - 6:19): ────────────────── ‘Can You Provide A Definition for the Word Woman?': Such A Simple Question, but Why Won't Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson Answer It? THE FEDERALIST (ELLE REYNOLDS) If Ketanji Brown Jackson Doesn't Know What A ‘Woman' Is, Why Does She Use The Word So Much? PART 2 (6:20 - 11:15): ────────────────── The Death of Truth Realized in a Swimming Pool: Lia Thomas, A Biological Male, Wins the NCAA Women's National Swimming Championship — And the Entire Society Is to Celebrate? WORLD OPINIONS (R. ALBERT MOHLER JR.) The transgender revolution and the death of truth PART 3 (11:16 - 20:32): ────────────────── The Distinction of Boys and Girls, Men and Women, is Just “A Claim of Biological Difference?” Insanity Looms Over Our Age NBC NEWS (CHERYL COOKY) Lia Thomas' NCAA Championship Performance Gives Women Sports a Crucial Opportunity PART 4 (20:33 - 23:36): ────────────────── Moral Surrender and Political Spinelessness: GOP Governors of Indiana and Utah Veto Bills to Restrict Girls‘ Sports to Girls WALL STREET JOURNAL (JENNIFER CALPHAS) Irrationality and Spinelessness: GOP Governors of Indiana and Utah Veto Bills to Relegate Women's Sports to Biological Women NEW YORK TIMES (EDUARDO MEDINA) Utah Governor Vetoes Transgender-Athlete Bil

    Wednesday, March 23, 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 23, 2022 25:36

    DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING PART 1 (0:0 - 7:40): ────────────────── Performance Art in the Confirmation Process: Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson Faces a Line of Questions from Senate Committee Members PART 2 (7:41 - 11:34): ────────────────── Massive Clash over the Nature of the Court and the Biggest Worldview Questions: Judiciary Hearings Reveal Massive, Dangerous Role of SCOTUS in National Life USA TODAY (JONATHAN HURLEY) Ketanji Brown Jackson Getting the Respect that Amy Coney Barrett was Denied WASHINGTON POST (HENRY OLSEN) Republicans are Right to Oppose Ketanji Brown Jackson PART 3 (11:35 - 21:28): ────────────────── A Massive Act of Disclosure: Covid Phenomenon Reveals Worldview Divide Between Liberals and Conservatives — and Between Those Identified as Liberal and Very Liberal NEW YORK TIMES (DAVID LEONHARDT) Covid and the ‘Very Liberal' NEW YORK TIMES (DAVID LEONHARDT) Do Covid Precautions Work? PART 4 (21:29 - 25:36): ────────────────── ‘The Day Will Come When Those Responsible for These Appalling Acts will Have to Answer for Them': Nation of Burma Declared Guilty of Genocide NEW YORK TIMES (LARA JAKES) Myanmar's Military Committed Genocide Against Rohingya, U.S. Says

    Tuesday, March 22, 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 22, 2022 25:12

    DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING PART 1 (0:0 - 7:45): ────────────────── Opening Confirmation Hearing for Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson Sets Stage for an Important Week in American History WASHINGTON POST (PAUL WALDMAN) The Two Phoniest Words You'll Hear During Ketanji Brown Jackson's Confirmation PART 2 (7:46 - 17:4): ────────────────── A Clash of Judicial Philosophies: How Should Judges Interpret the Constitution? PART 3 (17:5 - 19:59): ────────────────── Parallel of Law and Theology: How A Reader Reads One Text Will Affect How He Interprets Another, Including the Bible and the U.S. Constitution PART 4 (19:60 - 25:12): ────────────────── The Toads are Smoked? Psychedelic Venom of Sonoran Toad Shows New Lengths Humans Will Go to Escape Reality NEW YORK TIMES (SIMON ROMERO) Demand for This Toad's Psychedelic Venom Is Booming. Some Warn That's Bad for the Toad.

    Monday, March 21, 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 21, 2022 25:36

    DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING PART 1 (0:0 - 7:25): ────────────────── New Urgency to Worldview Issues As Ukraine War Enters Another Deadly Week PART 2 (7:26 - 12:52): ────────────────── Is Russia Committing War Crimes? Is Vladimir Putin a War Criminal: Objective Morality and the Limits of Law PART 3 (12:53 - 17:25): ────────────────── Advice and Consent: Senate Judiciary Committee Set to Consider Nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the United States Supreme Court PART 4 (17:26 - 25:36): ────────────────── Who is Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, and What Should We Expect from the Senate Judiciary Hearings? — Huge Christian Worldview Issues at Stake

    Friday, March 18, 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 18, 2022 26:30

    DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING PART 1 (0:0 - 10:29): ────────────────── Gotham's Dark Knight of 2022: The Darkest Batman Ever — To Match Our Cultural Moment WALL STREET JOURNAL (JOHN JURGENSEN) ‘The Batman' Is Very Dark, and Not Just Emotionally PART 2 (10:30 - 13:48): ────────────────── The Cat in the Hat Turns 65 — Only to Find Modern Culture Turning Against Him? USA TODAY (MARCO DELLA CAVA) 'The Cat in the Hat' Turns 65 and Lives 'Somewhere in between Offensive and Inoffensive' PART 3 (13:49 - 20:43): ────────────────── Are Classical Nudes Pornographic? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The Briefing PART 4 (20:44 - 23:43): ────────────────── What Age Is Too Young to Talk to Children About Transgender Issues? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The Briefing PART 5 (23:44 - 26:30): ────────────────── Should Christians Attend Same-Sex Weddings? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The Briefing

    Thursday, March 17, 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 17, 2022 24:38

    DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING PART 1 (0:0 - 2:39): ────────────────── ‘They Worshiped the Creature Rather than the Creator': What's Behind the Moral Confusion in Your Culture PART 2 (2:40 - 18:57): ────────────────── The Moral Revolution Demands Absolute Surrender: USA Today Announces Rachel Levine — A 'Transgender Woman' — As a Woman of the Year USA TODAY (SUZANNE HACKNEY) ‘Be True to Yourself': A Message from the Nation's Highest-Ranking Openly Transgender Official PART 3 (18:58 - 21:9): ────────────────── Two Dads, One Donor Mom, Two Surrogate Mothers = One Social Media Circus that Reveals Moral Corruption PART 4 (21:10 - 23:12): ────────────────── Merely Being Against the Left Does Not Make You A Conservative — So-Called Conservatives Who Defy Creation Are Not Conservatives At All PART 5 (23:13 - 24:38): ────────────────── In a Day of Diminishing Conviction: Demonstrations of Courage Are Worth Celebrating, Wherever They Are Found

    Wednesday, March 16, 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 16, 2022 23:46

    DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING PART 1 (0:0 - 4:56): ────────────────── Idaho Follows Texas Model Law: Bans Abortions After Fetal Heartbeat NEW YORK TIMES (KATE ZERNIKE) Idaho Is First State to Pass Abortion Ban Based on Texas' Law PART 2 (4:57 - 10:34): ────────────────── Defenders of Abortion Hate the Word “Heartbeat” — Because The Word Affirms the Reality of A Human Baby in the Womb NEW YORK TIMES (RONI CARYN RUBIN) Abortion Opponents Hear a ‘Heartbeat.' Most Experts Hear Something Else. PART 3 (10:35 - 15:18): ────────────────── When Geography Tells a Worldview Story: Realtors in Idaho Entice Conservatives in California to Move to Idaho LA TIMES (NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS) Realtors to Conservatives Living in Liberal Areas: Try Idaho PART 4 (15:19 - 23:46): ────────────────── The Theft of Value: The U.S. Faces an Inflation Crisis — And With It, A Moral Crisis WALL STREET JOURNAL (THE EDITORIAL BOARD) It's Joe Biden's Inflation

    Tuesday, March 15, 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 15, 2022 22:58

    DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING PART 1 (0:0 - 1:59): ────────────────── The Moral Clarity of War: Media Rightly Reports Heart Wrenching Story of the Death of Pregnant Mother and Baby as a Result of Russia's Bombing of Maternity Ward in Mariupol — Using the Word ‘Baby' PART 2 (1:60 - 17:25): ────────────────── War Exposes the Surrogacy Industry in Ukraine: A Christian Consideration of the Issue WALL STREET JOURNAL (ISABEL COLES) Ukraine Is a World Leader in Surrogacy, but Babies Are Now Stranded in a War Zone PART 3 (17:26 - 22:58): ────────────────── Socially Responsible Military Investments? Coming to a Socially Conscious Fund In Your Portfolio? The Left Grapples (Again) with the Moral Quandary of Defense Industries NEW YORK TIMES (JEFF SOMMER) Russia's War Prompts a Pitch for ‘Socially Responsible' Military Stocks

    Monday, March 14, 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 14, 2022 23:59

    DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING PART 1 (0:0 - 4:14): ────────────────── The Moral Revelations of War: Truth, Facts, and Reality Become Increasingly Evident — And Hard to Deny PART 2 (4:15 - 10:31): ────────────────── It's Like the Soviet Union Ended and the Mafia Took Control: The Moral Dimensions of the Russian 'Oligarchs' PART 3 (10:32 - 19:32): ────────────────── Is There Anything For Which We Would Die? Christian Realism and the Defense of Things Worth Dying For WALL STREET JOURNAL (MATTHEW HENNESSEY) Most Democrats Say They'd Flee, Not Fight, a Ukraine-Style Invasion PART 4 (19:33 - 23:59): ────────────────── A Life Devoted to the Cause for Life: Pediatrician Donald Pinkel, Who Revolutionized the Treatment of Childhood Leukemia NEW YORK TIMES (CLAY RISEN) Donald Pinkel, Who Developed a Cure for Childhood Leukemia, Dies at 95

    Friday, March 11, 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 11, 2022 26:17

    DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING PART 1 (0:0 - 5:12): ────────────────── Objective Reality is Real and Knowable: Even In an Age of Fake News, The Truth Will Always Come to the Light CNN (JACK GUY, TIM LISTER, OLGA VOITOVYCH, PAUL P. MURPHY, GIANLUCA MEZZOFIORE, CELINE ALKHALDI AND KATIE POLGLASE) Russia's Bombing of Maternity and Children's Hospital an 'Atrocity,' Zelensky Says PART 2 (5:13 - 10:32): ────────────────── An Important Battle Won in Midst of Budget Atrocity: Hyde Amendment Reinserted into Spending Bill, Protects Taxpayer Money from Funding Abortions — For Now PART 3 (10:33 - 16:22): ────────────────── ‘Our Policy is Based on the Citizen, Not Woke Corporations': Florida's Governor Speaks Back to Disney CEO PART 4 (16:23 - 20:0): ────────────────── Can I Fight in a Just War If A Member of My Family Serves in the Opposing Military? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The Briefing PART 5 (20:1 - 21:52): ────────────────── Why Do You Often Say ‘Let There Be Life' When Referring to A Baby Formed in the Womb? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The Briefing PART 6 (21:53 - 24:4): ────────────────── Should We Use Genetic Modification As A Means of Procreation? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The Briefing PART 7 (24:5 - 26:17): ────────────────── Is the Command ‘Be Fruitful and Multiply' for all People? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The Briefing

    Thursday, March 10, 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 10, 2022 24:09

    DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING PART 1 (0:0 - 3:55): ────────────────── Vladimir Putin, A Friend to Christian Morality and Conservative Culture?: A Christian Response This Question PART 2 (3:56 - 17:31): ────────────────── The Russian Orthodox Church and the Russian Ruler in “Symphonia” — What Does This Mean? RELIGION NEWS SERVICE (PETER SMITH) Moscow Patriarch Stokes Orthodox Tensions with War Remarks PART 3 (17:32 - 24:9): ────────────────── So Having a McDonalds Didn't Guarantee Peace? Golden Arches Theory of Conflict Prevention Proved Wrong as Russia Invades Ukraine NEW YORK TIMES (JULIE CRESWELL) Food Companies, Long Symbols of the West in Russia, Pause Operations NEW YORK TIMES (THOMAS L. FRIEDMAN) Foreign Affairs Big Mac I

    Wednesday, March 9, 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 9, 2022 26:00

    DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING PART 1 (0:0 - 10:53): ────────────────── Impact of War in Ukraine Starts to Hit Close to Home as U.S. Shuts Off All Energy Imports from Russia: What Does All This Mean? PART 2 (10:54 - 14:16): ────────────────── ‘We Must Not Trade One Dictator for Another': Is Buying Petroleum From Venezuela Morally Better Than Buying From Russia? ARIZONA REPUBLIC (ELVIA DIAZ) President Biden Cozying Up to Venezuela Over Russia Oil Embargo is Disgusting PART 3 (14:17 - 20:46): ────────────────── The Power of Entertainment Culture: Disney CEO Avoids Public Statement on Florida ‘Don't Say Gay' Bill Citing Storytelling as a Better Change Agent in Society LA TIMES (RYAN FAUGHNDER) Disney CEO Bob Chapek Addresses Employees on Silence over Florida LGBTQ Bill PART 4 (20:47 - 26:0): ────────────────── “Ethical Non-Monogamy”: Redefinition of Marriage and Revolution of Polyamory Trickles Down into Moral Advice Column THE WASHINGTON POST (AMY DICKINSON) Ask Amy: Our Son and His Wife Just Told Us They're Polyamorous

    Tuesday, March 8, 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 8, 2022 24:32

    DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING PART 1 (0:0 - 6:49): ────────────────── The ‘Breadbasket of Europe' is Endangered: War in Ukraine Threatens Global Food Supply, Possibly for Years to Come LA TIMES (MAXIMO TORERO) Russia's Invasion of Ukraine Should Not Cause a Hunger Crisis ASSOCIATED PRESS (JOSEPH WILSON, SAMY MAGDY, AYA BATRAWY, AND CHINEDU ASADU) Russian War in World's ‘Breadbasket' Threatens Food Supply PART 2 (6:50 - 12:45): ────────────────── Stand with Dictators and You Will Fall with Them: There Is No Separation of Culture and Morality — The Case of a Russian Orchestra Conductor With Time on His Hands LA TIMES (JONATHAN ROSENBERG) A Putin Supporter's Carnegie Hall Appearance was Canceled. Should Art be Separated from Politics? PART 3 (12:46 - 20:1): ────────────────── The Cannabis Culture Has No Brakes: California State Fair Officials Establish Competition Category for Most Potent Marijuana. Are They High? LA TIMES (THE TIMES EDITORIAL BOARD) Are State Fair Officials High? They Should Not Reward Super-Potent Marijuana PART 4 (20:2 - 24:32): ────────────────── The Spreading Logic of Gambling: Sports Betting Arrives as the Latest Temptation LA TIMES (JOHN MYERS AND TARYN LUNA) California Voters Lean Toward Legalizing Sports Betting in New Poll

    Monday, March 7, 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 7, 2022 25:03

    DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING PART 1 (0:0 - 8:30): ────────────────── Tracking Developments in Ukraine: U.S. Declines Zelenskyy's Request for a No-Fly Zone and Putin Criminalizes Any Citizen Who Refers to Russia's War in Ukraine as ‘War' NEW YORK TIMES (ANTON TROIANOVSKI) Russia Takes Censorship to New Extremes, Stifling War Coverage PART 2 (8:31 - 11:29): ────────────────── ‘Taking Dictators Literally and Seriously': Putin Stated Clearly His Determinations over Ukraine — Will the World Learn to Take Dictators at Their Word? WALL STREET JOURNAL (THE EDITORIAL BOARD) Taking Dictators Literally and Seriously PART 3 (11:30 - 18:52): ────────────────── Two Contradictory Moralities Evident in One Nation: Two States (California & Florida) Present Polar Opposite Laws on Abortion Access in Preparation for Possible Overturning of Roe v. Wade LA TIMES (MELODY GUTIERREZ) More California Nurse Practitioners could Work Independently, Offer Abortions under New Bill PART 4 (18:53 - 25:3): ────────────────── SCOTUS Votes to Reinstate Federal Death Penalty in Boston Marathon Terror Case , but President Biden has Threatened to Block Any Executions — What is at Stake?

    Friday, March 4, 2022

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    DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING PART 1 (0:0 - 17:56): ────────────────── Reordering the Justice System in the Name of Social Justice by Redefining the Role of the District Attorney — And Attempts to Recall Leftist Prosecutors PART 2 (17:57 - 19:41): ────────────────── Does Peter's Command to Honor Authority Include Evil Leaders? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The Briefing PART 3 (19:42 - 22:0): ────────────────── Is Sexual Orientation or Sexual Behavior Outside of God's Design Sin? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The Briefing PART 4 (22:1 - 25:12): ────────────────── When God Commanded Israel to Invade the Canaanites, Was That a Precedent for Other Nations? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The Briefing

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