Albert Mohler - The Briefing
Bringing together a divided America: Congress poised to pass bipartisan criminal justice reform
- New York Times (Nicholas Fandos and Maggie Haberman) — Trump Embraces a Path to Revise U.S. Sentencing and Prison Laws
- New York Times (Shaila Dewan and Carl Hulse) — Republicans and Democrats Cannot Agree on Absolutely Anything. Except This.
Sovereignty, subsidiarity, and the future of Europe: What the Brexit deal tells us about the prospect of the EU
What Amazon's plans for HQ2 can teach us about the intersection of economics and the Christian worldview?
- New York Times (Karen Weise and J. David Goodman) — Before a Deal, Amazon Had to Know: Could Cuomo and De Blasio Get Along?
- Wall Street Journal (Editors) — What Is Amazon Getting From New York City and Virginia?
Transgender rights trump protecting women as Anchorage women’s homeless shelter comes under fire
The death of free speech in Berkeley: Students call for resignation of student senator who dared to challenge transgender orthodoxy
- San Francisco Chronicle (Nanette Asimov) — UC Berkeley campus senator abstains from a vote. Now students want her out
Liberalism beyond the classroom: New study reveals administrators are even more liberal than professors on college campuses
What the legacy of Stan Lee teaches us about the reality of human beings as narrative creatures
- USA Today (Brian Truitt) — Legendary Marvel Comics creator Stan Lee dies at 95
- New York Times (Jonathan Kandell and Andy Webster) — Stan Lee Is Dead at 95; Superhero of Marvel Comics
High-profile trial of notorious drug lord ‘El Chapo’ poses unique security challenges in New York City
- Wall Street Journal (Nicole Hong and Zolan Kanno-Youngs) — Trial of ‘El Chapo’ Poses Unprecedented Challenges
Honor among thieves: How one mobster's demise reveals the inevitability of a moral order
- New York Times (Robert D. McFadden) — Whitey Bulger Is Dead in Prison at 89; Long-Hunted Boston Mob Boss
Vatican bars U.S. Bishops from taking action on sex abuse scandal, exposes structural fault in Roman Catholicism
- Baltimore Sun (Jonathan M. Pitts) — Sex abuse crisis at highest levels of U.S. Catholic church to dominate agenda at bishops' meeting in Baltimore
- Washington Post (Julie Zauzmer) — U.S. bishops will debate enforcing a code of conduct, in response to sexual abuse scandals
- National Catholic Reporter (Michael Sean Winters) — Bishops' meeting bombshell: Vatican says no voting on abuse crisis
- Wall Street Journal (Ian Lovett and Francis X. Rocca) — Vatican Bars U.S. Bishops’ Action on Sex Abuse
New president of Planned Parenthood spends first day on the job trying to convince Americans Planned Parenthood has nothing to do with abortion
- National Review (Alexandra DeSanctis) — Planned Parenthood’s New President Appears on CBS and Doesn’t Mention Abortion Once
Embracing insanity: In age of autonomous individual, one man takes this to its logical end, suing to lower his age 20 years
- USA Today (Joel Shannon) — Man, 69, sues to lower his age 20 years. He says it will help him on Tinder
Two stories about death and evil—one moral evil, one natural evil—dominate weekend headlines out of California
- Los Angeles Times (Louis Sahagan and Joseph Serna) — Death toll jumps to 29 in Camp fire
- New York Times (Jose A. Del Real, Jennifer Medina and Tim Arango) — California Shooting Kills 12 at Country Music Bar, a Year After Las Vegas
Amidst charges and counter charges of election fraud, we still don’t know the outcome of major elections. What does this reveal about the nature of democracy?
On 100th anniversary of end of World War I, Christians must reflect with humility on the legacy of the Great War
Is there still a distinction between boys and girls? Lawsuit between Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts forces important cultural conversation
How a change in one retailer's corporate policy reveals moral confusion of modern age
- Wall Street Journal (Khadeeja Safdar) — Under Armour’s #MeToo Moment: No More Strip Clubs on Company Dime
When a culture reevaluates how it is structured, even bake sales may seem out of step
Just how important should politics be? Why Christians should be the first to understand that politics, while important, is not ultimate
- Washington Post ( Devlin Barrett, Matt Zapotosky, and Josh Dawsey) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions resigns at Trump’s request
Welcome to the 2020 presidential campaign: the cycles of modern American politics
What the outcome of the midterm elections has to do with the resignation of Jeff Sessions
Voters send decidedly mixed signals in Tuesday’s midterm election setting up divided government
Who was the most crucial swing vote in the 2018 midterm elections?
- USA Today (Susan Page) — What's at stake in the midterms? Both sides warn the future of our democracy is at risk
- Wall Street Journal (Aaron Zitner) — In Tight Races, White Males Are the Swing Voters to Watch
- Wall Street Journal (Aaron Zitner and Dante Chinni) — The Yawning Divide That Explains American Politics
The watching world tries to understand how evangelicals are engaging the public square
- New York Times (Elizabeth Dias) — ‘God Is Going to Have to Forgive Me’: Young Evangelicals Speak Out
Why would people want to identify as evangelicals? Understanding the questions of identity and the American political landscape
- NPR (Sarah McCammon) — Finding 'Common Good' Among Evangelicals In The Political Season
- New York Times (Katherine Stewart) — God’s Red Army
Supreme Court to rule on War Memorial Cross, has opportunity to clarify their own confusing jurisprudence
- New York Times (Adam Liptak) — Supreme Court to Rule on 40-Foot War Memorial Cross at Center of Church-State Debate
For the left and the right, Tuesday’s midterm elections are being hailed as the ‘most important election of our lifetime.’ Is this true?
- Mother Jones (David Corn) — The Most Important Election of Our Lives
- Decision Magazine (Franklin Graham) — Why This Is the Most Important Election of Our Lifetime
Renegotiating democratic norms: How the old game of electoral politics is being played by new rules
Four more states prepare to vote on legalization of marijuana, proving that politics doesn’t stay local for long
- USA Today (Trevor Hughes) — Legal marijuana states: Election Day brings pot debate to North Dakota, Utah, Michigan and Missouri voters
- USA Today (Editors) — On Election Day, will two more states go to pot?
- Wall Street Journal (John Boehner) — Washington Needs to Legalize Cannabis
As Americans face electoral Rorschach test, both political parties seek to address big questions in Tuesday’s election
Why American voters generally, and Democrats specifically, are more interested in presidential elections than midterm elections
The unavoidable human equation: When casting a ballot, are we voting for personality, character, or ideas?
How do Christianity and Islam differ on the issues of blasphemy and honor?
- Washington Post (Shaiq Hussain, Pamela Constable, and Meagan Flynn) — Pakistan’s top court acquits Christian woman facing death penalty for blasphemy
As Europe sends contradictory messages on blasphemy laws, we see that a secular society can’t stay secular for long
- Wall Street Journal (Bojan Pancevski) — Europe Court Upholds Ruling Against Woman Who Insulted Islam
- The Guardian (Emma Graham-Harrison) — Ireland votes to oust ‘medieval’ blasphemy law
The politicization of ice cream: Ben & Jerry’s joins the ‘Resistance’ in most recent display of corporate activism
- USA Today (Zlati Meyer) — Ben & Jerry's launches Donald Trump-inspired ice cream flavor, Pecan Resist
Same-sex IVFA baby ‘carried’ by two different mothers? Why a new IVF technology is the ultimate manipulation of the reproductive process
- USA Today (Sonia Azad) — Same-sex couple carries same 'miracle' baby in what may be fertility world first
Halloween meets the new age mush that has come to define so much of society
- AlbertMohler.com — Christianity and the Dark Side—What about Halloween?
- Wall Street Journal (Regina Hansen) — The Multicultural Past of Our Commercial Halloween
What’s really behind the contemporary resurgence of witchcraft?
- Quartz (Alden Wicker) — Witchcraft is the perfect religion for liberal millennials
- The American Conservative (Rod Dreher) — Witches: The New Woke Heroines
- Time Magazine (Alix Langone) — Brooklyn Witches Plan to Put a Hex on Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh
In response to corruption and economic turmoil, Brazil turns to the right in Sunday’s presidential election
- New York Times (Ernesto Londoño and Shasta Darlington) — Jair Bolsonaro Wins Brazil’s Presidency, in a Shift to the Far Right
- Washington Post (Anthony Faiola and Marina Lopes) — Bolsonaro wins Brazilian presidency
- New York Times (Editors) — Brazil’s Sad Choice
Why order is a precondition for liberty in a representative democracy
A moral revolution in primetime: What the record number of LGBTQ characters on TV tells us about this cultural moment
Why cultural bankruptcy is a far more serious concern than corporate bankruptcy
- USA Today (Nathan Bomey) — David's Bridal flirts with possible bankruptcy after skipping debt payment
After Pittsburgh synagogue attack, Christians must be clear that any form of anti-Semitism is incompatible with the gospel of Jesus Christ
- Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Paula Reed Ward) — Authorities: Mass shooting suspect said he wanted 'all Jews to die'
How do we place the evil we have witnessed over the past week in the larger context of history and a Christian worldview?
- New York Times (Kevin Roose) — Cesar Sayoc’s Path on Social Media: From Food Photos to Partisan Fury
- New York Times (Jack Healy, Julie Turkewitz and Richard A. Oppel Jr.) — Cesar Sayoc, Mail Bombing Suspect, Found an Identity in Political Rage and Resentment
- New York Times (Karen Zraick and Matt Stevens) — Kroger Shooting Suspect Tried to Enter Black Church Before Killing 2, Police Say
Politics, while inevitable, cannot carry the weight of the moral challenge America faces
‘It’s hard to hate up close’: Why the partisan divide isn’t really as bad as cable news would lead you to believe
Exchanging laughs for applause: What are we looking for in entertainment?
- USA Today (Gary Levin) — How 'Murphy Brown' revival finds new targets in the Trump era
- New York Times (John Koblin) — ‘Murphy Brown’ Returns to Fight New Culture Wars,
- New York Times (James Poniewozik) — Review: ‘Murphy Brown’ Returns, Not for the Better
Berenstain Bears and the moral importance of the stories we tell our children
- Washington Post (Sara Petersen) — Mama Bear knows best: The enduring problem with children’s picture books
Beauty, morality, and Disney princesses: The real danger of associating good and evil with cultural conventions of attractiveness
Acts of domestic terrorism remind us that a sinful world is all too often a violent world
- Washington Post ( Devlin Barrett, Mark Berman and Cleve R. Wootson Jr.) — Homemade bombs sent to Obama, Clinton, CNN offices and Holder, officials say
Who is to blame? Understanding the real risk of whataboutism and the temptation of moral evasion
- Washington Post (Paul Waldman) — The apparent attempts at terrorist bombings were absolutely predictable
First woman to sit on Supreme Court, former Justice Sandra Day O’Connor announces Alzheimer's diagnosis
Claims and counterclaims abound as migrant caravan moves north through Mexico
- Wall Street Journal (Juan Montes) — Migrant Caravan Moves North in Mexico as Trump Warns of Foreign-Aid Cuts,
Why any sane nation must have an immigration policy that protects its borders and defines its own citizenship
Underneath political divide over transgender identity is a worldview divide over what it means to be male and female
- New York Times (Sarah Mervosh and Christine Hauser) — At Rallies and Online, Transgender People Say They #WontBeErased
- New York Times (Denise Grady) — Anatomy Does Not Determine Gender, Experts Say
Move to define ‘gender’ as it has been defined throughout human history leads to hysteria from the sexual revolutionaries
- New York Times (Erica L. Green, Katie Benner and Robert Pear) — ‘Transgender’ Could Be Defined Out of Existence Under Trump Administration
- New York Times (Jennifer Finney Boylan) — Trump Cannot Define Away My Existence
Why it matters that new exemptions for contraceptive coverage include both religious and moral protections
- Washington Post (Samantha Schmidt) — Trump administration set to expand religious exemptions to birth control coverage
In a postmodern culture, there are almost no words that don’t require careful definition, including ‘meat’ and ‘milk’
- Washington Post (Jan Dutkiewicz) — Missouri has a new law defining ‘meat.’ That’s just the latest round in the battles over your food.
The long, historical backstory of the House of Saud and the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi
Why it’s not enough to know that the myth of the modernizing dictator really is a myth
What’s actually behind a society celebrating books that aren’t really banned during Banned Books Week