Albert Mohler - The Briefing
Why would the United Kingdom reject an asylum claim on the grounds of biblical evidence? How this denial demonstrates the absurdity of governments making theological judgments
- New York Times (Anna Schaverien) — Rejecting Asylum Claim, U.K. Quotes Bible to Say Christianity is Not ‘Peaceful’
- Christianity Today (Kate Shellnut) — Britain Uses Violent Bible Verses to Deny Iranian Convert Asylum
Secretary of State Pompeo reduces funds used to advocate for abortion internationally: What this reveals about the massive cultural change over the past 30 years and the importance of elections
There is no longer a single pro-abortion Republican in the House of Representatives: What this tells us about a Congress that is even more divided than the American people
- Wall Street Journal (Kristina Peterson) — House Republicans Now Unanimous in Opposing Abortion Rights
A mayor in Massachusetts was simultaneously ousted from office and re-elected on the same ballot . . . democracy can be a strange system sometimes
- New York Times (Max Fisher) — How a Strange Massachusetts Election Helps Explain Britain’s Brexit Chaos
Religious liberty is challenged again as the moral revolution targets religious schools
- Courier Journal (Allison King) — The Louisville archdiocese forced me to resign because of my gay marriage
- Indianapolis Star (Vic Ryckaert) — A second Roncalli counselor has been told she will lose her job over same-sex marriage
Can a religious school actually operate by its own religious convictions? Increasingly, our society is shouting “No."
Despite the defeat of the Islamic State, the greatest threats of the Caliphate—its theology and ideology—remain
With the findings of the Mueller report now released, what should Americans look for as we examine the special counsel’s report and the political responses to it?
The moral dimension of politics: Why did some Americans want the President of the United States to be accused as a criminal?
- Washington Post (Randall D. Eliason) — Mueller’s investigation is over. Americans should breathe a sigh of relief.
- Los Angeles Times (Virginia Heffernan) — No matter your politics, you have to hope the Mueller report finds Trump blameless
Where are we as a culture? Even eating a chicken sandwich can be an act of resistance to the moral revolution
- New York Magazine (Chris Crowley) — The Great New York Chicken Sandwiches That Aren’t From Chick-fil-A
- New York Magazine (Chris Crowley) — Chick-fil-A Donated $1.8 Million to Anti-LGBTQ Groups in 2017
- U.S. News & World Report (Alexa Lardieri) — Chick-fil-A Banned From Opening in San Antonio Airport
Just months after reinstating a ban on romantic LGBT relationships, Azusa Pacific University once again strays from the historic Christian understanding of romance
- San Gabriel Valley Tribune (Christopher Yee) — Azusa Pacific University lifts LGBTQ relationship ban (again)
- National Public Radio (Tom Gjelten) — Christian Colleges Are Tangled In Their Own LGBT Policies
- ZU Media (Katrina Williams and Cynthia Arroyo) — A Case of Opposing Freedoms: Can LGBTQ Rights Coexist with APU’s Institutional Values?
- ZU Media (Micaela Ricaforte and Brenda Covarrubias) — Azusa Pacific Removes Ban on LGBTQ+ Relationships, Creates Program for Students
Azusa Pacific tries to affirm irreconcilable positions: Why condoning LGBT romantic relationships necessarily implies condoning LGBT sexual relationships
- Inside Higher Ed (Jeremy Bauer-Wolf) — Christian U Flip-Flops on Gay Relationships
- San Gabriel Valley Tribune (Christopher Yee) — Azusa Pacific University Board Members Resign Amid LGBTQ Policy Turmoil
How Azusa Pacific’s policy reversal reminds us that every Christian institution will have to choose whether to face the consequences of not surrendering to the sexual revolution or of abandoning Christian convictions
- Azusa Pacific University — Human Sexuality
- Religion News Service (Kevin Singer, Alyssa Rockenbach, Laura Dahl, and Matthew J. Mayhew) — Most evangelical college students appreciate LGBTQ people even if trustees don’t
- ZU News (Brenda Covarrubias) — “Sense of Belonging” lecture gives data on Christian LGBTQ+ circles
Cyclone Idai: How the reality of natural evil calls for Christians to pray and care for our neighbor, even when that neighbor is across the globe
Clarence Thomas back in the news: constitutional interpretation, precedent, the importance of understanding and applying the original meaning of a text.
- New York Times (Adam Liptak) — Clarence Thomas Breaks a Three-Year Silence at Supreme Court
- New York Times (Adam Liptak) — Precedent, Meet Clarence Thomas. You May Not Get Along.
Do bad people deserve good lawyers? The political left is marching onward, leaving Ronald Sullivan behind: How the Harvard Law School professor became the latest focus of moral outrage
- The New Yorker (Isaac Chotiner) — A Harvard Law School Professor Defends His Decision to Represent Harvey Weinstein
- The Atlantic (Conor Friedersdorf) — In Defense of Harvey Weinstein’s Harvard Lawyer
- Wall Street Journal (Heather Mac Donald) — Triggered by Weinstein’s Harvard Lawyer
Is social media really social? A new study reveals a correlation between teen loneliness and social media engagement
- USA Today (Jayne O’Donnell) — Teens aren’t socializing in the real world. And that’s making them super lonely.
Surgery for the sake of selfies? What a recent trend in cosmetic surgery tells us about our self-absorbed culture
- Washington Post (Daria Hamrah) — What do my cosmetic surgery patients want? To look better in selfies.
Examining the worldview of parenthood-indecision therapists: Is the decision whether or not to have children so trivial that the color of ink can help you decide?
- Washington Post (Caitlin Gibson) — Deciding whether to have kids has never been more complex. Enter parenthood-indecision therapists.
How four new laws in Kentucky help reveal the horrifying arguments that pro-abortion advocates are making
- Courier Journal (Deborah Yetter) — Kentucky is about to have 4 new abortion laws. Here’s what to know
There is no middle ground on abortion: Why trying to compromise on the sanctity of human life is completely irrational when the opposing views are considered
Should we have fewer children for the sake of the earth? Why the Christian worldview welcomes every single human being as an image bearer of God
- The Guardian (Matthew Taylor) — Is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez right to ask if the climate means we should have fewer children?
- Business Insider (Eliza Relman and Walt Hickey) — More than a third of millennials share Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s worry about having kids while the threat of climate change looms
- Vox (Umair Irfan) — We need to talk about the ethics of having children in a warming world
What are the consequences of following the example of Vermont? Examining the demographic and political makeup of America’s most European state
When Horror Strikes: Mass terrorist attack in New Zealand leaves the island nation and the world shocked in the face of profound loss and unquestionable depravity
- Wall Street Journal (Rhiannon Hyle, Rachel Pannett, Adrien Taylor, and Rob Taylor) — Terror Attacks at New Zealand Mosques Leave 50 People Dead
- New York Times (Patrick Kingsley) — New Zealand Massacre Highlights Global Reach of White Extremism
How the role social media played in the New Zealand terror attack reveals the fading distinction between online extremism and realized evil
- New York Times (Richard Pérez-Peña) — Two New Zealand Mosques, a Hate-Filled Massacre Designed for Its Time
- Wall Street Journal (Jon Emont, Georgia Wells, and Mike Cherney) — Facebook, YouTube, Twitter Scramble to Remove Video of New Zealand Mosque Shooting
- New York Times (Kevin Roose) — A Mass Murder of, and for, the Internet
In times of tragedy like this, Christians must understand our unequivocal call to “weep with those who weep”
How a delayed obituary from Germany (Hermann Goering’s daughter) raises the biggest questions of moral responsibility
The new marijuana business is coming for you: How a recent flood of articles on the rise of cannabis indicates a turning point in the growing market
- Fortune (Clifton Leaf) — The Power of a Joint Venture
- Fortune (Jen Wieczner) — The Marijuana Billionaire Who Doesn’t Smoke Weed
- New York Times (Laura M. Holson) — Martha Stewart Will Advise Cannabis Grower on Products for Humans and Pets
- USA Today (Charisse Jones) — Cannabis may be coming to a mall near you: Rolling papers and CBD products go upscale
- New York Times (Alyson Krueger) — Seven Buds for Seven Brothers
- Wall Street Journal (Vipal Monga and Jennifer Maloney) — Cannabis Drinks Confront a Serious Buzz Kill – They Taste Terrible
- New York Times (Vivian Wang and Jeffrey C. Mays) — Black Lawmakers to Block Legalized Marijuana in N.Y. if Their Communities Don’t Benefit
- USA Today (Jayne O’Donnell, Ken Alltucker, and Shari Rudavsky) — Car crashes, psychosis, suicide: Is the drive to legalize marijuana ignoring major risks?
A Mob Boss and an American Inventor: How the teenage years of Carmine Persico and Jerry Merryman pointed to the men they would become
- New York Times (Selwyn Raab) — Carmine Persico, Colombo Crime Family Boss, Is Dead at 85
- New York Times (Cade Metz) — Jerry Merryman, Co-Inventor of the Pocket Calculator, Dies at 86
- Los Angeles Times (Associated Press) — Jerry Merryman, who helped invent the handheld calculator, dies at 86
Academic cheating in the news, but this time it’s by the parents, not the students: How human sinfulness inevitably shows itself in all institutions
- New York Times (Jennifer Medina, Katie Benner, Kate Taylor) — Actresses, Business Leaders, and Other Wealthy Parents Charged in U.S. College Entry Fraud
- Wall Street Journal (Melissa Korn, Jennifer Levitz, and Erin Ailworth) — Federal Prosecutors Charge Dozens in College Admissions Cheating Scheme
- New York Times (Michael Powell) — For the Wealthy, Sports Opened a Back Door to Elite Colleges
- New York Times (Frank Bruni) — Bribes to Get Into Yale and Stanford? What Else Is New?
‘We must change almost everything in our current societies’: 16-year-old Swedish girl explodes onto world stage as climate change advocate
- New York Times (Editorial Board) — Grown-Ups Get a Scolding on Climate
- Financial Times (Leslie Hook) — Greta Thunberg: ‘All my life I’ve been the invisible girl’
The vantage point of adolescent advocates of social issues: Why what is happening right now is often what youth consider to be the most critical event in history
Coming to a school near you? The reality of 'comprehensive sex education'
- New York Times (Dan Levin) — As Colorado Moves to Bar Abstinence-Only Sex Education, Teenagers Take the Lead
- The Denver Post (Anna Staver) — Consent at core of Colorado’s proposed sex education changes
- The Gazette (Marianne Goodland) — Bill would ban abstinence-only sex education in Colorado schools
Aiming to go around parents: The great lie presented as a parental notification and 'opt out' in many sex education programs
- The Denver Post (Patrick Neville) — Proposed Colorado sex education bill is misleading the public
- Colorado General Assembly — HB19-1032: Comprehensive Human Sexuality Education
Utah legalizes fornication: How a recent bill reveals that every law seeks to govern morality
Virtue signaling in the marketplace: Why businesses try to keep up with the changing opinions of the sexual revolution
- Harvard Business Review (Jessica Shortall) — Why Many Businesses Are Becoming More Vocal In Support Of LGBT Rights
What do we do with our minds? Why many secular Americans are turning to Buddhist mindfulness
Mindful mayonnaise and yoga pants? The danger of critiquing the big business of the mindfulness culture
What happens in California doesn’t stay in California: If you want to see a glimpse into America’s political future, look to the West Coast
- Los Angeles Times (Mark Z. Barabak) — In Kamala Harris, a sequel to Ronald Reagan?
- Wall Street Journal (Charles R. Kesler) — California Has Become the Far Left Coast
The vast worldview divide in America on display: Why it’s more difficult to pass actual legislation than support general policy ideas
Controversy over a Catholic school’s recent decision reveals much about religious liberty and the precursor of the same-sex revolution
- New York Times (Christine Hauser) — Catholic School in Kansas Faces a Revolt for Rejecting a Same-Sex Couple’s Child
Why the push for confidential medical advice for adolescents is actually a bigger deal than the Wall Street Journal suggests
The therapy generation: What the trend of millennials seeking out therapeutic help communicates about a generation starving for meaningful community
The drug problem of American children: Why no pill can ever fully treat the deepest issues of the human heart
The sexual revolution chooses to live to fight another day: Why Colorado dropping a lawsuit against Masterpiece Cakeshop isn’t an end to the war on religious liberty
- Denver Post (Elise Schmelzer) — Masterpiece Cakeshop, state of Colorado agree to mutual ceasefire over harassment, discrimination claims
Heartwarming stories of babies successfully operated on and returned to womb are rare exceptions in the culture of death
When clear Scriptural teaching is nullified to ordain women in ministry, it inevitably must be nullified for LGBT inclusivity as well
- Anglican Communion News Service — Archbishop of Canterbury celebrates 25 years of women’s ordination in Church of England
Documentary dethrones the King of Pop: How the secular worldview struggles to respond to the art of fallen artists
- New York Times (Wesley Morris) — Michael Jackson Cast a Spell. ‘Leaving Neverland’ Breaks It.
- New York Times (Joe Coscarelli) — Michael Jackson Fans Are Tenacious: ‘Leaving Neverland’ Has Them Poised for Battle
- Los Angeles Times (Mikael Wood) — How Should We Hear Michael Jackson’s Music after ‘Leaving Neverland’?
- USA Today (Maeve McDermott) — ‘Leaving Neverland’: Corey Feldman, Jermaine Jackson react to Michael Jackson documentary
Pro-abortion movement reacts predictably to new restrictions on Planned Parenthood, revealing the political power of the abortion industry
- Los Angeles Times (Patrick McGreevy) — California Sues Trump Administration Over Rules Restricting Abortion Access
- New York Times (Jose A. Del Real and Robert Pear) — California Sues Trump Administration to Block Restrictions to Family Planning Program
Does shame still exist? How the reality of shame and guilt points to the gospel of Jesus Christ
In the wake of last week’s vote to affirm biblical sexuality, theologically-liberal United Methodists are deciding their next move: stay or go?
- New York Times (Elizabeth Dias) — ‘We Are Not Going Anywhere’: Progressive Methodists Vow to Fight Ban on Gay Clergy
- Wall Street Journal (Ian Lovett) — Rift Within Methodist Church Grows in Wake of Vote on Gay Marriage
- Get Religion (Terry Mattingly) — Next big news story: After 40 years of war, is United Methodist establishment ready to bargain?
Parties for the dead? What new alternatives to the Christian funeral reveal about our increasingly secular society
Former VP Joe Biden learns that in an age of heightened political division even describing a political opponent as ‘decent’ is now unacceptable
- Washington Post (Eugene Scott) — After criticism from the LGBT community, Joe Biden walked back his praise of Mike Pence
The implications of transgender ideology actualized: Parental rights is the next victim of the sexual revolution in Canada
- The Federalist (Jeremiah Keenan) — Canadian Court Rules Parents Can’t Stop 14-Year-Old from Taking Trans Hormones
- Global News (Jill Croteau) — Gay-straight alliance law challenged at Alberta Court of Appeal
Should men competitively wrestle women? Christian convictions lead high school wrestler to forfeit his shot at the state championship
- Denver Post (Sean Keeler) — A Colorado Springs wrestler made history when he knocked himself out of the state tournament rather than wrestle a girl
- Washington Post (Samantha Pell) — Rather than wrestle a girl in the state championship, this high schooler forfeited
- USA Today (Christine Brennan) — High school boys had better learn to compete with girls
- AlbertMohler.com (Albert Mohler) — Boys Wrestling Girls — A Clash of Worlds and Worldviews
From the tennis court to the wrestling mat and everywhere in between, the athletic arena grapples with how to handle LGBTQ competitors
Talks between U.S. and North Korea break off: How the underlying motives of the Korean dictator revealed themselves in summit meeting
House bill offers single-payer, universal healthcare, but there’s more at stake than what meets the eye
- New York Times (Robert Pear) — As Over 100 House Democrats Embrace ‘Medicare for All,’ a Party Division Appears
Religious unbelief is actually belief: New Portland law proves America isn’t as secular as some would think
Peace Cross still stands: How the Supreme Court’s opinions on WWI memorial reveal what justices think about the role of religion in public life
- National Public Radio (Nina Totenberg) — Supreme Court Appears Ready to Let Cross Stand But Struggles With Church-State Test
- New York Times (Adam Liptak) — Supreme Court seems ready to allow cross honoring war dead
- Los Angeles Times (David Savage) — Supreme Court Will Look at Whether a Cross is Promotion of Religion or War Memorial
- Washington Post (Charles Haynes) — The Supreme Court’s Peace Cross: Here’s the important backstory
In the face of hostility, Christians must uphold that the cross is, in fact, a Christian symbol
- Washington Post (Editorial Board) — The Supreme Court’s struggles on the Peace Cross case reflect a bigger challenge
- Wall Street Journal (Editorial Board) — A Supreme Court cross-roads
The meltdown of identity politics: Even an all-LGBTQ city council cannot satisfy the ever-growing expectation of intersectionality
- Washington Post (Scott Wilson) — In Palm Springs, the nation’s first all-LGBTQ city council tests the modern meaning of diversity
Judgement after death: The Supreme Court overturns decision of judge who was already dead when ruling was published
- Los Angeles Times (David Savage) — Supreme Court overturns 9th Circuit equal-pay decision because of judge’s death