Albert Mohler - The Briefing
The religion of birth control and it’s doctrinal enforcers
“Buyer’s remorse” for religious liberty among supporters of the sexual revolution.
The AP Stylebook goes to war against human nature
A warning about warnings: Why we should make our warnings fewer and make them stick
Fire in Northern California: One of humanity's deadliest enemies
Concern emerges as marijuana crop goes up in smoke
- New York Times (Daniel Victor and Maya Salam) — Marijuana Crop Is Burning in the California Wildfires
- USA Today (Trevor Hughes) — California's marijuana farmers fear crops could go up in smoke
Hollywood expels one of its own leading figures for the very misbehavior it sells in movies
- New York Times (Brooks Barnes) — Harvey Weinstein Ousted From Motion Picture Academy
- Financial Times (Jo Ellison) — Harvey Weinstein and the naked truth about Hollywood
- New York Times (Ross Douthat) — The ’70s and Us
- New York Times (Manohla Dargis) — Harvey Weinstein Is Gone. But Hollywood Still Has a Problem.
Who is responsible for the secularization of America’s young people?
Whose priorities are fueling the secularization of America’s youth: parents, professors, or both?
What are marketers telling us about millennials?
- Wall Street Journal (Ellen Byron) — America’s Retailers Have a New Target Customer: The 26-Year-Old Millennial
Worldview Book Recommendation: The Vanishing American Adult: Our Coming-of-Age Crisis—and How to Rebuild a Culture of Self-Reliance
- St. Martin’s Press (Ben Sasse) — The Vanishing American Adult: Our Coming-of-Age Crisis—and How to Rebuild a Culture of Self-Reliance
- Thinking in Public (Albert Mohler) — Vanishing Adulthood and the American Moment: A Conversation with Senator Ben Sasse
The next step in the evolution of the Boy Scouts of America: accepting girls
- Los Angeles Times (Kurtis Lee) — The newest step in the evolution of the Boy Scouts: accepting girls
The words "boys" and "girls" are becoming increasingly ironic
The Pope condemns the death penalty
The importance of Sola Scriptura asserts itself on the 500th anniversary of the Reformation
Historic College at Oxford says Christianity is just too harmful for freshmen
- Times of London (Rosemary Bennett) — Balliol College Oxford bans Christians from freshers fair
- The Telegraph (Camilla Turner and Tony Driver) — Oxford college bans 'harmful' Christian Union from freshers' fair
- The Guardian (Caroline Davies) — Anger as Oxford college bans Christian group from freshers' fair
Why are advertisers turning to porn as a data metric?
A fact checker discovers that America really is an outlier on abortion
- Washington Post (Michelle Ye Hee Lee) — Is the United States one of seven countries that ‘allow elective abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy?’
When did the Kennedy family change its position on abortion?
Alabama Senate candidate flaunts pro-abortion position. Why are the media ignoring it?
- Birmingham News (Leada Gore) — Doug Jones, Alabama Democratic Senate hopeful, wouldn't support 20-week abortion ban
The rise of the occult in headlines from Africa
- Religion News Service (Doreen Ajiambo) — Witch doctors are sacrificing children in drought-stricken Uganda
What Sally Quinn’s fascination with the occult tells us about high society and ourselves
- Washingtonian Magazine (Michelle Cottle) — Sally Quinn’s Next Act
- Religion News Service (Jeremy Lower) — In Greece, the evil eye is trending
A clash of orthodoxies: Trump administration's reversal of contraception mandate sets off firestorm
- New York Times (Editorial Board) — Mr. Trump’s Attack on Birth Control
- Boston Globe (Editorial Board) — Protect free access to birth control
- New York Times (Robert Pear) — Trump Administration Set to Roll Back Birth Control Mandate
Two different conceptions of how to read a law on display in AG Session’s Title VII guidance
- New York Times (Charlie Savage) — In Shift, Justice Dept. Says Law Doesn’t Bar Transgender Discrimination
- USA Today (Kevin Johnson) — Jeff Sessions: Transgender people not protected from workplace discrimination
Why rival charges of hypocrisy are sometimes both right
- New York Times (Jennifer Weiner) — The Flagrant Sexual Hypocrisy of Conservative Men
- New York Times (Ross Douthat) — The Pigs of Liberalism
Partisanship comes to late-night: What the turn in comedy tells us about the culture
Dark, anxious, and realistic: Why comedians now want audiences to wince while they laugh
Art as a form of moral subversion: Exhibit about gender aims to upend very idea of gender
Worldview book recommendation: “The Remains of the Day” by Kazuo Ishiguro
After House passes 20-week abortion ban, sanctity of human life could hang by a Senate rule
- New York Magazine (Ed Kilgore) — House Passes 20-Week Abortion Ban on Near-Perfect Party-Line Vote
- Rolling Stone (Emily Crockett) — Just After Las Vegas, Republicans Are Voting to Restrict ... Abortion
- Mother Jones (Nina Liss-Shultz) — House Republicans Just Voted (Again) to Outlaw Abortions After 20 Weeks
While upholding sanctity of life with his vote, PA congressman undermines it in personal life
- Politico (Rachael Bade, Elena Schneider, and John Bresnahan) — Embattled GOP Rep. Tim Murphy to retire
Political hypocrisy on the sanctity of life is not only immoral and humiliating, it’s deadly
- Chicago Tribune (Kim Geiger and Rick Pearson) — Rauner signs controversial abortion bill, angering conservatives
- Chicago Tribune (Kristin McQueary) — Rauner's stunning betrayal of his conservative base
How to speak in the aftermath of a massacre, even in a context of controversy
- Washington Post (Greg Sargent) — This is the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. How should we talk about it?
Awkwardness in using the word evil reveals bigger problems
When the Archbishop of Canterbury won’t answer the question, he actually has answered the question
- The Guardian (Harriet Sherwood) — Justin Welby unable to give 'straight answer' on whether gay sex is sinful
The moral vocabulary of pure evil in the aftermath of Las Vegas
The importance of moral facts, not just moral values, and the reality of evil
Why, in times of trouble, the American people expect their president to quote Scripture
- Washington Post (Eugene Scott) — Christianity may be declining in America, but presidents still turn to the Bible in moments of tragedy
The intersection of natural disaster and political leadership in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria
- Washington Post (Ben Fox and Danica Coto) — Aid flows to Puerto Rico but many still lack water and food
The looming humanitarian crisis in Myanmar and the ineffectual nature of the United Nations
- New York Times (Rick Gladstone and Megan Specia) — Pressure Rises at U.N. on Myanmar Over Rohingya Crisis
Achievement and fragility of the nation-state on display as Kurds and Catalans push for independence
- New York Times (Max Fisher and Amanda Taub) — Catalans and Kurds Discover the Hard Truth About Secession
A pornographic revolution, Playboy, and the death of Hugh Hefner
- New York Times (Matt Schudel) — Hugh Hefner, visionary editor who founded Playboy magazine, dies at 91
- AlbertMohler.com (Albert Mohler) — Bad News, Indeed — Playboy Opened the Floodgates and Now the Culture is Drowning
The lie at the heart of ‘Banned Books Week’
‘No problem’ or ‘You’re welcome’? Exploring the link between language and etiquette
Worldview book recommendation: Wired for Intimacy
What does Roy Moore’s victory mean for the Republican party and the state of American politics?
- New York Times (Jonathan Martin and Alexander Burns) — Roy Moore Wins Senate G.O.P. Runoff in Alabama
Why the collapse of morality inevitably leads to the failure of etiquette
- Washington Post (Antonio Olivo) — ‘Just who I am’: In new ad, Va. Democratic candidate discusses being transgender
As life expectancy for those born with Down syndrome increases, the womb becomes more dangerous
Marriage no longer the default way to form a family in the United States
Why international organizations fail to deliver world peace
- Wall Street Journal (Claudia Rossett) — Kick North Korea Out of the U.N.
- Wall Street Journal (Benjamin N. Gedan) — For Venezuela’s Sake, Dismantle the Organization of American States
What the quest for self-fulfillment in the 1970s bequeathed to America today
- New York Times (Robert D. McFadden) — Daniel Yankelovich, Master of Public Opinion Research, Dies at 92
Major American newspapers divide Americans into the dead and the pre-dead
Discussion over whether to arm British police represents not just a policy debate, but a moral one
For one British retailer, labels on kids' clothes are now a vehicle for the sexual revolution
Contrary to predictions, last Saturday was not the end of the world
The collision of politics and professional sports as Trump clashes with NBA and NFL
- New York Times (Ken Belson and Julie Hirschfeld Davis) — Trump Attacks Warriors’ Curry. LeBron James’s Retort: ‘U Bum.’
Merkel elected to fourth term as we witness the dawn of a new political era in Germany
Danger in diplomacy: Is North Korea even a rational actor?
Is work a prerequisite for food? For able-bodied people, state of TN says yes, so does the Bible
- Tennessean (Anita Wadhwani) — Tennessee to reinstate work requirements for able-bodied food stamp recipients
ACLU targets religious exemptions for adoptions, and in turn the children of Michigan
As U.S. debates monuments, monument to Russian general behind AK-47 comes under fire
Worldview book recommendation — Worth Dying for: The Power and Politics of Flag
After the shock of an earthquake, many of the aftershocks are theological
- New York Times (Kirk Semple, Paulina Villegas, Elisabeth Malkin) — Mexico Earthquake Kills Hundreds, Trapping Many Under Rubble
How does sin explain natural disasters?
Clash of worldviews at the U.N. as President Trump addresses General Assembly
- New York Times (Mark Landler) — Trump Offers a Selective View of Sovereignty in U.N. Speech
- New York Times (Peter Baker and Rick Gladstone) — With Combative Style and Epithets, Trump Takes America First to the U.N.
Allergic to sovereignty? Media reacts to President Trump’s U.N. speech
- Wall Street Journal — Trump Shock at Turtle Bay
- Wall Street Journal (Gerald F. Seib) — Trump Returns U.S. to Realpolitik in World Affairs
‘Will and Grace’ returns, but is it edgy enough?
Rolling Stone magazine for sale: How cultural artifacts quickly become more of the past
Millennials cast their ballots, or not: Will their failure to vote hurt Democrats?
Why the Australia same-sex marriage vote will tell us a lot about the future of marriage, mail, and millennials