Albert Mohler - The Briefing
An amazing testimony to the gospel, to the reality of good and evil, and to Christian truth in a Michigan courtroom
- New York Times (Scott Cacciola and Victor Mather) — Larry Nassar Sentencing: ‘I Just Signed Your Death Warrant’
An amazing display of theological confusion among some German theologians
- Colorado Springs-Gazette (Tom Heneghan) — In Germany, Catholic Church grapples with blessings for gay marriage
Are pro-life politicians in one party an endangered species?
- Wall Street Journal (Matthew Hennessey) — Does the Endangered Species Act Protect Pro-Life Democrats?
After a case of horrific abuse, should homeschoolers in California be inspected by the state?
- NBC News (Phil Helsel) — ‘California torture house’ case exposes lack of oversight of home schools
- LA Times (Editors) — After the Perris nightmare, it's time to monitor home-schools more closely
Parental rights and religious freedom at stake as New York officials move to control religious schools
Truth takes a backseat to storytelling on the big screen and the small screen
- Wall Street Journal (Peggy Noonan) — The Lies of ‘The Crown’ and ‘The Post’
- Chicago Reader (J.R. Jones) — Gary Oldman is the complete Winston Churchill, but Darkest Hour tells only half the story
- (Michael Karp) — Cinema and "Reality": The Importance of Emotional Truth
The federal government is back in business...at least for another three weeks
As new conscience protections become national policy, the political left complains about the very argument they once advanced
- Wall Street Journal (Stephanie Armour and Louise Radnofsky) — Trump to Let Health Practitioners Skip Procedures on Religious Grounds
- Washington Post (Juliet Eilperin and Ariana Eunjung Cha) — New HHS civil rights division to shield health workers with moral or religious objections
What one politician calls “a mistake”, the Bible calls “sin”
Abortion reveals a divide that points to the deepest divide of all
- Pew Research Center (David Masci) — American religious groups vary widely in their views of abortion
Politics at a fever pitch as limited government shutdown is underway,
As thousands of women march, record numbers file to run for political office
- USA Today (Mabinty Quarshie) — Is the Women's March more inclusive this year?
- New York Times (Susan Chira) — The Women’s March Became a Movement. What’s Next?
45 years after Roe v. Wade decision, the American conscience remains unsettled on the question of abortion
- Time (Kate Pickert) — What Choice?: Abortion-rights activists won an epic victory in Roe v. Wade. They've been losing ever since
How scientific developments have bolstered the pro-life argument
As President Trump addresses March for Life, we pray for a shift in the ‘moral intuition’ of Americans
With loneliness on the rise, particularly among young people, Britain names a new government minister of loneliness
Why children’s books in China are different from the same kinds of books in the United States
Treason, spies, and betrayal are in the headlines once again
- New York Times (Adam Goldman) — Ex-C.I.A. Officer Suspected of Compromising Chinese Informants Is Arrested
A radical vision of abortion rights from the Canadian Prime Minister as government uses coercive power to further its own agenda
- Global News Canada (Amanda Connolly) — Anti-abortion efforts out of sync with Canadian society: Trudeau
A very different vision of abortion as an issue in South Korea
Australian wedding vendors celebrate a new product line
One congregation celebrates same-sex weddings as a signal, but a signal of what?
- The Telegraph (Olivia Rudgard) — Liberal churches boosted by LGBT weddings as couples join their congregations
Blue America is growing bluer: Political swings in both New Jersey and New York show worldviews at work
- Washington Post (David Weigel) — Incoming N.J. governor plans a swing to the left — and a model for the country
- New York Times (Nick Corasaniti) — Governor Murphy Pledges a Progressive Course for New Jersey
- New York Times (J. David Goodman and William Neuman) — De Blasio’s Second Inauguration: Less Fanfare, Dimmed Star Power
Why politics and hypocrisy go together so dangerously
A tale of two letters: French accuse Americans of holding to a Puritan sexual morality
- New York Times (Aurelien Breeden and Elien Peltier) — Response to French Letter Denouncing #MeToo Shows a Sharp Divide
- New York Times (Jason Horowitz) — In Italy, #MeToo Is More Like ‘Meh’
- New York Times (Jenny Nordberg) — Yes, It Happens in Sweden, #Too
In the name of eliminating all discrimination, University of Iowa discriminates against Christian student group
- AP (David Pitt) — Iowa lawsuit pits gay rights against religious freedom
- Des Moines Register (Jacob Estell) — Why did University of Iowa single out Christian campus group?
Religious liberty threatened even more explosively as Chinese authorities dynamite major church
Hard lessons learned in the state of California on the issues of work and welfare and the distinction between political intentions and political reality
A false warning that was heeded in Hawaii vs. a real warning that is being ignored to eternal peril
- Washington Post (Amy Wang) — Hawaii missile alert: How one employee ‘pushed the wrong button’ and caused a wave of panic
With the possibility of government shutdown only four days away, political crisis looms over Washington D.C.
Why comprehensive immigration reform is needed, but should not be based on racial prioritization
- Wall Street Journal (Ian Lovett) — For Evangelicals, a Change of Heart on Immigration
- Southern Baptist Convention — On Immigration And The Gospel
Language and morality...in the White House and in your house
A dream that was right: Remembering Martin Luther King Jr.
Changing American religious landscape reveals changing American mission field as Muslim population grows significantly
How the rise of social media has led to an increase in perfectionism amongst young people
- USA Today (Sean Rossman) — Millennials strive for perfectionism more than past generations, study says
Americans turn to astrology apps in search of happiness and meaning
The Pope courts controversy with a circus
New questions in the brave new world: Who gets to decide if human embryos are preserved or destroyed?
- Washington Post (Ariana Eunjung Cha) — Court to weigh if one parent has the right to use frozen embryos if the other objects
Does what you drive indicate how you vote? Political scientists say “yes” according to an analysis of 50 million Google Images
Looking at the moral revolution from the other side—a side fearful of the “re-moralization of sex”
The Oprahfication of politics updated: Will Oprah run for president?
- Washington Post (Robert Costa) — Talk of Oprah running for president captivates Democrats
- New York Times (Alexander Burns and Amy Chozick — Oprah 2020? Democrats Swing From Giddy to Skeptical at the Prospect
- USA Today (Nicole Guadiano) — If she runs, Oprah could dominate the Democratic field in 2020
- Wall Street Journal (Editors) — Could Oprah Out-Trump Donald?
- New York Times (Thomas Chatterton Williams) — Oprah, Don’t Do It
Shareholders express concerns about the addictive power of social media and new technology. Should we be alarmed?
- New York Times (David Gelles) — Tech Backlash Grows as Investors Press Apple to Act on Children’s Use
- USA Today (Kim Hjelmgaard) — Investors want Apple to do more to fight kids' smartphone addiction
Landslides, tsunamis, and hurricanes have all taken place: The power of metaphors to explain our moral moment
- New York Times (Jessica Bennett) — The ‘Click’ Moment: How the Weinstein Scandal Unleashed a Tsunami
The persistence of truth in an age of untruth: Is truth more important than ever before?
California learns to sing the anthem of states rights as the rift grows between California and Washington D.C.
- New York Times (Tim Arango) — In Clash Between California and Trump, It’s One America Versus Another
The costly battle for our eyeballs intensifies in modern television programming
What can we learn—about ourselves and advertisers—from those constant drug ads?
Virtue signaling and moral messaging at the Golden Globes
Why are teenagers so attracted to dystopian fiction?
Secular advice to reform moral character
Major American newspaper tells parents to celebrate when their children learn how to lie
2018 is going to be a pivotal year on the question of marijuana
If something is legal, is it now moral?
- New York Times (Thomas Fuller) — Recreational Pot Is Officially Legal in California
- USA Today (Trevor Hughes) — What California's legalization of marijuana means for you
- Washington Post (Matt Zapotosky, Sari Horwitz and Joel Achenbach) — Use of legalized marijuana threatened as Sessions rescinds Obama-era directive that eased federal enforcement
The moral crisis over a baby in Texas and the vexing question of surrogate parenting
- WFAA (Kevin Reece and Jobin Panicker) — Surrogate-born baby's very life at center of legal fight
- The Atlantic (Katie O’Reilly) — When Parents and Surrogates Disagree on Abortion
The lessons of history from Iran
Mormon President’s death highlights differences between historic Christianity and Mormonism
Should the Mormon church be considered a Christian denomination?
In spite of “official” doctrine, Mennonite church continues leftward trend
Another strange milestone in the sexual and moral revolution
U.S. government runs an operation to investigate U.F.O.s—why do we find the question so interesting?
- New York Times (Helene Cooper, Ralph Blumenthal, and Leslie Kean) — Glowing Auras and ‘Black Money’: The Pentagon’s Mysterious U.F.O. Program
- New York Times (Dennis Overbye) — U.F.O.s: Is This All There Is?
- New York Times (Ross Douthat) — Flying Saucers and Other Fairy Tales
Further evidence of the moral chasm that separates Americans
- Washington Post (Quinta Jurecic) — The Trump administration’s disturbing fight to stop teenagers from getting abortions
- Washington Post (Julie Zauzmer) — In Manassas, a closed abortion clinic made new
Why some moral questions can’t be reduced to dollars and cents
- Philadelphia Enquirer (Dan White) — Economics and abortion: It's more complicated than dollars and cents
A Catholic Cardinal, a former President of the United States, and an evangelical pastor walk into the op-ed pages of the New York Times
Three conversations, one question, three worldviews on display
Why resolutions fail and why the humanistic worldview crashes upon contact with reality
- New York Times (David DeSteno) — The Only Way to Keep Your Resolutions
- Wall Street Journal (Daniel Pink) — How to Be Healthier, Happier and More Productive: It’s All in the Timing