Albert Mohler - The Briefing
Boy Scouts face bankruptcy: What does this tell us about an institution that once represented the mainstream of American culture?
- Wall Street Journal (Katy Stech Ferek) — Boy Scouts of America Considers Bankruptcy Filing Amid Sex-Abuse Lawsuits
Cannabis, Inc.: When you’re looking at a moral revolution, the money isn’t far behind
Unprecedented political bargains on both sides of the Atlantic as Theresa May and Nancy Pelosi hold onto leadership posts
- New York Times (Stephen Castle) — Theresa May Survives Leadership Challenge, but Brexit Plan Is Still in Peril
- New York Times (Julie Hirschfeld Davis) — Pelosi and Dissident Democrats Reach Deal to Limit Her Speakership to 4 Years
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn at 100: A look at the man who did more than any human being to bring about the fall of the Soviet Union
Why a compromise on gender identity, however well-intended, is a disaster for religious liberty
- World News Group (J.C. Derrick) — Boards back SOGI compromise
- New York Times (Laurie Goodstein) — Utah Passes Antidiscrimination Bill Backed by Mormon Leaders
When every kid has a smartphone, odds are they aren’t doing smart things with it
- USA Today (Edward C. Baig) — 'Fortnite' survey shows kids are playing in class. So what can parents do?
Teen Vogue, in article surrounded by ads trying to sell you something, declares capitalism must be ended
- Reason Magazine (Zuri Davis) — Turns Out the Internet Has Something to Say About Teen Vogue Trying to End Capitalism
What happens in Europe doesn’t stay in Europe: Why Americans need to pay close attention to political unrest across the Atlantic
The progressive, cosmopolitan future Macron envisioned for France is confronted by reality in the streets of Paris
- New York Times (Editors) — Paris Burning
- Wall Street Journal (Joseph C. Sternberg) — Macron’s Warning to America’s Ascendant Left
British parliament considers Brexit options but one big question remains—will the British people get what they voted for?
Voyager 2, launched in 1977, reaches interstellar space. But completion of the mission will take 30,000 more years.
Even after achieving a conservative majority, Supreme Court declines to take Planned Parenthood cases. What does this mean for the future?
- New York Times (Adam Liptak) — Supreme Court Won’t Hear Planned Parenthood Cases, and 3 Court Conservatives Aren’t Happy
Why we can’t begin to define human rights when we don’t even know what it means to be human
- NPR (Tom Gjelten) — Boundlessly Idealistic, Universal Declaration Of Human Rights Is Still Resisted
- Scientific American (Alexandra Huneeus) — Beyond the "Human" in Human Rights: The Universal Declaration at 70
Detached from reality, idealism is not only inadequate, it’s deadly
The boundaries of idealism
Scouts go to court: Gender confusion spills over as both Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts compete for girls
- Washington Post (Samantha Schmidt) — Scouts’ recruitment war raises questions about what it means to be a girl or a boy
Just how much apologizing must one do to be adequately contrite? We don’t know.
- Cosmopolitan (Mehera Bonner) — Kevin Hart Steps Down as Oscars Host After Refusing to Apologize for Homophobic Tweets
- New York Times (Susan Fowler) — Why We Need to Forgive Kevin Hart
- Washington Post (C. Nicole Mason) — Kevin Hart wants you to feel sorry for him. Don’t.
Generational transition before our eyes: 300 survived Pearl Harbor aboard the USS Arizona, only five remain
- Washington Post (Amy B Wang) — For first time, Pearl Harbor remembrance takes place without a single USS Arizona survivor present
How the loss of moral authority leads to the loss of theological authority
- New York Times (Ed O’Loughlin) — Irish Lawmakers Vote to Allow Abortion, Part of Landmark Liberal Shift
An insidious argument for abortion gains traction as pro-abortion advocates take aim at the Hyde Amendment
- The Guardian (Moira Donegan) — Yes, I do want your taxes to pay for abortion
- Washington Post (Elizabeth Bruenig) — Why this progressive Texan can’t get excited about Beto O’Rourke
How tourism in a small island in the Mediterranean is a microcosm of the moral revolution
- The Telegraph (Juliet Rix) — How conservative Malta became Europe's top LGBTQ destination in under a decade
Feeding two birds with one scone: Recommended language from PETA unveils deep cultural hypocrisy
- Washington Post (Amy B. Wang) — PETA wants to change ‘anti-animal’ sayings, but the Internet thinks they’re feeding a fed horse
- USA Today (Marina Pitofsky) — PETA ridiculed, criticized for comparing 'speciesism' with racism, homophobia and ableism
President Bush becomes ‘our brother George’: Biblical truths behind the state funeral for George H.W. Bush
The end of a religious dynasty: Are the Bushes the last establishment Protestant family in American public life?
2018 words of the year: What our language reveals about our culture?
- CNN (Andrea Diaz) — 'Misinformation' is crowned Dictionary.com's word of the year
- New York Times (Jennifer Schuessler) — ‘Toxic’ Is Oxford’s Word of the Year. No, We’re Not Gaslighting You.
Burial and the Christian worldview: What does Scripture tell us about rituals that take place after someone dies?
State funerals: What are they, where did they come from, and why do we recognize them?
What the National Cathedral tells us about America's history and national identity
The false promise of civil religion in a secular age
Thomas Altizer, theologian associated with 'God is dead' theology, dies
- New York Times (Katharine Q. Seelye) — Thomas Altizer, 91, Proponent of ‘God Is Dead’ Theology, Dies
What Einstein’s ‘God letter’ teaches us about the source of our theological authority
- New York Times (James Barron) — Einstein’s ‘God Letter,’ a Viral Missive From 1954
- Religion News Service (Mark A. Kellner) — Einstein’s ‘God letter’ hits auction block Dec. 4
- Aeon (Jim Baggott) — What Einstein meant by ‘God does not play dice’
‘It’s the real me’: Human cloning is in the headlines, but it’s not what you think
- The Guardian (Staff) — 'It's the real me': Nigerian president denies dying and being replaced by clone
A portrait of the American past: When a boy could be raised to be president
The call of duty and the Greatest Generation: The teenage Naval aviator who became president
President George H.W. Bush and the transformation of American politics in the 20th century
Why celebrity influence is not easily transferred to political candidates
- USA Today (Maria Puente,Dave Paulson and Adam Tamburin) — Oprah, Beyonce and Taylor: They 'lost' in midterms, so what about celebrity political pull in 2020?
The death of shared stories: Exploring the dangerous effects of individualistic media consumption
- USA Today (Gary Levin) — How much have younger viewers bailed on traditional TV? New stats are alarming
The real story behind the dearth of conservative late night TV hosts
- New York Times (Elizabeth A. Harris and Giovanni Russonello) — Late Night TV in Full Campaign Mode on Eve of Midterms
How a TV show reveals human’s desire for a personal, intervening deity
Why the election of the next Speaker matters far beyond the House of Representatives
- New York Times (Julie Hirschfeld Davis) — Democrats Nominate Pelosi to Be Speaker but With Significant Defections
The drama of dealmaking: Why?
- New York Times (Sheryl Gay Stolberg and Astead W. Herndon) — In Courting New Liberals, Pelosi Runs a Risk: A Freedom Caucus of the Left
Liberal parents, radical kids: The generational divide in America is a worldview divide
Watch out—Kentucky politician proposes expanded gambling as the financial fix
- Louisville Courier-Journal (Tom Loftus) — Beshear to lawmakers: Legalize gambling to help fix pension system
How a public debate between the President and the Chief Justice may reshape the American political landscape
- New York Times (Adam Liptak) — Chief Justice Defends Judicial Independence After Trump Attacks ‘Obama Judge’
- Washington Post (Charles Lane) — What we should take away from the Trump-Roberts kerfuffle
Custody battle over transgender issues exposes the massive fallout of the moral revolution
- The Federalist (Walt Heyer) — Mom Dresses Six-Year-Old Son As Girl, Threatens Dad With Losing His Son For Disagreeing
After journal of 300 million miles, NASA’s latest Mars vehicle lands safely. What does this say about us as a species?
- New York Times (Kenneth Chang) — NASA’s InSight Mission Has Touched Down on Mars to Study the Red Planet’s Deep Secrets
As scientist claims first babies have been born using gene-editing technology CRISPR, the ethical implications are massive
- The Atlantic (Ed Yong) — A Reckless and Needless Use of Gene-Editing on Human Embryos
- Stat News (Sharon Begley) — Claim of CRISPR’d baby girls stuns genome editing summit
- Associated Press — Chinese Researcher Claims First Gene-Edited Babies
- Washington Post (Carolyn Y. Johnson) — Chinese scientist’s claim of gene-edited babies creates uproar
Why having absolute access to what we ‘want’ will never lead us to a new heaven of our own making
Architectural aesthetics and the Christian worldview: Why we don’t need courthouses that look more like high school hangouts
The morality of global missions: How should those in the developed world look at hunter-gatherer tribes?
- New York Times (Jeffrey Gettleman, Hari Kumar and Kai Schultz) — Isolated Tribe Kills American With Bow and Arrow on Remote Indian Island
- Wall Street Journal (Corinne Abrams and Rajesh Roy) — American Missionary Killed by Isolated Tribe Wrote of Confrontation With the Group
- USA Today (Ashley May) — American missionary killed by remote tribe leaves behind diary: 'I hope this isn't one of my last notes'
- New York Times (Kai Schultz, Hari Kumar and Jeffrey Gettleman) — Sentinelese Tribe That Killed American Has a History of Guarding Its Isolation
Motivation vs. methodology: What the modern missions movement has taught us about how to most effectively reach the unreached
Why Christians should pay close attention to major issues raised in new climate change report
- New York Times (Coral Davenport and Kendra Pierre-Louis) — U.S. Climate Report Warns of Damaged Environment and Shrinking Economy
Why thanksgiving, rightly understood, is a deeply theological act
An apologetics of thanksgiving: Examining the intellectual and moral problem of giving thanks for those who don’t believe in God
The theological story of Thanksgiving: How the history of this holiday explains our celebration today
Why democracy requires electoral integrity and a basic level of trust between the voters and the government
- New York Times (Glenn Thrush and Jeremy W. Peters) — Charges of Vote Stealing in Florida Portend More Distrust in System for 2020
Looking to the future, Democrats face big question: Play to the center or go for broke and move to the left?
- New York Times (Kenneth P. Vogel) — Midterms Aside, Big Donors See a Leftward Path to Beating Trump
- New York Times (Elizabeth Dias) — Evangelicals, Looking to 2020, Face the Limits of Their Base
Orange County, California: Heart of modern conservative movement turns blue. What does this mean for the American future?
In victory for religious liberty, Trump administration grants relief from contraceptive mandate for religious organizations
Journalism redefined: How the moral revolution requires changes in every dimension of the culture
- New York Times (Christina Caron) — In ‘Rainbow Wave,’ L.G.B.T. Candidates Are Elected in Record Numbers
Desperation of pro-abortion movement on full display as activists launch online abortion pill service
- Philadelphia Inquirer (Marie McCullough) — Online abortion pills come to the U.S., as the right to abortion is on the line
Why all of our political struggles shouldn’t be reduced to a Manichean conflict between absolute goodness and absolute evil
- New York Times (Charles M. Blow) — You Have a Right to Weariness
- New York Times (Timothy Egan) — Good News: Democracy Has a Pulse
- New York Times (Paul Krugman) — Real America Versus Senate America
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