Albert Mohler - The Briefing
Why, from a biblical worldview, the arrest of a suspect in the ‘Golden State Killer’ case is deeply satisfying
- New York Times (Thomas Fuller and Christine Hauser) — Search for ‘Golden State Killer’ Leads to Arrest of Ex-Cop
From family values to felonies: How Bill Cosby helps us understand the entertainment culture as detached from real life
- New York Times (Graham Bowley and Jon Hurdle) — Bill Cosby Found Guilty of Sexual Assault in Retrial
As a new season begins, Handmaid’s Tale reaches the limits of its dystopian appeal
- USA Today (Kelly Lawler) — Review: 'The Handmaid's Tale' Season 2 is still strong, but verges on misery porn
Should we be surprised when a society that condemns the corruption of sexuality then turns around and demands the corruption of sexuality?
- New York Times (John Branch) — Former N.F.L. Cheerleaders Offer to Settle for $1 and a Meeting With Goodell
The tragic story of Alfie Evans: What’s at stake when parental rights are not recognized as natural rights
Pew study reveals deep theological confusion that marks American people
- Pew Research Center — When Americans Say They Believe in God, What Do They Mean?
- Washington Post (Yonat Shimron) — Most Americans believe in a higher power, but not always in the God of the Bible
Progressive mayors in New Jersey take aim at gender-specific public bathrooms as ‘next step’ in sexual revolution
A monkey’s day in court: What happens when a secular society loses the ability to ground human dignity in anything objective
- Washington Post (Meagan Flynn) — Monkey loses selfie copyright case. Maybe monkey should sue PETA, appeals court suggests.
Wonder turns into confusion: The inevitable outcome of taking an evolutionary understanding of humanity
Why the biblical worldview makes a radical distinction between that which is beautiful and that which is merely pretty
How morality, not just economics, factors in to Amazon’s search for HQ2
- Washington Post (Jonathan O’Connell) — The unspoken factor in Amazon’s search for a new home: Jeff Bezos’s support for gay rights
Massachusetts schools adopt new curriculum aimed at normalizing LGBTQ lifestyle
What worldview will be taught as ‘teachable moments’ arise in public schools?
- Chicago Tribune (Amanda Marrazzo) — Supporters rally for gay teacher amid discrimination claim after he told 1st-graders about same-sex marriage
Schools become the new battleground for the sexual revolution as the number of transgender teachers increases
- NPR (Anya Kamenetz) — More Than Half Of Transgender Teachers Surveyed Tell NPR They Are Harassed At Work
Regular church attendance remains one of the best indicators of how one will vote, view question of same-sex marriage
Transfer of power in Cuba proves that some of the worst and deadliest ideas seem to persist the longest
- New York Times (Azam Ahmed) — Cubans Doubt a Change at the Top Will Bring Change at the Bottom
- Miami Herald (Nora Gámez Torres) — Video offers rare glimpse of hardline ideology from presumed next leader of Cuba
As socialism resurges in the United States, many who identify as socialists don’t really know what socialism is
- New York Times (Farah Stockman) — ‘Yes, I’m Running as a Socialist.’ Why Candidates Are Embracing the Label in 2018
Why religious organizations’ right to hire people devoted to their religious beliefs is vital to religious liberty
- Washington Post (Karla L. Miller) — Work Advice: Facing termination at a religious nonprofit because of a change of faith
California set to enact legislation barring sale of any books expressing orthodox Christian beliefs on sexuality
Christians no longer welcome? What’s really behind the line of questioning in a Senate committee hearing
- Washington Post (Eugene Scott) — Cory Booker grills Mike Pompeo on whether he believes being gay is a ‘perversion’
Army chaplain under fire after refusing to facilitate a marriage retreat for same-sex couples
- Army Times (Kyle Rempfer) — Army chaplain faces same-sex discrimination claim; lawyer says he was following Army guidance
The indispensable role First Ladies have played in American history
Former First Lady Barbara Bush dies at 92: Remembering her life and legacy
- Washington Post (Lois Romano) — Barbara Bush, matriarch of American political dynasty, dies at 92
- New York Times (Enid Nemy) — Barbara Bush, Wife of 41st President and Mother of 43rd, Dies at 92
How the cultural establishment maintains their cultural standing in the midst of a sexual revolution
The convoluted question of character in politics: Does James Comey really demonstrate a 'higher loyalty'?
- New York Times (Michael D. Shear and Peter Baker) — Comey, in Interview, Calls Trump ‘Morally Unfit’ and ‘Stain’ on All Around Him
Theological language shows up in European politics as Macron warns of ‘Civil War’
Why true community can’t exist without shared truth or morality
British Prime Minister urges other nations to substitute their old colonialism for a new secular colonialism
Cultural shift on marijuana tracks along the same lines as shift on same-sex marriage
Former Speaker John Boehner ‘evolves’ on marijuana, joins board of cannabis company
- New York Times (Daniel Victor) — John Boehner’s Marijuana Reversal: ‘My Thinking on Cannabis Has Evolved’
- USA Today (Trevor Hughes) — John Boehner, former House speaker, joining cannabis company board
Liberal New York Governor Andrew Cuomo challenged from the left by pro-marijuana, lesbian actress
Why the black market for marijuana grows where marijuana is legalized
Morality, money, and celebrity: The anatomy of a corporate shakedown over same-sex marriage in Bermuda
- NBC News (Rick Morgan) — Cruise line Carnival Corp. joins the fight against Bermuda's same-sex marriage ban
Why it's easier to claim victory over evil than it is to deliver on that victory
- USA Today (Doug Stanglin, Gregory Corte, and Tom Vanden Brook) — Pentagon: U.S. allied strike set back Syrian chemical weapons program 'for years'
- New York Times (Michael Wolgelenter) — 7 Takeaways From the Airstrikes on Syria
The frailty of the U.N. Security Council at the point it is most crucially needed
- New York Times (Sewell Chan) — U.N. Security Council Rejects Russian Resolution Condemning Syrian Strikes
What the retirement of Paul Ryan tells us about the current state of American politics
- New York Times (Jonathan Martin and Alexander Burns) — Paul Ryan Upends Republican Hopes and Plans for Midterm Elections
An evangelical infiltration of New York? Secular paranoia in overdrive as Chick-Fil-A opens new Manhattan location
Looking at the real legacy of Cecile Richards as influential media outlets celebrate her tenure leading Planned Parenthood
- Time Magazine (Belinda Luscombe) — Outgoing Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards Is Not Done Fighting
Why it’s essential to understand the categorical distinction between humans and animals
Glory bearers vs. image bearers: Showing proper concern for animals without worshipping them
Appointment of first humanist as lead chaplain is yet another signpost along the way to secularization
‘Red Letter Revival’ attempts to plant new political theory on parts of the New Testament while being openly opposed to the rest of it
- Religion News Service (Jack Jenkins) — At ‘Red Letter Revival,’ leaders give voice to evangelicals on the margins
- Baptist News Global (Jeff Brumley) — Campolo says ‘Red Letter Revival’ seeks to convert evangelicals to social activism
- Lynchburg News & Advance (Josh Moody) — Red Letter Revival warns against intolerance, 'Christian nationalism'
As governments escalate predation on their most vulnerable citizens, gambling losses reach record highs
- New York Times (Adam Baidawi) — Australians Are the World’s Biggest Gambling Losers, and Some Seek Action
- Wall Street Journal (Cameron McWhirter) — Would Legalized Sports Betting Help States Get Out of the Hole?
As Zuckerberg goes to Capitol Hill, Facebook faces fallout from misuse of user data
- New York Times (Scott Shane) — What Mark Zuckerberg Will Be Grilled On at the Congressional Hearings
Could government regulation of social media lead to a crackdown on religious speech?
Will outrage over data leaks lead to a change in users’ behavior? So far, the answer is “no”
- New York Times (Andrew Ross Sorkin) — Failed by Facebook, We’ll Return to the Scene of the Crime. We Always Do.
Facebook’s imperative above all other imperatives: Simply connect
- Wall Street Journal (Deepa Seetharaman) — Facebook Memo Reveals Angst Over Growth Culture’s Consequences
- New York Times (Sheera Frenkel and Nellie Bowles) — Facebook Employees in an Uproar Over Executive’s Leaked Memo
Washington DC vs. San Francisco: America’s new intellectual centers collide
A tempest not only in a teapot: Firing of Kevin Williamson exposes dominant worldview of secular culture
- New York Times (Michael M. Grynbaum) — The Atlantic Cuts Ties With Conservative Writer Kevin Williamson
Why threatening women who get an abortion with criminal action is not the way to limit abortion
- The Atlantic (Conor Friedersdorf) — A Dissent Concerning Kevin Williamson
- Vox (Anna North) — Plenty of conservatives really do believe women should be executed for having abortions
A controversy within a controversy: Who are the real abortion extremists?
- Washington Post (Ruth Marcus) — Kevin Williamson’s abortion comments were shocking. But at least he’s intellectually honest.
- Washington Post (Ruth Marcus) — I would’ve aborted a fetus with Down syndrome. Women need that right.
- Washington Post (Ruth Marcus) — The silenced majority of women who would abort a fetus with Down syndrome
Liberal columnist argues that only one side—yes, his side—has actual ideas and real influence
Tragedies in Canada and Syria expose differences between natural evil and moral evil
- CNN (Ralph Ellis, Nicole Chavez, Carma Hassan) — At least 15 killed in bus crash involving Canadian junior hockey team
Syria, chemical weapons, and Just War Theory: Why there is no way to underestimate man’s capacity for moral evil
- New York Times (Ben Hubbard) — Dozens Suffocate in Syria as Government Is Accused of Chemical Attack
- Washington Post (Louisa Luveluck and Erin Cunningham) — Dozens killed in apparent chemical weapons attack on civilians in Syria, rescue workers say
Secular world grapples with the reality of evil even as it lacks the basic categories for understanding its meaning
- New York Times (Robert Leonard) — Why Gun Culture Is So Strong in Rural America
- Washington Post (E.J. Dionne) — Liberals are well aware of the capacity for evil
A tension that will not last: LGBT policies lead to a theological identity crisis at some Christian colleges
Is there a theological dimension to Catholic colleges’ success on the basketball court?
Evolution can’t explain babies’ unique ability to learn
A higher form of nonsense: Why grandparents are not the gift of evolution, but the gift of God’s perfect plan
Did the Pope deny the existence of hell? Why much modern theology targets hell for disappearance.
- Wall Street Journal (Francis X. Rocca) — ‘There Is No Hell’: An Untraditional Pope, an Italian Journalist and the Quote Igniting Controversy
- New York Times (Jason Horowitz) — Does Hell Exist? And Did the Pope Give an Answer?
The crisis of Catholic doctrine under Pope Francis and the lessons for evangelicals.
The collision of biblical Christianity and the spirit of the modern age over the doctrine of hell
Vatican attempts to bolster Pope’s conservative credibility by doctoring photo of letter from Benedict
50 years ago today, history turned on a mere moment as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis, TN
Theology and the racial crisis, then and now
Why it’s significant that the BBC religion editor recognizes there is more to Easter than chocolate
- Radio Times (Martin Bashir) — BBC’s religion editor Martin Bashir: Why Christianity is still relevant this Easter
A love story that ends in suicide: New rituals around dying raise huge moral questions about the sanctity and dignity of human life
- The Global and Mail (Kelly Grant) — Medically assisted death allows couple married almost 73 years to die together
How a reordering of the theological landscape has led to a redefinition of life and death
- The Globe and Mail (Sandra Martin) — Fight to the death: Why Canada's physician-assisted dying debate has only just begun
Abuse of junk science leads California judge to order cancer warnings on coffee: What this reveals about Americans’ chemophobia
- Washington Post (Ben Guarino and Eli Rosenberg) — California ordered to add cancer warning to coffee, but the science doesn’t hold up
- Wall Street Journal (Editors) — Attack of the Killer Cappuccino
Stephen Reinhardt, the liberal lion of California, dies at 87, but there are many cubs following close behind
- New York Times (Sam Roberts) — Stephen Reinhardt, Liberal Lion of Federal Court, Dies at 87
- Washington Post (Staff) — Stephen Reinhardt, liberal lion of federal judiciary in California, dies at 87
On Good Friday, NPR report distorts definition of Easter, revealing extent of secularization
- NPR (Vanessa Romo) — Pope To World: Hell Does Exist
- Washington Post (Callum Borchers) — On Good Friday, an NPR report mangles the definition of Easter
- New York Times (Elisabetta Povoledo) — Pope Calls for ‘Peace in All the World’ in First Easter Message
Although the cultural conception of Christ may fascinate, only the biblical conception of Christ saves
- Wall Street Journal (George Weigel) — The Easter Effect and How It Changed the World
- New York Times (Jon Meacham) — Jesus Died Only to Rise Again. Where Did the Concept of the Resurrection Come From?
Can the Bible be meaningful, even if one doesn’t believe it to be true?
Why abandoning a Scriptural understanding of ministry will inevitably lead to a very different rendering of God