The Briefing –

By R. Albert Mohler, Jr.

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Cultural commentary from a Biblical perspective

Episode Date
Friday, June 22, 2018

A deeper look at ecumenical movement as Pope Francis goes to Geneva to mark the 70th anniversary of the World Council of Churches || Is disunity a greater scandal than the scandal of abandoning doctrine and accepting theological minimalism? || ‘Such were some of you’: Why language really matters — and always matters — in the discussion about same-sex attraction and sexual desire

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Jun 22, 2018
Thursday, June 21, 2018

Without human dignity there are no human rights: The real story behind the U.S. withdrawal from the U.N. Human Rights Council || What the dissolution of the American family has to do with the prevalence of fear and despair among American teenagers || Why gang violence overtaking a Maryland middle school is an indictment of the entire nation

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Jun 21, 2018
Wednesday, June 20, 2018

What exactly is a pregnant man? The Christian mandate of clarity in the wake of mass delusion || Looking for the light that shines through even the deepest confusion || Too important to be excluded? Theological relativism on display as remains of Stephen Hawking interred in Westminster Abbey

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Jun 20, 2018
Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Justice Department inspector general report exposes politicization of the FBI, provides ammunition for both political parties || Why in a fallen world someone must watch the watchers and investigate the investigators || When Canada’s Supreme Court tries to balance religious liberty and equality, it’s religious liberty that takes a back seat

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Jun 19, 2018
Monday, June 18, 2018

America faces a moral crisis at its southern border: How did we get here and how will we respond? || Why both political parties must own up to the political and moral crisis brought on by the failure to act on the issue of immigration || How should Christians rightly understand our relationship to government in light of Romans 13?

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Jun 18, 2018
Friday, June 15, 2018

How the psychotherapeutic revolution has led us to the dangerous belief that unhappiness is a problem that must always be solved || Can money buy happiness? New survey says yes, but this type of happiness comes with regrets || The quest for inner peace: Competitive meditators and their unmindful mindfulness || Not dying will not work: How the fear of death drives us to desperation which can be satisfied only in Christ

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Jun 15, 2018
Thursday, June 14, 2018

Proposal to divide California into three separate states reveals political frustration, will be faced by California voters in November || Americans grapple with moral questions surrounding violent crime as support for the death penalty rises || Which story is more likely to end with two people living happily ever after: Meeting at happy hour or meeting at church?

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Jun 14, 2018
Wednesday, June 13, 2018

How will history remember the summit between the United States and North Korea? || Human rights abuses linger as United States and North Korea move forward under new agreement || Secularization in the Bible Belt: Once unthinkable, opposition to gambling fades in Alabama

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Jun 13, 2018
Tuesday, June 12, 2018

What the Miss America Pageant reveals about the jumbled contradictions in America’s cultural landscape || Abortion and the fight for life: Has Northern Ireland redefined or recognized basic human rights? || How eating a chicken sandwich can send an unintended moral message and outrage the cultural warriors

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Jun 12, 2018
Monday, June 11, 2018

As suicide rates rise, there are basic questions we must ask about why the problem is not getting any better || Why the church’s response to the rising suicide rate must not be one of confusion, but of clarity || Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn goes to Harvard: How one man who didn’t know how not to tell the truth, told the truth in a 1978 speech

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Jun 11, 2018
Friday, June 8, 2018

New generation celebrates new traditions with the rising popularity of the ‘you be you’ wedding culture || As young Americans postpone marriage, we see the unraveling of marriage and the entire understanding of the family || Why our response to secularization should not be retreat and pessimism, but the preaching of the gospel

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Jun 08, 2018
Thursday, June 7, 2018

History behind the Gallup Poll || Why changing the number of people in a marriage is far easier than changing the definition of marriage || Is it really that shocking that the American Bible Society would align its employment policies with the Bible?

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Jun 07, 2018