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Cultural commentary from a Biblical perspective

Episode Date
Friday, October 22, 2021
26:32
DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING
PART 1 (0:0 - 9:25):
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Lessons In The Symbiotic Relationship Of Press and Political Elite — Lesson One: Katie Couric Apologizes For Protecting Ruth Bader Ginsberg Over 2016 Interview

WASHINGTON POST (ERIK WEMPLE)
Katie Couric Admits She Was Wrong to ‘Protect’ Ruth Bader Ginsburg

PART 2 (9:26 - 11:22):
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The Symbiotic Relationship Of Press and Political Elite — Lesson Two: The Book Business and Big Media

PART 3 (11:23 - 15:28):
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The Symbiotic Relationship Of Press and Political Elite — Lesson Three: Press Positively Covers Fashion Shift As Politics

NEW YORK TIMES (VANESSA FRIEDMAN)
Kyrsten Sinema’s Style Keeps Us Guessing

PART 4 (15:29 - 19:35):
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‘Gender Agnosticism’ On The Runway As Fashion Synthesizes With The Moral Revolution

NEW YORK TIMES (VANESSA FRIEDMAN AND GUY TREBAY)
The End of Gender

PART 5 (19:36 - 21:49):
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Why Are Cities More Liberal than Rural Areas? — Dr. Mohler RespondsTo Letters From Listeners Of The Briefing

PART 6 (21:50 - 23:17):
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Can The Supreme Court Overturn Texas Heartbeat Law But Still Overturn Roe v. Wade? — Dr. Mohler Responds To Letters From Listeners Of The Briefing

PART 7 (23:18 - 26:32):
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How Should Young Women Pursue Education and Careers Without Succumbing To The Cultural Imperative Of ‘Career First, Babies Second’? — Dr. Mohler Responds To Letters From Listeners Of The Briefing

Oct 22, 2021
Thursday, October 21, 2021
27:15
DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING
PART 1 (0:0 - 11:40):
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The End Of Humanity Would Result In End Of Meaning? We Are Thinking Atoms? Worldview Clash Revealed at The Guardian

THE GUARDIAN (TARA CONLAN)
Earth’s Demise Could Rid Galaxy of Meaning, Warns Brian Cox Ahead of Cop26

PART 2 (11:41 - 18:44):
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‘Meaning Emerges From Sufficiently Complex Biological Machines’ — The Secular Worldview Attempts Definitions to Define Humanity In A Worldview Without God

PART 3 (18:45 - 22:19):
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Missionaries In Haiti Kidnapped For Ransom — More Evidence of Human Sinfulness on Display

WALL STREET JOURNAL (DAVID LUHNOW AND JUAN MONTES)
Haiti Kidnapping: What Happened to the Missionaries, and Who Is the 400 Mawozo Gang?

PART 4 (22:20 - 27:15):
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Someone Who ‘Represents all North Carolinians’ Instead? Modern Ideology Of Representation Goes After Statue Of Billy Graham for U. S. Capitol

CHARLOTTE OBSERVER (SHERRI ZANN ROSENTHAL)
Billy Graham Statue at the US Capitol Won’t Represent Me, Many Others in NC

Oct 21, 2021
Wednesday, October 20, 2021
26:19
DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING
PART 1 (0:0 - 4:19):
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Get Ready for Big Action at the High Court — The Texas Abortion Law Heads Back to Supreme Court

NEW YORK TIMES (ADAM LIPTAK)
Justice Department Asks Supreme Court to Block Texas Abortion Law

PART 2 (4:20 - 17:47):
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Is the Pro-Life Argument Based on a Mistranslation of Scripture? Of Course Not, But the Washington Post Runs the Argument

WASHINGTON POST (DANYA RUTTENBERG AND KATEY ZEH)
An Ancient Mistranslation Is Now Helping to Threaten Abortion Rights

PART 3 (17:48 - 23:32):
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The Child Is Not the Mere Creature of the State’ — A Reminder of a Big Lesson on Parental Rights from the Supreme Court

WALL STREET JOURNAL (GERARD BAKER)
Merrick Garland Has a List, and You’re Probably on It

WALL STREET JOURNAL
‘The Child Is Not the Mere Creature of the State’

PART 4 (23:33 - 26:19):
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One Lifetime and an Entire Culture Ago — Betty Lynn (Thelma Lou) Dies At 95

ASSOCIATED PRESS
Betty Lynn, Thelma Lou on ‘The Andy Griffith Show,’ has died

Oct 20, 2021
Tuesday, October 19, 2021
26:43
DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING
PART 1 (0:0 - 17:50):
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The Biden Administration Asks Supreme Court to Reinstate Boston Marathon Bomber, But Still Says it Will Stop Federal Executions? Sometimes, Irony Reveals the Truth

NEW YORK TIMES (ADAM LIPTAK)
Supreme Court Seems Ready to Restore Death Sentence for Boston Marathon Bomber

NEW YORK TIMES (NICK MADIGAN, MICHAEL LEVENSON AND NICHOLAS BOGEL-BURROUGHS)
Parkland School Shooting Suspect to Plead Guilty

PART 2 (17:51 - 20:31):
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What Is Behind The Death Penalty? At the Most Foundational Level Is The Imago Dei, Justice, and the Value of Human Life

PART 3 (20:32 - 26:43):
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His Battles Are Over: The Complicated Life and Legacy Of General Colin Powell As Military Leader And Secretary Of State

WASHINGTON POST (BRADLEY GRAHAM)
Colin L. Powell, Former Secretary of State and Military Leader, Dies at 84

Oct 19, 2021
Monday, October 18, 2021
26:07
DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING
PART 1 (0:0 - 13:15):
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Biden Appointed Commission on Supreme Court Suggests Term Limits for Justices — So Why Would That Be a Bad Idea? Answer: Our Commitment to the Separation of Powers

THE HILL (JOHN KRUZEL)
Two Conservatives Resign from Biden's Supreme Court Commission

PART 2 (13:16 - 17:0):
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So Other Nations Have Term Limits for Judges? Well, Other Nations Have Other Constitutions. The U.S. Has Its Constitutional System for Good Reason

ASSOCIATED PRESS (JESSICA GRESKO)
Supreme Court Commission Talks Positively of Shorter Terms

PART 3 (17:1 - 26:7):
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Dave Chapelle Controversy Challenges the LGBTQ Doctrine of Harm — What Is At Stake In This Controversy For Christians?

NEW YORK TIMES (JOHN KOBLIN)
Netflix Loses Its Glow as Critics Target Chappelle Special

NEW YORK TIMES (JASON ZINOMAN)
Dave Chappelle Isn’t Canceled. He Just Likes to Talk About It.

Oct 18, 2021
Friday, October 15, 2021
24:47
DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING
PART 1 (0:0 - 11:34):
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Dutch Royal Family Updated for the Moral Revolutionaries As Prime Minister Declares Royal Successor Can Marry Person Of Any Gender

WALL STREET JOURNAL (JAMES MARSON)
Dutch Royals Can Marry Same-Sex Partners Without Risking Throne, Government Says

WASHINGTON POST (SAMMY WESTFALL)
Dutch Royals Can Marry Same-sex Partner and Keep Throne, Prime Minister Says

PART 2 (11:35 - 16:35):
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Speed Of Moral Revolutions To The Left On Display As Cambridge University Releases Document Explaining How To Spot Trans Exclusive Radical Feminists—You May Be Next

THE TELEGRAPH (EWAN SOMERVILLE)
Cambridge University ‘Terf-Spotting’ Guide Condemned As A ‘Witch-Finder’s Charter’

PART 3 (16:36 - 20:31):
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Should Christians Boycott Businesses That Support The Secular Revolution? — Dr. Mohler Responds To Letters From Listeners Of The Briefing

PART 4 (20:32 - 24:47):
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Where Do We Draw The Line Between Legislating Theologically And Legislating A Theocracy? — Dr. Mohler Responds To Letters From Listeners Of The Briefing

Oct 15, 2021
Thursday, October 14, 2021
25:39
DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING
PART 1 (0:0 - 9:42):
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How Did the Public Schools Become Such a Battleground? The Real Roots of the Crisis

PART 2 (9:43 - 21:24):
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State of Virginia As Ground Zero For Debate Over Who Should Determine Education of Children — The Parents or The Professional Elite

WASHINGTON POST (JENNA PORTNOY)
McAuliffe Vetoes Bill Permitting Parents to Block Sexually Explicit Books in School

WALL STREET JOURNAL (GERARD BAKER)
Merrick Garland Has a List, and You’re Probably on It

PART 3 (21:25 - 25:39):
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The Moral Revolution in a Single Article — USA Today Imbeds Transgender Ideology In a Report About Texas Abortion Law

USA TODAY (MABINTY QUARSHIE)
Getting An Abortion While Trans Was Always Hard. In Texas, A New Law Puts Outsized Burdens On Them

Oct 14, 2021
Wednesday, October 13, 2021
23:15
DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING
PART 1 (0:0 - 12:49):
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Superman Comes Out Of The Closet—The Moral Revolution Will Transform Everything. Even Comic Book Super Heroes

NEW YORK TIMES (GEORGE GENE GUSTINES)
Superman Comes Out, as DC Comics Ushers In a New Man of Steel

PART 2 (12:50 - 15:49):
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The Ideology Behind the Bisexual Superman—It Can Change Characters But It Can’t Reverse Creation

CNN (NOAH BERLATSKY)
The Power of a Queer Superman

PART 3 (15:50 - 23:15):
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Virtue Signaling in the Toy Department As Lego Seeks To Build A Less Gendered World?

USA TODAY (WYATTE GRANTHAM-PHILIPS)
Lego Announces Plans to Remove Gender Stereotypes from Toys, Following Global Survey

Oct 13, 2021
Tuesday, October 12, 2021
24:00
DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING
PART 1 (0:0 - 11:23):
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Abortion Rights = Trans Rights: A Portrait in Post-Modern Morality

NEW YORK TIMES (JENNIFER FINNEY BOYLAN)
Abortion Rights and Trans Rights Are Two Sides of the Same Coin

PART 2 (11:24 - 20:20):
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The Pro-Abortion Argument Goes For Broke —Presbyterian Minister Contends For Abortion as Moral Good

USA TODAY (REBECCA TODD PETERS)
I'm A Christian Minister Who's Had 2 Abortions. Here's How Faith Informed Those Decisions.

PART 3 (20:21 - 24:0):
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Pro-Abortion Advocates Seek To De-Stigmatize Abortion In Impossible Battle Against God’s Moral Universe

NPR (DANIELLE KURTZLEBEN)
Demonstrators Gathered to Protest for Reproductive Rights at the Women's March

Oct 12, 2021
Monday, October 11, 2021
23:46
DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING
PART 1 (0:0 - 7:13):
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Tesla Joins Influx of Californians In Texas With Move of Its Headquarters to Austin — And With It, California Cultural and Voting Patterns To Follow

PART 2 (7:14 - 15:9):
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How Should Christians Think of Global Tax Policy As International Agreement Claims to Raise Corporate Tax Rate?

WSJ (PAUL HANNON AND RICHARD RUBIN)
Ireland Signs On to Global Deal Seeking to Curb Tax Avoidance

PART 3 (15:10 - 23:46):
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The ‘Nones’ Are Growing — But What Does This Really Mean? Moral and Theological Factors Are Impossible to Separate

USA TODAY (DEENA YELLIN)
One In Four Americans Identify As 'Nones.' Why are Millions Leaving Organized Religion?

Oct 11, 2021
Friday, October 8, 2021
25:43
DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING
PART 1 (0:0 - 7:16):
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Federal Judge Blocks Texas Heartbeat Act, Setting It On Sure Path To The Supreme Court

PART 2 (7:17 - 10:27):
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How Does A Case Get From The District Courts To The Supreme Court? The History Of The Circuit System And Establishment Of U.S. Judiciary

PART 3 (10:28 - 13:23):
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Building A Generation Who Think Deep Thoughts About the True God: The Significance of ‘In Christ Alone’ After 20 Years

RELIGIOUS NEWS SERVICE (BOB SMIETANA)
Twenty Years Later, ‘In Christ Alone’ Still Inspires Millions To Sing

PART 4 (13:24 - 18:36):
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PCUSA Sought To Change Lyrics Of 'In Christ Alone' To Replace Biblical Language About the Wrath of God—But What Is at Stake Is Nothing Less Than The Gospel Of Jesus Christ

RELIGION NEWS SERVICE (BOB SMIETANA)
Presbyterians Stir Debate By Rejecting Popular New Hymn

THE CHRISTIAN CENTURY (RITA NAKASHIMA BROCK)
An Epidemic Of Moral Injury

PART 5 (18:37 - 25:43):
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Is Investing Gambling? How Should Christians Seek to Legislate In A Post-Christian Age? — Dr. Mohler Responds To Letters From Listeners Of The Briefing

Oct 08, 2021
Thursday, October 7, 2021
25:27
DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING
PART 1 (0:0 - 9:36):
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The Pro-Abortion Gauntlet Marches On — Biden Administration Reverses Trump Policy and Gives Planned Parenthood What it Demands

NEW YORK TIMES (NOAH WEILAND)
Biden Officials End Ban on Abortion Referrals at Federally Funded Clinics

WASHINGTON POST (AMY GOLDSTEIN)
Biden Administration Reverses Trump Rule Barring Federally Funded Family Planning Clinics From Abortion Referrals

PART 2 (9:37 - 19:2):
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Religious Quest Evident As Elon Musk and Other Technocrats Join The ‘Simulation Argument’ — What Are the Odds We Are Living In A Computer Simulation?

THE NEW YORKER (JOSHUA ROTHMAN)
What Are the Odds We Are Living in a Computer Simulation?

PART 3 (19:3 - 25:27):
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Out with Easter and Christmas Terms: Modern Cult of Wokeness on Display As School In Oxford Secularizes Its Calendar in the Name of Sensitivity

DAILY MAIL (IAN GALLAGHER)
Emma Watson's Former School Cancels Christmas To Be 'Inclusive At All Touchpoints' - As Parents Slam 'Wokery Run Riot'

Oct 07, 2021
Wednesday, October 6, 2021
24:26
DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING
PART 1 (0:0 - 8:28):
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New Bipartisan Alarm Over Facebook and its Dangers — Secrets Revealed and Investigations Gain Momentum

WALL STREET JOURNAL (JEFF HORWITZ)
Facebook Says Its Rules Apply to All. Company Documents Reveal a Secret Elite That’s Exempt.

THE ATLANTIC (ADRIENNE LAFRANCE)
The Largest Autocracy on Earth

PART 2 (8:29 - 15:7):
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The Most Serious Danger of Facebook: Instagram’s Negative Effects On Teenage and Young Adult Mental Health — Facebook Knows the Extent of the Problem, But Can’t Do Without Your Kids

WALL STREET JOURNAL (GEORGIA WELLS, JEFF HORWITZ AND DEEPA SEETHARAMAN)
Facebook Knows Instagram Is Toxic for Teen Girls, Company Documents Show

PART 3 (15:8 - 19:25):
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So, What Is the Christian Responsibility — But Human Dignity Is At Stake Of The Social Media Crisis

WALL STREET JOURNAL (JUSTIN SCHECK, NEWLEY PURNELL AND JEFF HORWITZ)
Facebook Employees Flag Drug Cartels and Human Traffickers. The Company’s Response Is Weak, Documents Show.

WALL STREET JOURNAL (KEACH HAGEY AND JEFF HORWITZ)
Facebook Tried to Make Its Platform a Healthier Place. It Got Angrier Instead.

WASHINGTON POST (JENNIFER RUBIN)
It’s Time to Stand Up to Facebook

PART 4 (19:26 - 24:26):
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Technology Will Demand Our Soul — A Technological Crisis Is a Theological Crisis

Oct 06, 2021
Tuesday, October 5, 2021
25:54
DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING
PART 1 (0:0 - 16:36):
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What’s Really at Stake in the Democratic Party Battle Over Spending? It’s a Lot More Than You Might Think

NEW YORK TIMES (EMILY COCHRANE)
Liberals Dig In Against Infrastructure Bill as Party Divisions Persist

PART 2 (16:37 - 20:21):
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“Biden Throws in With the Left” — What’s the Vision Behind the “Progressives” Now in the Democratic Party Driver’s Seat?

WALL STREET JOURNAL (THE EDITORIAL BOARD)
The Government Family Plan

PART 3 (20:22 - 25:54):
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Banned Books Week, the Battle of Ideas — Normalizing the LGBTQ Revolution is the Aim

USA TODAY
Banned Books Week: We Defend 30 Challenged Books Including 'Beloved' and '1984'

WALL STREET JOURNAL (THOMAS SPENCE)
‘Banned Books Week’ Isn’t Actually Interested in Banned Books

Oct 05, 2021
Monday, October 4, 2021
24:03
DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING
PART 1 (0:0 - 11:42):
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U. S. Controversy Over Abortion Heats Up As House Panel in Washington Hears Pro-Life and Pro-Abortion Testimonies and a Federal Court Considers the Texas Abortion Bill

NEW YORK TIMES (SHERYL GAY STOLBERG)
A Congresswoman’s Story: Raped at 17, ‘I Chose to Have an Abortion’

CNN (CHANDELIS DUSTER)
Top Democrats Disagree On Including Hyde Amendment In Economic Bill

PART 2 (11:43 - 17:36):
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Logic of the Culture of Death In Mexico As Elites Pressure Popular Culture To Present Abortion As A ‘Right’ And A ‘Choice’

NEW YORK TIMES (MELISSA AYALA)
This Is for All the Girls Who Grew Up Thinking Abortion Meant Death or Jail

PART 3 (17:37 - 21:22):
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Abortion in China: As Totalitarian Seeks to Restrict Abortion, It Shows that Anti-Abortion Does Not Always Mean Pro-Life

NEW YORK TIMES (VIVIAN WANG)
China’s Vow to Reduce Abortions Sparks Public Worries

PART 4 (21:23 - 24:3):
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Coming To A School District Near You: LGBTQ Inclusivity Guidelines — for 4-year-olds

TELEGRAPH (DANIEL SANDERSON)
Scottish Four-Year-Olds Can Change Gender At School Without Parents’ Consent

Oct 04, 2021
Friday, October 1, 2021
27:04
DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING
PART 1 (0:0 - 14:45):
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Pronoun Police Come for God— But God Reveals Himself as Father, and He Likes His Name

RELIGION NEWS SERVICE (MARK SILK)
Why Our Preferred Pronoun For God Should Be ‘They’

PART 2 (14:46 - 20:26):
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Is a Morality of Harm the Only Morality that Matters? — Dr. Mohler Opens The Mailbox and Responds to Letters from Listeners

PART 3 (20:27 - 24:4):
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Is the Term ‘Common Grace’ Theologically Wrong? — Dr. Mohler Opens The Mailbox and Responds to Letters from Listeners

PART 4 (24:5 - 27:4):
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How Do You Read So Much News Without Getting Discouraged? — Dr. Mohler Opens The Mailbox and Responds to Letters from Listeners

Oct 01, 2021
Thursday, September 30, 2021
25:02
DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING
PART 1 (0:0 - 12:9):
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A House Built in the Air: A Secular Age Subverts any Secure Morality

WASHINGTON POST (KATE COHEN)
If They’re Going to Keep Passing Religious Laws, We’re Going to Need Exemptions

PART 2 (12:10 - 19:39):
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The Modern Secular Conceit: The Claim that Law Can Escape Making “Religious” Judgments

PART 3 (19:40 - 25:2):
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There Is No Half-Way House When it Comes to Defining Marriage—A Hard Lesson From Switzerland

NEW YORK TIMES (NOELLE ILLIEN)
Swiss Voters Approve Law Allowing Same-Sex Marriages

Sep 30, 2021
Wednesday, September 29, 2021
24:29
DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING
PART 1 (0:0 - 11:14):
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ACLU Changes Ruth Bader Ginsberg Quote To Include Gender-Neutral Language — Less Than One Year After Her Death, Is RBG Already ‘On the Wrong Side of History?’

NEW YORK TIMES (MICHELLE GOLDBERG)
The A.C.L.U. Errs on R.B.G.

PART 2 (11:15 - 18:51):
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‘It Was Not A Mistake Without A Thought’: Even As ACLU Apologizes, The Left Rethinks Ruth Bader Ginsberg and Second Wave Feminism in Light of LGBTQ Issues

NEW YORK TIMES (MICHAEL POWELL)
A.C.L.U. Apologizes for Tweet That Altered Quote by Justice Ginsburg

PART 3 (18:52 - 24:29):
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Getting Rid of ‘Balanced’ News Coverage: GLAAD Calls for Silencing Voices That Counter LGBTQ Movement

USA TODAY (SAMMY GIBBONS, PETRUCE JEAN-CHARLES, AND CLAIRE THORNTON)
'At the Whim of Misinformation': New Report Calls Out Southern Media Coverage of LGBTQ Issues

Sep 29, 2021
Tuesday, September 28, 2021
24:53
DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING
PART 1 (0:0 - 10:37):
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An Historic Federal Election in Germany: Why Should it Matter in America? What Is at Stake?

WASHINGTON POST
German Election 2021

PART 2 (10:38 - 18:8):
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The Ghosts of History and the Future of Germany: Great Power Politics and Looming Worldview Issues

PART 3 (18:9 - 24:53):
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Sorry, Liz, You Were Right the First Time — Rep. Liz Cheney Says She is “Sorry” for Opposing Same-Sex Marriage

WASHINGTON POST (AMY B WANG)
Rep. Liz Cheney Says ‘I Was Wrong’ To Have Opposed Same-Sex Marriage Before

Sep 28, 2021
Monday, September 27, 2021
21:52
DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING
PART 1 (0:0 - 10:35):
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The Culture of Death’s Big Win in the House of Representatives — It’s Unconscionable

WASHINGTON POST (HENRY OLSEN)
The Democrats’ Abortion Bill is Radical. Good Thing It’s Dead on Arrival in the Senate.

PART 2 (10:36 - 16:15):
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Issues of Life Loom in Upcoming Gubernatorial Election in Virginia — And Could Be a Sign of Things to Come

NEW YORK TIMES (TRIP GABRIEL)
With Abortion Rights Under Threat, Democrats Hope to Go on Offense

PART 3 (16:16 - 21:52):
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Thinking Christianly: Genesis and Creation Are Essential to a Christian Worldview

Sep 27, 2021
Friday, September 24, 2021
24:04
DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING
PART 1 (0:0 - 8:55):
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Virtue Signaling Of the Pro-Abortion Message—Democrats in Congress and White House Move to Legislate Roe v. Wade

NEW YORK TIMES (CARL HULSE)
With Roe Under Threat, House Plans to Vote on Bill to Counter Abortion Curbs

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT
Statement of Administration Policy

PART 2 (8:56 - 13:35):
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War of Polls and the War of Politics: Popularity Poll Of Supreme Court Justices Highlights Unrelenting Support of Abortion By Any Means Necessary

USA TODAY (JOHN FRITZE)
Democratic Support For Supreme Court Plummets After Decision in Texas Abortion Case, Poll Finds

PART 3 (13:36 - 24:4):
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Why the Briefing? What Does “Augustinian” Mean? Doctors Compelled to Perform Abortions? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners

Sep 24, 2021
Thursday, September 23, 2021
25:27
DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING
PART 1 (0:0 - 8:55):
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Liberals Hold On to Power in Canada— Lessons from the Canadian Election Reach far Beyond Canada

NEW YORK TIMES (IAN AUSTEN)
To Unseat Trudeau, Canada’s Top Conservative Leans Left

PART 2 (8:56 - 16:50):
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So, Is the Conservative Party in Canada Actually Conservative?

LIBERAL PARTY OF CANADA
Key Actions Since 2015 to Build a More Equal Canada for Everyone

PART 3 (16:51 - 22:51):
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History of ‘Liberal’ and ‘Conservative’ in the Midst of Changing Political Spectrum — And What About The ‘Left’ and The ‘Right’ in Politics and Culture?

PART 4 (22:52 - 25:27):
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A Biblical Theology of Order — The Foundation for Human Flourishing In Society and Christian Preservation of God’s Design

Sep 23, 2021
Wednesday, September 22, 2021
24:45
DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING
PART 1 (0:0 - 11:17):
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Prominent Women Athletes Argue That Abortion is Essential for Autonomy of Women—And Future of Women in Sport

USA TODAY (TOD SCHAD)
More than 500 Female Athletes Calling on Supreme Court to Rebuff Mississippi Abortion Law

PART 2 (11:18 - 17:39):
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Modern Cults of the Athletic Body and Personal Autonomy Combine—But Who Is Missing From View (The Unborn Child)

USA TODAY (NANCY ARMOUR)
Here's the Crushing Impact Overturning Roe v. Wade Could Have On Female Athletes

PART 3 (17:40 - 24:45):
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What is Depopulation? And Why Is It Happening in Industrialized Nations?

WALL STREET JOURNAL (IAN LOVETT)
The Struggle to Reverse a Shrinking Population Hits Some Nations Harder

Sep 22, 2021
Tuesday, September 21, 2021
23:16
DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING
PART 1 (0:0 - 7:20):
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The Brave New Genetic World Arrives—And Undermines Human Dignity—Polygenic Risk Score Now Used To Determine Inferior Genetic Traits In Embryos

BLOOMBERG (CAREY GOLDBERG)
Picking Embryos With Best Health Odds Sparks New DNA Debate

PART 2 (7:21 - 14:25):
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Nazi Germany’s Classification of “Life Unworthy of Life” Comes Back As Parents And Scientists Decide Which Human Embryo Is Worthy Of Implementation — And Which Is Not

NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE
Problems with Using Polygenic Scores to Select Embryos

PART 3 (14:26 - 19:50):
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The Common Thread Among Christian Universities That Score High On ‘Campus Pride Index’ for LGBTQ Inclusivity? They Have Forfeited Biblical Truth

NBC NEWS (DAN AVERY)
These 10 religious universities earn high marks for LGBTQ inclusivity

PART 4 (19:51 - 23:16):
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History Is Closer To Us Than We Think: World War II ‘Ghost Army’ Soldier Dies at 106

NEW YORK TIMES (RICHARD SANDOMIR)
Gilbert Seltzer, Soldier in the World War II ‘Ghost Army,’ Dies at 106

Sep 21, 2021
Monday, September 20, 2021
23:07
DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING
PART 1 (0:0 - 3:55):
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Snap Election in Canada: Canadians Face A Choice With Big Worldview Implications — And the World Watching

ABC NEWS (ROB GILLIES)
EXPLAINER: What Are the Issues in Canada's Close Election?

PART 2 (3:56 - 9:33):
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More Than Submarines at Stake Here—Shift in Shape of Global Politics As AUKUS Alliance Created to Curve the Global Expansion of China

PART 3 (9:34 - 15:37):
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AUKUS Alliance Made Up of Nations From “The English-Speaking Peoples” — It Matters

PART 4 (15:38 - 22:52):
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War Over Pronouns Is Coming For You — Virtue Signaling of a Quintessential Sort As Yale Law School Professor Calls for Use of ‘They’ For All People Unless Told Otherwise

WASHINGTON POST
Until I’m Told Otherwise, I Prefer to Call You ‘They’

Sep 20, 2021
Friday, September 17, 2021
26:02
DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING
PART 1 (0:0 - 8:25):
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Will Conscience Be Crushed, Too? Mexico Has Moved to Legalize Abortions, but Doctors Don’t Want to Perform Them

NEW YORK TIMES (NATALIE KITROEFF AND OSCAR LOPEZ)
Abortion Is No Longer a Crime in Mexico. But Will Doctors Object?

PART 2 (8:26 - 10:26):
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Saying it’s So Doesn’t Make it So, Even if You are Mexico’s Chief Justice: People Don’t Get Pregnant — Women Do

NBC NEWS (LUIS HERNáNDEZ OJESTO, NOTICIAS TELEMUNDO AND GABRIELA MARTíNEZ, NOTICIAS TELEMUNDO)
Experts: Mexico’s 'Milestone' Abortion Decriminalization is regional game changer

PART 3 (10:27 - 15:31):
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Is There a Problem Here? AOC Wears ‘Tax The Rich’ Designer Gown to Met Gala (Which Costs $35K a Ticket)

USA TODAY (ANIKA REED)
Big Fashion Returns With NYFW and The 2021 Met Gala, But Does Anyone Care?

PART 4 (15:32 - 26:2):
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The Mailbox — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners About Issues Addressed on The Briefing

Sep 17, 2021
Thursday, September 16, 2021
24:35
DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING
PART 1 (0:0 - 5:12):
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‘How Much Is A Little Girl Worth?’: Gymnasts Tell Riveting and Wrenching Testimony in Senate Hearing Against Larry Nassar Highlighting Failure by FBI

BBC NEWS
Simone Biles: 'I Blame System That Enabled Larry Nassar Abuse'

PART 2 (5:13 - 18:1):
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Great Moment of Disclosure: Texas Abortion Law Unveils Divide in Pro-Life Conservatives Between Those Who Are Willing To Legalize Anti-Abortion Laws to Protect the Sanctity of Life and Those Who Are Not

THE BULWARK (JONATHAN V. LAST)
Why I Opted Out of the Abortion Wars

THE BULWARK (MONA CHAREN)
Why This Pro-Life Conservative Is Voting for Biden

NEW YORK TIMES (GAIL COLLINS AND BRET STEPHENS)
History Can Close In on Us Awfully Fast

PART 3 (18:2 - 24:35):
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The Great Divide Now Evident: The Sanctity of Human Is Not Just an “Issue”

Sep 16, 2021
Wednesday, September 15, 2021
22:38
DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING
PART 1 (0:0 - 16:15):
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America’s Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Lands in Controversy — What Does This Mean for America’s Constitutional Order?

FOX NEWS (KYLE MORRIS)
Milley Secretly Called Chinese Officials Out of Fear Trump Would 'Attack' in Final Days, Book Claims

PART 2 (16:16 - 19:54):
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The Parable of Bitcoin: The Digital Is Never Merely Digital, for We Live in a World That is Made of Matter

NEW YORK TIMES (JON HUANG, CLAIRE O’NEILL AND HIROKO TABUCHI)
Bitcoin Uses More Electricity Than Many Countries. How Is That Possible?

PART 3 (19:55 - 22:38):
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Sometimes the New Solution is Worse than the Old Problem? “Experts” Argue that One Climate Solution May Be Worse than the Problem

NEW YORK TIMES (HIROKO TABUCHI)
Biden Outlines a Plan for Cleaner Jet Fuel. But How Clean Would It Be?

Sep 15, 2021
Tuesday, September 14, 2021
24:33
DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING
PART 1 (0:0 - 6:56):
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History to Be Made Today in California — Will Governor Gavin Newsom Become Only 2nd Governor Recalled in History of the State? What Are the Implications for the Nation?

PART 2 (6:57 - 13:0):
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Worldview Significance of the Recall Election in California: How Can A Governor Be Recalled, And Who Can Be Voted In Replacement? The Answers To Those Questions Could Determine A Major Shift in the Political Landscape of California

PART 3 (13:1 - 21:55):
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‘Who Let God Into the Legislative Chamber?’: The Secular Left’s God Problem

NEW YORK TIMES (LINDA GREENHOUSE)
God Has No Place in Supreme Court Opinions

PART 4 (21:56 - 24:33):
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Activists Are Calling for ‘Shark Attacks’ to Be Renamed ‘Shark Encounters’ — But if a Shark Bites Me, I’m Calling it an Attack

NEW YORK TIMES (ALAN YUHAS)
Don’t Call Them ‘Shark Attacks,’ Scientists Say

Sep 14, 2021
Monday, September 13, 2021
25:00
DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING
PART 1 (0:0 - 4:28):
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Thinking Seriously About President Biden‘s Sweeping Vaccine Mandate That Will Cover Nearly 100 Million Americans

NEW YORK TIMES (KATIE ROGERS AND SHERYL GAY STOLBERG)
Biden Mandates Vaccines for Workers, Saying, ‘Our Patience Is Wearing Thin’

PART 2 (4:29 - 13:40):
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The Complex Issues of a Federal Vaccine Mandate: Evaluating President Biden’s Coercive Move — Moral, Constitutional, and Political Considerations

NEW YORK TIMES (JIM TANKERSLEY)
Biden’s New Vaccine Push Is a Fight for the U.S. Economy

PART 3 (13:41 - 18:30):
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More Woke Than Capitalism: Virtue Signaling in Corporate World as Salesforce CEO Commits to Move Anyone With Hindered Access to ‘Reproductive Healthcare’ From Texas — Or Any Other State

CNBC (JORDAN NOVET)
Salesforce Offers to Relocate Employees and Their Families After Texas Abortion Law Goes Into Effect

CNN (RAMISHAH MARUF)
Salesforce Said It Will Help Employees Leave Texas Due to Abortion Law

PART 4 (18:31 - 25:0):
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A Parable of Post-Christian Religion: John Shelby Spong, Non-Theist Episcopal Bishop Dies at 90

WASHINGTON TIMES (MARK A. KELLNER)
John Shelby Spong, Liberal Episcopal Bishop, Dies at Age 90

PROGRESSIVE CHRISTIANITY (JOHN SHELBY SPONG)
Charting the New Reformation: The Twelve Theses

PROGRESSING SPIRIT (JOHN SHELBY SPONG)
Oklahoma! A State in Transition

Sep 13, 2021
Friday, September 10, 2021
22:21
DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING
PART 1 (0:0 - 8:52):
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20 Years After 9/11: Wake Up, We Live in a Dangerous World — Lessons from 9/11, Lesson One

PART 2 (8:53 - 15:8):
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The Clash of Civilizations Is Real — Lessons From 9/11, Lesson Two

FOREIGN AFFAIRS (SAMUEL P. HUNTINGTON)
The Clash of Civilizations?

PART 3 (15:9 - 17:53):
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Theology Really Matters, Islam Really Matters — Lessons From 9/11, Lesson Three

PART 4 (17:54 - 22:21):
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The (Temporary) Collapse of Moral Relativism — Lessons from 9/11, Lesson Four

Sep 10, 2021
Thursday, September 9, 2021
24:46
DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING
PART 1 (0:0 - 10:24):
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Court Rules Against Catholic School’s Firing of a Gay Teacher — Warning Every Religious Institution of the Inevitable Clash of the Sexual Revolution and Religious Liberty

ASSOCIATED PRESS
Court Rules Catholic School Wrongfully Fired Gay Substitute

PART 2 (10:25 - 14:12):
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The Culture of Death Scores Another Victory: Mexican Supreme Court Decriminalizes Abortion

WASHINGTON POST (MARY BETH SHERIDAN AND ALEJANDRA IBARRA CHAOUL)
Mexico Decriminalizes Abortion, A Dramatic Step in World’s Second-Biggest Catholic Country

PART 3 (14:13 - 17:56):
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Gender Neutrality by Government Decree—Legislature of California Seeks to Push Itself Into Every Aspect of Life, Including the Toy Aisle

THE HILL (NATALIE PRIEB)
California Lawmakers Pass Bill Requiring Gender Neutral Sections in Department Stores

PART 4 (17:57 - 22:53):
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Irony in the Academy? Study About Dishonesty Turns Out to Be Dishonest

CHRONICLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION (TOM BARTLETT)
A Dishonest Study on Dishonesty Puts a Prominent Researcher on the Hot Seat

PART 5 (22:54 - 24:46):
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Epimenides Paradox: Can You Trust a Liar Who Says He Is Lying?

Sep 09, 2021
Wednesday, September 8, 2021
27:04
DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING
PART 1 (0:0 - 12:21):
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Motherhood and Marriage Disconnecting? The Surge of U.S. College-Educated Women Having Babies Outside of Marriage and What it Means

WALL STREET JOURNAL (JANET ADAMY)
More College-Educated Women Are Having Babies Outside Marriage

PART 2 (12:22 - 17:31):
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The Aspirational Trajectory of a Secularized Culture: A Society that Subverts Marriage Will Celebrate Marriage-Less Child-Rearing — To Its Own Demise

THE TELEGRAPH (ROSA SILVERMAN)
How ‘Out of Wedlock’ Went from an Insult to an Aspiration

PART 3 (17:32 - 27:4):
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A Generation of American Young Men, Lost and in Crisis — And Not in College

WALL STREET JOURNAL (DOUGLAS BELKIN)
A Generation of American Men Give Up on College: ‘I Just Feel Lost’

Sep 08, 2021
Tuesday, September 7, 2021
26:52
DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING
PART 1 (0:0 - 8:27):
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One of the Major Moral Decision Points in US History as Pro-Choice and Pro-Life Forces War Over Constitutionality and Public Policy of Laws on Abortion

PART 2 (8:28 - 18:39):
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“I Do Not Want to Impose My Religious Beliefs Upon Others” to Pro-Abortion Rights Champion in Chief: History of Joe Biden’s Abortion Views Tells a Tragic Story — And Here is a Timeline

CNN (KATE SULLIVAN)
Biden Says Texas' Anti-Abortion Law is 'Almost Un-American' and 'Sort of Creates a Vigilante System'

AMERICA MAGAZINE (ZAC DAVIS)
Vice President Biden's Comments About Abortion in America Interview Kick Off New Conversations

PART 3 (18:40 - 26:52):
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“When Does Human Life Begin?”: Our Answer to That Fundamental and Unavoidable Question Will Determine Our Policy, Our Politics, and Most Importantly, Our Moral Principles

Sep 07, 2021
Friday, September 3, 2021
27:03
DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING
PART 1 (0:0 - 9:30):
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The Sanctity of Human Life or the Sanctity of Court Precedents? The Single Word —Sanctity — Reveals the Great Moral Divide

CBS NEWS (LI COHEN)
Sotomayor Pens Scathing Dissent of Texas Abortion Ban: "Justices Have Opted to Bury Their Heads in the Sand"

PART 2 (9:31 - 12:6):
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Pelosi Describes Supreme Court Decision as ‘Cowardly and Flagrantly Unconstitutional’, Setting the Stage for Congress to Debate Abortion

WALL STREET JOURNAL (ELIZA COLLINS AND AARON ZITNER)
Pelosi Plans Abortion-Rights Vote for House After Supreme Court’s Texas Decision

PART 3 (12:7 - 20:8):
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Intersection of Liberal Religion and Pro-Abortion Movement: The Emergence of ‘Reproductive Freedom Congregations’

WASHINGTON POST (ALEJANDRA MOLINA)
Churches are Getting Designated as ‘Reproductive Freedom Congregations’

UNIVERSITY BAPTIST CHURCH
Buildings and History

PART 4 (20:9 - 24:15):
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The Mailbox — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners About Issues Addressed on The Briefing

PART 5 (24:16 - 27:3):
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‘A Dairymaid Can Milk Cows to the Glory of God’: On Labor Day We Reflect on the Dignity and Calling of Work

Sep 03, 2021
Thursday, September 2, 2021
23:34
DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING
PART 1 (0:0 - 8:32):
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A Milestone in the Battle for Life: Supreme Court Allows Texas Abortion Law to Go Into Effect

CNN (KATE SULLIVAN)
Biden Blasts Texas' 6-Week Abortion Ban as 'Extreme' and Violation of a Constitutional Right

PART 2 (8:33 - 13:32):
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Elections Have Consequences — and the Supreme Court is One of Those Consequences

PART 3 (13:33 - 18:50):
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China Says “America Myth Down.” President Biden Says “Incredibly Successful.” Continued Humiliation After Afghanistan Evacuation

WALL STREET JOURNAL (YAROSLAV TROFIMOV AND JEREMY PAGE)
In Leaving Afghanistan, U.S. Reshuffles Global Power Relations

PART 4 (18:51 - 23:34):
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Actor Ed Asner, a Paragon of Liberalism in Hollywood, Dies at 91

NEW YORK TIMES (ANITA GATES)
Ed Asner, Emmy-Winning Star of ‘Lou Grant’ and ‘Up,’ Dies at 91

Sep 02, 2021
Wednesday, September 1, 2021
25:03
DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING
PART 1 (0:0 - 17:16):
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An Atheist Is Now Harvard’s Head Chaplain: Harvard University as a Parable of Theological Collapse and the Secularization of the Academy

NEW YORK TIMES (EMMA GOLDBERG)
The New Chief Chaplain at Harvard? An Atheist.

NEW YORK POST (HANNAH FRISHBERG)
Harvard’s New Chaplain is An atheist — And ‘Good Without God’

BOSTON GLOBE (ANDREW BRINKER)
Harvard’s New Head Chaplain is An Atheist, Unanimously Elected By His Peers

THE GUARDIAN (MAYA YANG)
Harvard University’s New Chief Chaplain is … An Atheist

PART 2 (17:17 - 20:46):
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The Incredible Reach of Popular Culture: ‘Dancing With the Stars’ Will Air First Same-Sex Dance Pair — And Expects You to Join the Celebration

USA TODAY (BRYAN ALEXANDER)
JoJo Siwa to Compete on 'Dancing With the Stars' With Same-Sex Partner: 'We're Going to Make History'

PART 3 (20:47 - 25:3):
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What Does ‘Impossible Meat’ CEO Teach Us About Worldview? Collapse of Distinction between Human Creature and the Animals Leads to Inevitable Moral Confusion

NEW YORK TIMES (DAVID GELLES)
The ‘Hedonistic Altruism’ of Plant-Based Meat

Sep 01, 2021
Tuesday, August 31, 2021
21:45
DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING
PART 1 (0:0 - 4:43):
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How Will History Judge? America Leaves Afghanistan

PART 2 (4:44 - 9:0):
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U.S. Now Among Others in Graveyard of Empires That Is Afghanistan. What Does This Event Reveal About Our Nation?

NEW YORK TIMES
Afghanistan Live Updates: The United States Occupation Is Over

PART 3 (9:1 - 13:33):
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History of Technological Advance in Light of Hurricane Ida: In a World Dependent on Electricity, a Lack of It Poses Much Bigger Threat Than Mere Inconvenience

WALL STREET JOURNAL (WSJ STAFF)
Hurricane Ida: What to Know About the Storm and Its Damage

PART 4 (13:34 - 21:45):
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Hinge Moment in America’s Fight to Recovery the Dignity of Unborn Human Life as Texas Abortion Ban Will Put End to Nearly All Abortions in the State

WASHINGTON POST (ANN E. MARIMOW AND EMILY WAX-THIBODEAUX)
Supreme Court Asked to Block Texas Abortion Law Deputizing Citizens to Enforce Six-Week Ban

TEXAS TRIBUNE (NEELAM BOHRA)
Texas Abortion Law that Bans Procedure as Early as Six Weeks Set to Go into Effect after Court Cancels Hearing, Denies Motions

Aug 31, 2021
Monday, August 30, 2021
23:40
DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING
PART 1 (0:0 - 8:58):
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"A Breathtaking Amount of Authority" — Supreme Court Rules 6-3 to Strike Down President Biden’s CDC Eviction Moratorium

SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES
Alabama Association of Realtors v. Department of Health and Human Services

PART 2 (8:59 - 13:12):
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Constitutional Self-Government Is a Rare and Precious Civilizational Achievement — And it Is Fragile

PART 3 (13:13 - 17:36):
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“I Don’t Think Any Member of the Court is Living In Pluto or Something” — Justice Stephen Breyer Faces Pressure From Liberals to Retire

NEW YORK TIMES (ADAM LIPTAK)
Justice Breyer on Retirement and the Role of Politics at the Supreme Court

PART 4 (17:37 - 23:40):
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Concept of Parole Holds Out the Opportunity of Release from Prison to Those Convicted of Certain Crimes Under Certain Circumstances — What About the Assassin of Robert F. Kennedy?

NEW YORK TIMES (NICHOLAS BOGEL-BURROUGHS)
Parole Board Recommends Release of Sirhan Sirhan, Robert F. Kennedy’s Assassin

Aug 30, 2021
Friday, August 27, 2021
23:33
DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING
PART 1 (0:0 - 3:43):
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August 26, 2021: We Were Warned: But the Attack in Afghanistan Leaves Many Dead and Many Questions that Demand an Answer

PART 2 (3:44 - 7:19):
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The Leadership of President Biden In Wake of Tragedy: What the US People Needed Was a Picture of Strong, Competent Leadership. We Saw A Picture of America in Decline

NEW YORK TIMES
Transcript of Biden’s Speech After Kabul Airport Attack

PART 3 (7:20 - 17:59):
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The Battle of Worldviews in Afghanistan as Isis-K Pursues Jihad and Seeks to Establish A Caliphate

NBC NEWS (HENRY AUSTIN AND CORKY SIEMASZKO)
What is ISIS-K? Islamic State Group's Affiliate behind Kabul Airport Attack

PART 4 (17:60 - 23:33):
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The Mailbox — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners

Aug 27, 2021
Thursday, August 26, 2021
23:49
DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING
PART 1 (0:0 - 7:56):
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Well, That Didn’t Take Long — OnlyFans Reverses Decision to Ban Pornography for the Sake of "Inclusion"

NPR (JOE HERNANDEZ)
Reversing A Planned Ban, OnlyFans Will Allow Pornography On Its Site After All

NEW YORK TIMES (JACOB BERNSTEIN)
OnlyFans Reverses Its Decision to Ban Explicit Content

PART 2 (7:57 - 15:28):
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A Key Question: If You’re Against Those Who Reject Sexual Exploitation, Then Who Are You For?

NEW YORK TIMES (SPENCER BOKAT-LINDELL)
How OnlyFans Became the Latest Casualty of the War on Porn

THE NEW REPUBLIC (MELISSA GIRA GRANT)
Nick Kristof and the Holy War on Pornhub

PART 3 (15:29 - 23:49):
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The Death Penalty and the Liberal Crisis: Will the Biden Administration Uphold the Death Penalty Against Dylan Roof?

LA TIMES (DAVID LAUTER)
Essential Politics: American Views on ‘Culture’ Issues are Complicated. Just Look at the Death Penalty.

Aug 26, 2021
Wednesday, August 25, 2021
24:17
DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING
PART 1 (0:0 - 14:55):
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The Dynamic to Watch: The Big Political Game in Washington Now Is the Tension Among Democrats — The Traditional Liberals vs. the Insurgent Left. All Signs Are that the Left Will Win this Battle

NEW YORK TIMES (JONATHAN WEISMAN)
Deeply Divided, House Democrats Battle Over Priorities and Politics

WALL STREET JOURNAL (KRISTINA PETERSON)
Pelosi, Centrist Democrats in Standoff With Key Vote Ahead

WALL STREET JOURNAL (THE EDITORIAL BOARD)
The Agony of the ‘Centrist’ Democrats

PART 2 (14:56 - 20:21):
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"The Science' Says?" The Authority of ‘Science’ When the Entire Game is Political

NEW YORK TIMES (APOORVA MANDAVILLI)
The U.S. Is Getting a Crash Course in Scientific Uncertainty

PART 3 (20:22 - 24:17):
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Farm Life Without the Manure? Evidently People Don’t Want Too Much Reality From “Farm-Fluencers"

WALL STREET JOURNAL (RORY SATRAN)
Instagram Stars Make Farm Life Look Delightful—Minus the Manure

Aug 25, 2021
Tuesday, August 24, 2021
24:55
DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING
PART 1 (0:0 - 11:44):
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Totalitarianism Is a Hard Habit to Break: China’s New “Three Child Policy”

PART 2 (11:45 - 20:5):
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40 Million Pieces of Evidence — Germany Reckons with the Shredded Records of the East German Secret Police.

NEW YORK TIMES (ANNALISA QUINN)
Piecing Together the History of Stasi Spying

PART 3 (20:6 - 24:55):
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6 out of 10 Children in the World Know ‘Paw Patrol’ Characters by Name? Popular Culture is not Just Difficult to Escape — It’s Practically Impossible

WALL STREET JOURNAL (ELLEN GAMERMAN)
‘Paw Patrol’ Tries for a Big Bite at the Box Office

Aug 24, 2021
Monday, August 23, 2021
22:38
DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING
PART 1 (0:0 - 9:3):
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“Biden’s Debacle” — The Disaster in Afghanistan Continues to Spin Out of Control

THE ECONOMIST
Biden’s Debacle—What Legacy Does America Leave in Afghanistan?

WALL STREET JOURNAL (WALTER RUSSELL MEAD)
Biden’s Chamberlain Moment in Afghanistan

PART 2 (9:4 - 14:27):
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What is the Fundamental Issue in Afghanistan? Ultimately, It IS a Clash of Civilizations between the Western Civilization and Islam

WALL STREET JOURNAL (ROBERT NICHOLSON)
The Unconquerable Islamic World

PART 3 (14:28 - 22:38):
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Astounding Moral Shift Evident as Social Media Platform Known for Its Pornographic Content Changes Its Guidelines — Not Based on Morality but Pressure from from “Payment Partners"

NEW YORK TIMES (TAYLOR LORENZ AND ALYSSA LUKPAT)
OnlyFans Says It Is Banning Sexually Explicit Content

Aug 23, 2021
Friday, August 20, 2021
27:43
DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING
PART 1 (0:0 - 9:23):
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The ‘I’m Spiritual but Not Religious’ Moment for Generation Z? Where You Find Human Beings, You Will Always Find Worship — Even Worship of Rock Crystals

RELIGION NEWS SERVICE (HEATHER GREEN)
Study: Gen Z Doubles Down on Spirituality, Combining Tarot and Traditional

PART 2 (9:24 - 17:10):
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What Sells When Modern Day Spirituality Meets Capitalism? Primarily, the Self

WALL STREET JOURNAL (ELLEN GAMERMAN)
‘Nine Perfect Strangers,’ ‘White Lotus’ and the Art of the Wellness Takedown

WALL STREET JOURNAL (ELIZABETH BERNSTEIN)
The Mental-Health Benefits of Spiritual Thinking

PART 3 (17:11 - 27:43):
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The Mailbox — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners on This Friday Segment of The Briefing

Aug 20, 2021
Thursday, August 19, 2021
25:39
DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING
PART 1 (0:0 - 11:7):
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Are Americans Just Deciding Not to Work? It’s Vexing Economists — And Should Concern Us All

THE ECONOMIST
Will the Rich World’s Worker Deficit Last?

PART 2 (11:8 - 21:4):
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Chief Justice John Roberts Prediction Nears Fruition as Harvard Law Today Argues for the Legitimacy of Polyamory

HARVARD LAW TODAY (ELAINE MCARDLE)
Polyamory and the Law Harvard Law Today

PART 3 (21:5 - 25:39):
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Did God Create Disgust, or Is It an Evolutionary Trait Necessary for Survival? Worldview is Everywhere — Yes, Even in “Festival Toilet” Videos

NEW YORK TIMES (SABRINA IMBLER)
Ever Feel Your Skin Crawling? Maybe You Can Thank Evolution.

Aug 19, 2021
Wednesday, August 18, 2021
22:43
DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING
PART 1 (0:0 - 9:36):
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‘Becoming Parents’ — The Moral Revolution’s Contradictions Are in Full View in Just Two Simple Words

WASHINGTON POST (IAN DUNCAN)
Pete and Chasten Buttigieg Say They Have Become Parents

WASHINGTON POST (SEAN SULLIVAN, TYLER PAGER, AND SEUNG MIN KIM)
‘Outsider’ Buttigieg Plays A Skillful Inside Game, Positioning Himself for the Future

PART 2 (9:37 - 19:30):
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One 'Pride Flag' Isn’t Enough? The LGBTQ Community Has an Inclusivity Crisis Over a Flag — And It’s Worth Your Attention

CNN (KEELY AOUGA AND TAYLOR ROMINE)
LGBTQ Groups Across the US Consider A New Flag Meant to Be More Inclusive of the Transgender Community and People of Color

PART 3 (19:31 - 22:43):
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The Self-Defeating Nature of Intersexuality: There Is No End to the Revolution

Aug 18, 2021
Tuesday, August 17, 2021
24:40
DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING
PART 1 (0:0 - 11:21):
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Mythology of the American Left Is That Theology Does Not and Cannot Matter — Even in Afghanistan. But the Taliban Are Theological, Even if the Media Are Determined to Ignore Islam

NEW YORK TIMES (DAVID E. SANGER)
For Biden, Images of Defeat He Wanted to Avoid

CNN POLITICS (KEVIN LIPTAK, JEFF ZELENY, KAITLAN COLLINS, JENNIFER HANSLER AND MAEGAN VAZQUEZ)
Biden Admits Afghanistan's Collapse 'Did Unfold More Quickly Than We Had Anticipated'

PART 2 (11:22 - 18:6):
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The Logic of Moral Revolution: As Teenagers Need Driving School, So Children Need Sex Education. Apparently Anything Is Plausible Once You Abandon All Moral Sanity

NEW YORK TIMES (VALERIYA SAFRONOVA)
A Private-School Sex Educator Defends Her Methods

PART 3 (18:7 - 24:40):
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No Clandestine Conspiracy Here: Sexual Revolutionaries State Goal of ‘Queer Inclusivity and Gender Expansiveness Across All Grade Levels and Subjects’— Parents Have Been Warned

USA TODAY (DAVID OLIVER)
Let's Talk About (Queer) Sex: The Importance of LGBTQ-Inclusive Sex Education in Schools

Aug 17, 2021
Monday, August 16, 2021
24:46
DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING
PART 1 (0:0 - 12:24):
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National Humiliation and Humanitarian Disaster: Peril Ensues as Taliban Takes Over Afghanistan--to America’s Shame and Grave Danger of Her Allies

WALL STREET JOURNAL (YAROSLAV TROFIMOV)
How the Taliban Overran the Afghan Army, Built by the U.S. Over 20 Years

WALL STREET JOURNAL (YAROSLAV TROFIMOV)
Taliban Seize Kandahar, Prepare to March on Afghan Capital Kabul

WALL STREET JOURNAL (SAEED SHAH)
Afghans Tell of Executions, Forced ‘Marriages’ in Taliban-Held Areas

NEW YORK TIMES (DAVID ZUCCHINO)
Kabul’s Sudden Fall to Taliban Ends U.S. Era in Afghanistan

PART 2 (12:25 - 21:59):
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A Brief History of Turmoil in Afghanistan: Why Government Stability is One of the Rarest of Historical Accomplishments and Evidence of the Grace of God to Humanity

POLITICO (NATASHA KORECKI AND CHRISTOPHER CADELAGO)
‘Clearly botched’: Biden White House Under Assault on Afghanistan Drawdown

PART 3 (21:60 - 24:46):
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Prayers for Haiti as the Country is Yet Again in Desperate Need of Help After Earthquake Kills Hundreds and Injures Thousands

THE FUND FOR PEACE
Fragile States Index

Aug 16, 2021
Friday, August 13, 2021
25:52
DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING
PART 1 (0:0 - 6:30):
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LGBTQ Revolutionaries Wage War Against Biological and Ontological Realities: Two Men, or Two Women, Cannot Procreate — It is Not Just Difficult, but Impossible

LGBTQ NATION (JUWAN J. HOLMES)
Two Dads Try to Explain to Their Son Where Babies Come from LGBTQ Nation

NPR (ASHLEY LOPEZ)
Vaccinating During Pregnancy Has Become Even More Urgent As ICU Beds Fill Up

PART 2 (6:31 - 15:10):
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Argentina Will Now Recognize ‘X’ as a Gender: The Blending of Sexual Identity with Identity Politics is Nothing Short than an Attempt at Redefining What It Means to Be Human

NEW YORK TIMES (DANIEL POLITI)
Argentina Formally Recognizes Nonbinary People, a Latin American First

WASHINGTON POST (SAMMY WESTFALL)
Argentina Rolls Out Gender-Neutral ID

THE ECONOMIST
Argentina Passes an Affirmative-Action Law for Trans People

PART 3 (15:11 - 18:58):
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Welcome to the Brave New World of History — Now a 1,000 Year Old Grave in Finland Becomes a “Non-Binary” Headline

THE GUARDIAN (JON HENLEY)
1,000-Year-Old Remains in Finland May Be Non-Binary Iron Age Leader

PART 4 (18:59 - 25:52):
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The Mailbox -- Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners on This New Segment of Friday Editions of The Briefing

Aug 13, 2021