Albert Mohler - The Briefing
With a history of supporting border barriers, why is the political left now so opposed to such a measure?
- New York Times (Annie Karni and Sheryl Gay Stolberg) — Trump Offers Temporary Protections for ‘Dreamers’ in Exchange for Wall Funding
- Washington Post (JM Rieger) — Trump says Democrats used to be for new border barriers. He’s right.
After controversy surrounding Women’s March, crowds dwindle and fractures are exposed
- New York Times (Michael Wines and Farah Stockman) — Smaller Crowds Turn Out for Third Annual Women’s March Events
- Washington Post (Gracy Olmstead) — The Women’s March has always been divisive. Here’s how we can fix that.
The battle over language in the March for Life: Why ‘pro-life’ is buried in a news story but ‘antiabortion’ screams from the headlines
- Washington Post (Michelle Boorstein, Julie Zauzmer and Marisa Iati) — Trump and Pence give surprise addresses at antiabortion March for Life
- The Atlantic (Ashley Fetters) — What It’s Like for Secular, Liberal Pro-lifers at the March for Life
Even when we want to, we can’t believe our eyes: Lessons learned after viral video leads to widespread rush to judgement
- New York Times (Sarah Mervosh) — Viral Video Shows Boys in ‘Make America Great Again’ Hats Surrounding Native Elder
- New York Times (Sarah Mervosh and Emily S. Rueb) — Fuller Picture Emerges of Viral Video Between Native American Man and Catholic Students
On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, we are reminded of the need to return to explicitly biblical categories when it comes to debates over human dignity
Everything comes back to the sexual and moral revolution...even shaving products
- Wall Street Journal (Alexandra Bruell) — P&G Challenges Men to Shave Their ‘Toxic Masculinity’ in Gillette Ad
- National Public Radio (Tovia Smith) — Backlash Erupts After Gillette Launches A New #MeToo-Inspired Ad Campaign
- National Review (Mona Charen) — Gillette Is Not Wrong
Even when his intention is distorted, the glory of God continues to shine through in men and women
Why a feature story in the New York Times about gay penguins confuses something that is abundantly clear in nature
The breakdown of intersectionality: Why you can’t rescue yourself when immersed in this kind of confusion
Outrage from the sexual revolutionaries as Second Lady Karen Pence will teach at school that affirms historic Christian teachings on sexual ethics
- Washington Post (Eli Rosenberg) — The school that hired Karen Pence requires applicants to disavow gay marriage, trans identity
- BBC — Vice-president's wife Karen Pence to teach at anti-LGBT school
- Politico (Rebecca Morin) — Karen Pence to teach at school that bans gay students, parents, employees
Parental rights, religious liberty, and homeschooling: Why it’s dangerous and unsustainable to ground fundamental rights in a secular worldview
Why divorce is never as smooth as the Bezos announcement tries to makes it appear
- Wall Street Journal (Laura Stevens and Sara Randazzo) — Bezos Divorce Clouds His Stake in Amazon
- Wall Street Journal (Elizabeth Bernstein) — The Art of the Public Divorce Announcement
Brexit fallout continues: Historic defeat in Parliament as vote fails and Theresa May faces no confidence vote
- New York Times (Stephen Castle and Ellen Barry) — May and Brexit Face Uncertain Future After Crushing Defeat in Parliament
What’s at stake in confirmation hearings for President Trump’s nominee for Attorney General?
Another federal judge blocks religious liberty exemption for contraception mandate, setting up an even more high-stakes legal battle
Teachers strike in Los Angeles effectively shuts down nation’s second-largest school system. What’s really behind this labor dispute?
- New York Times (Jennifer Medina, Tim Arango, Dana Goldstein and Louis Keene) — Los Angeles Teachers Strike, Disrupting Classes for 500,000 Students
- Wall Street Journal (Editorial Board) — Unions in La-La Land
As House leaders strip Steve King of committee assignments, Christians must be clear that there is no place for any argument for racial superiority
- Washington Post (Mike DeBonis) — House Republican leaders move to strip Rep. Steve King of his committee assignments over comments about white nationalism
Deep moral divide revealed by court battle over exemption to Obamacare contraceptive mandate
Sexual revolution marches onward, this time in California’s new framework for sexual education
- EdSource (Brenda Lebsack) — Parents, educators should scrutinize concepts of gender and sexual identity in state's health education framework
Even with their promise, are reproductive technologies compatible with human dignity?
- Time Magazine (Alice Park) — An Experimental Procedure Could Help More Families Have Healthy Babies. But It’s Not Allowed in the U.S.
A new category of gender disappointment: Why some parents are traumatically disappointed after gender reveal parties
- Washington Post (Caitlin Gibson) — It’s a boy! It’s a girl! For some parents, learning their baby’s sex is a disappointment
As public school districts allows students to register with ‘non-binary’ gender option, a major bureaucratic disconnect is exposed
- New York Times (Donna De La Cruz) — Some Schools Allow Children to Register With a Gender Option Besides Girl or Boy
Why our language always reveals our hearts, and our public language reveals even more
The moral revolution perfectly illustrated as Methodist leaders call for change on homosexuality
- Religion News Service (Yonat Shimron) — Methodist university presidents call on denomination to amend LGBTQ policies
Transgender people welcomed into Anglican church in ‘baptism-style services’. Why this liturgical change raises huge theological questions
- Telegraph (Helena Horton) — Church of England to offer baptism-style services to transgender people to celebrate their new identity for first time
Has acceptance of LGBT identity become 'too firmly established to dislodge'?
- Christianity Today (Kate Shellnut) — Going Dutch: Netherlands Imports Nashville Statement Controversy
- The Economist (Erasmus) — In the easy-going Netherlands, two worlds have clashed
Meditation in the modern age: Deepak Chopra has not just become a tech evangelist, but also an investor in Silicon Valley
After trying to reinvent itself, Planned Parenthood doubles down on their “core mission” as an abortion provider
- Buzzfeed (Ema O'Connor) — Planned Parenthood’s New President Wants To Focus On Nonabortion Health Care
- Washington Times (Jessica Chasmar) — Planned Parenthood President Leana Wen: Abortion is our 'core mission'
New York Times reveals that it’s not very healthy to be a woman, particularly a pregnant woman, who works for Planned Parenthood
- New York Times (Natalie Kitroeff and Jessica Silver-Greenberg) — Planned Parenthood Is Accused of Mistreating Pregnant Employees
What New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s commitment to expanded abortion rights tells us about the modern Democratic Party
- New York Times (Vivian Wang) — As Supreme Court Shifts Under Trump, Cuomo Vows to Expand Abortion Rights
Can California move even further left? Gavin Newsom thinks so and has a plan to do just that
- New York Times (Adam Nagourney and Jose A. Del Real) — Gavin Newsom Takes Over as California Governor and Pledges Fight for Equality
German reporter accused of making up facts in characterization of rural America. What does this tell us about truth and why it matters?
- Wall Street Journal (Bojan Pancevski and Sara Germano) — Germany’s Der Spiegel Says Reporter Made Up Facts
Hostility in the Netherlands: After signing Nashville Statement, Dutch pastors face threat of prosecution
- Dutch News (Gordon Darroch) — Prosecutors to decide if Nashville anti-gay charter breaches Dutch law
Secularism in the Senate: Judicial nominee told he must quit Catholic organization in order to serve on federal bench
Are all forms of masculinity toxic? APA says yes in new study condemning traditional masculinity
Are Christians overrepresented in Congress? Examining the religious makeup of the 116th Congress
- Pew Research Center — Faith on the Hill
- Los Angeles Times (Jaweed Kaleem) — The new Congress is the most diverse ever — but not when it comes to religion
- NPR (Tom Gjelten) — The New Congress: Fewer Christians But Still Religious
Even as Christians affirm religious liberty, we can’t celebrate religious diversity in a theological sense
How a historic schism in the Eastern Orthodox Church could lead to war between Ukraine and Russia
A culture clash behind the gridiron clash as fans of red state teams invade the Bay Area
- USA Today (Brent Schrotenboer) — Alabama vs. Clemson matchup in championship game is also a clash of cultures in Bay Area
How the constitutional separation of powers in the United States has its underpinnings in a biblical worldview
Divided government: What should we look for as the 116th Congress takes office?
The real story behind political parties: Why the great partisan divide is a worldview divide
- Washington Post (Mike DeBonis and Jeff Stein) — Liberal revolt threatens to derail House Democrats on their first day in charge
Is the government shutdown a real or manufactured political crisis?
What’s really behind the resignation of Defense Secretary Jim Mattis?
Game of political chicken consumes nation’s capital as prospect of government shutdown looms large
How best do we deal with evil on the world stage? Major worldview questions remain as US troops leave Syria
We really do believe: Celebrating Christmas in the truth and glory of Jesus Christ
In a hyper-partisan age, how was bipartisan consensus reached on criminal justice bill?
The personal side of politics: Understanding the human factors behind the legislative process
Paul Ryan bids farewell: Why the type of elected official he represents is becoming an endangered species
Why the national debt is a moral problem, not just a fiscal issue
Why religion, if not based in truth, is grounded in nothing more than moral aspirations
How the apparent disappearance of religion reveals the emergence of a new paganism
The evolution of jerks: Can the central doctrine of the secular age function as a theory of everything?
Emergency contraception on demand: What the rise of Plan B vending machines reveals about the society we are becoming
- Wall Street Journal (Melissa Korn and Melanie Grayce West) — To Expand Access to Emergency Contraception, Some Colleges Try Vending Machines
As both sides attempt to read the tea leaves on abortion, the legitimacy of the Supreme Court is called into question
How should we consider the trial of a 94-year-old man who was a teenager when he was a guard at a Nazi concentration camp?
When the biggest event is not the biggest news: Why Cardinal Pell’s child sex abuse conviction goes unreported by many news outlets
Crackdown on religion in China: Pastor’s arrest for ‘inciting subversion’ reveals the coercive power of the Communist Party
- New York Times (Ian Johnson) — Pastor Charged With ‘Inciting Subversion’ as China Cracks Down on Churches
Is there a link between moral behavior and public health? How individuality led to an epidemic of loneliness for millions of baby boomers
- Wall Street Journal (Janet Adamy and Paul Overberg) — The Loneliest Generation: Americans, More Than Ever, Are Aging Alone
Why the loss of the Weekly Standard does not make us stronger, but makes us weaker
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