The Briefing 09-01-17

Princess Diana: Not only a pop culture icon, but also a driver of the moral revolutionNew York Times (Sarah Lyall) — Diana’s Legacy: A Reshaped Monarchy, a More Emotional U.K.Hurricane Harvey … [Read more...]

The Briefing 08-31-17

The new functionalist understanding of religion and how it contrasts with biblical ChristianityChicago Tribune (Rex Huppke) — Anti-LGBT 'Nashville Statement' meets a more loving 'Chicago … [Read more...]

The Briefing 08-30-17

Evangelical coalition releases Nashville statement, a manifesto on biblical sexualityCBMW (Matt Damico) — CBMW Releases Coalition Statement on Biblical SexualityNowhere to hide: Church faces … [Read more...]

The Briefing 08-29-17

Harvey dumps over 9 trillion (and counting) gallons of water on Texas. What does this mean?Washington Post (Matthew Cappucci) — Texas flood disaster: Harvey has unloaded 9 trillion gallons of … [Read more...]

The Briefing 08-28-17

As Hurricane Harvey makes landfall, the best and worst of human nature is on displayWashington Post (Dylan Baddour, Kevin Sullivan, Wesley Lowery and Robert Samuels) — 3,000 guard troops called … [Read more...]

The Briefing 08-25-17

Internal contradictions of transgender ideology exposed as military policy is debatedWall Street Journal (Gordon Lubold) — White House Sets Rules for Military Transgender BanThe worldview of … [Read more...]

The Briefing 08-24-17

As the Powerball jackpot soars, states reap reward by preying on most-vulnerable citizensWashington Post (Alex Horton) — How Powerball manipulated the odds to make another massive jackpotOregon … [Read more...]

The Briefing 08-23-17

Explanations of the eclipse reveal clash of worldviewsWall Street Journal (Daniela Hernandez) — Final Eclipse Plans Under Way as Celestial Event NearsAtlanta Journal-Constitution (Fiza Pirani) … [Read more...]

The Briefing 08-22-17

Why is guilt more powerful than ever before if belief in God has faded?The Hedgehog Review (Wilfred M. McClay) — The Strange Persistence of GuiltHorizontal vs. vertical: The important … [Read more...]

The Briefing 08-21-17

Is the left winning? Why America seems to be moving in only one cultural directionWall Street Journal (David Gelernter) — The Conservative ‘Resistance’ Is FutileWhat does a divided America tell … [Read more...]

The Briefing 08-18-17

Goodness of marriage, family, and work validated in ‘millennial success sequence’AEI (W. Bradford Wilcox and Wendy Wang) — The millennial success sequence: Marriage, kids, and the ‘success … [Read more...]

The Briefing 08-17-17

Australia moves to adopt same-sex marriage as sexual and religious liberties collideNew York Times (Jacqueline Williams) — Australia’s Gay-Marriage Vote Is Divisive, Even for Gay-Marriage … [Read more...]

The Briefing 08-16-17

Head of Scotland’s national arts agency calls for gender inclusivity by coercion in church leadershipThe Times (Jason Allardyce) — SNP faces call for female priests and mullahsPot paradise in … [Read more...]

The Briefing 08-15-17

What does the rising number of cremations tell us about shifts in America’s worldview?New York Times (James Barron) — In a Move Away From Tradition, Cremations IncreasePyre fit for a King: … [Read more...]

The Briefing 08-14-17

Tragedy in Charlottesville as alt-right, white supremacist protesters clash with counter-protestersNew York Times (Sheryl Gay Stolberg and Brian Rosenthal) — Man Charged After White Nationalist … [Read more...]

The Briefing 08-11-17

Jeffress’ North Korea comments prompt debate about moral authority of PresidentWashington Post (Sarah Pulliam Bailey) — ‘God has given Trump authority to take out Kim Jong Un,’ evangelical … [Read more...]

The Briefing 08-10-17

War of words: Tensions at a fever pitch between United States and North KoreaUSA Today (Jim Michaels) — Kim Jong Un is cruel and dangerous but not crazy, North Korean experts sayAnglicans … [Read more...]

The Briefing 08-09-17

In the name of inclusion, Google fires employee for not toeing the ideological party lineUSA Today (Elizabeth Weise and Jon Swartz) — Diversity Debate Divides Silicon ValleyWSJ (Jack Nicas) … [Read more...]