The Briefing 09-27-17

Marriage no longer the default way to form a family in the United StatesNew York Times (Claire Cane Miller) — How Did Marriage Become a Mark of Privilege?Why international organizations fail to … [Read more...]

The Briefing 09-26-17

Discussion over whether to arm British police represents not just a policy debate, but a moral oneWall Street Journal (Amanda Coletta) — U.K. Considers Arming More PoliceFor one British … [Read more...]

The Briefing 09-25-17

The collision of politics and professional sports as Trump clashes with NBA and NFLNew York Times (Ken Belson and Julie Hirschfeld Davis) — Trump Attacks Warriors’ Curry. LeBron James’s Retort: … [Read more...]

The Briefing 09-22-17

Is work a prerequisite for food? For able-bodied people, state of TN says yes, so does the BibleTennessean (Anita Wadhwani) — Tennessee to reinstate work requirements for able-bodied food stamp … [Read more...]

The Briefing 09-21-17

After the shock of an earthquake, many of the aftershocks are theologicalNew York Times (Kirk Semple, Paulina Villegas, Elisabeth Malkin) — Mexico Earthquake Kills Hundreds, Trapping Many Under … [Read more...]

The Briefing 09-20-17

‘Will and Grace’ returns, but is it edgy enough?New York Times (Brooks Barnes) — ‘Will & Grace’ Is Back. Will Its Portrait of Gay Life Hold Up?Rolling Stone magazine for sale: How cultural … [Read more...]

The Briefing 09-19-17

Why a Catholic theologian’s cancellation at a Catholic seminary should have our attentionNew York Times (David Gonzalez) — Jesuit Priest Stands Up for Gay Catholics, Then Faces BacklashThe LGBT … [Read more...]

The Briefing 09-18-17

Why atheists don’t trust other atheists and what this reveals about moral intuitionThe Guardian (Agence France-Presse) — Atheists tend to be seen as immoral – even by other atheists: studyNew … [Read more...]

The Briefing 09-15-17

Harvard University grapples with admission questions the secular world can’t handleNew York Times (Eli Hager) — From Prison to Ph.D.: The Redemption and Rejection of Michelle JonesWorldview … [Read more...]

The Briefing 09-14-17

A judge comes clean about how he actually judgesNew York Times (Adam Liptak) — An Exit Interview With Richard Posner, Judicial ProvocateurThe influence of pragmatism in the culture and its … [Read more...]

The Briefing 09-13-17

Research finding that sexual orientation can be revealed by a computer highlights dangers of Artificial IntelligenceThe Guardian (Matthew Todd) — Why, exactly, would anyone want to use AI to … [Read more...]

The Briefing 09-12-17

Government is never neutral: A lesson in how bureaucracy really worksNew York Times (Ben Protess, Danielle Ivory, and Steve Eder) — Where Trump’s Hands-Off Approach to Governing Does Not … [Read more...]

The Briefing 09-11-17

What the unpredictability of a hurricane says about human vulnerabilityWashington Post (Jason Samenow and Greg Porter) — Hurricane Irma to batter Florida Peninsula through the nightDependence on … [Read more...]

The Briefing 09-08-17

Religious liberty under fire in a hearing of the United States SenateNational Review (Alexandra Desanctis) — Dianne Feinstein Attacks Judicial Nominee’s Catholic FaithPhysician assisted suicide … [Read more...]

The Briefing 09-07-17

The fate of the Reformation in Western Europe, 500 years laterThe Guardian (Harriet Sherwood) — After 500 years, Europe’s Reformation scars have all but healed, study findsPew Research Center … [Read more...]

The Briefing 09-06-17

Why policy questions and constitutional questions aren’t always one and the sameTime Magazine — 'We Cannot Admit Everyone.' Read a Transcript of Jeff Sessions' Remarks on Ending the DACA … [Read more...]

The Briefing 09-05-17

Lessons small become lessons large: North Korean threat reveals necessity of stability and orderNew York Times ( Motoko Rich and David Sanger) — Motives of North Korea’s Leader Baffle Americans … [Read more...]

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...]