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Friday, April 12, 2024

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 10:16)Do Animals Play? The Christian Worldview Presents a Much More Satisfying Answer — Indeed, the Only Answer — Than the Evolutionary WorldviewDo Animals Have Fun? by The Atlantic (Sallie Tisdale)Part II (10:16 - 12:59)Is Judas in Heaven? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from a Listener of a 6-Year-Old Listener of The BriefingPart III (12:59 - 14:44)Given That There is No Identifiable Ethnic Group Who Could Correctly Be Called "Palestinian," Why Do You Use that Term on The Briefing? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The BriefingPart IV (14:44 - 18:10)What Does the Bible Say About Fearing Sin in a Way that Feels Unhealthy? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of Listeners of The BriefingPart V (18:10 - 20:16)If God Knows Everything, Does He Know His Future Thoughts in the Present? Does He Ever Have New Thoughts? Can He Change His Mind? — Dr. Mohler Responds to a Letter from Young Listeners of The BriefingPart VI (20:16 - 24:21)How Can We Know God’s Will For Our Family? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The BriefingPart VII (24:21 - 26:31)What Will Heaven Be Like? — Dr. Mohler Responds to a Letter from a 16-Year-Old Listener of The BriefingSign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:X | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
4/12/202426 minutes, 31 seconds
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Thursday, April 11, 2024

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 16:44)War in Ukraine Becomes Political Crisis in the USA: What Are We to Think?Part II (16:44 - 21:49)An Open Admission and an Urgent Warning: UK Study Openly Warns of Danger to Children and Youth Posed by Puberty Blockers and Hormonal Treatments Independent review of gender identity services for children and young people: Final report by The Cass ReviewAmerica should follow England’s lead on transgender care for kids by The EconomistPart III (21:49 - 25:51)Whales are Granted ‘Personhood’ by Polynesian Indigenous Groups — But You Won’t See Them Showing Up to Court to Argue Their CaseIn Move to Protect Whales, Polynesian Indigenous Groups Give Them ‘Personhood’ by The New York Times (Remy Tumin)Sign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:X | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
4/11/202425 minutes, 51 seconds
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Wednesday, April 10, 2024

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 08:48)Back to the Future on Abortion in Arizona: 1864 Law is Back. What Does This Mean?Arizona Reinstates 160-Year-Old Abortion Ban by The New York Times (Jack Healy and Kellen Browning)Biden Condemns Arizona’s Abortion Ban as ‘Cruel’ and ‘Extreme’ by The New York Times (Aishvarya Kavi)Trump fumbles badly on abortion by WORLD Opinions (R. Albert Mohler, Jr.)Part II (08:48 - 17:54)The Roman Catholic Church Declares Itself Against Gender Theory: The Vatican Releases Clear and Courageous Statement on Human DignityDeclaration of the Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith “Dignitas Infinita” on Human Dignity by The VaticanPart III (17:54 - 21:09)NAIA Takes Bold Stand on Transgender Athletes, Banning Participation in SportsNAIA largely bans transgender athletes from women’s sports in new participation policy by The Athletic (Mark Puleo)Part IV (21:09 - 25:09)‘If You Consider Yourself a Woman, You Should Play’: South Carolina Coach Dawn Staley Makes Nonsensical Statement on Transgender Women Competing in NCAA SportsDawn Staley just won another title — and still had time to stand up for trans athletes by MSNBC (Katelyn Burns)Sign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:X | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
4/10/202425 minutes, 9 seconds
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Tuesday, April 9, 2024

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 07:55)The Threat of Losing an Election Does Not Justify an Immoral Position: Former President Trump Reveals Political Expediency Position on AbortionPart II (07:55 - 17:23)‘That Law Can’t Still Be on the Books, Right?’ — The Left Responds to the Comstock ActRepeal the Comstock Act before the GOP tries using it to ban abortion by The Washington Post (The Editorial Board)I Hope to Repeal an Arcane Law That Could Be Misused to Ban Abortion Nationwide by The New York Times (Tina Smith)Part III (17:23 - 24:37)Is Abortion Endangered in the U.S. or Not? The New York Times Cannot Seem to Get Its Argument StraightThe Persistent Threat to Abortion Rights by The New York Times (The Editorial Board)Abortions Rose in Most States This Year, New Data Shows by The New York Times (Amy Schoenfeld Walker and Allison McCann)Sign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:X | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
4/9/202424 minutes, 37 seconds
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Monday, April 8, 2024

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 13:20)Massive Questions Surround Israel’s Killing of World Central Kitchen Workers: Why It Appears to Be Unintentional, and Why That MattersPart II (13:20 - 20:06)The Announcement That No Announcement is Coming: ‘No Labels’ Attempt Middle Ground Party MovementPart III (20:06 - 24:50)If You Don’t Worship the Creator, You’ll Worship Creation: The Frenzy Behind Today’s Solar EclipsePrisoners Who Sued Over Lockdown Will Be Allowed to View Solar Eclipse by The New York Times (Erin Nolan)Sign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:X | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
4/8/202424 minutes, 50 seconds
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Friday, April 5, 2024

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 07:59)The Finitude of Human Scale: What the Ship Crash into the Francis Scott Key Bridge Reminds Us About Theology and the Limits of HumanityPart II (07:59 - 11:14)Artificial Intelligence Has an Insatiable Appetite: Even the Internet is Not Big Enough to Feed AI DemandsFor Data-Guzzling AI Companies, the Internet Is Too Small by The Wall Street Journal (Deepa Seetharaman)Part III (11:14 - 12:42)A Tragedy with Multiple Lessons: Modern Protections Prevented the Damage and Death Toll of Taiwan’s Earthquake From Being WorsePart IV (12:42 - 18:37)I am a Palestinian Christian. I Am Concerned About Your Teachings about the Israel-Palestinian Conflict — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The BriefingPart V (18:37 - 21:29) Is Hospice Care Passive Euthanasia? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The BriefingPart VI (21:29 - 23:31)How Can God Be Omnipresent If He Cannot Be in the Presence of Sin? — Dr. Mohler Responds to a Letter from a 14-year-old Listener of The BriefingPart VII (23:31 - 26:40)What are Your Thoughts on the ‘Religion’ of Trump or Biden? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The BriefingSign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:X | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
4/5/202426 minutes, 40 seconds
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Thursday, April 4, 2024

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 13:40)J.K. Rowling Tries the Scottish Government: Scotland’s New Hate Speech Law Targets (Almost) Anyone Who Violates New Protection Policies When Speaking About GenderPart II (13:40 - 18:34)Two Scientists Make a Brave Argument on Gender: The Ontological Issues Behind ‘Sex Assigned at Birth’The Problem With Saying ‘Sex Assigned at Birth’ by The New York Times (Alex Byrne and Carole K. Hooven)Part III (18:34 - 27:18)A New Ministry Vocation of Animal Chaplain? You Won’t Find That in Scripture — Or At The Southern Baptist Theological SeminaryAnimal chaplains offer spiritual care for every species by The Associated Press (Kathryn Post)Sign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:X | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
4/4/202427 minutes, 18 seconds
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Wednesday, April 3, 2024

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 10:17)A Big Win for Life in Florida, For Now: State Moves to Enact 6-Week Abortion Ban, But Will It Be Overturned by a Pro-Abortion Constitutional Amendment in November?Part II (10:17 - 16:25)Your Position on Abortion is Tied to Your Position on LBGTQ Issues — Just Take It from the Words of Planned Parenthood’s President and Commentators at CNNPart III (16:25 - 20:20)No, Adultery is Never a Laughing Matter: Massive Moral Shift Reveals Sad State of Marriage in Our SocietyAttention, New York Adulterers: Your Sin May Soon No Longer Be a Crime by The New York Times (Erin Nolan)Part IV (20:20 - 25:47)More Evidence of a Society Losing Its Mind: Why Washington’s New Law Enacting Protections for Sex Workers is Doomed to FailA Look at Washington State’s ‘Strippers’ Bill of Rights’ by The New York Times (Aimee Ortiz)Sign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:X | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
4/3/202425 minutes, 47 seconds
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Tuesday, April 2, 2024

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 13:37)Two Bishops Face the Nation: Catholic and Episcopalian Bishops Square Off Over President Joe Biden’s ‘Pick-and-Choose’ CatholicismIt’s not working, Mr. President: The White House declaration of Transgender Day of Visibility backfires by WORLD Opinions (R. Albert Mohler, Jr.)"Face the Nation" Full Broadcast | March 31, 2024 by Face the NationFull transcript of "Face the Nation," March 31, 2024 by CBS NewsPart II (13:37 - 18:29)Ireland is ‘Out of Love’ with President Joe Biden: Support for Israel Puts Him Out of Step with Pro-Palestinian IrelandSign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:X | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
4/2/202425 minutes, 26 seconds
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Monday, April 1, 2024

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 13:37)Transgender Day of Visibility Proclamation on Resurrection Sunday? President Joe Biden, We Get Your Message — But Visibility is Not WorkingA Proclamation on Transgender Day of Visibility by The White HouseStatement from President Joe Biden on Easter by The White HouseWhite House bashes 'dishonest' Republican criticism of Biden's transgender proclamation on Easter by ABC News (Fritz Farrow and Kendall Ross)Part II (13:37 - 17:52)When You Elect a President, You Elect a Foreign Policy: The Issues Behind President Biden’s Response to Ban on Flying LGBTQ Flags at U.S. EmbassiesPart III (17:52 - 25:33)Malice in His Heart or Math in His Head? Judge Sentences Sam Bankman-Fried to 25 Years in PrisonSign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:X | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
4/1/202425 minutes, 33 seconds
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Friday, March 29, 2024

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 09:04)‘Social Media Harms Children in a Variety of Ways’: Governor DeSantis Signs Bill Prohibiting Social Media Accounts for Children Under 14DeSantis Signs Social Media Bill Barring Accounts for Children Under 14 by The New York Times (Natasha Singer)Part II (09:04 - 11:12)Why Did God Wait So Long to Raise Jesus From the Dead? — Dr. Mohler Responds to a Letter from a 5-Year-Old Listener of The BriefingPart III (11:11 - 13:50)Why Do Many American Evangelicals Use the Term ‘Easter’ to Refer to Resurrection Sunday? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The BriefingPart IV (13:50 - 16:43)Does God Have Jesus in His Heart? — Dr. Mohler Responds to a Letter from a 2-Year-Old Listener of The BriefingPart V (16:43 - 17:56)Is Christ Still Fully Man After His Resurrection? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The BriefingPart VI (17:56 - 19:24)From Where Does Jesus Derive His Humanity as a Man? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The BriefingPart VII (19:24 - 20:24)My Wife and I are About to Have a Daughter. What is Something You Wished You Would Have Done Differently in Raising Your Daughter? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The BriefingPart VIII (20:24 - 22:54)Jesus is Risen. He is Risen, Indeed: Resurrection Hope and Joy to Listeners of The BriefingSign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:X | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
3/29/202422 minutes, 56 seconds
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Thursday, March 28, 2024

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 10:25)A Political Type That No Longer Exists: The Life and Legacy of Senator Joseph Lieberman — Last of the Old Style Political CentristsPart II (10:25 - 19:49)Religion is Losing Influence, and Americans Aren’t Happy About It: Examining the Complicated (and Conflicting) Numbers from Recent Research8 in 10 Americans Say Religion Is Losing Influence in Public Life by Pew Research Center (Michael Rotolo, Gregory A. Smith, and Jonathan Evans)Part III (19:49 - 25:26)A Claimed Drop in Religious Affiliation Due to Lack of LGBTQ Support — But Do the Numbers Really Support That Narrative?People say they're leaving religion due to anti-LGBTQ teachings and sexual abuse by NPR (Jason DeRose)Sign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:X | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
3/28/202425 minutes, 26 seconds
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Wednesday, March 27, 2024

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 08:05)SCOTUS to Decide Fate of Abortion Pill? Oral Arguments Over Mifepristone Go Before SCOTUS — With the Looming Question of Standing in the Forefront Part II (08:05 - 14:59)Abortion in a Pill: The Constitutional and Moral Challenges Behind the Mifepristone Oral ArgumentsPart III (14:59 - 20:04)Let’s Remember the Comstock Act: Why the Left is Looking to the Courts for RescueAbortion pill challenge gives Supreme Court chance to move toward national abortion ban by USA Today (Maureen Groppe)Part IV (20:04 - 25:46)A Tragic Parable of Human Civilization: Ship Crash Collapses Francis Scott Key Bridge in BaltimoreSign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:X | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
3/27/202425 minutes, 46 seconds
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Tuesday, March 26, 2024

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 10:14)A Dark Day in US Diplomacy: The U.S. ‘Abstains’ on UN Gaza Ceasefire ResolutionExplanation of Vote Delivered by Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield Following the Adoption of a UNSC Resolution on the Situation in the Middle East by United States Mission to the United NationsPart II (10:14 - 18:58)Biden Looks Left as Netanyahu Looks Right: The Political and Global Pressures Pulling the U.S. and Israel Apart over GazaBiden-Netanyahu rift grows, as Israel cancels delegation visit by The Washington Post (Karen DeYoung, Yasmeen Abutaleb and Toluse Olorunnipa)Israel Cancels Visit to Washington After U.S. Abstains on U.N. Cease-Fire Resolution by The Wall Street Journal (Michael R. Gordon, Vivian Salama, and Dov Lieber)Biden Abstains on Israel and Hamas by The Wall Street Journal (The Editorial Board)Loser of the UN Resolution: Biden by Commentary Magazine (Seth Mandel)Part III (18:58 - 25:18)Sociologists for Palestine? Proposed American Sociological Association Resolution Goes After Existence of IsraelAmerican Sociological Association by Sign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:X | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
3/26/202425 minutes, 18 seconds
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Monday, March 25, 2024

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 10:15)Deadly Terrorist Attack in Russia — Who Was Behind It and Why? ISIS Claims ResponsibilityPart II (10:15 - 14:48)Islam Versus Order Across the Globe: The Religious Agenda Behind the Terrorist Attack in RussiaIn the Conflict Between the West and Authoritarian Foes, Islamic State Sees All Sides as Targets by The Wall Street Journal (Yaroslav Trofimov)Part III (14:48 - 19:48)What Did He Know, and When Did He Know It?’ — The Developing Story Around Illegal Betting, Shohei Ohtani’s Translator, and the Future of Major League BaseballPart IV (19:48 - 26:08)The Precarious Condition of Monarchy in the Modern World: With Prayer for Recovery for the Princess of Wales and Protection for Her Young Family, the Monarchy Is Shaken Once AgainSign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:X | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
3/25/202426 minutes, 8 seconds
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Friday, March 22, 2024

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 07:56)Social Contagion and the Limits of ‘Happy’: U.S. Drastically Falls on UN Happiness Scale — What Moral Points Should Be Considered Here?U.S. No Longer Ranks Among World’s 20 Happiest Countries by The Wall Street Journal (Clare Ansberry)Part II (07:56 - 12:23)What is the Difference Between Sex and Gender? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The BriefingPart III (12:23 - 15:32)What Happens to Those Who Die Having Never Heard the Gospel? — Dr. Mohler Responds to a Letter from a 14-Year-Old Listener of The BriefingPart IV (15:32 - 20:12)Would You Elaborate on Your Opinion about FDR’s Presidency and Leadership? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The BriefingPart V (20:12 - 23:55)Why Are So Many Young People Pro-Palestine? Is It Because of Social Media and Misinformation, or Is There More to It Than That? — Dr. Mohler Responds to a Letter from a 14-Year-Old Listener of The BriefingPart VI (23:55 - 26:14)How Could Adolf Hitler Glorify God? — Dr. Mohler Responds to a Letter from a 9-Year-Old Listener of The BriefingSign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:X | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
3/22/202426 minutes, 14 seconds
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Thursday, March 21, 2024

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 14:24)So Much for the ‘Special Autonomous Region’ — Hong Kong as a Test Case for What Totalitarianism DoesHong Kong Approves New National-Security Law That Worries Foreign Executives by The Wall Street Journal (Selina Cheng and Elaine Yu)Hong Kong Adopts Sweeping Security Laws, Bowing to Beijing by The New York Times (Tiffany May and David Pierson)Part II (14:24 - 20:38)Too Much Virtue Signaling from an Ice Cream Brand? Corporate Owner of Ben and Jerry’s Separates Itself Due to Pro-Palestine ControversyBen & Jerry’s Owner Loses Its Taste for Ice Cream by The Wall Street Journal (Saabira Chaudhuri)Part III (20:38 - 25:18)Yes, Your Phone is Tracking You: Major Concerns Behind Big Tech and the Use and Sale of Your DataSign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:X | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
3/21/202425 minutes, 18 seconds
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Wednesday, March 20, 2024

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 11:48)Senator Schumer’s Breach of Political Decorum: Majority Leader Calls for New Election and Replacement of Israeli Prime MinisterPart II (11:48 - 19:57)Do We Really Want to Live in an Economy Where People Only Work 30 Hours a Week? Examining Senator Sanders’s 32-Hour Work Week BillThe case for a 32-hour workweek with no loss in pay by The Washington Post (Bernie Sanders and Shawn Fain)Part III (19:57 - 24:46)‘We Have Capture’: Pioneer Astronaut of American-Soviet Space Mission, Thomas Stafford, Dies at 93 Thomas Stafford, 93, Commander of First U.S.-Soviet Space Mission, Dies by The New York Times (Richard Goldstein)Sign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:X | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
3/20/202424 minutes, 46 seconds
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Tuesday, March 19, 2024

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 10:46)Why All the Drama for Russia’s Staged Election? Pomp, Circumstance, and Putin’s Version of Political LegitimacyPart II (10:46 - 15:36)Kamala Visits the Culture of Death: She Becomes First U.S. President or Vice President to Visit an Abortion Clinic — As a Campaign StopRemarks by Vice President Harris and Doctor Sarah Traxler During the Nationwide “Fight for Reproductive Freedoms” Tour by The White HousePart III (15:36 - 23:06)Abortion is the Political Strategy of the Democratic Party: Don’t Believe It? Let’s Just Look at Their Own WordsAt Abortion Clinic Visit, Harris Says U.S. Is Confronting ‘Health Care Crisis’ by The New York Times (Lisa Lerer and Nicholas Nehamas)Part IV (23:06 - 27:29)‘An Odor of Mendacity Remains’: The Big Issue Behind the Ruling on District Attorney Fani Willis in Georgia CaseSign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:X | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
3/19/202427 minutes, 29 seconds
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Monday, March 18, 2024

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 12:22)France Proposes Further Diminishing of Human Dignity: French President Emmanuel Macron Announce Euthanasia ‘Aid in Dying’ BillMacron announces bill allowing 'aid in dying,' under 'strict conditions' by Le MondePart II (12:24 - 17:34)A Growing Rift Between France and Germany: Why Tension Between These Two Nations Does Not Bode Well for EuropePart III (17:39 - 24:56)'Overdose' or 'Fentanyl Poisoning'? War Over Words Comes to the Drug Abuse EpidemicSign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:X | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
3/18/202424 minutes, 56 seconds
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Friday, March 15, 2024

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 10:00)What Happened to Hell? Pope Francis’s (Typically) Confusing Comments About Hell Raise Questions About Hell in Doctrine and in the CultureHow We Think About Hell by The Wall Street Journal (Lance Morrow)Even in Hell on Earth, We Have One Another by The Wall Street JournalSaints and the Bible Tell the Truth About Hell by The Wall Street JournalPart II (10:00 - 15:31) What Does Natural Death Mean? Should We Use Modern Technologies to Forestall Death? — Dr. Mohler Responds to a Letter from a 15-Year-Old Listener of The BriefingPart III (15:34 - 17:43)How Can Lay People Support Their Pastor? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The BriefingPart IV (17:43 - 25:22)What Do You Think About an Abolitionist Position on Abortion? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The BriefingPart V (25:22 - 28:44)How Do We Obey God’s Word While Getting Everything Else Done in a Day? — Dr. Mohler Responds to a Letter from a Busy Mom of Toddlers and Listener of The BriefingSign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:X | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
3/15/202428 minutes, 44 seconds
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Thursday, March 14, 2024

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 12:10) Was This Inevitable? Former President Donald Trump and Incumbent President Joe Biden Win Enough Delegates to Claim Presidential NominationsPart II (12:12 - 17:48)A Rigged or Stolen Election in California? The Game Democrat Adam Schiff Played to Defeat Katie PorterThe California Senate race wasn’t ‘rigged’ either by The Washington Post (Philip Bump)Part III (17:51 - 21:26)President Biden Draws a ‘Red Line?’ Why Netanyahu Will Likely Not Heed President Biden’s Warning Over War in GazaOn the Tripwire of a ‘Red Line,’ It’s Often Presidents Who Trip by The New York Times (David E. Sanger)Part IV (21:28 - 26:43)The War of Public Opinion and Argument: The Ideological Divide over War in Israel Published in the Same Paper and on the Same Page of The New York TimesNetanyahu Is Making Israel Radioactive by The New York Times (Thomas L. Friedman)Israel Has No Choice but to Fight On by The New York Times (Bret Stephens)Sign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:X | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
3/14/202426 minutes, 43 seconds
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Wednesday, March 13, 2024

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 16:14)The Moral Case for Letting Kids Change Their Bodies? Trans Activist Presents Radical Argument, Directed at Our ChildrenFreedom of Sex: The moral case for letting trans kids change their bodies. by New York Magazine (Andrea Long Chu)This is where the transgender movement is going: A prominent magazine makes “the moral case for letting trans kids change their bodies”—and makes it the cover story by WORLD (R. Albert Mohler, Jr.)When Children Say They’re Trans by The Atlantic (Jesse Singal)As Kids, They Thought They Were Trans. They No Longer Do. by The New York Times (Pamela Paul)When treating transgender youth, how informed is informed consent? by The Washington Post (Megan McArdle)Part II (16:17 - 18:32)The Trajectory of the Transgender Movement: After Public Setbacks When it Comes to Kids, the Trans Movement Goes for BrokePart III (18:35 - 28:15)President Biden’s Political Distortion Field: It’s Not Budget, It’s a Campaign Pamphlet — And Why Does the U.S. Have an Income Tax and Not a Wealth Tax?Sign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:X | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
3/13/202428 minutes, 15 seconds
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Tuesday, March 12, 2024

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 10:42) Ireland Votes ‘No’ to Redefine Family: Traditional Constitutional Language Respecting Family and Motherhood Prevails (For Now) in Otherwise Progressive SocietyTaoiseach says No vote in referendums would be ‘setback for Ireland’ by The Irish Times (Jennifer Bray and Shauna Bowers)Ireland Rejects Constitution Changes, Keeping ‘Women in the Home’ Language by The New York Times (Megan Specia)Part II (10:42 - 18:34)Being Radically Pro-Abortion Isn’t Enough? President Biden Criticized by Pro-Abortion Activists for Not Using Word ‘Abortion’Biden leaned into reproductive freedom in his State of the Union speech — but he didn’t say the word 'abortion' by NBC News (Alexandra Marquez)Part III (18:34 - 21:56)Say What? Actress/Singer Makes Odd Feminist Argument at Awards Ceremony Halle Bailey tearfully calls out invasive baby rumors: 'I had no obligation to expose him' by USA Today (Patrick Ryan)Part IV (21:56 - 27:46)A Real Royal Mess: British Royal Family Released Photo Intentionally Altered by Princess of Wales? What is Going Here?Sign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:X | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
3/12/202427 minutes, 46 seconds
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Tuesday, March 12, 2024

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 10:42) Ireland Votes ‘No’ to Redefine Family: Traditional Constitutional Language Respecting Family and Motherhood Prevails (For Now) in Otherwise Progressive SocietyTaoiseach says No vote in referendums would be ‘setback for Ireland’ by The Irish Times (Jennifer Bray and Shauna Bowers)Ireland Rejects Constitution Changes, Keeping ‘Women in the Home’ Language by The New York Times (Megan Specia)Part II (10:42 - 18:34)Being Radically Pro-Abortion Isn’t Enough? President Biden Criticized by Pro-Abortion Activists for Not Using Word ‘Abortion’Biden leaned into reproductive freedom in his State of the Union speech — but he didn’t say the word 'abortion' by NBC News (Alexandra Marquez)Part III (18:34 - 21:56)Say What? Actress/Singer Makes Odd Feminist Argument at Awards Ceremony Halle Bailey tearfully calls out invasive baby rumors: 'I had no obligation to expose him' by USA Today (Patrick Ryan)Part IV (21:56 - 27:46)A Real Royal Mess: British Royal Family Released Photo Intentionally Altered by Princess of Wales? What is Going Here?Sign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:X | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
3/12/202427 minutes, 46 seconds
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Monday, March 11, 2024

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 12:56) On the Precipice of Collapse — The Preconditions of Order and the Crashing Breakdown of Haiti’s Social SystemsChaos in Haiti Leaves U.S. With Few Options by The Wall Street Journal (Juan Forero and Ryan Dubé)Part II (12:56 - 18:30) The Re-Establishment of Order in Liberal Cities: San Francisco and New York City Take More Conservative Measures in Name of OrderSan Francisco ties welfare to drug-screening, boosts police powers in stunning tough-on-crime shift by LA Times (Hannah Wiley)Why National Guard troops are being deployed in New York’s subways by The Washington Post (Emmanuel Felton and Ian Duncan)Part III (18:30 - 25:50) Gang Members are Running the Prison? Latin American Prisons Become New Major Headquarters for Gang Activity ThereIn Latin America, Guards Don’t Control Prisons, Gangs Do by The New York Times (Maria Abi-Habib, Annie Correal and Jack Nicas)Sign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
3/11/202425 minutes, 50 seconds
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Monday, March 11, 2024

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 12:56)On the Precipice of Collapse — The Preconditions of Order and the Crashing Breakdown of Haiti’s Social SystemsChaos in Haiti Leaves U.S. With Few Options by The Wall Street Journal (Juan Forero and Ryan Dubé)Part II (12:56 - 18:30)The Re-Establishment of Order in Liberal Cities: San Francisco and New York City Take More Conservative Measures in Name of OrderSan Francisco ties welfare to drug-screening, boosts police powers in stunning tough-on-crime shift by LA Times (Hannah Wiley)Why National Guard troops are being deployed in New York’s subways by The Washington Post (Emmanuel Felton and Ian Duncan)Part III (18:30 - 25:50)Gang Members are Running the Prison? Latin American Prisons Become New Major Headquarters for Gang Activity ThereIn Latin America, Guards Don’t Control Prisons, Gangs Do by The New York Times (Maria Abi-Habib, Annie Correal and Jack Nicas)Sign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:X | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
3/11/202425 minutes, 50 seconds
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Monday, March 11, 2024

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 12:56)On the Precipice of Collapse — The Preconditions of Order and the Crashing Breakdown of Haiti’s Social SystemsChaos in Haiti Leaves U.S. With Few Options by The Wall Street Journal (Juan Forero and Ryan Dubé)Part II (12:56 - 18:30)The Re-Establishment of Order in Liberal Cities: San Francisco and New York City Take More Conservative Measures in Name of OrderSan Francisco ties welfare to drug-screening, boosts police powers in stunning tough-on-crime shift by LA Times (Hannah Wiley)Why National Guard troops are being deployed in New York’s subways by The Washington Post (Emmanuel Felton and Ian Duncan)Part III (18:30 - 25:50)Gang Members are Running the Prison? Latin American Prisons Become New Major Headquarters for Gang Activity ThereIn Latin America, Guards Don’t Control Prisons, Gangs Do by The New York Times (Maria Abi-Habib, Annie Correal and Jack Nicas)Sign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:X | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
3/11/202425 minutes, 50 seconds
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Friday, March 8, 2024

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 16:35) A Pathetic State of the Union Address: President Biden Delivers the Most Challenging and Concerning Speech of His Political LifeRemarks of President Joe Biden — State of the Union Address As Prepared for Delivery by The White HousePart II (16:35 - 25:17) What is Catholicism in the Lens of Biblical Christianity and Church History? Was Catholicism Still Christianity Before the Protestant Reformation? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The BriefingPart III (25:17 - 27:22) If a Child Dies, Will They Be a Child or Adult in Heaven? — Dr. Mohler Responds to a Letter from a 5-Year-Old Listener of The BriefingSign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
3/8/202427 minutes, 21 seconds
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Friday, March 8, 2024

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 16:35)A Pathetic State of the Union Address: President Biden Delivers the Most Challenging and Concerning Speech of His Political LifeRemarks of President Joe Biden — State of the Union Address As Prepared for Delivery by The White HousePart II (16:35 - 25:17)What is Catholicism in the Lens of Biblical Christianity and Church History? Was Catholicism Still Christianity Before the Protestant Reformation? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The BriefingPart III (25:17 - 27:22)If a Child Dies, Will They Be a Child or Adult in Heaven? — Dr. Mohler Responds to a Letter from a 5-Year-Old Listener of The BriefingSign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:X | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
3/8/202427 minutes, 21 seconds
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Friday, March 8, 2024

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 16:35)A Pathetic State of the Union Address: President Biden Delivers the Most Challenging and Concerning Speech of His Political LifeRemarks of President Joe Biden — State of the Union Address As Prepared for Delivery by The White HousePart II (16:35 - 25:17)What is Catholicism in the Lens of Biblical Christianity and Church History? Was Catholicism Still Christianity Before the Protestant Reformation? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The BriefingPart III (25:17 - 27:22)If a Child Dies, Will They Be a Child or Adult in Heaven? — Dr. Mohler Responds to a Letter from a 5-Year-Old Listener of The BriefingSign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:X | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
3/8/202427 minutes, 21 seconds
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Thursday, March 7, 2024

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 10:51) Liberal San Francisco Considers Murder Charges for Drug Dealers? What Has Happened? Reality Sets In as Death Toll MountsSome D.A.s are fighting fentanyl with murder charges. Why San Francisco will join them by LA Times (Hannah Wiley)Ads were supposed to make Gascón’s challengers stand out. So why do they all look the same? by LA Times (Sonja Sharp)Will Voters in San Francisco Go for a Different Kind of Mayor? by The New York Times (Heather Knight)Part II (10:51 - 15:41) A Sad, Telling Story in Oregon: State Reckons with Increased Death and Devastation in the Aftermath of Drug DecriminalizationOregon Rethinks Drug Decriminalization by The Wall Street Journal (The Editorial Board)Part III (15:41 - 25:25) ‘All the Lonely People’: New Friendship App Highlights Loneliness EpidemicCan a friendship app cure loneliness? by The Financial Times (Bethan Staton)Sign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
3/7/202425 minutes, 25 seconds
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Thursday, March 7, 2024

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 10:51)Liberal San Francisco Considers Murder Charges for Drug Dealers? What Has Happened? Reality Sets In as Death Toll MountsSome D.A.s are fighting fentanyl with murder charges. Why San Francisco will join them by LA Times (Hannah Wiley)Ads were supposed to make Gascón’s challengers stand out. So why do they all look the same? by LA Times (Sonja Sharp)Will Voters in San Francisco Go for a Different Kind of Mayor? by The New York Times (Heather Knight)Part II (10:51 - 15:41)A Sad, Telling Story in Oregon: State Reckons with Increased Death and Devastation in the Aftermath of Drug DecriminalizationOregon Rethinks Drug Decriminalization by The Wall Street Journal (The Editorial Board)Part III (15:41 - 25:25)‘All the Lonely People’: New Friendship App Highlights Loneliness EpidemicCan a friendship app cure loneliness? by The Financial Times (Bethan Staton)Sign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:X | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
3/7/202425 minutes, 25 seconds
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Thursday, March 7, 2024

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 10:51)Liberal San Francisco Considers Murder Charges for Drug Dealers? What Has Happened? Reality Sets In as Death Toll MountsSome D.A.s are fighting fentanyl with murder charges. Why San Francisco will join them by LA Times (Hannah Wiley)Ads were supposed to make Gascón’s challengers stand out. So why do they all look the same? by LA Times (Sonja Sharp)Will Voters in San Francisco Go for a Different Kind of Mayor? by The New York Times (Heather Knight)Part II (10:51 - 15:41)A Sad, Telling Story in Oregon: State Reckons with Increased Death and Devastation in the Aftermath of Drug DecriminalizationOregon Rethinks Drug Decriminalization by The Wall Street Journal (The Editorial Board)Part III (15:41 - 25:25)‘All the Lonely People’: New Friendship App Highlights Loneliness EpidemicCan a friendship app cure loneliness? by The Financial Times (Bethan Staton)Sign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:X | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
3/7/202425 minutes, 25 seconds
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Wednesday, March 6, 2024

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 13:00) A Dark Day for Life in France: France Enshrines Abortion in Its ConstitutionPart II (13:00 - 20:08) The Law as Teacher: Why Legalizing Euthanasia IS a Moral Endorsement Assisted suicide must not be legalised through the back door by The Telegraph (John Keown)Those who are dying should have the right to avoid needless suffering by The TelegraphPart III (20:08 - 22:16) The Moral Revolution’s Pill Becomes More Available: Opill, A Birth Control Drug, Will Now Be Sold Without a PrescriptionPart IV (22:16 - 25:46) The Last of the Political Giants of the 1980s: The Death of Brian MulroneySign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
3/6/202425 minutes, 46 seconds
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Wednesday, March 6, 2024

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 13:00)A Dark Day for Life in France: France Enshrines Abortion in Its ConstitutionPart II (13:00 - 20:08) The Law as Teacher: Why Legalizing Euthanasia IS a Moral Endorsement Assisted suicide must not be legalised through the back door by The Telegraph (John Keown)Those who are dying should have the right to avoid needless suffering by The TelegraphPart III (20:08 - 22:16)The Moral Revolution’s Pill Becomes More Available: Opill, A Birth Control Drug, Will Now Be Sold Without a PrescriptionPart IV (22:16 - 25:46)The Last of the Political Giants of the 1980s: The Death of Brian MulroneySign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:X | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
3/6/202425 minutes, 46 seconds
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Wednesday, March 6, 2024

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 13:00)A Dark Day for Life in France: France Enshrines Abortion in Its ConstitutionPart II (13:00 - 20:08) The Law as Teacher: Why Legalizing Euthanasia IS a Moral Endorsement Assisted suicide must not be legalised through the back door by The Telegraph (John Keown)Those who are dying should have the right to avoid needless suffering by The TelegraphPart III (20:08 - 22:16)The Moral Revolution’s Pill Becomes More Available: Opill, A Birth Control Drug, Will Now Be Sold Without a PrescriptionPart IV (22:16 - 25:46)The Last of the Political Giants of the 1980s: The Death of Brian MulroneySign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:X | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
3/6/202425 minutes, 46 seconds
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Tuesday, March 5, 2024

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 05:37) SCOTUS’ Major 9-0 Ruling: Supreme Court Unified as It Rules Colorado Cannot Bar Former President Trump From Its BallotPart II (05:37 - 11:06) The Already-Clear Political Lines Will Become Even Clearer: What to Expect From Super TuesdayPart III (11:06 - 16:20) The Story of Democratic Support for Steve Garvey: Why Democrats in California are Putting Loads of Money Behind a Republican CandidatePart IV (16:20 - 20:11) Politics of Representation on Display in California: Moral Revolutionaries Celebrate Placing Vote Center in ‘Transgender Support Facility’L.A. makes history, the first vote center at a transgender support facility by Pasadena Star News (City News Service)Part V (20:11 - 22:39) Is Governor Newsom Even Governing? Are His Presidential Aspirations (and Pro-Abortion Activism) Overshadowing His Governing Responsibilities?Part VI (22:39 - 26:04) Small Town of 7,500 Has Foreign Policy on Gaza? No, Municipalities Do Not Have Foreign Policies (Be Thankful)After weeks of protest, tiny Ojai passes Gaza cease-fire resolution by The LA Times (Hailey Branson-Potts)Sign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
3/5/202426 minutes, 4 seconds
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Tuesday, March 5, 2024

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 05:37)SCOTUS’ Major 9-0 Ruling: Supreme Court Unified as It Rules Colorado Cannot Bar Former President Trump From Its BallotPart II (05:37 - 11:06)The Already-Clear Political Lines Will Become Even Clearer: What to Expect From Super TuesdayPart III (11:06 - 16:20)The Story of Democratic Support for Steve Garvey: Why Democrats in California are Putting Loads of Money Behind a Republican CandidatePart IV (16:20 - 20:11)Politics of Representation on Display in California: Moral Revolutionaries Celebrate Placing Vote Center in ‘Transgender Support Facility’L.A. makes history, the first vote center at a transgender support facility by Pasadena Star News (City News Service)Part V (20:11 - 22:39)Is Governor Newsom Even Governing? Are His Presidential Aspirations (and Pro-Abortion Activism) Overshadowing His Governing Responsibilities?Part VI (22:39 - 26:04)Small Town of 7,500 Has Foreign Policy on Gaza? No, Municipalities Do Not Have Foreign Policies (Be Thankful)After weeks of protest, tiny Ojai passes Gaza cease-fire resolution by The LA Times (Hailey Branson-Potts)Sign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:X | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
3/5/202426 minutes, 4 seconds
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Tuesday, March 5, 2024

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 05:37)SCOTUS’ Major 9-0 Ruling: Supreme Court Unified as It Rules Colorado Cannot Bar Former President Trump From Its BallotPart II (05:37 - 11:06)The Already-Clear Political Lines Will Become Even Clearer: What to Expect From Super TuesdayPart III (11:06 - 16:20)The Story of Democratic Support for Steve Garvey: Why Democrats in California are Putting Loads of Money Behind a Republican CandidatePart IV (16:20 - 20:11)Politics of Representation on Display in California: Moral Revolutionaries Celebrate Placing Vote Center in ‘Transgender Support Facility’L.A. makes history, the first vote center at a transgender support facility by Pasadena Star News (City News Service)Part V (20:11 - 22:39)Is Governor Newsom Even Governing? Are His Presidential Aspirations (and Pro-Abortion Activism) Overshadowing His Governing Responsibilities?Part VI (22:39 - 26:04)Small Town of 7,500 Has Foreign Policy on Gaza? No, Municipalities Do Not Have Foreign Policies (Be Thankful)After weeks of protest, tiny Ojai passes Gaza cease-fire resolution by The LA Times (Hailey Branson-Potts)Sign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:X | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
3/5/202426 minutes, 4 seconds
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Monday, March 4, 2024

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 06:22) France Moves to Enshrine Abortion in Its Constitution: Deadly, Dark News Coming from France, Citing Dobbs DecisionPart II (06:22 - 13:53) Walgreens and CVS Join the Culture of Death: Two Giant Chains Announce They Will Carry MifepristoneAbortions by Telemedicine and Mailed Pills Are Safe and Effective, Study Finds by The New York Times (Pam Belluck)Abortion Shield Laws: A New War Between the States by The New York Times (Pam Belluck)Part III (13:53 - 24:43) The Sexual Revolution Hits Legislative Roadblocks: States are Pushing Back Against the ‘T’As anti-trans legislation proliferates in 2024, community fears erasure from public view by USA Today (Marc Ramirez)N.Y. County Order Targets Transgender Women and Girls in Sports by The New York Times (Claire Fahy)Utah Sets Restrictions on Transgender People’s Bathroom Use by The New York Times (Colbi Edmonds)Sign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
3/4/202424 minutes, 43 seconds
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Monday, March 4, 2024

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 06:22)France Moves to Enshrine Abortion in Its Constitution: Deadly, Dark News Coming from France, Citing Dobbs DecisionPart II (06:22 - 13:53)Walgreens and CVS Join the Culture of Death: Two Giant Chains Announce They Will Carry MifepristoneAbortions by Telemedicine and Mailed Pills Are Safe and Effective, Study Finds by The New York Times (Pam Belluck)Abortion Shield Laws: A New War Between the States by The New York Times (Pam Belluck)Part III (13:53 - 24:43)The Sexual Revolution Hits Legislative Roadblocks: States are Pushing Back Against the ‘T’As anti-trans legislation proliferates in 2024, community fears erasure from public view by USA Today (Marc Ramirez)N.Y. County Order Targets Transgender Women and Girls in Sports by The New York Times (Claire Fahy)Utah Sets Restrictions on Transgender People’s Bathroom Use by The New York Times (Colbi Edmonds)Sign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:X | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
3/4/202424 minutes, 43 seconds
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Monday, March 4, 2024

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 06:22)France Moves to Enshrine Abortion in Its Constitution: Deadly, Dark News Coming from France, Citing Dobbs DecisionPart II (06:22 - 13:53)Walgreens and CVS Join the Culture of Death: Two Giant Chains Announce They Will Carry MifepristoneAbortions by Telemedicine and Mailed Pills Are Safe and Effective, Study Finds by The New York Times (Pam Belluck)Abortion Shield Laws: A New War Between the States by The New York Times (Pam Belluck)Part III (13:53 - 24:43)The Sexual Revolution Hits Legislative Roadblocks: States are Pushing Back Against the ‘T’As anti-trans legislation proliferates in 2024, community fears erasure from public view by USA Today (Marc Ramirez)N.Y. County Order Targets Transgender Women and Girls in Sports by The New York Times (Claire Fahy)Utah Sets Restrictions on Transgender People’s Bathroom Use by The New York Times (Colbi Edmonds)Sign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:X | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
3/4/202424 minutes, 43 seconds
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Friday, March 1, 2024

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 11:32) Mothers Endangering Their Daughters? Front Page Report from The New York Times Reveals Dangers of Predators on Social MediaA Marketplace of Girl Influencers Managed by Moms and Stalked by Men by The New York Times (Jennifer Valentino-DeVries and Michael H. Keller)Part II (11:32 - 13:18) When Did God Build Heaven? — Dr. Mohler Responds to a Letter from a 3-Year-Old Listener of The BriefingPart III (13:18 - 14:42) If We Are So Sinful, Why Does God Love Us? — Dr. Mohler Responds to a Letter from an 8-Year-Old Listener of The BriefingPart IV (14:42 - 17:14) Am I Called to Celibacy? — Dr. Mohler Responds to a Letter from a 15-Year-Old Listener of The BriefingPart V (17:14 - 19:42) Is It Wrong Not to Implant Frozen Embryos That Are Not Viable for Pregnancy? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The BriefingPart VI (19:42 - 23:12) What Are Your Thoughts on Sperm Donation? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The BriefingPart VII (23:12 - 26:19) As a Wedding Photographer, What is the Moral Dimension Behind How I Choose Which Weddings to Shoot? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The BriefingSign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
3/1/202426 minutes, 19 seconds
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Friday, March 1, 2024

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 11:32)Mothers Endangering Their Daughters? Front Page Report from The New York Times Reveals Dangers of Predators on Social MediaA Marketplace of Girl Influencers Managed by Moms and Stalked by Men by The New York Times (Jennifer Valentino-DeVries and Michael H. Keller)Part II (11:32 - 13:18)When Did God Build Heaven? — Dr. Mohler Responds to a Letter from a 3-Year-Old Listener of The BriefingPart III (13:18 - 14:42)If We Are So Sinful, Why Does God Love Us? — Dr. Mohler Responds to a Letter from an 8-Year-Old Listener of The BriefingPart IV (14:42 - 17:14)Am I Called to Celibacy? — Dr. Mohler Responds to a Letter from a 15-Year-Old Listener of The BriefingPart V (17:14 - 19:42)Is It Wrong Not to Implant Frozen Embryos That Are Not Viable for Pregnancy? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The BriefingPart VI (19:42 - 23:12)What Are Your Thoughts on Sperm Donation? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The BriefingPart VII (23:12 - 26:19)As a Wedding Photographer, What is the Moral Dimension Behind How I Choose Which Weddings to Shoot? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The BriefingSign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:X | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
3/1/202426 minutes, 19 seconds
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Friday, March 1, 2024

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 11:32)Mothers Endangering Their Daughters? Front Page Report from The New York Times Reveals Dangers of Predators on Social MediaA Marketplace of Girl Influencers Managed by Moms and Stalked by Men by The New York Times (Jennifer Valentino-DeVries and Michael H. Keller)Part II (11:32 - 13:18)When Did God Build Heaven? — Dr. Mohler Responds to a Letter from a 3-Year-Old Listener of The BriefingPart III (13:18 - 14:42)If We Are So Sinful, Why Does God Love Us? — Dr. Mohler Responds to a Letter from an 8-Year-Old Listener of The BriefingPart IV (14:42 - 17:14)Am I Called to Celibacy? — Dr. Mohler Responds to a Letter from a 15-Year-Old Listener of The BriefingPart V (17:14 - 19:42)Is It Wrong Not to Implant Frozen Embryos That Are Not Viable for Pregnancy? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The BriefingPart VI (19:42 - 23:12)What Are Your Thoughts on Sperm Donation? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The BriefingPart VII (23:12 - 26:19)As a Wedding Photographer, What is the Moral Dimension Behind How I Choose Which Weddings to Shoot? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The BriefingSign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:X | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
3/1/202426 minutes, 19 seconds
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Thursday, February 29, 2024

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 07:40) Garland v. Cargill is About Much More Than Bump Stocks: Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments on Case That Is Really About the Overreach of Administrative StateGun ‘Bump Stocks’ at the Supreme Court by The Wall Street Journal (The Editorial Board)Part II (07:40 - 14:01) Government’s Proper Role Made Clear: FDA Rightly Responds to Lead Exposure in ChildrenWhat to Know about Lead Exposure in Children by The New York Times (Christina Jewett)Part III (14:01 - 18:15) Words Matter: French President Macron Goes Out of Bounds With NATO Allies — Contra France’s President, NATO Does Not Need to Put Ground Troops in UkrainePart IV (18:15 - 22:11) Germany Decriminalizes Cannabis: The Liberal Legal Move Preceded by Generational and Political ShiftGermany legalises cannabis for personal use by Financial Times (Sam Jones)Part V (22:11 - 24:52) Senator Mitch McConnell Announces Forthcoming Step Down: November 2024 Will Bring a New Party Leader for RepublicansSign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
2/29/202424 minutes, 52 seconds
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Thursday, February 29, 2024

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 07:40)Garland v. Cargill is About Much More Than Bump Stocks: Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments on Case That Is Really About the Overreach of Administrative StateGun ‘Bump Stocks’ at the Supreme Court by The Wall Street Journal (The Editorial Board)Part II (07:40 - 14:01)Government’s Proper Role Made Clear: FDA Rightly Responds to Lead Exposure in ChildrenWhat to Know about Lead Exposure in Children by The New York Times (Christina Jewett)Part III (14:01 - 18:15)Words Matter: French President Macron Goes Out of Bounds With NATO Allies — Contra France’s President, NATO Does Not Need to Put Ground Troops in UkrainePart IV (18:15 - 22:11)Germany Decriminalizes Cannabis: The Liberal Legal Move Preceded by Generational and Political ShiftGermany legalises cannabis for personal use by Financial Times (Sam Jones)Part V (22:11 - 24:52)Senator Mitch McConnell Announces Forthcoming Step Down: November 2024 Will Bring a New Party Leader for RepublicansSign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:X | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
2/29/202424 minutes, 52 seconds
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Thursday, February 29, 2024

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 07:40)Garland v. Cargill is About Much More Than Bump Stocks: Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments on Case That Is Really About the Overreach of Administrative StateGun ‘Bump Stocks’ at the Supreme Court by The Wall Street Journal (The Editorial Board)Part II (07:40 - 14:01)Government’s Proper Role Made Clear: FDA Rightly Responds to Lead Exposure in ChildrenWhat to Know about Lead Exposure in Children by The New York Times (Christina Jewett)Part III (14:01 - 18:15)Words Matter: French President Macron Goes Out of Bounds With NATO Allies — Contra France’s President, NATO Does Not Need to Put Ground Troops in UkrainePart IV (18:15 - 22:11)Germany Decriminalizes Cannabis: The Liberal Legal Move Preceded by Generational and Political ShiftGermany legalises cannabis for personal use by Financial Times (Sam Jones)Part V (22:11 - 24:52)Senator Mitch McConnell Announces Forthcoming Step Down: November 2024 Will Bring a New Party Leader for RepublicansSign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:X | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
2/29/202424 minutes, 52 seconds
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Wednesday, February 28, 2024

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 09:21) What Happened in Michigan Won’t Stay in Michigan: Arab Voters Send Big Message to President BidenPart II (09:21 - 15:27) More Evidence Why a Two-State Solution Won’t Work: Palestinian Authority Plays Same Old GamePalestinian prime minister submits government’s resignation, a move that could open door to reforms by The Associated PressPalestinian Authority’s Government Resigns, Yielding to International Pressure by Wall Street Journal (Summer Said and Omar Abdel-Baqui)Part III (15:27 - 22:47) The Legacy of Putin Two Years into War with Ukraine: Ongoing War and Pushing Sweden and Finland into the Arms of NATOIn NATO’s Newest Member, ‘Total Defense’ Includes Teens and Retirees by The Wall Street Journal (Daniel Michaels)Part IV (22:47 - 25:34) Rest in Peace, Flaco: Central Park Zoo’s Famous Escapee (Eurasian Eagle Owl) Dies After Building StrikeSign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
2/28/202425 minutes, 34 seconds
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Tuesday, February 27, 2024

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 08:22) Are Social Media Platforms Public Utilities or Publishers? SCOTUS Considers Huge Questions Related to Free Speech and Social Media CompaniesPart II (08:22 - 19:10) No Difference Between a Boy and a Chimp? Steven Wise, Champion of the Animal Rights Movement, Dies at 73Steven Wise, Champion of Animal Rights, Is Dead at 73 by The New York Times (Sam Roberts)Part III (19:10 - 26:00) A New Aggression on Abortion? Governor Gavin Newsom Pushes Abortion Ads in Conservative StatesNewsom unveils multistate ad campaign to fight abortion travel restrictions in red states by The LA Times (Teresa Watanabe)Sign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
2/27/202426 minutes
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Monday, February 26, 2024

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 12:24) A ‘Hopeful Blob’ or an Image Bearer? The Clash of Worldviews over Definition of Life on Display in Aftermath of Response to Alabama Supreme Court DecisionAlabama might avert an IVF disaster, but the antiabortion activists won’t stop there by Washington Post (The Editorial Board)Congratulations! Alabama court says that embryo is as good as a live child. by Washington Post (Alexandra Petri)Part II (12:24 - 20:04) Of Course We Believe Our Rights Come from God: Journalist from the Left Surprised Christians Today Agree with 2,000 Years of Christian DoctrineExtremist Conservative Christian Nationalists Believe Your Rights Come From God, Not Government by RealClear Politics (Tim Hains)Part III (20:04 - 23:16) They Will Be ‘Labeled as Bigots and Treated as Such’: Justice Samuel Alito’s Words on Persecution of Religious Right Were PropheticJustice Alito Renews Criticism of Landmark Ruling on Same-Sex Marriage by The New York Times (Abbie VanSickle)Part IV (23:16 - 25:56) Russia Makes Another Dissident Disappear: The Unsurprising Death of Maksim KuzminovSign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
2/26/202425 minutes, 56 seconds
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Friday, February 23, 2024

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 06:40) What Kind of Political Ads Move the Needle? Why You’re More Likely to Respond to a Negative Political Ad Than a Positive OneWhat Have Negative Political Ads Done to Us? by The New York Times (Gerald F. Seib)Part II (06:40 - 08:58) How Did Conservatism Move from Figures Like William F. Buckley Jr. to Popular Figures Associated with the Right Today? — Dr. Mohler Responds to a Letter from Listeners of The BriefingPart III (08:58 - 13:14) What is the Role of Parachurch Ministry? — Dr. Mohler Responds to a Letter from Listeners of The BriefingPart IV (13:14 - 18:15) Is There a Source of Truly Unbiased News? — Dr. Mohler Responds to a Letter from Listeners of The BriefingPart V (18:15 - 22:09) How Can Christians Teach and Work in a Secular Higher Education Context? — Dr. Mohler Responds to a Letter from Listeners of The BriefingPart VI (22:09 - 24:25) Should Christian Parents Avoid Sending Their Children to Public Colleges? — Dr. Mohler Responds to a Letter from Listeners of The BriefingPart VII (24:25 - 26:08) Is It Appropriate for Christians to Pledge Allegiance to the Flag? — Dr. Mohler Responds to a Letter from Listeners of The BriefingSign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
2/23/202426 minutes, 8 seconds
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Thursday, February 22, 2024

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 04:56) The U.S. Stands By Israel At UN Security Council: U.S. Vetoes U.N. Calls for Cease-Fire in Gaza Without Release of All HostagesPart II (04:56 - 11:00) Interpol Is Real, But Complicated: What Happens When the Bad Guys Are Able to Abuse the SystemStrongmen Find New Ways to Abuse Interpol, Despite Years of Fixes by The New York Times (Jane Bradley)Part III (11:00 - 26:15) We Should Be Terrified? The Left Melts Down Over Alabama Supreme Court IVF RulingIn defense of the frozen children: The Alabama Supreme Court rules that the protection of human embryos extends beyond the womb by WORLD Opinions (R. Albert Mohler, Jr.)Alabama Supreme Court Cites the Bible in Terrifying Embryo Ruling: The Alabama Supreme Court’s decision is all but guaranteed to gut IVF in the entire state. by New Republic (Ellie Quinlan Houghtaling)Doctors and patients fearfully proceed with IVF after Alabama court rules embryos are children by NBC News (Aria Bendix)Sign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
2/22/202426 minutes, 15 seconds
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Wednesday, February 21, 2024

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 08:12) Greece Becomes First Country to Defy Orthodox Church to Legalize Same-Sex MarriagePart II (08:12 - 19:59) St. Patrick’s Cathedral Turned into Transgender Celebration: Memorial Service for Transgender Activist Scandalizes ChurchN.Y. Archdiocese Condemns Funeral of Transgender Activist at Cathedral by The New York Times (Liam Stack)Part III (19:59 - 22:12) How LGBTQ Activists Play the Cultural Game: What the Response to the Transgender Activist Memorial Service at St. Patrick’s Reveals About the Strategy of the LeftPart IV (22:12 - 24:50) Ontology Grounds Gender and Sexuality: The Unchanging Categories of ‘He’ and ‘She’Sign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
2/21/202424 minutes, 50 seconds
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Tuesday, February 20, 2024

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 18:38) A Huge Affirmation of Human Dignity: Alabama Supreme Court Rules That Frozen Human Embryos Are ChildrenAlabama Court Says IVF Embryos Are “Extrauterine Children” — And People Under The Law by Rolling Stone (Tessa Stuart)LePage v. Mobile Infirmary Clinic, Inc by The Supreme Court of AlabamaPart II (18:38 - 22:37) The Logic of the Culture of Death: Babies Become CommoditiesPost-Roe v. Wade, more patients rely on early prenatal testing as states toughen abortion laws by Associated Press (Laura Ungar and Amanda Seitz)Part III (22:37 - 25:55) Nothing About Abortion is Safe: Abortion by Telemedicine or in a Clinic is Never Safe for the Baby. Never.Abortions by Telemedicine and Mailed Pills Are Safe and Effective, Study Finds by The New York Times (Pam Belluck)Sign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
2/20/202425 minutes, 55 seconds
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Monday, February 19, 2024

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 13:07) ‘No Man, No Problem’: Russia Makes Totalitarian Dissenter Alexei Navalny Disappear—That Is the Goal'Death Solves All Problems,' He Said by The New York Times (Richard Pipes)Kremlin Critic Aleksei Navalny Says Attack Left Him Mostly Blind in an Eye by The New York Times (Andrew E. Kramer)Part II (13:07 - 20:52) A Russian Killer Satellite? The Story Behind Russia’s Major New National Security Threat to the WestStatement from Chairman Mike Turner by TwitterRussia Using Thousands of Musk’s Starlink Systems in War, Ukrainian General Says by The Wall Street Journal (James Marson and Thomas Grove)Part III (20:52 - 28:01) Former President Trump’s Civil Fraud Verdict: Big Political and Moral Issues Are Driving the Story — And the U.S. Is Worse For ItTrump’s $355 Million Civil Fraud Verdict by The Wall Street Journal (The Editorial Board)Sign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
2/19/202428 minutes, 1 second
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Friday, February 16, 2024

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 08:56) Good News: Young Adults Are Close to Their Parents. Bad News: Those Same Young Adults Are Way Behind in Getting Married and Having Children of Their OwnParents Are Highly Involved in Their Adult Children’s Lives, and Fine With It by The New York Times (Claire Cain Miller)Part II (08:56 - 14:34) What About Neurodiversity? — Dr. Mohler Responds to a Letter from Listeners of The BriefingPart III (14:34 - 18:33) Should Christians Watch Sports? — Dr. Mohler Responds to a Letter from Listeners of The BriefingPart IV (18:33 - 20:42) What is Virtue? — Dr. Mohler Responds to a Letter from Listeners of The BriefingPart V (20:42 - 27:06) How Do We Think Biblically About Distractions During Worship Services? — Dr. Mohler Responds to a Letter from Listeners of The BriefingSign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
2/16/202427 minutes, 6 seconds
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Thursday, February 15, 2024

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 15:26) Let’s Talk About Polyamory: The Moral Revolution Presses on to Normalize Polyamorous RelationshipsPart II (15:26 - 21:16) The Battle Against Creation Shows Up at the Bathroom Door: Utah’s New Bathroom Bill Re-ignites the Fight Over Regulating RestroomsPart III (21:16 - 27:12) The Biden Campaign At Odds with His Administration’s Policy: The Complications of TikTok and the Lure of TechnologySign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
2/15/202427 minutes, 12 seconds
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Wednesday, February 14, 2024

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 08:21) Israeli Hostages Saved: The Surprising Story Hiding Under the News of the Hostage Rescue in IsraelHamas Military Compound Found Beneath U.N. Agency Headquarters in Gaza by Wall Street Journal (Dov Lieber and David Luhnow)Part II (08:21 - 19:56) The Future of the Democratic Party: The Issues Surrounding Vice President Kamala Harris and the Party’s Obsession with AbortionHouse Democrats plan their 2024 comeback on abortion, economy and contrast with GOP by USA Today (Riley Beggin and Ken Tran)Part III (19:56 - 24:22) Marriage Rights for Everyone, Even Single People? The Logic of the Moral Revolutionaries Falls On Its Own SwordMarriage has a monopoly on legal benefits. It shouldn’t. by Washington Post (Rhaina Cohen)Part IV (24:22 - 29:00) ‘Family First, Me Second’: The Key to a Happy MarriageDon’t Buy the Soulmate Myth by Wall Street Journal (Brad Wilcox)Sign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
2/14/202429 minutes
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Tuesday, February 13, 2024

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 16:51) What is the Endgame in Ukraine? The Need for Ukraine to Set Its Real Terms — And for its Allies to Be Honest About the Situation As It StandsPart II (16:51 - 20:25) The Truth About the Situation in Ukraine: Putin’s Preoccupation with Ukraine is Not Going Away, and Ukraine Cannot Defeat Russia Anytime in the Near Future Part III (20:25 - 27:45) The Dangerous Embrace of Gambling: Super Bowl 58 Highlights the Normalization of Gambling in AthleticsThe Super Bowl and gambling are locked in a tight and dangerous embrace by The Guardian (Tom Dart)Sign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
2/13/202427 minutes, 46 seconds
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Monday, February 12, 2024

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 17:19) ‘A Well-Meaning Elderly Man with a Poor Memory’: The President’s Age is Now an Unavoidable Issue, and in a Big WayReport of the Special Counsel on the Investigation Into Unauthorized Removal, Retention, and Disclosure of Classified Documents Discovered at Locations Including the Penn Biden Center and the Delaware Private Residence of President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. by U.S. Department of JusticePart II (17:19 - 23:02) We Would Not Aid an Ally in Need? Evaluating the Former President Trump's Words About NATO Over the WeekendPart III (23:02 - 26:51) Major Haley is Abroad Serving His Country: The Story Behind the Bizarre HeadlineSign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
2/12/202426 minutes, 51 seconds
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Friday, February 9, 2024

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 09:35) ‘We See What We Want to See’: What Interest in ‘Bigfoot’ Teaches Us About HumanityWhat the hunt for Bigfoot teaches us about ourselves by The Washington Post (Carl Hoffman)Part II (09:35 - 12:16) Should Christians Attend the Wedding of Unbelievers? — Dr. Mohler Responds to a Letter from Listeners of The BriefingPart III (12:16 - 14:18) When Do You Decide to Use the Name of a Person When Addressing a Public Controversy and When Do You Do So Without Mentioning a Name? — Dr. Mohler Responds to a Letter from Listeners of The BriefingPart IV (14:18 - 16:53) How Do Christians Decide What Significant Events to Attend for Friends and Family Members? — Dr. Mohler Responds to a Letter from Listeners of The BriefingPart V (16:53 - 17:44) Should Protestant Christians Attend Roman Catholic Funerals? — Dr. Mohler Responds to a Letter from Listeners of The BriefingPart VI (17:44 - 18:27) What About a Birthday Party? Coming to Terms Some New QuestionsPart VII (18:27 - 22:26) Does it Matter If Christians Were Really Martyred in the Roman Colosseum? — Dr. Mohler Responds to a Letter from Listeners of The BriefingPart VIII (22:26 - 24:20) How Do Christian Parents Decide Which Portions of Scripture to Read to Young Children? — Dr. Mohler Responds to a Letter from Listeners of The BriefingPart IX (24:20 - 26:48) What Do You Really Think About Christian Counseling? — Dr. Mohler Responds to a Letter from Listeners of The BriefingSign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
2/9/202426 minutes, 48 seconds
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Thursday, February 8, 2024

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 08:54) No Blanket Immunity for a President: Federal Appeals Court Rejects Former President Trump’s ArgumentDenying Trump’s Immunity Is Bigger Than Him by Wall Street Journal (The Editorial Board)Part II (08:54 - 15:45) He Took the Pardon: How the Nixon Pardon Sheds Light on the Issue of Presidential ImmunityPart III (15:45 - 21:21) The Constitutional Complexities of Presidential Immunity: Evaluating How the Law Does and Does Not Apply to the President is No Easy TaskMore 'nones' than Catholics: Non-religious Americans near 30% in latest survey by USA Today (Emily DeLetter)Part IV (21:21 - 28:08) How Non-religious are the Non-religious in the U.S.? The ‘Nones’ Aren’t as Secular as the Media Want You to BelieveSign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
2/8/202427 minutes, 48 seconds
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Wednesday, February 7, 2024

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 15:30) The Border Crisis and Proposed Senate Legislation—What is the Debate All About?A Border Security Bill Worth Passing by The Wall Street Journal (The Editorial Board)The Elites Opened the Doors to Migrants—and Chaos by The Wall Street Journal (The Editorial Board)Part II (15:30 - 23:17) A School Shooter’s Mother is Convicted of Manslaughter: Massive Lessons from the Jennifer Crumbley TrialJury finds Jennifer Crumbley, the Michigan school shooter’s mother, guilty of manslaughter by Associated Press (Ed White and Corey Williams)What Is This Mother Really Guilty Of? by The New York Times (Megan K. Stack)Part III (23:17 - 27:01) Dairy Farmers Want Their Word Back: The War Over “Milk” Underlines the Importance of WordsTeam Cow or Team Soy? The Milk Wars Roiling America by The New York Times (Kristina Peterson)Sign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
2/7/202427 minutes, 1 second
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Tuesday, February 6, 2024

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 15:22) Why Nayib Bukele? People of El Salvador Elect Controversial President in the Name of OrderPart II (15:22 - 21:20) This is How Moral Warfare in Our Country Happens: USA Today Publishes Abortion Propaganda Article Guised as JournalismTens of thousands of rape victims became pregnant in states with abortion bans, study estimates by USA Today (N'dea Yancey-Bragg)Part III (21:20 - 26:30) The IRS Has Biology Right: Two Men Who Cannot Conceive a Child Together is Not an Infertility ProblemIVF may be tax deductible, but LGBTQ+ couples less likely to get write-offs by USA Today (Bailey Schulz)Sign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
2/6/202426 minutes, 30 seconds
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Monday, February 5, 2024

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 11:25) Biden Administration (Finally) Sends (Indirect) Message to Iran: The U.S. Responds After Drone Attack Kills 3 of Its Soldiers in JordanWill Biden Finally Deter Iran? by Wall Street Journal (The Editorial Board)Part II (11:25 - 21:18) The Ripple of the Disruption in Three Seas: How World Conflict is Affecting the Global Economy and Freedom of NavigationOn the High Seas, a Pillar of Global Trade Is Under Attack by Wall Street Journal (Drew Hinshaw and Daniel Michaels)Part III (21:18 - 28:46) A Parable of the Hermeneutical Line From Evangelical Feminism to the LGBTQ Revolution: Letha Dawson Scanzoni Dies at 88Letha Dawson Scanzoni, Pioneer of Evangelical Feminism, Dies at 88 by New York Times (Penelope Green)Sign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
2/5/202428 minutes, 48 seconds
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Friday, February 2, 2024

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 07:50) How About This for Encouraging News: Wall Street Journal Offers Front-Page Story on Parents Missing Their Children Now at CollegeWhen Junior Heads to College, Helicopter Parents Turn to Empty-Nest Coaches by Wall Street Journal (Tara Weiss)Part II (07:50 - 14:53) Should Christians Attend the ‘Wedding’ of a Same-Sex Couple? What About If It is the Ceremony of a Family Member? — Dr. Mohler Responds to a Letter from Listeners of The Briefing Should Christians Attend Same-Sex Weddings? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The Briefing by The Briefing with Albert MohlerPart III (14:53 - 21:02) What Media Sources Should We Trust? — Dr. Mohler Responds to a Letter from Listeners of The BriefingPart IV (21:02 - 23:40) Should We Refer to Death as ‘Natural Death’? — Dr. Mohler Responds to a Letter from Listeners of The BriefingPart V (23:40 - 27:21) Are American Evangelicals More Concerned About Politics and Policies Rather Than Personal Holiness? — Dr. Mohler Responds to a Letter from Listeners of The BriefingSign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
2/2/202427 minutes, 21 seconds
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Thursday, February 1, 2024

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 15:54) Explosive Session on an Explosive Issue: Social Media Executives Face Senate Judiciary Committee Over Harm to Young PeoplePart II (15:54 - 21:26) Government Has a Role in This Issue: Public Policy Must Protect Children and Teenagers from the Very Real Threat of Social Media Platforms'Free state of Florida' wants to ban kids from social media by Palm Beach Daily News (Howard Simon)Part III (21:26 - 25:44) Parents, How Much Do You Actually Know? What Are You Doing About This Threat? Parents Are Responsible to Protect Their Children OnlineSign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
2/1/202425 minutes, 45 seconds
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Wednesday, January 31, 2024

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 08:34) The Liberal Pope Meets Opposition: African Bishops Give Major Pushback over New Vatican Policy on Blessing of Same-Sex CouplesCatholic clergy in Uganda accuse the West of a new colonialism through LGBTQ activism by Religion News Service (Tonny Onyulo)Pope says Africans are 'special case' when it comes to LGBT blessings by ReutersPart II (08:34 - 14:01) Just Ideology? Pope Condescendingly Addresses Conservative Opposition over Same-Sex BlessingsPart III (14:01 - 25:33) The Death Culture Presses Its Deadly Agenda in Canada: Country Contemplates Euthanasia for the Mentally IllDeath by Doctor May Soon Be Available for the Mentally Ill in Canada by New York Times (Vjosa Isai)Canada, there’s still time to rethink this risky expansion of euthanasia by Washington Post (The Editorial Board)Part IV (00:07 - 00:08) Sign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
1/31/202425 minutes, 34 seconds
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Tuesday, January 30, 2024

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 09:38) International Court of Justice Attempts to Build Political Pressure Against Israel: Court Rules Israel Has Committed Genocide in GazaPart II (09:38 - 14:36) Israel Reveals UNRWA Workers Aided Hamas Attacks on Israel: Israel’s Fight for Its Existence Proves to Be Even More ComplicatedU.S. Halts Funding for U.N. Agency Amid Claims Staff Took Part in Oct. 7 Attacks by Wall Street Journal (Vivian Salama and David Luhnow)Part III (14:36 - 19:23) We Need More from President Biden: The Attacks Upon the U.S. Cannot Go Without a Strong ResponseBiden, Iran and Three Dead Americans by Wall Street Journal (The Editorial Board)Part IV (19:23 - 25:23) Florida Has Become a Microcosm of American Culture: How the Major Growth of the State Correlates with American PoliticsSign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
1/30/202425 minutes, 24 seconds
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Monday, January 29, 2024

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 12:48) We are in a Massive Migration Crisis: America’s Borders and the Importance of Responsible CitizenshipPart II (12:48 - 20:03) Legal Immigration vs. Illegal Immigration: The Complicated History of the Matter in the U.S.Part III (20:03 - 23:52) A Nation That Does Not Have a Coherent Border (And Border Policy) is Headed for DisasterPart IV (23:52 - 25:54) You Win Some, You Lose Some: Japan Becomes Fifth Nation to Land Vehicle on the Moon — Only for It to Land Upside DownSign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
1/29/202425 minutes, 55 seconds
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Friday, January 26, 2024

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 08:05) An Eschatological Shadow in a Secular Age: Doomsday Clock for 2024 Claims We Are Closer Than Ever to ApocalypseDoomsday Clock 2024 time update has dire warnings of nuclear war, climate change and AI by USA Today (Doyle Rice)Part II (08:05 - 13:33) Have Democrats Always Been So Liberal? — Dr. Mohler Responds to a Letter from a 10-Year-Old Listener of The Briefing Part III (13:33 - 17:20) As a Young Professional and Father, How Can I Carve Out More Time to Study? — Dr. Mohler Responds to a Letter from Listeners of The BriefingPart IV (17:20 - 18:44) What About an Allegorical Reading of Jonah? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The BriefingPart V (18:44 - 23:18) Why Do Evangelicals Object to Catholic Crucifixes and Statues? With What Religious Symbols Do Protestants Decorate? — Dr. Mohler Responds to a Letter from Listeners of The BriefingPart VI (23:18 - 26:12) Is It Sinful For Christian Couples to Not Desire to Have Children? — Dr. Mohler Responds to a Letter from Listeners of The BriefingSign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
1/26/202426 minutes, 13 seconds
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Thursday, January 25, 2024

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 12:47) We are Watching the Biggest Schism in American Protestant History: The Staggering Numbers of the UMC Split Come to LightPart II (12:47 - 16:17) Red and Blue America Shows Up in the UMC Split: The Worldview of Geography Behind the HeadlinesPart III (16:17 - 18:34) The Short Hermeneutical Jump from Ordination of Women to LGBTQ Affirmation: Conservative Methodists Have Many Other Issues to FaceThe Baltimore Sun’s New Owner Has the Newsroom on Edge by New York Times (Katie Robertson)Billionaires Wanted to Save the News Industry. They’re Losing a Fortune. by New York Times (Benjamin Mullin and Katie Robertson)Part IV (18:34 - 19:28) Why So Little Media Coverage on This Great Protestant Disaffiliation? The Secular Shift of Attention in a Post-Christian AmericaPart V (19:28 - 25:50) Don’t Save Us If You’re a Conservative: Recent Sale of Baltimore Sun Has Alarm Bells Ringing on the LeftSign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
1/25/202425 minutes, 50 seconds
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Wednesday, January 24, 2024

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 06:57) Nikki Haley’s Bid for the Republican Primary is Slipping Away After Loss in New Hampshire — So, Why is She Staying in the Race?Part II (06:57 - 08:43) A Bumbling Campaign Strategy That Actually Worked: President Biden’s Successful Write-in Campaign in New HampshirePart III (08:43 - 26:10) Should There Be a Two-State Solution in Israel? The Center of the Argument Behind the Answer to That Question is Support for the Elimination of IsraelArab Peace Proposal for Gaza Takes Shape as Top Biden Adviser Lands in Region by Wall Street Journal (Summer Said, Margherita Stancati, and Laurence Norman)Israel-E.U. Meeting on Gaza’s Future Yields Division and Confusion by New York Times (Matina Stevis-Gridneff, Hiba Yazbek, Adam Rasgon, Monika Pronczuk and Michael Levenson)Sign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
1/24/202426 minutes, 10 seconds
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Tuesday, January 23, 2024

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 10:28) So, Why is the New Hampshire Primary So Important? And Why Does the State Historically Go First?Part II (10:28 - 20:22) ‘Not Many of Us Go to Church Here’: Turns Out That Makes a Big Difference, For Example, on the Issue of AbortionHow Did New Hampshire Shift to Blue-ish? by New York Times (Jane Coaston)Part III (20:22 - 29:40) Republican Voters Make a Choice — Will Trump Claim the Nomination as Inevitable? What Might that Mean?The 2024 Republican Choice by Wall Street Journal (The Editorial Board)Sign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
1/23/202429 minutes, 40 seconds
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Monday, January 22, 2024

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 11:46) And Then There Were Two: Governor Ron DeSantis Suspends Republican Primary Election CampaignPart II (11:46 - 20:11) President Biden Hones In on Re-Election Strategy — Its Message? Abortion On DemandBiden Campaign Sharpens Its Post-Roe Message: Abortion Is About Freedom by New York Times (Katie Rogers)Part III (20:11 - 26:20) One of the Deadliest Tyrants and Ideologues in Human History: A Look at the Legacy of Vladimir Lenin Occasioned by the 100th Anniversary of His DeathSign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
1/22/202426 minutes, 22 seconds
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Friday, January 19, 2024

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 06:10) A Parable of an America That No Longer Exists: Joyce Randolph Dies at Age 99Joyce Randolph, Last of the ‘Honeymooners,’ Is Dead at 99 by New York Times (Robert D. McFadden)Part II (06:10 - 09:51) Did We Just Witness a New Age in Entertainment? Recent Chiefs vs. Dolphins Game Marks Largest Online Viewership in Internet HistoryPart III (09:51 - 12:46) Is Surrogacy Immoral? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The BriefingPart IV (12:46 - 15:53) How Can the Bible Be the Inerrant Word of God If It Was Written by Men? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The BriefingPart V (15:53 - 19:05) What Does It Look Like to Be a Good Earthly Citizen? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The BriefingPart VI (19:05 - 21:05) What is God’s Glory? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The BriefingPart VII (21:05 - 23:25) Would It Violate the Bible’s Principles of Male Headship to Vote for a Woman to Be President? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The BriefingPart VIII (23:25 - 27:05) Why is There So Much Murder in the Bible? — Dr. Mohler Responds to a Letter from a 6-Year-Old Listener of The BriefingSign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
1/19/202427 minutes, 5 seconds
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Thursday, January 18, 2024

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 12:56) The Power of the Administrative State Faces a Reckoning at the Supreme Court? SCOTUS Hears Case That Could Overturn Precedent of “Chevron Deference”Part II (12:56 - 18:02) Why Did Some Conservatives Support Administrative Deference? The Complicated History of This Major IssueChevron Deference Was Fun While It Lasted by Wall Street Journal (Eugene Scalia)Part III (18:02 - 26:05) The 50th Anniversary of the Endangered Species Act: Evaluating the Divided Legacy of This Controversial Legislation50 years ago, Democrats and Republicans agreed to protect endangered species by Florida Today (Jim Waymer)Sign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
1/18/202426 minutes, 7 seconds
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Wednesday, January 17, 2024

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 18:29) 100 Days After October 7, 2023: Israel Pledges to Fight On Against Hamas and Faces a New Global RealityIs Anti-Zionism Always Antisemitic? A Fraught Question for the Moment. by New York Times (Jonathan Weisman)Part II (18:29 - 24:20) Taiwan’s Bold Election Results: Taiwanese People Elect Leader In Opposition to China’s Claim of Rule, Raising Interesting Questions of HistoryPart III (24:20 - 28:30) Popularity of New Orleans Wings on the Rise Worldwide — The Kicker? They Never Were From New Orleans‘New Orleans-Style’ Wings Are a Global Sensation. Just Not in New Orleans. by Wall Street Journal (Weilun Soon)Sign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
1/17/202428 minutes, 32 seconds
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Tuesday, January 16, 2024

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 09:24) Former President Donald Trump Dominates Iowa Caucus: It’s a Clear Victory for Trump — The Rest of the Picture Not Yet ClearWhy Iowa Turned So Red When Nearby States Went Blue by New York Times (Jonathan Weisman)Part II (09:24 - 18:45) How Has Iowa Turned So Red? How Iowa Has Moved Deeper and Deeper Red While Surrounding States Have Gone Deep BluePart III (18:45 - 24:40) President Biden’s Hypocrisy, the Death Penalty, and the Imago Dei: What the Federal Prosecution of the Buffalo Shooter Reveals About Capital PunishmentU.S. to Seek Death for Man Who Killed 10 in Racist Supermarket Massacre by New York Times (Hurubie Meko and Dan Higgins)Part IV (24:40 - 26:12) A Medieval Problem Returns to the Eton School: Students Encouraged to Stay Home Until School Can Fix Major Toilet ProblemsSign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
1/16/202426 minutes, 14 seconds
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Monday, January 15, 2024

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 10:03) The Attacks Necessitated a Response: U.S. and Allies Rightfully Strike Back Against the Houthi Rebels over Repeated Strikes in the Red SeaU.S. strikes on the Houthis were strong, proportionate — and overdue by Washington Post (The Editorial Board)Biden Strikes the Houthis, at Last by Wall Street Journal (The Editorial Board)Part II (10:03 - 19:37) The Race for 2024 Republican Nomination is Fully On: Looking Ahead to the Significance of Tonight’s Iowa’s CaucusesPart III (19:37 - 27:38) Denmark’s New King: King Frederik X Takes the Throne After Monarch Abdicates for First Time in Almost 900 YearsSign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
1/15/202427 minutes, 37 seconds
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Friday, January 12, 2024

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 11:29) South Korea Declares Fido is a Friend, Not Food: Major Shift Takes Place As Government Bans the Selling of Dog MeatSouth Korea Ban Takes Dog Meat Off the Menu by Wall Street Journal (Timothy W. Martin)Part II (11:29 - 16:36) Does Your Interpretation of the 14th Amendment Violate the Principle of Textualism? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The BriefingPart III (16:36 - 20:36) Will You Respond to the Argument That "Not Imputing Their Trespasses to Them" from 2 Corinthians 5:19 Means Universal Forgiveness? — Dr. Mohler Responds to a Letter from a 15-Year-Old Listener of The BriefingPart IV (20:36 - 22:42) Can a Christian Vote for a Party Candidate That Supports the Murder of Babies? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The BriefingPart V (22:42 - 25:13) Is God Happy? — Dr. Mohler Responds to a Letter from a 4-Year-Old Listener of The BriefingSign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
1/12/202425 minutes, 14 seconds
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Thursday, January 11, 2024

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 13:23) The Question of Presidential Immunity is Complicated: The Difficulty Comes Down to Determining the Limits of Presidential Immunity and Constitutional ImplicationsAppeals Court Seems Skeptical of Trump’s Immunity Claim by New York Times (Alan Feuer, Charlie Savage, Eileen Sullivan and Glenn Thrush)Part II (13:23 - 17:09) The Great Strength of Constitutional Government: How Our Arduous Processes Enable Justice and Prevent TotalitarianismPart III (17:09 - 22:17) Technical Failures are More Complicated at 13,000 Feet — Much Less at Higher Altitudes: Recent Headlines Underline Big Issues Many People Never Think AboutPart IV (22:17 - 28:14) We Sent Men to the Moon in the 1960s and We Can’t Seem to Do it Now? There Are Huge Issues Behind Recent HeadlinesSign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
1/11/202428 minutes, 15 seconds
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Wednesday, January 10, 2024

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 12:36) The Ripple Effects of Moral Change from the Vatican: Evaluating the Global Response to the Pope’s Blessing of Same-Sex CouplesVatican Defends Gay Blessings, but Offers Critics Some Leeway by New York Times (Jason Horowitz)Part II (12:36 - 14:40) The Pope Falls Short on Surrogacy Denouncement: Arguments Against Surrogacy Should Be Based in Scripture and Creation Order, Not Just a Critique of CapitalismPart III (14:40 - 17:51) This Close to the Papacy: Vatican Doctrine Watchdog Revealed to Have Written Novels Blending Theology and PornographyPart IV (17:51 - 25:40) Crisis in the Chain of Command: Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin Causes Security Crisis After Hiding Serious Medical Procedures from the White HouseSign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
1/10/202425 minutes, 41 seconds
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Tuesday, January 9, 2024

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 16:19) The Sexual Revolution and Its Strange Allies: The Massive Issues Behind Ohio Governor DeWine’s Veto of House Bill 68The transgender revolutionaries want our children by WORLD Opinions (R. Albert Mohler, Jr.)Part II (16:19 - 21:28) What’s Behind a Name? Disqualification of Transgender Candidate in Ohio Shows Danger Posed by New Ideological Notions of Name and IdentityTransgender Candidate in Ohio Is Disqualified for Not Disclosing Birth Name by New York Times (Emily Schmall)Part III (21:28 - 25:07) The Very Dangerous World of Artificial Intelligence: Emergence of AI Pornography Raises Huge Issues of Morality and IdentityDark Corners of the Web Offer a Glimpse at A.I.’s Nefarious Future by New York Times (Stuart A. Thompson)Sign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
1/9/202425 minutes, 8 seconds
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Monday, January 8, 2024

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 13:39) Former President Trump Struck From State Ballots? Huge Constitutional Issues Hang in the Balance as SCOTUS Decides to Take Up Colorado CasePart II (13:39 - 17:23) The 2024 State of the Union Address: President Biden Seeks to Do Damage Control as He Ratchets Up Re-Election CampaignPart III (17:23 - 23:24) A Tinderbox Grows Even More Incendiary: The Increasingly Hostile, and Theological, Conflicts in the Middle EastPresident of Belarus gives himself immunity from prosecution and limits potential challengers by Associated Press (Yuras Karmanau)Part IV (23:24 - 27:04) The Dangers of Riding a Tiger: The Inevitable End of Totalitarian DictatorshipsSign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
1/8/202427 minutes, 4 seconds
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Friday, December 22, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 03:35) Why Did Jesus Have to Be Born as a Baby? Why Did He Not Come as a Man? Why Was He Born in a Manger? — Dr. Mohler Responds to a Letter from a 4-Year-Old Listener of The BriefingPart II (03:35 - 04:53) Is the Christmas Spirit the Same as the Holy Spirit? — Dr. Mohler Responds to a Letter from a 5-Year-Old Listener of The BriefingPart III (04:53 - 06:47) Did Baby Jesus Fuss and Cry Like Other Babies? If so, Is that in Conflict with His Nature as the Son of God? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The BriefingPart IV (06:47 - 07:54) Is It Inconsistent to Say Jesus Was Born in Joseph's Lineage When They Did Not Share DNA? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The BriefingPart V (07:54 - 09:16) What are Your Thoughts on an Ecumenical Advent Services That Includes a Reading by Rabbi and Muslim Leaders? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The BriefingPart VI (09:16 - 10:50) Should Christians Participate in Santa Claus? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The BriefingPart VII (10:50 - 13:41) Do We Rightly Celebrate the Birth of Christ on December 25? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The BriefingPart VIII (13:41 - 16:13) Assuming Life Begins at Conception, When Exactly Did the Incarnation Happen? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The BriefingPart IX (16:13 - 18:48) Did the Son of God Give Up His Deity at the Incarnation? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The BriefingPart X (18:48 - 20:38) Why Did God Choose Mary to Be the Mother of Jesus? — Dr. Mohler Responds to a Letter from an 8-Year-Old Listener of The BriefingPart XI (20:38 - 22:27) Did God Choose Mary Because She Was a Perfect Vessel? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The BriefingPart XII (22:27 - 24:00) Who is the King in the Song “Do You Hear What I Hear?” — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The BriefingPart XIII (24:00 - 25:43) May the Joy of Christ Fill Your Hearts and Homes: Merry Christmas from Dr. Mohler to Listeners of The BriefingSign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
12/22/202325 minutes, 43 seconds
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Thursday, December 21, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 17:33) The Big Disaffiliation: Considering the History Behind the Biggest Schism in Protestantism Taking Place in the United Methodist Church Right NowPart II (17:33 - 19:13) LGBTQ Issues, Women Clergy, Money, and Theological Arguments: Why Conservatives are Leaving the UMC in DrovesOne fourth of United Methodist churches in US have left in schism over LGBTQ ban. What happens now? by Associated Press (Peter Smith)Part III (19:13 - 24:13) Who are the Houthi Rebels? Let’s Just Look at Their Motto: The Theology Behind the Attacks in the Red SeaSign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
12/21/202324 minutes, 53 seconds
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Wednesday, December 20, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 17:03) The Road to Reversing Roe: A Major Investigation Into How the Supreme Court Came to Reverse Roe v. WadeBehind the Scenes at the Dismantling of Roe v. Wade by New York Times (Jodi Kantor and Adam Liptak)Part II (17:03 - 22:51) A Long War Against Women’s Rights? The Left’s Narrative of Why the Dobbs Decision HappenedPart III (22:51 - 26:06) Do Courts Make Decisions on the Grounds of Emerging Social Consensus? Examining an Observation from the Late Justice Sandra Day O’ConnorWhat Sandra Day O’Connor Got Wrong by New York Times (Linda Greenhouse)Sign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
12/20/202326 minutes, 8 seconds
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Tuesday, December 19, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 09:37) Did Pope Francis Really Give Blessing to Same-Sex Couples? The Complicated Disaster of the News Coming Out of the VaticanWhat 'Fiducia supplicans' declares about papal power by The Pillar (Edward Condon)Part II (09:37 - 16:56) Progressing the Sexual Revolution By a Wink: The Strategy of Pope Francis to Blur the Lines of “Union” Ceremonies with WeddingsVatican Issues Guidelines for Same-Sex Blessings by Wall Street Journal (Francis X. Rocca)Pope Francis Allows Priests to Bless Same-Sex Couples by New York Times (Jason Horowitz)Part III (16:56 - 20:40) The Bottom Line of the Roman Catholic Church’s Blessing of Same-Sex UnionsPart IV (20:40 - 26:15) The Cultural Context and Political Effects: How the Vatican’s Blessing of Same-Sex Couples Will Impact Faithful Protestant Christians Across the GlobeSign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
12/19/202326 minutes, 15 seconds
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Monday, December 18, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 10:38) There Are No Holidays from History: Big Questions Arise as the War Between Israel and Hamas RagesPart II (10:38 - 17:28) The U.S. Calls for Israel Fighting in Gaza to ‘Slow Down’ Soon? But What Is Really At Stake? What Do the US and Europe Really Want? What Are Leaders Really Saying?Sullivan says both the U.S. and Israel expect fighting to slow down eventually. by New York Times (Victoria Kim and Aaron Boxerman)Germany Uncovers Alleged Hamas Terror Plot in Europe by Wall Street Journal (Bertrand Benoit)Part III (17:28 - 27:10) Where is the Pledged Support for Ukraine? Why is Border Security Linked? Big Issues (and Big Dangers) AriseSign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
12/18/202327 minutes, 12 seconds
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Friday, December 15, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 08:43) The Cult of Celebrity and Moral Revolution Enshrined in the Smithsonian: National Portrait Gallery Unveils Portrait of Oprah WinfreyThe age of Oprah is over, but her vision is now framed in Washington by Washington Post (Philip Kennicott)Part II (08:43 - 12:18) How Should We Think About States That Offer Private Tax Credits for Public Schools? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The BriefingPart III (12:18 - 17:12) In Christian Ethics, Is Something, Like the Sale of Organs, That Has the Potential of Being Unethical Considered Unethical? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The BriefingPart IV (17:12 - 19:10) Who Says That Abortion Cannot Be the Intended Purpose of Any Procedure? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The BriefingPart V (19:10 - 20:42) Should Christians Read the Great Works of Western Literature? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The BriefingPart VI (20:42 - 24:12) How Does Prayer Differ Between the Old and New Testaments? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The BriefingPart VII (24:12 - 27:25) Why was Cain So Jealous of Abel’s Sacrifice That He Killed His Brother? — Dr. Mohler Responds to a Letter from a 7-Year-Old Listener of The BriefingSign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
12/15/202327 minutes, 25 seconds
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Thursday, December 14, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 14:07) ‘The World’ Agreed to What? The Real Life Political Parable of COP28World agrees to climate deal that makes unprecedented call to move away from fossil fuels, but ‘cavernous’ loopholes remain by CNN (Angela Dewan, Laura Paddison, Ella Nilsen and Rachel Ramirez)Part II (14:07 - 20:24) An Overtly Political Act or an Exercise of Legislative Responsibility? The House Approves Impeachment Inquiry of President Joe BidenStatement from President Joe Biden on Baseless House Republican Impeachment Stunt by The White HouseHunter Biden, Defying Deposition Subpoena, Again Offers Public Testimony by New York Times (Luke Broadwater)Part III (20:24 - 29:20) From Orthodox to Reform in One Generation: The Death of a Prominent Rabbi Reveals the Theological Landscape of American JudaismDavid Ellenson, 76, Who Guided a Generation of Reform Rabbis, Dies by New York Times (Ari L. Goldman)Sign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
12/14/202329 minutes, 20 seconds
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Wednesday, December 13, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 08:06) Where is the Moral Outrage on Anti-Semitism at Harvard? President Claudine Gay Retains Her Position in the Midst of Anti-Semitic Comments and Plagiarism AllegationsWhy Defenders of Harvard’s President Are Focused on Academic Freedom by New York Times (Alan Blinder)Part II (08:06 - 13:46) Notice what STILL is Not Said: Evaluating the Harvard Corporation’s Support for President Claudine GayPart III (13:46 - 21:00) Why is President McGill at the University of Pennsylvania Out While President Gay of Harvard is Not? As Expected, There is a BackstoryHow Rich Alumni Ousted Penn’s President Liz Magill by Wall Street Journal (Melissa Korn, Rachel Louise Ensign, Douglas Belkin)The Politics of Campus Free Speech Draw Scrutiny by Wall Street Journal (Douglas Belkin and Laura Kusisto)Part IV (21:00 - 25:34) Keep Your Pet Goldfish in the Bowl: The Invasion of Goldfish Terrorizing the Great LakesOnce They Were Pets. Now Giant Goldfish Are Menacing the Great Lakes. by New York Times (Livia Albeck-Ripka)Sign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
12/13/202325 minutes, 36 seconds
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Tuesday, December 12, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 08:12) Texas Woman Travels for “Abortion Care” — Huge Issues of Morality and Language Arise in the Midst of Controversial Abortion CaseTexas woman at center of an abortion ban challenge leaves state for procedure by Washington Post (Caroline Kitchener and Maegan Vazquez)Part II (08:12 - 14:39) So Does President Biden Really Want Funding for Ukraine? Border Funding to Stem Migrant Influx is Also a US Security Priority Part III (14:39 - 19:32) Rethinking Ukraine Crisis: America is at a Crossroads Over Ukraine Support, But Where is the Strategy?Part IV (19:32 - 25:30) Fidel Castro’s Sister Supported the Revolution But Declared Her Brother a Tyrant: Juanita Castro Dies at 90 in MiamiJuanita Castro, Who Turned Against Her Brother Fidel, Dies at 90 by New York Times (Trip Gabriel)Sign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
12/12/202325 minutes, 32 seconds
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Monday, December 11, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 11:34) One Down, Two to Go? Moral Pressure Builds After Disastrous Appearance Before Congressional Committee Reveals Moral Disaster in Elite AcademiaThe moral rot starts at the top: Three elite university presidents refused to say that calls for genocide against Jews would violate rules for campus conduct by WORLD Opinions (R. Albert Mohler, Jr.)74 Members of Congress Demand Harvard President Gay Resign in Letter to Governing Board Members by The Harvard Crimson (Miles J. Herszenhorn and Claire Yuan)One Law Firm Prepared Both Penn and Harvard for Hearing on Antisemitism by New York Times (Lauren Hirsch)Part II (11:34 - 21:00) Massive New Indictment Against Hunter Biden Reveals Key Evidence: Hunter Biden’s Own MemoirHunter Biden Indictment Fuels Impeachment Inquiry at a Critical Time by New York Times (Luke Broadwater and Glenn Thrush)Part III (21:00 - 23:39) The Charade of a Tyrant: Vladimir Putin Announced He Will Run for President … AgainPart IV (23:39 - 25:34) The Application of the Law and Its Preservation of Human Dignity: Life and Death Hang in the Balance in Texas Abortion CaseSign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
12/11/202325 minutes, 36 seconds
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Friday, December 8, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 11:15) A Prophet of Moral Progressivism Dies at 101: The Life and Legacy of Norman LearTelevision’s boundary-smashing pioneer turns 100 by WORLD Opinions (R. Albert Mohler, Jr.)Part II (11:15 - 18:37) How Can We Trust the Bible is Inerrant If We Say That Only the Original Manuscripts Are Inerrant? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The BriefingPart III (18:37 - 21:10) Why Does Jude Reference the Book of Enoch? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The BriefingPart IV (21:10 - 25:26) How Can I Tell If God is Calling Me to Be a Pastor? — Dr. Mohler Responds to a Letter from a 12-Year-Old Listener of The BriefingSign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
12/8/202325 minutes, 28 seconds
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Thursday, December 7, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 10:59) Moral Rot of the Academic Elite Exposed: Three Elite University Presidents Reveal Ideological Corruption of the LeftRepublicans Try to Put Harvard, M.I.T. and Penn on the Defensive About Antisemitism by New York Times (Anemona Hartocollis)Part II (10:59 - 15:14) The Needed Change Unlikely to Come to the Academic Left: Why Donors and Alumni Calls for Action Likely Won’t Be Enough to Bring Long-term ChangeDonors and Alumni Demand That Penn’s President Resign Over Remarks at Hearing by New York Times (Stephanie Saul and Anemona Hartocollis)Part III (15:14 - 27:43) Are American Jews Being Betrayed By Their Fellow Travelers on the Left? Senator Chuck Schumer’s Historic Speech Reveals Massive QuestionsSchumer remarks on antisemitism on Senate floor by Jewish News SyndicateSign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
12/7/202327 minutes, 45 seconds
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Wednesday, December 6, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 14:56) A Spy Among Us: Former U.S. Ambassador Charged With Being Covert Agent for Cuba Over DecadesRetired U.S. Diplomat Accused of Working as a Secret Agent for Cuba by New York Times (Glenn Thrush, Ernesto Londoño, David C. Adams and Frances Robles)Part II (14:56 - 19:10) In a Fallen World, There Will Be Rats on Your Ship: Espionage and the Christian WorldviewPart III (19:10 - 25:55) Confucianism, Abortion, and Vietnam: The Abortion of Baby Girls in Vietnam Underlines a Deadly PatternVietnam struggles with high abortion rates as consequence of gender selection: ‘people have to rely on their sons’ by South China Morning PostSign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
12/6/202325 minutes, 57 seconds
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Tuesday, December 5, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 13:32) The Fabulous Fabulist Fabrication: The Epic Story of George Santos, New York’s Lying Ex-CongressmanPart II (13:32 - 20:11) What’s Behind the Human Tendency to Believe Unbelievable Stories? Why We Tend to Buy into Big LiesPart III (20:11 - 21:39) Why is Santos Out While Senator Menendez is Still in Office? The Ejection of George Santos Raises Big Questions for American PoliticsPart IV (21:39 - 25:57) President Biden is Going to Hollywood: Big Fundraising Foray Among the Entertainment Industry’s ProgressivesSign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
12/5/202325 minutes, 59 seconds
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Monday, December 4, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 18:56) The Massive Legacy of Henry Kissinger: Realpolitik and Its Influence on America's Foreign Policy in the 20th Century Part II (18:56 - 20:00) Secular Moral Realism Is Not Enough: The Theological Problem Behind Henry Kissinger’s RealismPart III (20:00 - 27:55) A Consequential Voice on the Supreme Court: The Mixed Legacy of Sandra Day O’ConnorSign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
12/4/202327 minutes, 47 seconds
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Friday, December 1, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 09:23) The Persistence of the Imago Dei: New Study on Gen Z Spirituality Reveals Deep Longing for God, Even in an Increasingly Secular CultureYoung people define ‘sacred moments’ broadly: From God to nature to relationships by Religion News Service (Adelle M. Banks)Part II (09:23 - 14:20) Did God Change at the Incarnation? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The BriefingPart III (14:20 - 17:59) Why Did God Create Ticks? — Dr. Mohler Responds to a Letter from a 9-Year-Old Listener of The BriefingPart IV (17:59 - 21:02) Is It Appropriate for Christians to Wear Cross Jewelry? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The BriefingPart V (21:02 - 24:04) Does Jesus’s Preaching Ministry Contradict an Expository Preaching Model? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The BriefingPart VI (24:04 - 28:50) Should Women Serve in the Military? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The BriefingSign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
12/1/202328 minutes, 52 seconds
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Thursday, November 30, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 06:00) Focus on the Hostages: The Moral Importance of Getting the Vocabulary and Priorities RightPart II (06:00 - 11:03) Women and Children First: Note the Lack of Gender Confusion as the Hostages Are Released to IsraelPart III (11:03 - 21:15) The Master of Chaos Sees an Opportunity: Russia’s Current Plan in UkraineA hungry beaver is chomping on the Tidal Basin’s cherry trees by Washington Post (Kevin Ambrose)Part IV (21:15 - 25:08) There’s a Cherry Tree Vandal on the Loose in DC: A Hungry Beaver Has Been Very BusySign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
11/30/202325 minutes, 10 seconds
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Wednesday, November 29, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 09:26) Why is President Biden Skipping this Meeting of the UN’s Conference of the Parties? Climate Change Hypocrisy, Wars, and Political Expediency Are Parts of the PicturePart II (09:26 - 16:15) The Dangers of Social Media Now Out in the Open: Lawsuit Documents Reveal Social Media Platforms Intentionally Prey on Teenage UsersMeta Designed Products to Capitalize on Teen Vulnerabilities, States Allege by Wall Street Journal (Jeff Horwitz)At Meta, Millions of Underage Users Were an ‘Open Secret,’ States Say by New York Times (Natasha Singer)Part III (16:15 - 18:42) A Parable of Parental Negligence Over Social Media: Mother in Hot Water After Giving Twin 7-Year-Old Sons Access to YouTubeHow Your Child’s Online Mistake Can Ruin Your Digital Life by New York Times (Kashmir Hill)Part IV (18:42 - 25:34) ‘Heresy’ is Indispensably Theological, So Why Did the New York Times Use It? The Death of a Bishop and the Ever Present Danger of HeresyCarlton Pearson, Pastor Deemed a Heretic for Denying Hell, Dies at 70 by New York Times (Trip Gabriel)Heretic in the headlines: Why did The New York Times use that word? by WORLD Opinions (R. Albert Mohler, Jr.)Sign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
11/29/202325 minutes, 36 seconds
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Tuesday, November 28, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 17:20) Let This Sink In: New Research Shows the More Money a Woman Makes the Less Likely She is to Get Married and Have ChildrenPart II (17:20 - 20:21) Massive Social Shifts and Massive Consequences: Marriage and Family Patters ReshapedMoney Can’t Buy Women Love by Washington Examiner (Conn Carroll)Part III (20:21 - 25:56) The Bleakness of Our Society’s Dating Scene: Secularism Seems Unable to Produce a Flourishing Dating Culture, But the Church CanWhy Aren’t More People Marrying? Ask Women What Dating Is Like. by New York Times (Anna Louie Sussman)Sign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
11/28/202325 minutes, 58 seconds
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Monday, November 27, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 11:54) Update on Israel’s War Against Hamas: Some Hostages Come Home, Huge Challenges RemainPart II (11:54 - 20:40) Populist Explosions in the Netherlands and Argentina: The Politics and Worldview of Recent Elections Behind the HeadlinesPart III (20:40 - 24:48) Should You Be Able to Sell a Kidney? Anarcho-capitalism Bursts Onto the World StageSign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
11/27/202324 minutes, 50 seconds
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Wednesday, November 22, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 14:36) November 22, 1963 in Dallas, Texas: The JFK Assassination 60 Years LaterPart II (14:36 - 17:53) Sexual Promiscuity, the Mob, Cold War, and Conspiracy Theories: The Complicated Entanglements of JFKPart III (17:53 - 29:48) So Who Killed the President and How Can We Be Sure? The Christian Impetus to Seek Truth, Even in the Midst of UncertaintyPart IV (29:48 - 30:41) A Day of Joy and Thanksgiving to God: Celebrating Thanksgiving ChristianlySign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
11/22/202330 minutes, 43 seconds
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Tuesday, November 21, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 12:33) From Rural Georgia to the White House: The Life and Times of Rosalynn CarterPart II (12:33 - 14:00) A Woman Who Redefined the Role of the First Lady: The Political Legacy of Rosalynn CarterPart III (14:00 - 22:07) Mental Health Advocacy, Abortion Rights, an End to a Plague, Anti Poverty Efforts, and Marriage Fidelity: The Social and Moral Legacy of Rosalynn CarterPart IV (22:07 - 26:22) The Imprint of the Carter Years Are Still With Us: The Challenge of the Moral Revolution Before Our EyesMacy’s Parade Shuns Boycott Demands From Anti-L.G.B.T.Q. Group by New York Times (Stefanos Chen)Sign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
11/21/202326 minutes, 24 seconds
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Monday, November 20, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 03:56) Realpolitik of Two World Powers on the World Stage: President Biden’s Meeting with Xi JinpingPart II (03:56 - 20:17) Worldviews and History: Xi Jinping, China, and Playing the Long GamePart III (20:17 - 26:36) Why Can Conservatives Not Break the Public School Monopoly? What the Failed Voucher Vote in Texas Teaches About Worldviews, Public School Systems, and PoliticsPart IV (00:07 - 00:08) Sign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
11/20/202326 minutes, 38 seconds
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Friday, November 17, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 06:24) The Corruption of College Sports Continues: The Danger of Alcohol Sales at University Sporting EventsThere’s plenty of booze flowing through college football games — and it’s no longer just at tailgates by Associated Press (Larry Lage and Mike Householder)Part II (06:24 - 14:39) No, We Do Not All Know It’s Wrong: The Blowout Buyout of Jimbo FisherThe obscenity of Jimbo Fisher's $77 million golden parachute by San Antonio Express-News (The Editorial Board)Jimbo Fisher's exorbitant buyout reminder athletes aren't ones who broke college athletics by USA Today (Nancy Armor)Part III (14:39 - 19:50) What Do You Believe About Dinosaurs? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The BriefingPart IV (19:50 - 21:03) How Should the Pro Life Movement Respond After Last Week’s Off-week Election Results? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The BriefingPart V (21:03 - 23:24) Is It Wrong for Women to Teach Mixed Sunday School Classes? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The BriefingPart VI (23:24 - 26:54) With Whom Did Jacob Wrestle? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The BriefingSign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
11/17/202326 minutes, 56 seconds
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Thursday, November 16, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 10:30) The Dark Doctor of the Sexual Revolution: Alfred Kinsey and The Horrifying History of the Kinsey InstitutePart II (10:30 - 19:48) The Ideology of the Moral Revolution Was Established on a Lie and on the Sexual Abuse of Children: An Honest Look at Indiana University’s Kinsey InstitutePart III (19:48 - 24:20) Parents, Keep Your Children Far, Far Away: The Attempted Defense of the Kinsey Institute Sends Clear MessagePolymorphous perversity in the heartland: The scandal of the Kinsey Institute and Indiana University by WORLD Opinions (R. Albert Mohler, Jr.)Sign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
11/16/202324 minutes, 22 seconds
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Wednesday, November 15, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 18:11) The Numbers Are Staggering: The Tidal Wave of Homeschooling Surges Throughout the U.S.Home schooling’s rise from fringe to fastest-growing form of education by Washington Post (Peter Jamison, Laura Meckler, Prayag Gordy, Clara Ence Morse, and Chris Alcantara)Part II (18:11 - 21:35) Progressive Educational Ideologies and Big Government: The Enemies of Homeschooling ParentsPart III (21:35 - 25:58) A Regressive, Isolating Ban? Students in Florida Irate (and Lonely?) After School District Bans Cell PhonesThis Florida School District Banned Cellphones. Here’s What Happened. by New York Times (Natasha Singer)Sign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
11/15/202326 minutes
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Tuesday, November 14, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 14:02) ‘We Wanted A Permanent State of War in Israel on All Borders’: Hamas Makes Its Aims Chillingly ClearBehind Hamas’s Bloody Gambit to Create a ‘Permanent’ State of War by New York Times (Ben Hubbard and Maria Abi-Habib)Hamas envisioned deeper attacks, aiming to provoke an Israeli war by Washington Post (Shira Rubin and Joby Warrick)Part II (14:02 - 20:15) Is the LGBTQ Agenda Unstopped and Unstoppable? Countries Around the World Challenge That Western NotionHong Kong tests China’s tolerance with Asia’s first Gay Games by Financial Times (Chan Ho-him)Restrictions on L.G.B.T.Q. Depictions Rattle Hungary’s Cultural World by New York Times (Andrew Higgins)Part III (20:15 - 26:53) A Father, Patriot, and Astronaut Signs Off One Last Time: Frank Borman Dies at 95Frank Borman, Astronaut Who Led First Orbit of the Moon, Dies at 95 by New York Times (Richard Goldstein)Sign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
11/14/202326 minutes, 55 seconds
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Monday, November 13, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 14:57) The Papal Confusions: Pope Francis Makes False Distinction Between Pastoral Ministry and Church DoctrineVatican Says Transgender People May Be Baptized by Wall Street Journal (Francis X. Rocca)Pope suggests Catholic Church could bless same-sex couples by BBC News (Aleem Maqbool and Christy Cooney)Vatican Says Transgender People Can Be Baptized and Become Godparents by New York Times (Jason Horowitz, Elisabetta Povoledo and Ruth Graham)Part II (14:57 - 19:27) How Will the Progressivism of Pope Francis Influence Broader Culture? How Will Conservative Catholics Respond? What Does All This Mean for Evangelical Protestants? Part III (19:27 - 25:06) A Concession to Political Reality, and More? Senator Joe Manchin Announces He Will Not Seek Reelection to US Senate from West VirginiaShould Joe Manchin Run for President? by New York Times (Ross Douthat)Sign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
11/13/202325 minutes, 8 seconds
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Friday, November 10, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 07:05) Will AI Be the Downfall of Humanity? The Debate Of AI’s Threat to Humans Rages OnDoes AI Pose an Existential Risk to Humanity? Two Sides Square Off by Wall Street JournalPart II (07:05 - 16:34) What’s the Good of the National Zoo If the Pandas are Gone? A Breakdown of Global Diplomacy and the Return of Pandas to ChinaPart III (16:34 - 21:36) How Should Christians Evaluate the Body Positivity Movement? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The BriefingPart IV (21:36 - 23:40) What is God’s Name? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The BriefingPart V (23:40 - 27:36) Why Was Cain So Jealous About Abel’s Sacrifice That He Killed His Brother? — Dr. Mohler Responds to a Letter from a 7-Year-Old Listener of The BriefingSign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
11/10/202327 minutes, 38 seconds
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Thursday, November 9, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 12:42) Practically an Unmitigated Disaster for the Pro-Life Movement: An Honest Look at the Results of the Off-Year ElectionsAbortion rights advocates win major victories in Ohio, Kentucky, Virginia by Washington Post (Hannah Knowles and Caroline Kitchener)Part II (12:42 - 21:33) The Culture of Death Becomes a Political Platform: The Democratic Party’s Successful Campaign Strategy Built on AbortionDemocrats, No Longer Squeamish on Abortion, Lean Into Searing Personal Ads by New York Times (Rebecca Davis O’Brien and Nick Corasaniti)Having rights still bewilderingly popular by Washington Post (Alexandra Petri)Youngkin’s disastrous night shows the right’s culture war has fizzled by Washington Post (Greg Sargent)Part III (21:33 - 26:34) The Flawed Logic of ‘My Body, My Choice' — The False Worldview Presuppositions of the Pro-Abortion MovementUS election day 2023: Three takeaways after Americans went to the polls by BBC News (Sam Cabral and Phil McCausland)Sign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
11/9/202326 minutes, 36 seconds
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Wednesday, November 8, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 17:35) The Meaning of “From the River to the Sea”— It Means the Elimination of IsraelRashida Tlaib attacks Biden with an incendiary smear by Washington Post (Jim Geraghty)Part II (17:35 - 23:57) If Authorities Did Not Take Adequate Action in This Case, Then When Would They? — The Horrifying Inaction Behind the Mass Shooting in MaineDire Warnings About Maine Gunman Didn’t Stop His Rampage by Wall Street Journal (Jimmy Vielkind, Dan Frosch, Zusha Elinson, and Joe Palazzolo)Part III (23:57 - 27:39) Magic Mushrooms or Not, This Was Evil: The Sinful Human Heart and its ActionsSign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
11/8/202327 minutes, 41 seconds
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Tuesday, November 7, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 15:52) Want to see the future? You had better pay attention to tomorrow’s votes in Ohio and KentuckyWant to see the future? You had better pay attention to tomorrow’s votes in Ohio and Kentucky by WORLD Opinions (R. Albert Mohler, Jr.)Part II (15:52 - 21:23) The Electoral Challenges in Virginia and Pennsylvania: Big Issues and the Clash of Worldviews in This Off-Year ElectionPart III (21:23 - 27:54) Towards the Freedom from Harm of Studying Birds? Ornithological Society Announces the Renaming of Certain Birds Species with Morally Complicated NamesBirds in North America will be renamed to avoid any ‘harmful’ historical associations with people by Associated Press (Christina Larson)Sign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
11/7/202327 minutes, 56 seconds
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Monday, November 6, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 11:17) Intelligence Divorced from Morality Equals Massive Scandal: Sam Bankman-Fried Found Guilty on All CountsPart II (11:17 - 24:29) The Worldview of Sam Bankman-Fried: Utilitarianism, Elective Altruism, and the Secular MindPart III (24:29 - 26:33) Parents, Your Worldview Will Show Up in Your Children: The Importance of Godly ParentingSign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
11/6/202326 minutes, 35 seconds
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Friday, November 3, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 09:29) A Falloff in Patriotism Leads to Drop Off in Enlistments: And a Clear Partisan Divide Endangers Our MilitaryPatriotism’s Decline Imperils the Military by Wall Street Journal (Owen West and Kevin Wallsten)Part II (09:29 - 16:42) Why Has Our Society Changed Such That Many Families Cannot Live Under One Income? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The BriefingPart III (16:42 - 19:03) If Muslims Respect the Old Testament, Why Do They Persecute the Jews? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The BriefingPart IV (19:03 - 23:56) How Has American Culture Degraded Women? — Dr. Mohler Responds to a Letter from an 18-Year-Old Listener of The BriefingPart V (23:56 - 26:38) Do You Have Any Encouragement For Students Who Feel Intimidated After Realizing How Much More They Need to Learn? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The BriefingSign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
11/3/202326 minutes, 40 seconds
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Thursday, November 2, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 11:43) President Biden and Prime Minister Sunak Send Dueling Messages on AI: Safe, Secure, and Trustworthy or Doomsday Technology? We Might Soon Find OutPresident Biden Issues Executive Order on Safe, Secure, and Trustworthy Artificial Intelligence by The White HouseWorld leaders are gathering at the U.K.’s AI Summit. Doom is on the agenda. by Washington Post (Cat Zakrzewski, Anthony Faiola and Gerrit De Vynck)Part II (11:43 - 18:39) Is Social Media Addiction the Real Problem for Teens? The Debate Over “Addiction” Points to a Major Moral ProblemIs Social Media Addictive? Here’s What the Science Says. by New York Times (Matt Richtel)Part III (18:39 - 26:33) Who Really Holds the ‘Extreme’ Position in Abortion? Virginia Republicans Attempt to Shift the DiscourseVirginia Republicans Look to Neutralize Abortion as an Election Issue by New York Times (Trip Gabriel)Sign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
11/2/202326 minutes, 35 seconds
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Wednesday, November 1, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 15:50) ‘Settler Colonialism’ and Anti Semitism: The Ideology Behind Virulent Opposition to Israel (and the U.S.) on College CampusesCampus Radicals and Leftist Groups Have Embraced the Idea of ‘Settler Colonialism’ by Wall Street Journal (Adam Kirsch)Part II (15:50 - 23:14) The Great Sin of Imperialism and the Revolution That Liberates: Dissecting the Worldview of the “Post-Colonial” LeftPart III (23:14 - 26:13) Coming to a Conversation Near You — Denying the Evil of HamasReducing Hamas’ terrorism to a problem of ‘evil’ is a mistake by Washington Post (Shadi Hamid)Sign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
11/1/202326 minutes, 15 seconds
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Tuesday, October 31, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 18:25) Is There An Extremist in the House? The Left Goes Nuts About Speaker Mike Johnson’s Biblical WorldviewThe G.O.P. Goes Full-On Extremist by New York Times (Paul Krugman)Mike Johnson Is a Right-Wing Fever Dream Come to Life by New York Times (Jamelle Bouie)Part II (18:25 - 23:05) Abortion Labeled Mislabeled as a ‘Health Issue’: Looking at a Central Issue in the Kentucky Governor RacePart III (23:05 - 25:55) Don’t Celebrate the Death Cult: The Dark Turn of HalloweenDown With Halloween’s Ironic Death Cult by Wall Street Journal (Barton Swaim)Part IV (00:07 - 00:08) Sign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
10/31/202325 minutes, 57 seconds
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Monday, October 30, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 08:23) The Leftist Ideologies Laid Bare: Over Israel: How the War Reveals the Left’s Hatred of IsraelDemocrats Splinter Over Israel as the Young, Diverse Left Rages at Biden by New York Times (Reid J. Epstein and Anjali Huynh)Part II (08:23 - 16:47) President Joe Biden is Scaring the Democratic Voter Base: The Re-election Landscape and the Issue of AgePart III (16:47 - 22:08) Human Agency and Natural Disasters: Hurricane Otis Raises Big QuestionsPart IV (22:08 - 24:55) We are Needy Creatures For Sure: How Our Dependence on Water Reveals Our CreaturelinessSign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
10/30/202324 minutes, 57 seconds
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Friday, October 27, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 04:54) How Often Do You Think About Rome? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The BriefingHow often do men think about ancient Rome? Quite frequently, it seems. by Washington Post (Leo Sands)Part II (04:54 - 11:48) Where is the Balance Between Allowing For Free Speech and Preventing Mental Harm to the Children in Our Communities When It Comes to Halloween Decorations? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The BriefingPart III (11:48 - 13:31) Why Does God Test People If He is Omniscient and Sovereign? — Dr. Mohler Responds to a Letter from a 10-Year-Old Listener of The BriefingPart IV (13:31 - 15:27) If Jesus Defeated Death, Why Do People Still Die? — Dr. Mohler Responds to a Letter from a 7-Year-Old Listener of The BriefingPart V (15:27 - 17:18) Why Do We Pray When God Already Has a Plan? — Dr. Mohler Responds to a Letter from a 7-Year-Old Listener of The BriefingPart VI (17:18 - 21:58) What Position Within Ethical Theory Should Christians Hold? — Dr. Mohler Responds to a Letter from a 17-Year-Old Listener of The BriefingPart VII (21:58 - 27:21) As a Follower of Christ, Am I Morally Complicit If I Allow a Secular Sex Education Presentation in My Classroom and Stay Silent as My Students are Exposed to This Material? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The BriefingSign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
10/27/202327 minutes, 23 seconds
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Thursday, October 26, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 06:40) Good News for the House of Representatives: Conservative Mike Johnson Named Speaker of the HousePart II (06:40 - 22:45) The New Axis of Evil: Are We Ready to Defend Our Civilization?The new axis of evil: Are we ready to defend our civilization? by WORLD (R. Albert Mohler, Jr.)Part III (22:45 - 26:53) More Than 40 State Attorneys General Sue Meta for Harm to Teens: In Warning Call to Parents, Lawsuit Exposes Harm and Addictive Traits of Social Media to TeenagersSign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
10/26/202326 minutes, 55 seconds
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Wednesday, October 25, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 11:29) Worse Than Useless? The United Nations and Its Failure RevealedThe Irrelevant United Nations by Wall Street Journal (The Editorial Board)Part II (11:29 - 19:45) The EU Cannot Meet Its Own Climate Goals: Why the Age of Fossil Fuel Is Not Coming to an EndEU must cut carbon emissions three times faster to meet targets, report says by The Guardian (Ajit Niranjan)Part III (19:45 - 28:10) Things Are Not Always How They Appear: The Complexities of the Labor Strikes Taking Place Right NowMore Americans support striking auto workers than car companies, an AP-NORC poll shows by Associated Press (David Koenig)Sign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
10/25/202328 minutes, 12 seconds
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Tuesday, October 24, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 12:42) Comprehensive Sex Education is at Odds with Christianity: The Threat of Progressive Sex Education to Parental Rights and Creation Order Some GOP-led states are chipping away at sex education in K-12 schools by Associated Press (Hannah Fingerhut)Part II (12:42 - 17:12) A New Abortion Rights Group in Illinois? Governor J.B. Pritzker’s Billion Dollar Push for the Presidential Race Through AbortionGov. J.B. Pritzker of Illinois Starts Group to Promote Abortion Rights by New York Times (Maggie Astor)Part III (17:12 - 27:10) Bob Iger Has Sports Gambling Epiphany: ESPN’s New Strategy to Reach Young PeopleDisney Goes All In on Sports Betting by Wall Street Journal (Robbie Whelan, Katherine Sayre, Jessica Toonkel)Sign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
10/24/202327 minutes, 19 seconds
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Monday, October 23, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 12:20) Wars and Rumors of Wars Combined: Will President Biden’s $100B Proposal Be Approved?Part II (12:20 - 21:21) God Does Not Live in a Temple Made by Human Hands: The Theological Significance of New Jersey’s New Hindu TempleA $96 Million Hindu Temple Opens Amid Accusations of Forced Labor by New York Times (Sarah Pulliam Bailey)Part III (21:21 - 24:50) Theology Matters, and It Shows in a Census: The Continuing Influence of Hindu’s Caste System Comes to the Fore in IndiaA caste census reopens old grudges in India by The EconomistSign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
10/23/202324 minutes, 50 seconds
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Friday, October 20, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 10:48) Our Society is Bent on Removing Sexual Innocence: Montana Judge Stays Ban on Law Restricting the Sexualization of Children Through Drag EventsMontana judge keeps in place a ban on enforcement of law restricting drag shows, drag reading events by Associated Press (Amy Beth Hanson)Part II (10:48 - 15:15) Sin Seizes Every Opportunity, Even in the World of Chess: Technology, Cheating, and the Sophistication of Sin in a Fallen WorldThere’s a New Chess Cheating Blowup—and This One’s About a Watch by Wall Street Journal (Andrew Beaton and Joshua Robinson)Part III (15:15 - 22:51) Is Nudity in Art Sinful? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The BriefingPart IV (22:51 - 25:51) What Advice Would You Give a First Time Father? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The BriefingPart V (25:51 - 28:37) How Did Jewish Culture Shift to a More Progressive Worldview in the U.S.? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The BriefingSign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
10/20/202328 minutes, 39 seconds
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Thursday, October 19, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 18:37) The Fog of War: President Biden’s Comments in Israel in the Wake of Palestinian Attacks on Gaza HospitalPart II (18:37 - 22:05) The World is Changing Before Our Eyes: Major Shifts on the World Stage in the Wake of the Wars in Israel and UkrainePart III (22:05 - 27:53) India’s Supreme Court Declines Same-sex Marriage: A Surprising Conservative Judgment That Likely Delays the InevitableHow same-sex unions are rooted in Indian tradition by BBC News (Soutik Biswas)Sign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
10/19/202327 minutes, 53 seconds
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Wednesday, October 18, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 14:05) The U.S. Takes Sides: President Biden’s Trip to IsraelPart II (14:05 - 17:55) The Left Unveils Postmodern’s Antisemitic Legacy: Ivy League Financiers and Professors Learn They’ve Been Fueling Genocidal IdeologyWarning of ‘Grave’ Errors, Powerful Donors Push Universities on Hamas by New York Times (Rob Copeland)Liberals Need a Reckoning With Anti-Semitism by Wall Street Journal (Gerard Baker)Don’t Hire My Anti-Semitic Law Students by Wall Street Journal (Steven Davidoff Solomon)Part III (17:55 - 20:52) Jim Jordan's First Speaker Vote: 200 Votes But the House Still Searches for SpeakerPart IV (20:52 - 26:00) Witchcraft, Now Coming to a Graduate Degree Program Near You: Secular Society Professionalizes PaganismDegree in magic to be offered at University of Exeter by BBC News A U.K. University Will Confer a New Title: A Master’s Degree in the Occult by New York Times (Jenny Gross)Sign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
10/18/202326 minutes, 2 seconds
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Tuesday, October 17, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 06:22) Shifts in the American Political Landscape: The House Needs a Speaker, and Louisiana Elects a Conservative GovernorPart II (06:22 - 12:33) A Great American Fracturing? — Americans are Moving States Based on Political ViewsTwo Families Got Fed Up With Their States’ Politics. So They Moved Out. by New York Times (Trip Gabriel)Part III (12:33 - 21:28) The Motherhood Penalty: Nobel Prize Winner Shows Gender Wage Gap Comes Down to Having BabiesClaudia Goldin Wins Nobel in Economics for Studying Women in the Work Force by New York Times (Jeanna Smialek)Part IV (21:28 - 24:42) Couple Faithfulness, Not Couple Equity: The Ontology and Moral Good of Complementary Work Roles in MarriageSign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
10/17/202324 minutes, 42 seconds
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Monday, October 16, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 13:08) The Many Moral Considerations of Israel’s War: Balancing the Absolute Necessity of Destroying Hamas with Minimizing the Loss of Innocent LifeThe Secrets Hamas Knew About Israel’s Military by New York Times (Patrick Kingsley and Ronen Bergman)What Does Destroying Gaza Solve? by New York Times (Nicholas Kristof)Seeking a Moral Compass in Gaza’s War by New York Times (Nicholas Kristof)Part II (13:08 - 16:57) No, Hamas is Not Bound by International Law: The Imbecility of Expecting a Terrorist Group to Play by Any Rules of WarIsrael, Gaza and the Laws of War by New York Times (Amanda Taub)Part III (16:57 - 21:55) The Antisemitism of the Left: Progressives in America Give Disappointing Wake Up CallThe Massacre in Israel and the Need for a Decent Left by New York Times (Michelle Goldberg)I Was Very Alone Today’: Young Jewish Americans Grieve Over Israel by New York Times (Marc Tracy and Campbell Robertson)Part IV (21:55 - 25:00) Some Enemies Cannot Be Ignored: The Survival of Civilization Depends on the Response to Those Who Seek to Destroy ItSign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
10/16/202325 minutes
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Friday, October 13, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 07:15) Treasonous Behavior from a Senator: Robert Menendez Charged with Conspiring to Act as Foreign Agent of EgyptHow Should Christians Think About the Attack Upon Israel? by AlbertMohler.comPart II (07:15 - 15:29) The Culture War Wants Your Car: Why the Culture War is Bringing the Fight to Your Garage The Culture War Is Coming for Your Car by Wall Street Journal (Joseph C. Sternberg)Part III (15:29 - 18:57) Why Do Some Focus on the ‘Red Letters’ of Scripture Over Against the Rest of Scripture? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The Briefing by Part IV (18:57 - 22:13) How Can I Best Incorporate My Toddler in Church? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The BriefingPart V (22:13 - 24:37) What Should a Homosexual Couple with Children Do After Coming to Faith in Christ? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The BriefingPart VI (24:37 - 26:50) How Can We Be Sure That the Bible is True? Is It Only Because God Says It Is? — Dr. Mohler Responds to a Letter from an 8-Year-Old Listeners of The BriefingSign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
10/13/202326 minutes, 52 seconds
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Thursday, October 12, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 10:11) Natural Evil, Moral Evil, and the Many Dangers of Toils and Snares: Afghanistan’s Devastating Earthquake and More Emerging Details from Israel‘The Wrath of God’: Afghans Mourn Unimaginable Loss From Quake by New York Times (Christina Goldbaum and Yaqoob Akbary)Part II (10:11 - 17:26) Harvard’s Antisemitism: School Broiled in Controversy After Response to Student Letter Excusing Hamas’s Attacks on IsraelHarvard Shrugs at Jew-Hatred by Wall Street Journal (J.J. Kimche)Part III (17:26 - 19:57) Will the House Drag Society Through More Turmoil? — Steve Scalise and the Search for 217 VotesPart IV (19:57 - 26:03) More Celebrations, Even Drum Circles? — National Coming Out Day 2023From Invisibility To Celebration: The Importance Of National Coming Out Day by Forbes (Julie Kratz)Sign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
10/12/202325 minutes, 5 seconds
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Wednesday, October 11, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 14:35) ‘This Is an Act of Sheer Evil’: Evaluating the Moral Language of President Biden’s Statement on the Hamas Attacks on IsraelRemarks by President Biden on the Terrorist Attacks in Israel by The White HousePart II (14:35 - 19:17) The Reality of Evil in an Age of Confusion: Moral Clarity in the Wake of BarbarityPart III (19:17 - 23:23) ‘Don’t’ Warns the President: The U.S. Warning Must Be Backed By Overwhelming Force If It Is Not HeededPart IV (23:23 - 27:08) We Do Know Evil When We See It: We Are Created as Moral Beings, and It ShowsSign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
10/11/202327 minutes, 10 seconds
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Tuesday, October 10, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 09:42) The Responsibility of a Nation-state in War: Israel’s Right to Defend ItselfPart II (09:42 - 12:12) This is Not Just About Israel: An Attack on Israel is an Attack on Western Civilization and the Rule of LawPart III (12:12 - 14:16) Americans, Don’t Take a Holiday from History: The World is a Perilous Place, and This is Conflict in Israel Is More Evidence of ThatPart IV (14:16 - 15:56) The Impossibility of a Ceasefire in Israel: The Calls for Ceasefire from the Liberal Media in the U.S. are Nothing Less Than ImmoralPart V (15:56 - 27:24) What a Lie Is and How It Works: The Propaganda of Banned Books WeekBook bans continue rising in the US with more targeting ‘sexual’ and ‘inappropriate’ content, free speech group says by CNN (Nicole Chavez)Sign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
10/10/202327 minutes, 26 seconds
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Monday, October 9, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 16:03) Israel is at War: Hamas Attacks State of Israel, Kills, and KidnapsIran Helped Plot Attack on Israel Over Several Weeks by Wall Street Journal (Summer Said, Benoit Faucon, and Stephen Kalin)Part II (16:03 - 25:47) Who’s Speaking in Defense of Israel, and Who is Not? — The Significance of the Political and Global Response to the War in IsraelPart III (25:47 - 26:10) Pray for Israel: Following Biblical Instruction, Especially NowSign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
10/9/202326 minutes, 51 seconds
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Friday, October 6, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 08:56) ‘The Top Takeaway of the Study is That There’s A Lot More to Learn’: NASA Admits Lack of Knowledge of Any Extraterrestrial Origins of UFOsNo evidence that UFOs have extraterrestrial origins, NASA finds by Washington Post (Shane Harris)Part II (08:56 - 15:11) Once the Dress Code Goes, What Goes Next? The Senate Casts Aside Professional Dress and Raises the Question of What Historical Decorum Will Go NextThe Senate Dress Code Gets a Casual Overhaul by New York Times (Robert Jimison)Part III (15:11 - 20:29) What Practical Advice Would You Give to College Students Considering Marriage While They Are Still in School? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The BriefingPart IV (20:29 - 25:33) How Can We Pledge Allegiance to a Country as a Christian? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The BriefingPart V (25:33 - 30:06) Is There Inherent Value in Praying or Speaking Truth Even If We Are Not Fully Engaged Mentally? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The BriefingSign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
10/6/202330 minutes, 8 seconds
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Thursday, October 5, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 13:05) We Have Entered Uncharted Territory: The Republican Crisis in the House Raises Big Issues of Rules, Leadership, and Governance in a Social Media AgePart II (13:05 - 17:39) Mayhem Is Not a Conservative Impulse: Insurgent Disorder in the House and Big Questions About the FuturePart III (17:39 - 21:15) Conservatives are Stronger When Ruled by Conservative Principles: Conservative Party in the UK Holds Party ConferencePart IV (21:15 - 27:13) Crime Waves on Both Sides of the Atlantic A Sad Reminder that Order Must Sustain LibertyMajor UK retail bosses plead for staff protection as ‘violent criminals empty stores’ by The Observer (Sarah Butler)Sign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
10/5/202327 minutes, 15 seconds
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Wednesday, October 4, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 13:08) A Loud Signal from the Vatican: Pope Francis Points to Future Blessings for Gay CouplesAmid liberal revolt, pope signals openness to blessings for gay couples by Washington Post (Anthony Faiola, Michelle Boorstein and Kate Brady)Part II (13:08 - 22:40) Archaeology Doesn’t Lie About Biology: American Anthropological Association and Canadian Anthropology Society Cancel Conference in Denial of BiologyDis-empaneled: Bowing to political pressure, two leading anthropological associations cancel a conference discussion on the centrality of biological sex. by The City Journal (Colin Wright)Part III (22:40 - 24:56) An Unprecedented Development in U.S. History: Kevin McCarthy Ousted as Speaker of the House of RepresentativesSign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
10/4/202324 minutes, 58 seconds
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Tuesday, October 3, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 10:53) Intersectionality Gone Wild: Governor Gavin Newsom Chooses Laphonza Butler as Senator of CaliforniaGov. Gavin Newsom chooses Laphonza Butler to fill Dianne Feinstein's Senate seat by NBC News (Adam Edelman and Amanda Terkel)Part II (10:53 - 18:47) A Sober Response of Gospel Importance: Responding to Andy Stanley’s Clarification at North Point on SundayThe train is leaving the station by WORLD Opinions (R. Albert Mohler, Jr.)Part III (18:47 - 26:28) For Some Same-sex People, Celibacy is Just "Not Sustainable?” — A Major Departure From Biblical ChristianitySign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
10/3/202326 minutes, 30 seconds
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Monday, October 2, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 11:25) A Centrist? Only Because the Democratic Party Has Moved So Far Left: The Political Legacy of the Late Dianne FeinsteinPart II (11:25 - 15:33) 45 More Days Aboard a Sinking Ship: Washington Comes to an Agreement to Avoid Government ShutdownPart III (15:33 - 26:07) ‘Children Are Not Deserving Solely Because They Got Lucky and Came From a Rich Womb’: Confronting the Argument Against Inherited WealthPassing on great wealth to our children spells the end of society. Just ask Aristotle by The Observer (Will Hutton)Sign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
10/2/202326 minutes, 8 seconds
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Friday, September 29, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 09:33) Our Adults Aren’t Adulting: The Big Problems of the Prolonged Adolescence Characterizing Our SocietyNo house, spouse or baby: Should parents worry their kids are still living at home? Maybe not. by USA Today (Dr. Phil McGraw and Dr. John Whyte)Part II (09:33 - 15:27) Why Does the Natural Family Matter, and Why Should It Be Prioritized? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from a 17-Year-Old Listener of The BriefingPart III (15:27 - 21:21) I Hold to Reformed Theology, But My Girlfriend Holds to Arminianism. Are We Incompatible for Marriage? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from a 17-Year-Old Listener of The BriefingPart IV (21:21 - 27:07) How Were Old Testament Believers Saved If Jesus Had Not Yet Died For Their Sins? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The BriefingSign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
9/29/202327 minutes, 8 seconds
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Thursday, September 28, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 09:40) A Strange Divide in Mainline Protestantism: PRRI Survey Shows Liberal Church Members Are Much More Conservative Than Their ClergySurvey: Mainline clergy are more liberal than their congregants by Religion News Service (Yonat Shimron)Part II (09:40 - 20:46) Gone by 2030? 2040? — Pulling Back the Curtain on the Fastest Declining Churches in the UKInside the fastest growing – and shrinking – churches in the UK by The Spectator (Dan Hitchens)Part III (20:46 - 27:20) Democrats Are Getting Over Senator Menendez: A Salacious Scandal with a Losing ArgumentSign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
9/28/202327 minutes, 22 seconds
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Wednesday, September 27, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 14:11) Now They Are Taking Names: The Oxford Safe Churches Project Releases Report Rating Churches on LGBTQ AcceptanceOxford students rate churches on how LGBT-friendly they are by The Times (Kaya Burgess)Oxford Student Faith Action publishes safe churches report by The Oxford Student (Etienne Baker)Part II (14:11 - 22:22) Red Light, Green Light For the LGBTQ+ Revolution: Evaluating the Meaning of the Oxford Safe Churches ReportAttitudes Towards Queer Christians in Oxford Churches by Oxford Safe ChurchesPart III (22:22 - 27:11) Will Your Church Be Found Faithful On Issues of Gender and Sexuality? — We All Must Be Ready Because the LGBTQ Revolutionaries Are Ready to Rate Our ChurchesSign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
9/27/202327 minutes, 13 seconds
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Tuesday, September 26, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 18:32) What Happens in Britain Doesn’t Stay in Britain: Report Finds Massive Shift in Britain’s Moral Landscape, And That Trajectory Will Soon Come to the U.S.Britain is much more liberal-minded than it was 40 years ago, study finds by The Guardian (Patrick Butler)England team protest over trans angler by The Times (George Greenwood)Part II (18:32 - 19:41) The World Wrestles with the Transgender Revolution: UK Angling Team in Uproar Over Biological Male Competing on Women’s Team, and Gavin Newsom’s Veto of AB-957Part III (19:41 - 27:17) A Progressive Vision of the Family But with Traditional Roles? — Sociologists Struggle to Explain Creation OrderAt last! Men think the chores should be shared — just not in their own household by The Times (Sarah Ditum)Sign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
9/26/202327 minutes, 18 seconds
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Monday, September 25, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 13:42) King Charles III Makes First Official Visit to France: Why Do We Care About a Monarch in the Twenty First Century? by Part II (13:42 - 20:38) Balancing the Stewardship of Feeding People and Caring for the Environment: Facing the Complexities of Society in an Industrialized Society by Part III (20:38 - 25:13) The Great Media Disruptor Announces Retirement: Rupert Murdoch Steps Down as Fox and News Corporation Chairman by Sign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
9/25/202325 minutes, 14 seconds
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Friday, September 22, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 09:28) Will Eastern Oregon Become Part of a Greater Idaho? The Dynamic of Red States and Blue States in the U.S. is Growing More Interesting by the DayOutflanked by liberals, Oregon conservatives aim to become part of Idaho by Washington Post (Scott Wilson)Part II (09:28 - 19:32) How Do We Understand the American Revolution in Light of Presbyterian Resistance Theory? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The BriefingAmerica’s Last King? King George III Reconsidered — A Conversation with Andrew Roberts by Thinking in Public (R. Albert Mohler, Jr.)Part III (19:32 - 21:10) Are Christians to Forgive Someone Even If There is No Repentance From That Person? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The BriefingPart IV (21:10 - 26:18) Is It Right for Christians to Practice Self-defense? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The BriefingSign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
9/22/202326 minutes, 19 seconds
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Thursday, September 21, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 06:02) Tehran’s New Business Model: Biden Administration Succumbs to Iran’s Hostage DemandsIran Releases 5 Americans as U.S. Unfreezes Billions in Oil Revenue for Tehran by New York Times (Michael D. Shear and Farnaz Fassihi)Iran Prisoner Swap Gives Tehran $6 Billion. How Will It Be Spent? by Wall Street Journal (David S. Cloud)Part II (06:02 - 17:49) Lots and Lots of Words: the United Nations General Assembly Meets in New YorkPart III (17:49 - 22:39) What Are the Clintons Up to in New York? The Clinton Initiative and Their Abortion AgendaGov. Pritzker heads to New York to speak on abortion rights panel with Hillary Clinton by Chicago Sun Times (Tina Sfondeles)Part IV (22:39 - 25:35) If You Find An Alligator East of Pittsburgh, It Didn’t Put Itself There: Pennsylvania Citizens Concerned as 4-Foot Alligator Apprehended From RiverSee Ya Later? Fugitive Pet Alligators Invade Western Pennsylvania by Wall Street Journal (Kris Maher)Sign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
9/21/202325 minutes, 36 seconds
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Wednesday, September 20, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 18:03) When a Conference is More Than a Conference: The Trajectory of Andy Stanley and the “Unconditional” ConferenceThe train is leaving the station: Andy Stanley’s departure from Biblical Christianity by WORLD Opinions (R. Albert Mohler, Jr.)Part II (18:03 - 23:24) Thou Shalt Not Be Permanently Monogamous? The Narcissism of Our Age Reigns Supreme in USA Today ArticleWhat is 'modern monogamy'? Why it's a fit for some couples. by USA Today (Sarah Kuburic)Part III (23:24 - 24:56) Could You Spare a Bit of Honey? Disney World Temporarily Shut Down By Black Bear During Its Eating SeasonBear Temporarily Shuts Down Portions of Disney’s Magic Kingdom Park by Wall Street Journal (Talal Ansari)Part IV (00:07 - 00:08) Sign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
9/20/202324 minutes, 58 seconds
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Tuesday, September 19, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 15:54) Liberal Theories, Conservative Lives: Liberal Authors Make Brave Argument About the Breakdown of the Nuclear FamilyThe One Privilege Liberals Ignore by New York Times (Nicholas Kristof)Part II (15:54 - 20:11) Creation Order Rings Out Loud: Even the Most Determined Secular Society Cannot Escape God's Design for Marriage and FamilyThere’s Still Overwhelming Cultural Pressure to Get Married and Have Kids by New York Times (Jessica Grose)Part III (20:11 - 27:23) Where Are the Young Men on College Campuses? Boys Are Increasingly Left Behind by Schools and it Is Showing Up in College EnrollmentsSchool Is a Hostile Environment for Boys by Wall Street Journal (Erica Komisar)Sign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
9/19/202327 minutes, 25 seconds
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Monday, September 18, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 16:50) Donald Trump’s Abortion Tell: Former President Reveals Dangerous Political Miscalculation in Recent ‘Meet the Press’ InterviewFull transcript: Read Kristen Welker's interview with Trump by NBC NewsPart II (16:50 - 22:21) The Two Big Issues for Conservatives on the Ballot in 2024: Former President Trump’s Recent Statements and the Conservative Debate over Abortion and LGBTQ IssuesFacing Off in Washington, DeSantis Tries to Shake Trump’s Hold on Christian Right by New York Times (Shane Goldmacher and Chris Cameron)Part III (22:21 - 24:55) Will President Joe Biden Face the Press Squarely on the Big Issues of Our Day? Former President Trump’s Interviews Raise Questions of Our Incumbent President Sign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
9/18/202324 minutes, 56 seconds
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Friday, September 15, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 11:10) An Historic Haven for the Famous Under Fire: France Welcomes Disgraced Hollywood Film Celebrities to International Film Festival A French Welcome for Woody Allen, Louis C.K. and Johnny Depp by New York Times (Steven Kurutz)Part II (11:10 - 18:56) Can the Origins of Religious Liberty in the U.S. Be Traced Back to the Bible? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The BriefingPart III (18:56 - 23:06) How Should Christian Medical Professionals Think About Emergency Triage Situations? Is It Another Form of the Trolley Problem? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The BriefingPart IV (23:06 - 24:54) Is There Any Biblical Basis for Arguing That Conception and Implantation are Both Necessary for Life? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The BriefingPart V (24:54 - 27:28) What Was the Name of the First Church? — Dr. Mohler Responds to a 6-Year-Old Listener of The BriefingSign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
9/15/202327 minutes, 50 seconds
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Thursday, September 14, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 11:56) An Escaped Convict and the SAn Escaped Convict and the Strange Allure of the Criminal: The Moral Complexities of How Society Tells Crime Storiesanitization of Crime: The Moral Complexities of How Society Tells Crime StoriesIn Latin America, Brazilian killer who eluded U.S. became cult hero by Washington Post (Marina Dias)Part II (11:56 - 19:16) If it’s Not Illegal, Does that Mean it is Morally Right? Listen to the Media Conversation (and White House Comments) About President Biden and the Hunter Biden ScandalPart III (19:16 - 25:43) Moral Inversion in Pennsylvania: Governor Josh Shapiro Will Subsidize Organizations Complicit in Murder of the Unborn and Take Money from Centers Supporting LifeAfter nearly 30 years, Pennsylvania will end state funding for anti-abortion counseling centers by Associated Press (Brooke Schultz and Kimberlee Kruesi)Sign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
9/14/202325 minutes, 45 seconds
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Wednesday, September 13, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 09:30) Vice President Harris’s Calculated Evasion on Where to Draw the Line on Abortion: CBS Asked the Question, But Democrats Must Be Pressed for an Honest Answer'Ridiculous': Kamala Harris rejects claim Democrats want abortion rights until birth by USA Today (Marina Pitofsky)Part II (09:30 - 14:46) A Major Shift on the World Stage: Mexico’s Supreme Court Decriminalizes AbortionPart III (14:46 - 21:56) The Abortion War Rages in Kentucky: Race for Governor’s Mansion Runs Through Abortion IssuePart IV (21:56 - 27:08) Paper is Better: Research in Sweden Reveals Children Learn Better When Reading Print Copies of Books Rather Than Using Other Digital FormatsSweden says back-to-basics schooling works on paper by The GuardianSign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
9/13/202327 minutes, 9 seconds
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Tuesday, September 12, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 15:21) An Unlikely Allyship Formed Over a Common Enemy: President Joe Biden Makes Landmark Visit to VietnamPart II (15:21 - 18:31) Threats to Liberty Captured in One Global Agreement: The Budding Relationship of the Leaders of Russia and North Korea on the World StagePart III (18:31 - 25:40) Tyranny is Closer at Hand Than You Might Think: New Mexico’s Governor Attempts Unconstitutional Suspension of Gun Carrying LawsNew Mexico’s dicey gun restriction draws detractors even from the left by Washington Post (Aaron Blake)Part IV (25:40 - 28:11) What Crime Justifies an 11-Millenia Prison Sentence? Turkey Hands Down 11,196-Year Sentence for Leader of Failed Crypto ExchangeBoss of Failed Crypto Exchange Gets 11,196-Year Sentence by Wall Street Journal (Angus Berwick)Sign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
9/12/202328 minutes, 12 seconds
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Monday, September 11, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 03:52) A Historic City Rocked by Devastating Earthquake: Marrakech Struck by 6.8 Magnitude EarthquakeMorocco earthquake kills more than 2,000 people, survivors sleep outdoors by Reuters (Ahmed Eljechtimi and Abdulhak Balhaki)Part II (03:52 - 20:50) California’s Assault on the Family: Radical New Gender Bill is an Assault on Parental RightsAssembly Bill No. 957 by California Legislative InformationControversial Transgender Youth Bill by National Review (Ari Blaff)District Can’t Notify Parents if their Child Identifies as Transgender by New York Times (Anna Betts)Part III (20:50 - 27:15) Prison Break: What Recent Breakdowns of Prison Security in the UK and the U.S. Teach About the Depravity (and Ingenuity) of the Human HeartDaniel Khalife: First sighting of escaped prisoner investigated by BBC News (James Gregory)Murder Suspect Is Missing After Escape From D.C. Hospital by New York Times (Christine Hauser)Manhunt Persists as Escaped Pennsylvania Convict Danelo Cavalcante Slips Past Police Perimeter by Wall Street Journal (Ginger Adams Otis)Tower Officer Who Missed Danelo Cavalcante’s Prison Break Fired by Wall Street Journal (Ginger Adams Otis)Sign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
9/11/202327 minutes, 26 seconds
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Friday, September 8, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 09:42) A Race to Set the Rules in Space: The Larger Purpose Behind Missions to the Moon Included Politics, Minerals, and Global CompetitionThe new contest to land on the Moon by Financial Times (Peggy Hollinger and Benjamin Parkin)Part II (09:42 - 14:07) Does the Christian Worldview Support Space Exploration? — Dr. Mohler Responds to a Letter from a 14-Year-Old Listener of The BriefingPart III (14:07 - 22:10) How Do We Square the American Revolution with Christianity? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The BriefingPart IV (22:10 - 26:20) How Should Christians Answer the Trolley Problem? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The BriefingSign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
9/8/202326 minutes, 22 seconds
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Thursday, September 7, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 12:09) Europe's Incendiary Problem: Debates Arise Over Burning of the Quran in Sweden and DenmarkPart II (12:09 - 19:07) We Honor Christ, and He Will Defend His Own Honor: Christianity, Unlike Islam, is not an Honor ReligionPart III (19:07 - 23:20) ‘Black Lives Matter’ Versus ‘Black Pre-Born Lives Matter’: D.C. Circuit Court Rules the Government Cannot Play Favorites in a Public ForumProgressives for Speech Discrimination by Wall Street Journal (The Editorial Board)Sign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
9/7/202323 minutes, 32 seconds
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Wednesday, September 6, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 10:21) U.S. Elites Question Support for Transgender Procedures: Rise of Gender Reassignment Surgeries Now Giving Medical and Media Professionals PauseGender Surgeries Nearly Tripled From 2016 Through 2019, Study Finds by New York Times (Emily Baumgaertner)Part II (10:21 - 20:59) ‘The Gender War is Over in Britain’: The UK Takes Up More Conservative Position on Transgender IssueThe Gender War Is Over in Britain by The Atlantic (Helen Lewis)Part III (20:59 - 25:30) Catholic Single-Sex Universities Betray Their Mission and Doctrine: College of St. Benedict and St. John’s University Adopt Contrarian Gender Admissions PoliciesMinnesota single-sex Catholic colleges say students who identify as ‘nonbinary’ may apply by Catholic News Register (Daniel Payne)Sign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
9/6/202325 minutes, 42 seconds
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Tuesday, September 5, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 13:50) A Nation Divided Against Itself on Abortion Cannot Stand: The Case for Federal Protection of Persons in the Womb Under the 14th AmendmentWhat the Contradiction of Slavery Tells Us About Abortion Rights by New York Times (Jamelle Bouie)Even if Roe is overturned, Congress must act to protect the unborn by Washington Post (Robert P. George and Josh Craddock)Part II (13:50 - 21:39) Yes, Many from the Left Do Support Abortion Up Until Birth: Jen Psaki’s Reign of Untruth on Abortion ContinuesPsaki: GOP claims that Democrats root for late-term abortion is ‘entirely misleading’ by The Hill (Miranda Nazzaro)Jen Psaki Isn’t Telling the Truth about Late-Term Abortion by National Review (John McCormack)Part III (21:39 - 25:40) The United States is Unsafe for LGBTQ Visitors? Canada Goes Global Virtue SignalingCanada Cautions L.G.B.T.Q. Citizens Visiting U.S. Over State Laws by New York Times (Ian Austen)Sign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
9/5/202325 minutes, 48 seconds
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Friday, September 1, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 06:01) Artificial Intelligence and the Morality of Knowledge: AI Creators Are Clambering for Government Regulation, But Pandora’s Box Has Already Been OpenedPart II (06:01 - 11:07) Where Humans Go, Their Sin Patterns Follow: Report Reveals ChatGPT Shows Biases of Its CreatorsChatGPT leans liberal, research shows by The Washington Post (Gerrit De Vynck)Part III (11:07 - 16:30) What Explains the Unusually High Number of Roman Catholics on the Supreme Court? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The BriefingPart IV (16:30 - 21:00) If God Doesn’t Change His Mind, Why Does the Bible Say He Regrets Things? — Dr. Mohler Responds to a Letter from a 14-Year-Old Listener of The BriefingPart V (21:00 - 24:41) What Are We to Make of the Morality of Risk in the Development of New Technologies? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The BriefingPart VI (24:41 - 27:03) Even as Cultural Christianity Has Decreased in the United States, Is the Number of Serious, Committed, Pious Christians Actually Higher Than It Was 50 Years Ago? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The BriefingSign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
9/1/202327 minutes, 9 seconds
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Thursday, August 31, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 12:25) The Biden Administration Intends to Send Dangerous Message to Hostile Regimes: We Will Pay Ransom for Your Hostage TakingHow Much Is an American Hostage Worth? by New York Times (Bret Stephens)Holding America Hostage by National Review (Noah Rothman)Part II (12:25 - 19:45) It’s Wrong to Believe That Moral Judgments Are Real? The Modern Age and its Justification of Sexual MisbehaviorLove is in the air but birds are often unfaithful partners by Financial Times (Jonathan Guthrie)Part III (19:45 - 25:08) If it’s Possible it’s Natural? A Transhumanist Denies the Meaning of NatureSign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
8/31/202325 minutes, 9 seconds
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Wednesday, August 30, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 17:12) No, Pope Francis, Doctrinal Faithfulness is Not Reactionary Rigidity: Pope Francis Encourages Doctrinal Leftism That Has Conservative Catholics Grinding Their Teeth‘The Water Has Been Agitated’ by La Civiltà Cattolica (Antonio Spadaro, SJ)Pope says some ‘backward’ conservatives in US Catholic Church have replaced faith with ideology by Associated PressAiling Pope Francis Hurries to Bolster His Progressive Legacy by Wall Street Journal (Francis X. Rocca)Part II (17:12 - 20:38) The Kremlin Loves That Pope Francis Admires Russian Autocratic Leaders: The Pope Creates an Awkward ControversyPope Francis Praises Historical Russian Imperialism Amid War in Ukraine by Wall Street Journal (Francis X. Rocca)Vatican Walks Back Pope Francis’ Praise for Russian Empire by Wall Street Journal (Francis X. Rocca)Part III (20:38 - 24:10) How’s This For Irony? Chicago Crew Robbed at Gunpoint While Filming a Documentary On the Increase of Armed RobberiesTV news crew robbed at gunpoint while reporting on armed robberies by Washington Post (Timothy Bella)Sign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
8/30/202324 minutes, 20 seconds
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Tuesday, August 29, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 11:09) Is a Sperm Donor a Father? Wall Street Journal Raises Big Questions, Reveals Even Deeper Longing Within the Imago DeiA Sperm Donor Chases a Role in the Lives of the 96 Children He Fathered by Wall Street Journal (Amy Dockser Marcus)Part II (11:09 - 22:08) Violation, Alienation, Abstraction, Moral Risk, and the Unalloyed Good of Babies: The Issues of the Modern Reproductive Assistance IndustryPart III (22:08 - 25:00) Snowflake Adoptions and the Attempt to Restructure the Family: Christian Faithfulness in the Face of the New Age of the Modern Reproductive MovementSign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
8/29/202325 minutes, 7 seconds
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Monday, August 28, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 12:03) Are Americans Losing Their Religion? Big Questions Arise Over Secularization in the United StatesAmerica Is Losing Religious Faith by New York Times (Nicholas Kristof)Part II (12:03 - 20:25) The Incongruence of Belonging Without Belief: What the Apparent Decline of Christianity the US RevealsI left the church — and now long for a ‘church for the nones’ by The Washington Post (Perry Bacon Jr.)Part III (20:25 - 26:10) India Wins a Lap in the Space Race Against Russia — But the Moon Race is About Much More than National PrideSign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
8/28/202326 minutes, 19 seconds
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Friday, August 25, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 08:07) Vladimir Putin Sends a Clear Message: Wagner Leader Yevgeny Prigozhin (Apparently) Killed in Plane Crash — There is No Surprise HerePart II (08:07 - 10:51) Who Is Your Favorite Church Leader From the Reformation or the Puritan Era? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The BriefingPart III (10:51 - 16:20) Why Do We Have an Original Sin Nature Because of Adam? Why Does God Allow Satan to Do Evil? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Young Listeners of The BriefingPart IV (16:20 - 18:30) Are There Any Commands about Baptism in the Old Testament? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The BriefingPart V (18:30 - 21:09) How Would You Answer Someone Who Says That the New Covenant Overrules the Noahic Covenant’s Approval of the Death Penalty? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The BriefingPart VI (21:09 - 23:40) What are the Most Important Traits in a Man We Should Look for as We Seek to Hire a New Pastor? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The BriefingPart VII (23:40 - 26:32) Who is Your Favorite Downton Abbey Character? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The BriefingSign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
8/25/202326 minutes, 58 seconds
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Thursday, August 24, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 15:39) A Debate? Let’s Call It a Debacle.: The Republican Presidential Candidates Were Set Loose, and the Loser Was American PoliticsPart II (15:39 - 23:11) ‘There was a Deep Malevolence, Bordering on Sadism in Your Actions’: British Nurse Turned Serial Killer Sentenced to Life in Prison After Killing Seven BabiesBritish Nurse Who Killed Babies on the Job Gets Life Sentence by Wall Street Journal (David Luhnow and Humza Jilani)Part III (23:11 - 27:00) Driverless Car in San Francisco Hits New Roadblock — Wet ConcreteDriverless Car Gets Stuck in Wet Concrete in San Francisco by New York Times (Michael Levenson)Sign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
8/24/202327 minutes, 7 seconds
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Wednesday, August 23, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 07:46) ‘The Company Will Shift Its Pride Merchandise Assortment’: Target Acknowledges Customer Backlash Over Pride DisplaysTarget, Much Like Bud Light, Is Stung by Culture Wars by Wall Street Journal (Sarah Nassauer)Target Customer Backlash May Be Least of Its Problems by Wall Street Journal (Jinjoo Lee)Part II (07:46 - 13:55) A Major Redefinition of Parenting: USA Today Urges Parents to Build a Back to School Kit to Prepare Their Children for ‘Safe Sex’ and ‘Safe Drug Usage’Not your average back-to-school supply list: A parent's guide to birth control, COVID, more by USA Today (Adrianna Rodriguez)Part III (13:55 - 18:48) The Incoherence of the Transgender Revolution: The New York Times Sports Section Confuses Itself Over Who a Woman IsHow Transgender Runner Nikki Hiltz Rose to the Top of Track by New York Times (Talya Minsberg)For Girls in Spain, Women’s World Cup Win Is a Joy and a Catalyst by New York Times (Constant Méheut and Isabella Kwai)Part IV (18:48 - 27:18) FIDE Faces Down the Transgender Revolution: International Chess Agency Bans Transgender Women from Women’s CompetitionsInternational chess body bans transgender women from women’s competitions by Washington Post (Kelsey Ables)Sign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
8/23/202327 minutes, 19 seconds
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Tuesday, August 22, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 17:15) Let the Rule of Law Operate: The Hunter Biden Controversy Continues to UnfoldInside the Collapse of Hunter Biden’s Plea Deal by New York Times (Michael S. Schmidt, Luke Broadwater and Glenn Thrush)Part II (17:15 - 24:06) Russia’s Luna-25 Probe ‘Ceased to Exist’: The Failed Moon Mission and the Continuation of the Space RaceRussia’s Luna-25 Spacecraft Crashes Into Moon by Wall Street Journal (Bojan Pancevski)Part III (24:06 - 25:41) The Competition for International Prestige Continues: The Big Issues Behind Russia’s Race Back to the MoonSign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
8/22/202325 minutes, 50 seconds
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Monday, August 21, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 13:02) The U.S. Faces Natural Evil and its Consequences: Christian Considerations in the Aftermath of Lahaina and in the Midst of Tropical Storm HilaryPart II (13:02 - 23:00) ‘You are Nobodies, and Your Name is Nothing.’: Moral Evil of War Rises to the Surface of the News as Russia Turns Criminals Into Cannon FodderTroop Deaths and Injuries in Ukraine War Near 500,000, U.S. Officials Say by New York Times (Helene Cooper, Thomas Gibbons-Neff, Eric Schmitt and Julian E. Barnes)‘We Are Not Human to Them’: Life for Convicts in Russia’s Army by New York Times (Anatoly Kurmanaev and Ekaterina Bodyagina)Part III (23:00 - 25:38) Camp David and the Lessons of History: U.S., Japan, and South Korea Expand Security and Economic Ties in First Leaders Summit Between the Three CountriesSign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
8/21/202325 minutes, 40 seconds
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Friday, August 18, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 10:13) Is Divorce Still a Big Deal for Political Leaders? Some Say No, and Point to Muted Response to Canadian Prime Minister’s BreakupDoes Anyone Care About Justin Trudeau’s Separation? by New York Times (Elizabeth Paton)Part II (10:13 - 17:15) How Should I, as a Christian, Handle Government, Corporate, or Other Institutional Pressures to Affirm Our Society’s Cultural Revolutions? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The BriefingPart III (17:15 - 24:18) Our Church’s Pre-School Has a Transgender Student Attending. How Should We Handle This Situation? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The BriefingPart IV (24:18 - 26:43) How Has Abortion Contributed to the Falling Birth Rate Worldwide? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The BriefingPart V (26:43 - 28:21) A Time to Reflect and Pray for Faithful Christians Doing Gospel Ministry for Those in the Aftermath of the Lahaina Fires — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The BriefingSign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
8/18/202328 minutes, 25 seconds
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Thursday, August 17, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 08:05) What’s in a Name?: The Kennedy Family Makes the Headlines Yet AgainPart II (08:05 - 16:55) The Kennedys, Democrats, Catholicism, and Abortion: What the Religious and Political History of the Kennedys Tell Us About Cultural and Moral ChangePart III (16:55 - 25:32) What Happens in Afghanistan Doesn’t Stay in Afghanistan: The Taliban Fighters Seek Jihad Across the GlobeSign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
8/17/202325 minutes, 34 seconds
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Wednesday, August 16, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 17:02) A Fourth Indictment and Endless Questions: RICO, Criminal Conspiracy and the Law of Unintended ConsequencesPart II (17:02 - 21:49) Is This One Indictment Too Far?: Big Issues Come to the Surface When Considering the State Charges Brought Against Former President TrumpIs Georgia’s case against Trump one case too many? by Washington Post (Ruth Marcus)Part III (21:49 - 25:14) Zoom Requires Employees to Return to Work at Headquarters: How’s That for Irony?Sign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
8/16/202325 minutes, 15 seconds
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Tuesday, August 15, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 12:22) The Left’s New Political Strategy is Silencing Speech?: Illinois Governor Pritzker and Allies Target Free Speech of Crisis Pregnancy CentersA Free-Speech Lesson for J.B. Pritzker by Wall Street Journal (The Editorial Board)Part II (12:22 - 20:22) A Parable of the Problems with Big Government: The Unmitigated Transportation Disaster of the JCPS Busing System in LouisvillePart III (20:22 - 23:50) Totalitarianism Cracks Down on Grief: China Now Regulating Human Emotion on a National ScaleWhen Tragedy Strikes in China, the Government Cracks Down on Grief by New York Times (Li Yuan)Sign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
8/15/202323 minutes, 54 seconds
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Monday, August 14, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 15:34) The Horrifying Fires that Killed in Lahaina — How Should Christians Think About Such a Disaster?Part II (15:34 - 21:44) It’s Narco Traffickers versus Civilization and a Battle Against Anarchy: Ecuador Shaken After Presidential Candidate Assassinated After Squaring Off with Illegal Drug IndustryEcuador, Reeling From a Candidate’s Assassination, Is Forever Changed by New York Times (Julie Turkewitz and José María León Cabrera)Part III (21:44 - 23:19) The Albanian Mafia is Controlling Crime in Ecuador? The Complicated Battle for Law and Order in a Fallen WorldSign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
8/14/202323 minutes, 25 seconds
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Friday, August 11, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 08:12) Facebook Bowed to White House Pressure on Covid-19? Reports Show the Biden Administration Pressured Social Media Messaging During the Pandemic, Big TimeFacebook Bowed to White House Pressure, Removed Covid Posts by Wall Street Journal (Ryan Tracy)Part II (08:12 - 12:44) Can We Know If King Solomon Was Truly Saved? Can We Expect to See Angels, Even If We Don’t Recognize Them As Such? How Can I Know God Is Real If I Cannot See Him? — Dr. Mohler Responds to a Letter from an 8-Year-Old Listener of The BriefingPart III (12:44 - 15:45) What About Going Into Politics? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The BriefingPart IV (15:45 - 20:15) Would You Explain the Trinity? Can We Understand It Like We Understand Water, Which Is Able to Present In Three Different Forms That Have the Same Essence? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The BriefingPart V (20:15 - 24:08) Should the Southern Baptist Convention’s Constitution More Clearly Specify That the Role of Pastor is Limited to Biological Males in Light of the Transgender Revolution? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The BriefingSign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
8/11/202324 minutes, 9 seconds
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Thursday, August 10, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 13:51) Hollywood’s Big Pause: Strike Action by Writers and Actors Pulls Back the Curtain On Big Issues In the Entertainment IndustryPart II (13:51 - 17:12) Disney’s Streaming Woes and Bleeding Pocketbooks — The Company’s Recent Data Tell a Big StoryDisney to Significantly Raise Prices of Disney+, Hulu Streaming Services by Wall Street Journal (Robbie Whelan)The Man Reimagining Disney Classics for Today’s World by New York Times (Brooks Barnes)Part III (17:12 - 24:46) Disney is Vying For More Than Your Money: The Power of Storytelling to Reshape Hearts and MindsSign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
8/10/202324 minutes, 47 seconds
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Wednesday, August 9, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 11:10) The Abortion Battle Rages On, But Is the Pro-Life Movement Ready? Pro-Abortion Movement Gains Huge Momentum as Ohio Voters Overwhelmingly Reject Constitutional ProposalPart II (11:10 - 16:46) Ideology and Political Power Play in Wisconsin Headlines: Justice Janet Protasiewicz and the New Rules of Political Engagement by The LeftNew Justice Swings Wisconsin Supreme Court to the Left by New York Times (Isaac Yu)Wisconsin Supreme Court enters a new era as it flips to liberal control after 15 years by Associated Press (Scott Bauer)Part III (16:46 - 18:50) In a Fallen World, There Are No Ultimate Political Victories: A Call for Pro-Lifers to Keep Fighting the Good Fight for LifePart IV (18:50 - 25:08) The Boy Scouts Are No More: What This Year’s National Jamboree Reveals About the Decline of CivilizationBoy Scouts pitch a more welcoming tent at their National Jamboree by Washington Post (Mike De Socio)Sign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
8/9/202325 minutes, 9 seconds
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Tuesday, August 8, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 16:40) Medicine and Politics Collide In Transgender Revolution: American Academy of Pediatrics Doubles Down on Support for Transgender Procedures — But Is the Group Hedging its Bets?Medical Group Backs Youth Gender Treatments, but Calls for Research Review by New York Times (Azeen Ghorayshi)Part II (16:40 - 24:19) Pope Francis’s Journey to Portugal: ‘Non-Judgmentalism’ and the Pope’s Strategy on Gender and SexualityAn Aging Pope Francis Looks to ‘Youth Day’ to Energize Church’s Future by New York Times (Jason Horowitz)Part III (24:19 - 25:51) What Gets the World’s Approval?: The Temptation to Abandon Historic Christian Doctrine on Gender and Sexuality in the Name of Inclusivity and ToleranceSign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
8/8/202325 minutes, 52 seconds
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Monday, August 7, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 11:45) Sell Us Beverages, Not the LGBTQ Revolution? Bud Light Tells of Survey Results As It Distances Itself from Fallout of Failed Marketing Campaign with Dylan MulvaneyBud Light’s Plan to Win Back Drinkers: Stick to Beer by Wall Street Journal (Saabira Chaudhuri)Bud Light Boycott Can’t Douse Anheuser-Busch InBev by Wall Street Journal (Aaron Back)Bud Light’s Struggles Cast a Shadow Over Its Sunny Summer Ad Campaign by Wall Street Journal (Katie Deighton)Part II (11:45 - 18:44) A Tragic Parable of the Decline of Marriage In Canada: The Trudeaus Announce SeparationPart III (18:44 - 25:03) Richard Dawkins Squares Off with the Transgender Revolution — And It Cost Him His 1996 Humanist of the Year AwardWhy biological sex matters by The New Statesman (Richard Dawkins)Richard Dawkins has abandoned science to justify his transphobia by Religion News Service (Hemant Mehta)Sign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
8/7/202325 minutes, 4 seconds
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Friday, August 4, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 11:09) Turns Out Kids Don’t Care If a TV Program is Produced by a Duchess: Harry and Megan Discover the Limits of Celebrity CultureHarry and Meghan Produce a Hollywood Flop: Themselves by Wall Street Journal (Erich Schwartzel and Sarah Krouse)Part II (11:09 - 17:57) What is the Relationship Between Human Dignity and Human Rights? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The BriefingPart III (17:57 - 20:18) Why Do You Find Biographies So Beneficial? Who Is Your Favorite Biographer Still Alive? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The BriefingNapoleon and the Verdict of Biography: A Conversation with Historian Adam Zamoyski by AlbertMohler.com (R. Albert Mohler, Jr.)Part IV (20:18 - 25:23) Why Does the Catholic Bible Have More Books In It Than the Protestant Bible? How Did People Know Which Books Were Inspired by God and Which Were Not? — Dr. Mohler Responds to a Letter from a 13-Year-Old Listener of The BriefingSign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
8/4/202325 minutes, 53 seconds
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Thursday, August 3, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 14:50) Former President Trump Indicted Again. And Again: The U.S. Is Headed Toward Uncharted Legal and Political TerritoryPart II (14:50 - 21:02) A Measure of Justice in Pennsylvania: Jury Recommends Death Penalty for Tree of Life ShooterPart III (21:02 - 25:37) A Just Society Executes True Justice: Capital Punishment and the Case of Adolf EichmannSign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
8/3/202325 minutes, 38 seconds
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Wednesday, August 2, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 15:43) The Big Sort: Our Unprecedented Polarization That’s Being Mapped Out State by State, Often Sharing a State LineConservatives go to red states and liberals go to blue as the country grows more polarized by Associated Press (Nicholas Riccardi)Nearly half of California residents are considering leaving the state, a poll finds. Many cite the cost of living as the main reason why. by USA Today (Itzel Luna)Part II (15:43 - 23:43) Rep. Nancy Mace Makes a Memory: Big Issues Arise in the Aftermath of the Representative's Prayer Breakfast CommentsPart III (23:43 - 26:23) "Keep Your Conduct Among the Gentiles Honorable"- Sexual Morality is Essential to Biblical ChristianitySign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
8/2/202326 minutes, 24 seconds
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Tuesday, August 1, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 13:38) Israel's Great Crisis: The Supreme Court, the Prime Minister, the 'Reasonable' Standard, and Israel's FuturePart II (13:38 - 19:33) An Ark and a Covenant: The Relationship of American Evangelicals and the State of IsraelPart III (19:33 - 21:16) Judicial Supremacy? The Progressivist Legal Argument Undergirding the Current Controversy in IsraelPart IV (21:16 - 25:46) No, Morality Is Not Determined by the Numbers: A Christian Worldview Response to the Rising Numbers Claiming LGBTQ IdentificationMore Visible L.G.B.T.Q. People Isn’t a Curiosity or a Crisis: It’s Normal by New York Times (Jane Coaston)Sign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
8/1/202325 minutes, 47 seconds
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Friday, June 30, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 13:11) ‘The Way to Stop Discriminating on the Basis of Race is to Stop Discriminating on the Basis of Race’: SCOTUS Strikes Down Affirmative Action in 6-3 DecisionStudents For Fair Admissions Inc. v. President and Fellows of Harvard College by Supreme Court of the United StatesPart II (13:11 - 17:50) Two Moral Worlds Respond to SCOTUS’s Affirmative Action Decision: Dueling Definitions of Justice Argue Over the Judgement of the CourtPart III (17:50 - 20:11) Unprecedented Personal Comments in the Affirmative Action Opinions by Justices: Justices Thomas and Jackson Speak Their MindsPart IV (20:11 - 26:19) Can an Evangelical Postal Employee Be Forced to Make Deliveries on Sundays?: SCOTUS Rules Unanimously That Reasonable Accommodations Must Be Made Groff v. DeJoy, Postmaster General by Supreme Court of the United StatesSign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
6/30/202326 minutes, 19 seconds
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Thursday, June 29, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 15:17) Falling Birth Rates, the Biggest Issue of Our Time: We Are Looking at a Looming Catastrophe — And Few Are Talking About ItThe baby-bust economy: How declining birth rates will change the world by The EconomistPart II (15:17 - 19:23) ‘No One Owes It to Others to Bring Up Children’: The Astounding Argument Behind Falling Number of BirthsPart III (19:23 - 25:08) ‘Be Fruitful, and Multiply, and Fill the Earth.’: God’s Command and Our Obedience for His GlorySign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
6/29/202325 minutes, 8 seconds
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Wednesday, June 28, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 11:13) Vice President Harris Visits NYC for Pride Month: The Political Strategy of the Biden Administration and the Celebration of the LGBTQ RevolutionKamala Harris, at Stonewall, Seeks to Reassure L.G.B.T.Q. Community by New York Times (Liam Stack)Report Cites More Than 350 Anti-L.G.B.T.Q. Incidents Over 11 Months by New York Times (Maggie Astor)Part II (11:13 - 15:19) We Can’t Lose the War Over Words: On the Importance of Language and the Attempted Relabeling of the Killing of Unborn Life as ‘Healthcare’Part III (15:19 - 22:56) The Marketing of Book Bans for Political Traction: The Genuine Delusion of the Progressive LeftLibrarians train to defend intellectual freedom and fight book bans at Chicago conference by Associated Press (Claire Savage)Part IV (22:56 - 24:44) Pride Month Is Not Enough Now?: Rachel Levine Calls for ‘Summer of Pride’ — And It Won’t Stop ThereSign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
6/28/202324 minutes, 44 seconds
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Tuesday, June 27, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 13:29) Theory, Movement, Politics? How Did Dobbs (And Roe’s Reversal) Arise?: The Conservative Legal Movement Behind the Decision and the Left’s New ResponseWhy the Supreme Court Really Killed Roe v. Wade by Politico (Robert L. Tsai and Mary Ziegler)Part II (13:29 - 20:10) SCOTUS Should Be More Political?: Arguments Over the Role of the Supreme Court in America AboundWe Need to Talk About Overturning the Dobbs Decision by New York Times ( David S. Cohen, Greer Donley, and Rachel Rebouché)The Courts Should Be More Political, Not Less by New York Times (Jedediah Britton-Purdy)Part III (20:10 - 24:36) The Left’s Cultural Concept of Backlash: America’s ‘Triggered’ Response to Cultural Movements and Its Significance'Backlash': America is Triggered by Progress by New York Times (Michelle Goldberg)Sign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
6/27/202324 minutes, 36 seconds
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Monday, June 26, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 12:06) A Coup Against Putin, a Riddle Wrapped in a Mystery Inside an Enigma: What We Can and Cannot Know About the Moves of the Wagner Group Over the WeekendPart II (12:06 - 20:48) The Staggering Challenge Before the Pro-Life Movement: One Year Post-Dobbs and the Future of the Fight for LifeHow a Year Without Roe Shifted American Views on Abortion by New York Times (Kate Zernike)Part III (20:48 - 28:51) An Ironic and Tragic Parable of Human Hubris and Life or Death Drama: The Titan Submersible Implodes During Dive to the Titanic WreckageSign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
6/26/202328 minutes, 51 seconds
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Friday, June 23, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 13:17) Controversies, Theological Debates, and the Need for Denominational Faithfulness: Considerations of the 2023 SBC Annual MeetingPart II (13:17 - 17:35) Will Our Daughters With Severe Intellectual Disabilities Go to Heaven? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The BriefingThe Salvation of the 'Little Ones': Do Infants who Die Go to Heaven? by AlbertMohler.com (R. Albert Mohler, Jr. and Daniel L. Akin)Part III (17:35 - 21:18) Can Christians Write Horror Stories? How Christian Does a Story Have to Be to Glorify God? — Dr. Mohler Responds to a Letter from a 12-Year-Old Listener of The BriefingPart IV (21:18 - 23:10) Do Children’s Bibles with Depictions of Jesus Violate the Second Commandment? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The BriefingSign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
6/23/202323 minutes, 10 seconds
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Thursday, June 22, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 07:23) A Federal Judge Plays Medical Authority: Judge Strikes Down Arkansas Law Banning Gender Transition Care for Minors, Citing Medical Arguments Judge Strikes Down Arkansas Law Banning Gender Transition Care for Minors by New York Times (Rick Rojas and Emily Cochrane)Part II (07:23 - 14:41) When it Comes to Adolescents, the U.S. is a ‘Transgender-Care Outlier’ — European Countries Have Pulled Way Back on Transgender Procedures for TeensU.S. Becomes Transgender-Care Outlier as More in Europe Urge Caution by Wall Street Journal (Jathon Sapsford and Stephanie Armour)Part III (14:41 - 19:06) Lia Thomas Mansplains Feminism? The Transgender Movement Clashes with Feminism (and Biology) Once AgainPart IV (19:06 - 24:45) Hunter Biden’s Plea Agreement: Questions about Truth and Justice Loom Large in the Wake of the Headline. And Does the Investigation Continue, or Not?Sign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
6/22/202324 minutes, 45 seconds
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Wednesday, June 21, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 13:36) The (Failed) Golden Arches Theory of Conflict Prevention: A Forced Rethinking of Globalization — And Its Clash with the Christian WorldviewFailures of Globalization Shatter Long-Held Beliefs by New York Times (Patricia Cohen)Part II (13:36 - 19:18) The World Map is Changing Before Our Eyes: How New Enemies and New Allies Are Reshaping Global AlliancesPart III (19:18 - 26:22) From Soccer Moms to the Suburbs: The Demographics of Swing Voters Change and Stay the SameTrump Needs White Suburban Women. His Indictment Splits Them. by Wall Street Journal (Catherine Lucey and Annie Linskey)Clinton Swipes the GOP’s Lyrics by Washington Post (E.J. Dionne Jr.)Sign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
6/21/202326 minutes, 22 seconds
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Tuesday, June 20, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 16:40) What Punishment Fits the Crime? The Pittsburgh Tree of Life Shooter Found Guilty of Horrific Crimes, Raising Debate Over Capital PunishmentGunman guilty in shooting deaths of 11 worshippers at Pittsburgh Tree of Life synagogue by USA Today (Jeanine Santucci)Almost all Louisiana death row prisoners ask John Bel Edwards to spare their lives by Picayune Times (James Finn)Part II (16:40 - 23:13) To Censor or Not to Censor Explicit Material of Children on Social Media? — That is the Question Advocates and Allies of the LGBTQ Revolution Are Reluctant to AnswerThe EARN IT Act poses risks to LGBTQ communities online, advocates say. Here's how by USA Today (Ella Lee)Part III (23:13 - 27:04) You Can’t Make This Up: Anheuser-Busch Accepts Lead Marketing Award at Cannes Event After Trans Marketing DisasterAfter Bud Light Debacle, AB InBev Takes a Bow at Ad-Biz Oscars by Wall Street Journal (Katie Deighton)Sign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
6/20/202327 minutes, 4 seconds
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Monday, June 19, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 07:15) A Massive Revolution on the Moral Landscape: USA Today Publishes Story Arguing That High Financial Cost of “Having a Baby” For LGBTQ Couples Is Discriminatory and Unjust'Still a lot of hurdles': For LGBTQ+ couples, the path to in vitro fertilization is harder by USA Today (Bailey Schulz)Part II (07:15 - 19:28) Will the American Insurance Payer Subsidize the Moral Revolution?: The Rising Tide of the Sexual Revolution Reaches Ever HigherPart III (19:28 - 30:19) Brilliant Minds, Dark Turns in Life, and Big Questions: Two Recent Obituaries Raise Massive Moral QuestionsDaniel Ellsberg, Who Leaked the Pentagon Papers, Is Dead at 92 by New York Times (Robert D. McFadden)Ted Kaczynski, ‘Unabomber’ Who Attacked Modern Life, Dies at 81 by New York Times (Alex Traub)Sign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
6/19/202330 minutes, 19 seconds
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Friday, June 16, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 05:56) Is the Transgender Movement More Than Just Ideology? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The Briefing Part II (05:56 - 13:26) How Should Christians Think About Working For a Company That Hosts and Promotes LGBTQ Events? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The BriefingPart III (13:26 - 19:38) Does the U.S. Intelligence Whistleblower’s Potential Confirmation of Aliens Have Implications for the Gospel of Jesus Christ? — Dr. Mohler Responds to a Letter from a 17-Year-Old Listener of The BriefingPart IV (19:38 - 22:26) What Will Our Bodies Be Like After the Second Coming of Christ? — Dr. Mohler Responds to a Letter from a 6-Year-Old Listener of The BriefingPart V (22:26 - 25:16) When We Use the Term ‘Elite’ to Refer to the Moral Revolutionaries, Are We Speaking Too Highly of Them? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The BriefingSign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
6/16/202325 minutes, 16 seconds
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Thursday, June 15, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 12:16) Who Will Win the Republican Presidential Nomination?: The Unprecedented Republican Presidential Race Ahead of the 2024 Primary ElectionThe G.O.P. Has Drifted, but Mike Pence Is as Conservative as Ever by New York Times (Jonathan Swan)Part II (12:16 - 19:46) From Conservative Conduct to Conservative Confrontation: Ron Desantis and His Political Strategy in the Fight for the Republican Presidential NominationWith Migrant Flights, DeSantis Shows Stoking Outrage Is the Point by New York Times (Shane Goldmacher)Part III (19:46 - 25:48) Are Sports Taking Over the Family?: Some Christian Considerations for the Role of Children’s Sports for the FamilyAre You an Exhausted Spring Sports Parent? This Is for You by Wall Street Journal (Jason Gay)Sign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
6/15/202325 minutes, 48 seconds
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Wednesday, June 14, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 13:14) Don’t Buy the Book Bans Propaganda: The Issue is More Complicated Than the Revolutionaries Want You to ThinkRepublican lawmaker warns Broward libraries’ ‘I read banned books’ effort could prompt retaliation by Sun Sentinel (Anthony Man)Part II (13:14 - 18:45) The Bible is Pornographic Now?: Utah School Board Pulls Bible from Elementary School LibrariesProtester opposed to book bans gets Bible pulled from some Utah schools by Washington Post (Justine McDaniel)‘Sex-ridden’ Bible banned from schools in Utah by The Times (Hugh Tomlinson)Part III (18:45 - 19:49) The Argument Over Book Bans Becomes National Issue: President Biden Announces Coordinator Position to Monitor “Growing Threat” of Book BansFACT SHEET:Biden-⁠Harris Administration Announces New Actions to Protect LGBTQI+ Communities by White HousePart IV (19:49 - 24:06) ‘Even the French Are Blushing’: France’s Finance Minister Sparks Controversy After Publishing Steamy NovelRacy Novel by France’s Finance Minister Has Even the French Blushing by Wall Street Journal (Noemie Bisserbe and Sam Schechner)Sign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
6/14/202324 minutes, 6 seconds
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Tuesday, June 13, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 13:59) How the LGBTQ Revolution Game is Being Played: Human Rights Campaign Declares State of Emergency over LGBTQ IssuesFor the First Time Ever, Human Rights Campaign Officially Declares ‘State of Emergency’ for LGBTQ+ Americans; Issues National Warning and Guidebook to Ensure Safety for LGBTQ+ Residents and Travelers by Human Rights Campaign (HRC Staff)'State of emergency': LGBTQ Americans given dire warning from Human Rights Campaign by USA Today (Claire Thornton)Yes, We’re in an L.G.B.T.Q. State of Emergency by New York Times (Charles Blow)Part II (13:59 - 17:01) Pride Month Seeks Even More Consumer Support: The LGBTQ Pressure on Companies to Corporate Capitulation Businesses that practice real Pride Month allyship will be on the right side of history by USA Today (Kelley Robinson)Part III (17:01 - 23:57) Disney Remakes Spark Debate Between Those on the Left: The Argument Within the Left on How to Keep the Animated Classics “Relevant”The Man Reimagining Disney Classics for Today’s World by New York Times (Brooks Barnes)Part IV (23:57 - 25:51) Digital Media Destabilizes CNN: Chris Licht Steps Down as CEO of CNNLos Angeles Times to Cut More Than 10% of Newsroom by New York Times (Katie Robertson)Sign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
6/13/202325 minutes, 51 seconds
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Monday, June 12, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 10:18) America on Trial: The Trump Indictment and the Trial of the Rule of Law and the American OrderTrump’s Case Puts the Justice System on Trial, in a Test of Public Credibility by New York Times (Peter Baker)A Destructive Trump Indictment by Wall Street Journal (The Editorial Board)Part II (10:18 - 14:57) An Engagement Ring Recession and Future of Marriage: A Decline in the Purchase of Engagement Rings Tells a Bigger StoryWhat All the Single Ladies (and Men) Say About the Economy by New York Times (Jeanna Smialek and Jason Karaian)Part III (14:57 - 24:36) ‘A Scientist’s Sexuality Shouldn’t Matter’: Theoretical Physicist Makes Important Argument Regarding Effects of DEI on Science as a Field of StudyA Scientist’s Sexuality Shouldn’t Matter by Wall Street Journal (Lawrence Krauss)Sign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
6/12/202324 minutes, 36 seconds
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Friday, June 9, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 12:21) A Big Life on the Screen of the 20th Century: The Life and Legacy of Pat Robertson, Dead at 93Part II (12:21 - 17:38) Smoke Like the Eruption of a Major Volcano Hangs Over US East Coast: Worldview Arguments Rage in the Midst of the Fallout of Dangerous Wildfires in CanadaWildfires and Progressive Climate-Change Deniers by Wall Street Journal (The Editorial Board)Part III (17:38 - 22:09) Is It Acceptable to Worship on Another Day of the Week Besides the Lord’s Day In Order to Make Space for Other Activities Like Sports? — Dr. Mohler Responds to a Letter from a 15-Year-Old Listener of The BriefingPart IV (22:09 - 24:09) Why Was Jesus Baptized By John the Baptist? Did John the Baptist Wear Camel Skin Out of Sadness? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The BriefingPart V (24:09 - 26:45) Can A Christ Follower Responsibly Work For a Company That Supports the LGBTQ Revolution? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The BriefingSign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
6/9/202326 minutes, 45 seconds
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Thursday, June 8, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 11:31) Medicine, Morality, or Law? Florida District Judge Halts Florida Law Banning Trans Hormone Treatments for Children and TeensPart II (11:31 - 18:20) For the PGA Tour, Money Evidently Speaks Louder Than Morals: Merger With LIV Golf Comes With Big Moral QuestionsPGA Tour and LIV Golf Agree to Alliance, Ending Golf’s Bitter Fight by New York Times (Alan Blinder)The PGA Tour Partners With Its Nemesis LIV. The Money Wins Again. by Wall Street Journal (Jason Gay)Part III (18:20 - 23:50) D-Day, 79 Years Later: Profound Gratitude to the Heroes Who Stormed the Beaches of Normandy and Changed History‘It was tough’: World War II veterans return to Utah Beach to mark D-Day’s 79th anniversary by Associated Press (Sylvie Corbet and Jeffrey Schaeffer)Sign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
6/8/202323 minutes, 50 seconds
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Wednesday, June 7, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 15:44) The Three Ages of Modern Media: Looking at the Shape of Our Media Challenge Hundreds of Gannett Journalists Walk Out by New York Times (Katie Robertson)Part II (15:44 - 21:28) Digital Media and the Brave New World of News Media: Technology is Reshaping the Media LandscapeCNN CEO Chris Licht Apologizes to Staff, Saying He Overshadowed Network’s Achievements by Wall Street Journal (Amol Sharma and Isabella Simonetti)Inside the Meltdown at CNN by The Atlantic (Tim Alberta)Part III (21:28 - 26:37) ‘Customer Ratings Have Become Meaningless’: A Culture Where ‘Average’ Is Rated As ‘Superb’ Just Might Have a ProblemCustomer Ratings Have Become Meaningless. ‘People Hand Out 5 Stars Like It’s Candy.’ by Wall Street Journal (Preetika Rana)Sign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
6/7/202326 minutes, 37 seconds
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Tuesday, June 6, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 06:16) India’s Deadly Train Crash: Human Error or Mechanical Failure? Sometimes it Comes Down to BothPart II (06:16 - 23:33) Just One Issue of USA Today Reveals the Transformed Moral Landscape: It Also Reveals Finger-pointing at Both Parents and ChristianityPride month arrives as wave of anti-LGBTQ bills make many states less equitable by USA Today (Charisse Jones)Russian tennis player Daria Kasatkina showing true bravery by coming out by USA Today (Dan Wolken)Senate advances same-sex marriage bill that also includes religious freedom protections by USA Today (Savannah Kuchar and Ledyard King)'Rejected solely because of your identity': Homeless LGBTQ youths face unique challenges by USA Today (Claire Thornton)Part III (23:33 - 24:50) There Is More (and Less) to This Story: The Inverted Math of the Moral RevolutionariesSame-Sex Couples Accounted for 1% of Households in 2020, Census Shows by Wall Street Journal (Paul Overberg and Anthony DeBarros)Sign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
6/6/202324 minutes, 50 seconds
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Monday, June 5, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 13:57) Was the Debt Ceiling Crisis a Manufactured Drama? Not Entirely, But There Was a Political Plot and a Predictable ResolutionPart II (13:57 - 19:22) A Parable of America’s Fracturing Entertainment Culture: What the Viewership of the Finale of ‘Succession’ Teaches About the American Public and New MediaPart III (19:22 - 23:18) Stories and the Imago Dei: Humans Are Storytelling Creatures — And Our Place in God's Story Matters MostSign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
6/5/202323 minutes, 18 seconds
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Friday, June 2, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 13:48) Target Has Redefined its Business Model to Force Its Consumers to Make a Choice: Will They Support the LGBTQ Revolution Or Not?Combative Consumers Change the Marketing Strategy for Target and Bud Light by Wall Street Journal (Katie Deighton and Patrick Coffee)Target may have 'lost control of the narrative' as financial losses, LGBT anger mounts: consumer researchers by Fox News (David Rutz)Part II (13:48 - 17:25) Should Christians Do Business With Companies Who Support Causes We Cannot? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The BriefingPart III (17:25 - 19:52) How Should Protestant Christians Think About the “Incorruption” of a Nun? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The BriefingPart IV (19:52 - 24:53) Should Christians Just Accept the Inevitability of AI Technologies to Get Ahead of the Curve? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The BriefingSign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
6/2/202324 minutes, 53 seconds
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Thursday, June 1, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 12:49) Well, Are Humans Facing the Threat of Extinction by Artificial Intelligence or Not?: The Argument Over the Consequences of AI Rages OnA.I. Poses ‘Risk of Extinction,’ Industry Leaders Warn by New York Times (Kevin Roose)Leading experts warn of a risk of extinction from AI by NPR (Vanessa Romo)Part II (12:49 - 19:49) The Morality of Knowledge and Technological Determinism: Big Worldview Issues Behind AI TechnologiesPart III (19:49 - 25:34) No, AI Will Not Lead to Our Extinction, But We Do Need Protection — From OurselvesAI Poses ‘Risk of Extinction’ on Par With Pandemics and Nuclear War, Tech Executives Warn by Wall Street Journal (Alyssa Lukpat)California Takes On Candy Makers With Bill Opponents Call the ‘Skittles Ban’ by Wall Street Journal (Kristina Peterson)Sign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
6/1/202325 minutes, 34 seconds
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Wednesday, May 31, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 09:06) Uganda’s Clear Signal to the West — We Reject Your LGBTQ Revolution: Uganda Passes Law Criminalizing Specific Expressions of HomosexualityUgandan President Signs Anti-Gay Law That Includes Death Penalty as a Punishment by New York Times (Abdi Latif Dahir)Part II (09:06 - 17:15) President Biden Declares Uganda’s Law ‘A Tragic Violation of Universal Human Rights’ — But What Universal Human Rights, Specifically?Part III (17:15 - 26:54) Who to Watch in the 2024 Election: Will the Socially Conservative, Fiscally Liberal Voter Make Up the Significant ‘Swing Vote’ in the Next Presidential Election? Ron DeSantis and the ‘Scaffle’ Vote by New York Times (David Leonhardt)Sign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
5/31/202326 minutes, 54 seconds
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Tuesday, May 30, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 10:44) Biden and McCarthy Strike a Deal to Avert Debt Default, But Can They Muster Enough Votes? The Worldview Dimensions Get Complicated Part II (10:44 - 16:16) Strong Islam Equals Strong Turkey? Worldview Considerations of President Erdogan’s Election to Unprecedented Third Term in Turkey by Part III (16:16 - 25:48) From the Byzantium and the Roman Empire to the Ottoman Empire and Modern Turkey: Why So Much History Intersects In One Nation by Sign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
5/30/202325 minutes, 48 seconds
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Friday, May 26, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 14:12) Social Media Preys on the Young: The Federal Government Sounds the Alarm on Dangers of Social Media Use Among AdolescentsSocial Media Could Pose ‘Profound Risk of Harm’ to Young People’s Mental Health, Surgeon General Warns by Wall Street Journal (Jennifer Calfas)Teenagers Resent Social Media. They Also Resent Efforts to Take It Away. by New York Times (Troy Closson, Olivia Bensimon, Wesley Parnell and Michael D. Regan)Part II (14:12 - 18:41) How is Jesus God’s Son? How Can He Be God and Man at the Same Time? — Dr. Mohler Responds to a Letter from a 12-Year-Old Listener of The BriefingPart III (18:41 - 21:27) Why Did You Not Mention the Connection of Satanism to The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence on The Briefing? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The BriefingPart IV (21:27 - 23:54) How Would You Respond to a Christian Couple Who Argues They Can Cohabitate So Long as They Do Not Sleep Together? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The BriefingPart V (23:54 - 28:54) To What Degree Do We Legislate Morality Without Creating a Theocracy? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The BriefingSign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
5/26/202328 minutes, 54 seconds
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Thursday, May 25, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 07:19) The Moral Revolution’s Targeting of Institutions: It’s Not an Accident, It’s a StrategyPart II (07:19 - 17:11) The Fight for Institutions Will Come to Your Christian College: Houghton University Under Scrutiny After Firing Employees For Using Preferred Pronouns in Email SignatureA University Fired 2 Employees for Including Their Pronouns in Emails by New York Times (Liam Stack)Part III (17:11 - 24:29) Trust Teachers Over Parents? Beware the Progressive Bandwagon Telling Parents to Go HomeSign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
5/25/202324 minutes, 29 seconds
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Wednesday, May 24, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 14:43) The ‘Religious Right’ in Japan? The Moral Revolution Hits an Unexpected Obstacle. It’s Probably Not What You Think The Religious Right’s Hidden Sway as Japan Trails Allies on Gay Rights by New York Times (Motoko Rich and Hikari Hida)Part II (14:43 - 20:57) The Centrality of Bathrooms in the Culture War: It’s Not By Accident Ron DeSantis Knows That the Best Place to Humiliate People Is in the Bathroom by New York Times (Lydia Polgreen)Part III (20:57 - 24:13) You Can Have Celebrity or Deep Privacy — But Not Both. Lessons from Prince Harry and MeghanSign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
5/24/202324 minutes, 13 seconds
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Tuesday, May 23, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 17:15) Are Morals Just Values? Does Moral Truth Change by Consensus? Confronting the Political and Moral Challenge of CommunitarianismGOP’s Presidential Candidate Must Find America’s Moral Center by Wall Street Journal (William A. Galston)Part II (17:15 - 24:01) Let’s Test the Theory of the Middle Ground: Case Study Number One, Bud LightHow Bud Light Blew It by Wall Street Journal (Jennifer Maloney)Bud Light maker stripped of LGBTQ+ rating for caving to Dylan Mulvaney backlash by USA Today (Jessica Guynn)Part III (24:01 - 28:55) Let’s Test the Theory of the Middle Ground: Case Study Number Two, The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence in Dodger StadiumDodgers Reverse Course and Reinvite Group to Pride Night by New York Times (Benjamin Hoffman)Dodgers apologize and invite Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence to Pride Night by LA Times (Steve Henson and Sonja Sharp)The Dodgers faltered by disinviting the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence but came to their senses by LA Times (LZ Granderson)Sign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
5/23/202328 minutes, 55 seconds
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Monday, May 22, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 04:20) Political Impasse Broken in Nebraska: Historic Legislative Session Leads to Double Issue Bill on Abortion and Transgender QuestionsNebraska Passes Restrictions on Abortion, Gender-Affirming Care for Minors by Wall Street Journal (Jennifer Calphas)Part II (04:20 - 16:10) Human Work and Human Dignity: The Political and Moral Disagreement Over Welfare Work Requirements Exposed Part III (16:10 - 25:07) Will Ukraine Fly American F-16 Jets?: The Biden Administration Possibly Allowing Transfer of Coveted U.S. Fighter Planes to Ukraine — Why?Part IV (25:07 - 28:09) Drag Queens, a Moral Barometer of Our Time: Northwest Arkansas Arts Center Loses Board Members After Instituting Restrictions on Drag Shows with Minors PresentSeven Walton Arts Center board members resign in wake of NWA Pride decision by Fayetteville FlyerSign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
5/22/202328 minutes, 9 seconds
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Friday, May 19, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 08:16) So They Knew He Was Abusing National Secrets? Revelations About the Airman Who Posted Top Secret Documents OnlineMilitary Caught Airman Mishandling Secrets Before Arrest but Left Him in Job by New York Times (Glenn Thrush and Robin Stein)Part II (08:16 - 15:20) Big Questions About the Big Heist: German Court Convicts $100 Million Jewel Thieves, But Leaves Questions UnansweredGerman Court Convicts Five Men for Green Vault Jewel Heist by New York Times (Christopher F. Schuetze)Part III (15:20 - 19:33) How Should Christians Think About Being a Spy? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The BriefingSpycraft and Soulcraft on the Front Lines of History: A Conversation with James Olson by AlbertMohler.com (R. Albert Mohler, Jr.)Part IV (19:33 - 20:37) Is Stoicism Compatible with Christianity? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The BriefingPart V (20:37 - 23:32) More Ethical Complexities About Birth Control: Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The BriefingPart VI (22:25 - 23:32) Why Not Address the Role Men Often Play When a Woman Has an Abortion? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The BriefingPart VII (23:32 - 26:01) How Can Homeschool Families Prepare Their Children’s Transcripts to Apply to College? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The BriefingSign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
5/19/202326 minutes, 1 second
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Thursday, May 18, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 10:09) Political Drama in North Carolina Over Abortion: State Senate Overrides Democratic Governor’s Veto of Abortion Ban in Strategic Win for Pro-Life MovementPart II (10:09 - 15:33) Family Lines Drawn Over Abortion: Granddaughter of Senator Jesse Helms Fights to Undo Grandfather’s Legacy NC abortion ban is an extreme extension of my grandfather's legacy. I'm working to undo it. by USA Today (Ellen Gaddy)Part III (15:33 - 18:19) The Pro-Abortion Movement’s Internal Fight Over Strategy — One Debate? Use of the Word ‘Woman’Abortion Access Keeps Winning Elections by New York Times (David Leonhardt and Lyna Bentahar)Part IV (18:19 - 22:18) JPMorgan Discriminates on the Basis of Religious Beliefs? Nation's Largest Bank Faces Shareholder Challenge on Cancelling of Religious AccountsJPMorgan Targeted by Republican States Over Accusations of Religious Bias by Wall Street Journal (Jathon Sapsford)Part V (22:18 - 25:28) Who’s Regulating the Regulators?: Let's Hold All Responsible Fully Accountable When a Bank FailsSVB’s Greg Becker Tells His Story by Wall Street Journal (The Editorial Board)Sign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
5/18/202325 minutes, 28 seconds
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Wednesday, May 17, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 14:30) The Argument Over Debt Ceiling: President Biden Has No Choice But to Deal With CongressThe Case for Violating the Debt Limit Is Dangerous Nonsense by New York Times (Michael W. McConnell)Part II (14:30 - 18:15) The Pill Becomes Available Over the Counter? The FDA Appears to Allow Over-the-Counter Sales of Birth Control PillFDA panel recommends allowing birth control pill to be sold over the counter by USA Today (Christine Fernando)Part III (18:15 - 23:23) We Need to ‘Protect People Against Pregnancy’?: The Moral Revolution Summarized in Just a SentenceSign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
5/17/202323 minutes, 23 seconds
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Tuesday, May 16, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 06:34) Truth is Stranger Than Fiction: George Santos and Our Postmodern Identity CrisisPart II (06:34 - 12:08) An Athletic Phenom, Chivalry, and the Gender Binary: The Track Event That Wrought Mia Brahe-Pedersen’s Blazing 100-meter DashThe High School Sprint Phenom Who Beat Her Prom Date by Wall Street Journal (Rachel Bachman)Part III (12:08 - 20:47) A Diet of Darkness: The Corrosive Nature of Social Media and the Dark Rabbit Holes in Which Our Adolescents Are FallingTikTok Feeds Teens a Diet of Darkness by Wall Street Journal (Julie Jargon)Part IV (20:47 - 24:10) A Bridge Between News and Pop Culture No More: Paramount Announces MTV News Will Be Brought to an EndHow MTV Broke News for a Generation by New York Times Remy TuminSign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
5/16/202324 minutes, 10 seconds
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Monday, May 15, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 11:23) The Subway Tragedy? Crime? Only Time and the Rule of Law Will Tell — Some Christian Considerations on the Death of Jordan NeelyJordan Neely Was on New York’s ‘Top 50’ List of Homeless People at Risk by New York Times (Andy Newman)Daniel Penny Is Charged, Released on Bail in Chokehold Killing of Jordan Neely by Wall Street Journal (James Fanelli and Jimmy Vielkind)Part II (11:23 - 18:39) A Massive System Failure in New York: A Broken Society and the Struggle to Help Those Who Fall Through the CracksChokehold Killing Fuels Scrutiny of Police’s Growing Role in Subways by New York Times (Ana Ley and Chelsia Rose Marcius)Part III (18:39 - 24:34) The F.D.A. and “Discrimination” — New Blood Policy Spotlights the Moral RevolutionF.D.A. Eases Ban on Blood Donations From Gay and Bisexual Men by New York Times (Christian Jewett)Sign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
5/15/202324 minutes, 34 seconds
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Friday, May 12, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 12:34) Disney’s Super Fans with Super Fortunes: Golden Oak and Attempted Escape From RealityThe Disney-Obsessed Shell Out Millions for Homes Inside This Exclusive Florida Community by Wall Street Journal (Katherine Clarke)Part II (12:34 - 16:09) ‘We Worship the Mouse’: Secularization Does Not Mean an End to Worship Part III (16:09 - 25:54) What Do You Do When a Same-Sex Couple to Join Them for a Meal? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The BriefingSign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
5/12/202325 minutes, 54 seconds
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Thursday, May 11, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 17:35) Failed Cities, Failed Policies, Failed Ideologies: There Is a Reason Our Big Cities Are Failing Nordstrom leaves downtown San Francisco, joining big-city retail exodus by Washington Post (Jaclyn Peiser)Oakland Teachers Strike for Climate Justice by Wall Street Journal (The Editorial Board)Part II (17:35 - 22:22) How to Light Your Brand on Fire: Anheuser-Busch Becomes a Case Study in How to Destroy Your Customer BaseHSBC Downgrades Anheuser-Busch Stock over Bud Light Sales ‘Crisis’ by National Review (Ari Blaff)Bud Light Maker Compensates Workers Targeted in Dylan Mulvaney Backlash by Wall Street Journal (Jennifer Maloney)Part III (22:22 - 26:25) Hey Navy, Take a Hint From Coach (Sen.) Tuberville: Virtue Signaling on Trans Issue Is No Way to Recruit Young MenThe U.S. Navy’s Bud Light Moment by Wall Street Journal (Tommy Tuberville)Sign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
5/11/202326 minutes, 25 seconds
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Wednesday, May 10, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 13:34) Trust the Experts, Disregard Parents: “Book Bans” and the Battle Over the Public SchoolsBook Bans Rising Rapidly in the U.S., Free Speech Groups Find by New York Times (Alexandra Alter)Part II (13:34 - 21:52) Grading with Equity or Equality?: The Problem of an “Equity-Based” Approach to Grading and ClassworkSchools Are Ditching Homework, Deadlines in Favor of ‘Equitable Grading’ by Wall Street Journal (Sara Randazzo)Part III (21:52 - 24:52) Tuscaloosa, We Have a Problem: Baseball Head Coach Relieved of Duties Over Gambling ScandalAlabama Fires Baseball Coach After Reports of Suspicious Betting on Team’s Game by New York Times (Victor Mather)Sign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
5/10/202324 minutes, 52 seconds
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Tuesday, May 9, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 11:44) A Deadly and Undeniable Past: Eugenics Denies the Dignity of Every Human LifePart II (11:44 - 16:32) Yes, Abortion and Eugenics Are Inextricably Linked: A Revisionist Moral Argument Seeks to Detach Abortion From Eugenics Commentary: Opponents need to stop equating abortion with eugenics by LA Times (Carla Hall)Part III (16:32 - 24:38) Why Did Copenhagen’s Lord Mayor Write to the Mayor of Solvang, California? A Lesson in “Progressivist” Moral PosturingCopenhagen mayor to California’s ‘Danish Capital’: Stop acting homophobic by LA Times (Hailey Branson-Potts)Sign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
5/9/202324 minutes, 38 seconds
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Monday, May 8, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 07:20) Long Live the King: The Coronation of King Charles III in All of Its Continuity and DiscontinuityPart II (07:20 - 19:40) Defender of Faith and Dissenter of Marriage? The Moral Discontinuity of KIng Charles III and Queen CamillaPart III (19:40 - 24:40) Seriously? WHO Declares End of Pandemic and CDC Meeting Leads to Coronavirus OutbreakWHO Declares Covid-19 Pandemic Emergency Over by Wall Street Journal (Betsy McKay and Brianna Abbott)The CDC’s Covid Outbreak by Wall Street Journal Sign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
5/8/202324 minutes, 40 seconds
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Friday, May 5, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 15:00) Preparing for the Coronation of King Charles III: Some Christian Considerations Before the Crowning of Britain’s King TomorrowPart II (15:00 - 24:00) If Gene Therapy Was Able to Eliminate Such Genetic Disorders as Down Syndrome, Would That Be Seen as a Morally Acceptable Procedure? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The BriefingPart III (24:00 - 26:58) Genetic Screenings as Engine of the Culture of Death: Abortion Used Against Those with Down SyndromeSign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
5/5/202326 minutes, 58 seconds
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Thursday, May 4, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 10:42) Battle Over Religious Charter Schools: Why the Battle Against School Choice?How school choice drives America’s people of faith apart by Religion News Service (Amy Laura Hall)Part II (10:42 - 19:47) The American Religious Intuition: Are U.S. Lawmakers More Religious Than Their Voters?Our lawmakers are more religious than we are by Axios (Russell Contreras)Part III (19:47 - 25:45) Discrimination Through a Dress Code?: Texas Department of Agriculture Receives Critique for Requiring Dress Code According to Biological GenderTexas agriculture department's new dress code is based on 'biological gender' by NPR (Jonathan Franklin)Sign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
5/4/202325 minutes, 45 seconds
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Wednesday, May 3, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 15:45) What has Caused this Epidemic of Loneliness?: U.S. Surgeon General Declares Nationwide EmergencyOur Epidemic of Loneliness and Isolation 2023 by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (Vivek H. Murphy)Part II (15:45 - 21:15) A Moral Breakdown Caused This: Many Factors Have Led to Our Crisis of Loneliness. History Shows the Solution Will Not Come from More IsolationLoneliness poses risks as deadly as smoking: surgeon general by Associated Press (Amanda Seitz)Part III (21:15 - 23:24) A People for God’s Glory and Human Flourishing: The Christian Responsibility to Rebuild from the Ruins What Society Has DemolishedPart IV (23:24 - 25:31) Dennis the Menace, a Metaphor: What the Relationship of Dennis and Mr. Wilson Teaches Us About Flourishing NeighborhoodsThe Power of a Good Neighborhood by Wall Street Journal (Susan Pinker)Sign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
5/3/202325 minutes, 31 seconds
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Tuesday, May 2, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 08:44) Medical Elites Serving the Moral Revolutionaries: Journal of the American Medical Association Publishes Article Addressing Prostate Cancer in Transgender WomenProstate Cancer in Transgender Women in the Veterans Affairs Health System, 2000-2022 by Journal of the American Medical Association (Farnoosh Nik-Ahd, Amanda De Hoedt, and Christi Butler)Part II (08:44 - 16:00) Conservative Americans Aren’t the Only Ones Rejecting Same-Sex Marriage: What’s Happening in India and Italy?Italy Strips Some Gay Couples of Parental Recognition by Wall Street Journal (Margherita Stancati)Part III (16:00 - 27:37) A Theological Revolution in an Obituary: Rabbi Harold S. Kushner Dies at 88Rabbi Harold S. Kushner, Reassuring Best-Selling Author, Dies at 88 by New York Times (Sam Roberts)Sign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
5/2/202327 minutes, 37 seconds
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Monday, May 1, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 11:53) A Major Debate in the Pro-Life Movement Right Now: Should Pro-Life Efforts Target Federal Legislation, or Should It Focus on Legislation in the States, or Both?What comes now in the great battle for life? by WORLD Opinions (R. Albert Mohler, Jr.)Part II (11:53 - 19:12) The Temptation of Evangelical Moral Relativism: Holding the Line When Members of Christian Families Face Sin and DisorderMontana governor lobbied by non-binary son to reject anti-trans bills by The Guardian (Sam Levine)Part III (19:12 - 27:13) The Legacy of Sin is Very Long: ‘Nazi Cloud’ Hangs Over Jewelry Auction in New York and the Release of Dutch Archive of Accused Nazi CollaboratorsNazi Cloud Hangs Over One of the Largest Jewelry Sales in History by New York Times (Zachary Small)Dutch to Make Public the Files on Accused Nazi Collaborators by New York Times (Nina Segal)Sign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
5/1/202327 minutes, 13 seconds
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Friday, April 28, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 06:46) ‘My Best Day in the Navy is When I Survived Dec. 7, 1941. It Was Also My Worst Day.’: The Oldest Survivor of the U.S.S. Arizona Sinking Dies at 102Ken Potts, Oldest Survivor of U.S.S. Arizona Sinking, Dies at 102 by New York Times (Sam Roberts)Part II (06:46 - 15:48) The Quest for Justice Must Not End: The Last Remaining Nuremberg Prosecutor Dies at 103Benjamin B. Ferencz, Last Surviving Nuremberg Prosecutor, Dies at 103 by New York Times (Robert D. McFadden)Part III (15:48 - 18:53) Gender and the Trinity? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The BriefingPart IV (18:53 - 19:58) You Said Our Culture is on a Transgressive Trajectory. Did the Term ‘Transgressive’ Originate With You? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The BriefingPart V (19:58 - 21:12) Would Those Brought Back from the Dead (like Lazarus) Have Regretted Returning to Earthly Life? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The BriefingPart VI (21:12 - 23:29) How Can I Know God’s Plan for My Life and Find Contentment in It Without Fear? — Dr. Mohler Responds to a Letter from a College Student Listener of The BriefingPart VII (23:29 - 26:07) Is the Use of Artificial Intelligence for School Work Ethical? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The BriefingSign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
4/28/202326 minutes, 7 seconds
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Thursday, April 27, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 11:06) Commercial Opportunity Meets Temptation in Sport: Professional and Collegiate Sports Reckon with Corruption of Sports BettingNFL Suspends Five Players for Sports Gambling by Wall Street Journal (Andrew Beaton)Part II (11:06 - 17:04) A Sticky Standard Over ‘Sticky Stuff’: MLB’s Recent Rosin Controversy Highlights the Pervasiveness of Sin and Both the Necessity and Limitation of Rules in a Fallen WorldMLB Suspends Max Scherzer Over Use of ‘Sticky Stuff’ by Wall Street Journal (Lindsey Adler)Part III (17:04 - 25:19) The De-Incentivization of Work: Work is not a ‘Wacko’ Idea, Mr. President Is Work for Welfare ‘Wacko’? by Wall Street Journal (The Editorial Board)Sign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
4/27/202325 minutes, 19 seconds
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Wednesday, April 26, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 10:08) Here We Go Again? Campaign 2024 Takes Shape as President Biden Announces Campaign for Second TermBiden Has Held the Fewest News Conferences Since Reagan. Any Questions? by New York Times (Michael D. Shear)Part II (10:08 - 15:12) A Campaign Built on a Radical Redefinition of Freedom: President Joe Biden’s Presidential Campaign Reveal Shows His Evolution on Some of Our Culture’s Biggest Moral IssuesPart III (15:12 - 26:17) An Astounding Moment in Church History: Conservative Anglicans Break from Archbishop of Canterbury Over Blessings of Same-Sex UnionsConservative Anglicans Call for Break With Archbishop of Canterbury Over Same-Sex Blessings by Wall Street Journal (Francis X. Rocca)Justin Welby rejected as leader by conservative Anglicans over same-sex blessings by BBC (Harry Farley)Sign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
4/26/202326 minutes, 17 seconds
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Tuesday, April 25, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 13:04) A Bet on the Transgressive Trajectory of the Culture: Bud Light, Ulta, and Nike Go Public with Sponsorship of the Transgender RevolutionPart II (13:04 - 17:23) A Vote for Sanity and Honesty to Save Women’s Sports: GOP House Votes That Restrictions of Biological Males from Competing as Females Falls Under Title IX RegulationsGOP lawmakers don't care about women's sports or the athletes who play them by USA Today (Nancy Armour)Part III (17:23 - 24:20) The Real Enemy is the Cisgender Majority and the Affirmation of Normativity: The Transgender Revolution’s Great EnemySports need to discuss cisgender discomfort over transgender athletes winning by Out Sports (Karleigh Webb)Gut feelings and logic coincide when trans athletes wreck women’s sports by Washington Examiner (Hugo Gurdon)Sign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
4/25/202324 minutes, 20 seconds
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Monday, April 24, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 09:32) The Abortion Fight Thrown Back to Lower Courts: SCOTUS Issues Order in Fight Over Mail-in Abortion PillPart II (09:32 - 15:05) A Human Pesticide or Method of Liberation?: The Worldview Divide Over Mifepristone—and Abortion by Any MeansPart III (15:05 - 22:12) Who are the Good Guys in Sudan?: The Country’s Civil War Sheds Light on the Complexity of Its Current ConflictPart IV (22:12 - 25:16) A Rapid, Unscheduled Disassembly: Space X’s Successful, Albeit Short-Lived, Mission This WeekendSign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
4/24/202325 minutes, 16 seconds
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Friday, April 21, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 01:41) A Word from the Heart: My Sincerest Thanks to Listeners for Prayer and EncouragementPart II (01:41 - 11:46) Once a Technological Innovation Now a Bygone Artifact: Netflix Ditches DVD Rental BusinessNetflix Will End Its DVD Service, 5.2 Billion Discs Later by New York Times (Nicole Sperling)Part III (11:46 - 14:39) A Parable of the Decline of the Value of Weddings?: David’s Bridal Files Bankruptcy for Second Time in Five YearsPart IV (14:39 - 23:24) How Should Christians Think About Snowflake Adoptions? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The BriefingPart V (23:24 - 26:45) What is the Difference Between Reading About Violence and Watching It in a Movie? — Dr. Mohler Responds to a Letter from a 13-Year-Old Listener of The BriefingPart VI (26:45 - 27:31) What Does It Mean for Jesus to Be Tempted in Every Way? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The BriefingPart VII (27:31 - 29:55) Could Mankind Experience Physical Injuries Before The Fall? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The BriefingSign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
4/21/202329 minutes, 55 seconds
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No Briefing Thursday, April 20, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:01 - 00:02) An Update Regarding The BriefingSign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
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No Briefing Wednesday, April 19, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:01 - 00:02) An Update Regarding The BriefingSign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
4/19/20230
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No Briefing Tuesday, April 18, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:01 - 00:02) An Update Regarding The BriefingSign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
4/18/20230
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No Briefing Monday, April 17, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:01 - 00:02) An Update Regarding The BriefingSign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
4/17/20230
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Friday, April 14, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 08:19) Moore’s Law and Our Brave New World: Gordon E. Moore Dies at 94Gordon E. Moore, Intel Co-Founder Behind Moore’s Law, Dies at 94 by New York Times (Holcomb B. Noble and Katie Hafner)Part II (08:19 - 11:23) Why Weren’t Comstock Laws Recognized in Connection to the Abortion Pill Long Ago? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The BriefingPart III (11:23 - 12:41) Why is the LGBTQ Agenda So Strong in the UK? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The BriefingPart IV (12:41 - 14:51) To What Degree Has the Image of God Been Degraded in Our Lives Because of Sin? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The BriefingPart V (14:51 - 17:10) Do Animals Have Souls? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The BriefingPart VI (17:10 - 18:39) Will We Have Our Memories in Heaven? Will We Know Our Family and Friends in Heaven? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The BriefingPart VII (18:39 - 20:29) Are There Religious Liberty Protections for Churches That Allow Them to Delineate Between Which Non-Christian Groups Can Rent Their Spaces? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The BriefingPart VIII (20:29 - 22:09) Is It a Sin to Speed While Driving? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The BriefingPart IX (22:09 - 24:49) If I Was Baptized As an Infant, Should I Be Re-Baptized As An Adult After I Came to Faith in Christ? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The BriefingSign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
4/14/202324 minutes, 49 seconds
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Thursday, April 13, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 09:47) Abortion Brings College Students to the Polls: How Wisconsin’s Supreme Court Election Was Highly Affected by Young Liberal TurnoutHow Wisconsin liberals set record campus turnout in court election by Washington Post (Dan Balz and Dylan Wells)Part II (09:47 - 17:25) ‘Unpopular in France and Untrusted Beyond It’: Macron Further Complicates Allyship to the West After Trip to ChinaFrance’s Macron Renews Call for a Sovereign Europe Less Reliant on Foreign Powers by Wall Street Journal (Noemie Bisserbe and Laurence Norman)From Red Carpet to Doghouse: Macron Returns From China to Allied Dismay by New York Times (Roger Cohen)Part III (17:25 - 23:41) They Will Not Only Target the Catholics: Religious Liberty for Evangelicals isNot Safe When Government Agencies Target Catholic Organizations DOJ Recommends No Jail Time for Trans Catholic Church Vandal by National Review (Jeff Zymeri)Pax­ton Demands Answers After Anti-Catholic Bias was Revealed With­in the FBI by Texas Attorney GeneralSign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
4/13/202323 minutes, 41 seconds
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Wednesday, April 12, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 11:34) “I’ll Affirm Your Lifestyle If You’ll Affirm Mine”: A Powerful Engine of Change in Our Cultural MomentUS support for LGBTQ rights grows even as gap widens between Democrats and Republicans, survey says by USA Today (Marc Ramirez)Part II (11:34 - 15:25) Further From Scriptural Revelation So More Immoral?: PRRI Study Reveals Theology MattersPart III (15:25 - 19:47) State Governors Partake in Blatant Political and Moral Defiance: Liberal State Leaders Stockpile Abortion PillsHealey, in bid to ‘ride out’ legal challenge, moves to stockpile 15,000 mifepristone doses in Massachusetts by USA Today (Matt Stout and Mike Damiano)Part IV (19:47 - 26:44) Majority of Millennials Own Homes Now – Here’s Why That MattersReport: More millennial households own than rent. Here's where they're buying. by USA Today (Bailey Schulz)Sign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
4/12/202326 minutes, 44 seconds
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Tuesday, April 11, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 15:31) A Political Parable of Our Cultural Age: Chicago’s Mayoral ElectionYou Can’t Throw the Bums Out if You’ve Voted With Your Feet by Wall Street Journal (Allysia Finley)As ominous clouds gather over Chicago, progressivism marches on by Washington Post (Jim Geraghty)Chicago Gets What It Voted For by Wall Street Journal (The Editorial Board)Part II (15:31 - 21:05) (Some) Comstock Laws Are Still in Effect?: A New Revelation Dawns on the Political LeftPart III (21:05 - 23:09) A Very Dark Day in Kentucky: Unspeakable Tragedy in Louisville YesterdaySign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
4/11/202323 minutes, 9 seconds
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Monday, April 10, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 03:23) Federal Judge Takes a Stand for Unborn Life and Women’s Health: Case Over Mifepristone Sparks Abortion Pill DebatePart II (03:23 - 15:25) Abortion is Reshaping the Political Landscape, and It Poses a Huge Challenge to the Pro-Life Movement — We Are About to Find Out What Pro-Lifers Are Made OfThe GOP’s Abortion Flop by Wall Street Journal (Kimberley A. Strassel)Wisconsin Rout Points to Democrats’ Enduring Post-Dobbs Strength by New York Times (Reid J. Epstein)The Abortion Ban Backlash Is Starting to Freak Out Republicans by New York Times (Michelle Goldberg)Part III (15:25 - 21:18) Will Title IX Mean Boys on Girls’ Teams? Biden Administration Undermines Fairness in Support of LGBTQ RevolutionBiden proposal would bar schools from enacting outright bans on trans athletes by Associated Press (Collin Binkley)Part IV (21:18 - 24:29) The Shifting Tides of Politics in Arizona and North Carolina — What to Watch to Prepare for the 2024 Election CycleSign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
4/10/202324 minutes, 29 seconds
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Friday, April 7, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 09:25) Good Friday, Indeed: The Centrality of the Cross and Resurrection to Christian HopePart II (09:25 - 13:42) Did Jesus Have Free Will? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The BriefingPart III (13:42 - 15:32) Did Jesus Sweat Blood in the Garden of Gethsemane, or Were His Tears Merely Like Drops of Blood? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The BriefingPart IV (15:32 - 21:11) What Are Your Thoughts on Andy Stanley’s Apologetic Method of Focusing on the Resurrection of Christ Apart from Scriptural Authority? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The BriefingPart V (21:11 - 23:12) Why Did Jesus Not Have to Stay Dead For Eternity? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The BriefingPart VI (23:12 - 27:20) Why Is the Shed Blood of Jesus So Important? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The BriefingSign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
4/7/202327 minutes, 20 seconds
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Thursday, April 6, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 06:11) Russia Pushes Finland into the Arms of NATO: How Putin is Reshaping of the Global Geo-Political MapPart II (06:11 - 15:37) A Long Commitment Based in a Fascinating History: Finland’s Neutrality Comes to an EndPart III (15:37 - 21:52) President Biden Will Skip the Coronation of Britain’s King Charles III — And There Is a Long History Behind That Decision Part IV (21:52 - 28:55) The ‘Special Relationship’ That Now Unites the United States and Britain Took a Long Time to Develop: Does Anyone Remember War Plan Red?Sign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
4/6/202328 minutes, 55 seconds
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Wednesday, April 5, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 08:18) A Dark Day in American History, But What Does it Mean? Former President Donald J. Trump Arraigned in New York Court on 34 Felony ChargesFive takeaways from the Trump indictment in New York by Washington Post (Philip Bump)The Trump indictment is a dangerous leap on the highest of wires by Washington Post (Ruth Marcus)Part II (08:18 - 15:34) Lord, Please Save Us From Ourselves: The Dangerous Political Precedent Set in That Manhattan Court TodayPart III (15:34 - 25:54) A Precedent-Shattering Election: Wisconsin’s Supreme Court Flips With Huge Implications for the Future of American PoliticsLiberals win control of Wisconsin Supreme Court ahead of abortion case by Washington Post (Patrick Marley)Sign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
4/5/202325 minutes, 54 seconds
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Tuesday, April 4, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 02:05) A Seismic Moment in U.S. History As Future Hangs in the Balance: The Rule of Law on Trial in New York and the Battle Over Wisconsin’s Supreme CourtThe Trump indictment and the rule of law on trial by WORLD Opinons (R. Albert Mohler, Jr.)Part II (02:05 - 15:18) Parents Dare to Challenge Books? Librarians Complain About Parents Disrupting Moral RevolutionAttempts to Ban Books Doubled in 2022 by New York Times (Alexandra Alter and Elizabeth A. Harris)Part III (15:18 - 21:08) The House of Representatives Isn’t Representative Enough?: Harvard Professor Makes Case for Expanding Representatives by the Thousands – Here’s Why It Won’t WorkThe House was supposed to grow with population. It didn’t. Let’s fix that. by New York Times (Danielle Allen)Just how big should the House be? Let’s do the math. by New York Times (Danielle Allen)How big should the House be? Here’s what readers suggested. by New York Times (Danielle Allen)Part IV (21:08 - 26:41) Will Legalized Gambling Take Over College Sports? Universities in Hot Water over Promotion of Sports Betting on CampusesFacing Criticism, a Gambling Company and a University End Their Deal by New York Times (Kevin Draper)Sign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
4/4/202326 minutes, 41 seconds
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Monday, April 3, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 13:37) Morally Bankrupt Regimes Act Repressively: Why Russia Arrested a Reporter from the Wall Street Journal Last WeekJournalist’s arrest threatens reporting from Russia by Associated Press (David Bauder)Russia Takes a Journalist Hostage by Wall Street Journal (The Editorial Board)Part II (13:37 - 17:44) Echoes of the Great Terror of the Stalin Era: Russian Father Arrested for Thought Crimes—Thought Crimes Found in the Art of His 13-Year-Old DaughterA Child’s Drawing, a Dad’s Antiwar Posts, and Russia’s Latest Orphan by New York Times (Valerie Hopkins)Part III (17:44 - 25:54) Moral Hazard is a Risk for All: For example, How the Biden Administration is Rewarding Bad BehaviorThe Moral Hazard of Joe Biden’s Presidency by Wall Street Journal (Daniel Henninger)Sign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
4/3/202325 minutes, 54 seconds
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Friday, March 31, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 09:25) A Momentous Act in American History: Former President Trump to Be First President or Former President Indicted on Criminal Charges – What Does This Mean?Part II (09:25 - 14:12) Is There A Predictable, Historical Progression in the Modern Era That Leads to a Liberal Free Fall? — Dr. Mohler Responds to a Letters from Listeners of The BriefingPart III (14:12 - 18:14) If Jesus is God, Why Does His Death Matter? — Dr. Mohler Responds to a Letters from Listeners of The BriefingPart IV (18:14 - 24:14) Can Virtue Be Taught? Are Humans Born with a Moral Compass and Virtue? — Dr. Mohler Responds to a Letters from Listeners of The BriefingPart V (24:14 - 26:16) Why Doesn’t God Answer My Prayers? — Dr. Mohler Responds to a Letters from Listeners of The BriefingSign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
3/31/202326 minutes, 16 seconds
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Thursday, March 30, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 14:53) A Heroic Testimony to the Goodness of God’s Assignment to Government: The Courageous Response of the Officers in NashvilleExperts say police response in Nashville was ‘exact opposite’ to Uvalde by Washington Post (Robert Klemko)Part II (14:53 - 16:50) Vestiges of God’s Glory: Christians Show Courage and Faith in the Face of Unspeakable EvilA Place of Sanctuary Is Punctured by the Reality of Gun Violence in America by New York Times (Emily Cochrane, Eliza Fawcett, Jesus Jiménez and Rick Rojas)Part III (16:50 - 25:08) ‘Parental Rights’ Is Just an Advantageous Political Term?: The Battle Over Public Education (And Much More) Rages OnWhat the Republican Push for ‘Parents’ Rights’ Is Really About by New York Times (Jamelle Bouie)Sign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
3/30/202325 minutes, 8 seconds
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Wednesday, March 29, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 15:24) A Search for Motive and Explanation in a Deeply Divided America: The Transforming Narrative of the Nashville ShootingMost mass shooting suspects are male. by New York Times (Emily Schmall)Police seek motive as Nashville school shooting captures the attention of a divided nation by LA Times (Terry Castleman, Alexandra E. Petri, and Kevin Rector)Part II (15:24 - 16:51) ‘Take Heart, I Have Overcome the World’: Hope for the Christian in a Dark, Fallen WorldPart III (16:51 - 26:59) Crime and Rehabilitation?: San Quentin Prison Set to Become a Rehabilitation CenterCalifornia will remake San Quentin prison, emphasizing rehab by Associated Press (Janie Har and Sophie Austin)Sign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
3/29/202326 minutes, 59 seconds
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Tuesday, March 28, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 07:47) Heartbreak in Nashville: Horrific Tragedy as Shooter Takes the Lives of 3 Children and 3 Adults at the Christian SchoolPart II (07:47 - 15:25) Is Reality Dawning in Elite Sports?: World Athletics Council Restrict Transgender Women from Competition as WomenTransgender track and field athletes can't compete in women's international events by NPR (Juliana Kim)World Athletics votes to ban transgender athletes from women’s events by Washington Post (Les Carpenter)Part III (15:25 - 18:47) The Big Issue Facing the Oldest Population on Earth: Italy Has a Huge Birth Rate ProblemWho Will Take Care of Italy’s Older People? Robots, Maybe. by New York Times (Jason Horowitz)Part IV (18:47 - 22:37) The Scandal of Gendercide: China’s Missing Baby Girls and Rising ‘Bride Prices’The Scandal of Gendercide—War on Baby Girls by AlbertMohler.com (R. Albert Mohler, Jr.)In China, Marriage Rates Are Down and ‘Bride Prices’ Are Up by New York Times (Nicole Hong and Zixu Wang)Part V (22:37 - 26:06) ‘The Silly Old Bear Becomes a Resistance Icon’: China’s Communist Party Tries to Cancel Winnie the PoohThe autocrat threatened by Winnie the Pooh by NPR (Scott Simon)Sign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
3/28/202326 minutes, 6 seconds
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Monday, March 27, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 13:43) Parents Over Politics or Politics Over Parents?: The Fight for the Future of Public Education in AmericaDivided House Passes G.O.P. Bill on Hot-Button Schools Issues by New York Times (Annie Karni)Part II (13:43 - 21:05) President Biden and Prime Minister Trudeau Hold Summit: Interesting Worldview and Histories on DisplayPart III (21:05 - 23:59) Natural Disaster and Human Fragility in a Fallen World: Praying for Those Rebuilding and Grieving After Recent Catastrophic TornadoSign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
3/27/202323 minutes, 59 seconds
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Friday, March 24, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 14:56) Marriage, the Keystone and Primeval Institution of Society: The Benefits of God’s Good Gift of Marriage Appears in an Unexpected PlaceMarital transitions during earlier adulthood and subsequent health and well-being in mid- to late-life among female nurses: An outcome-wide analysis by Global Epidemiology (Ying Chen, Maya B. Arthur, Brendan W. Case, and Tyler J. VanderWeele)For Long-Term Health and Happiness, Marriage Still Matters by Wall Street Journal (Brendan Case and Ying Chen)Part II (14:56 - 21:41) Should Christians Continue to Honor the Sabbath as Described in the Old Testament? — Dr. Mohler Responds to a Letters from Listeners of The BriefingPart III (21:41 - 25:05) Are There Too Many Denominations Within the Protestant Church? — Dr. Mohler Responds to a Letters from Listeners of The BriefingPart IV (25:05 - 27:03) Does the Gospels Retelling the Parables of Jesus Each in Their Own Way and in a Different Order Destroy the Inerrancy of Scripture? — Dr. Mohler Responds to a Letters from Listeners of The BriefingPart V (27:03 - 29:28) Are We All God’s Children? — Dr. Mohler Responds to a Letters from Listeners of The BriefingSign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
3/24/202329 minutes, 28 seconds
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Thursday, March 23, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 11:36) President Biden’s First Veto: White House Targets Pension Funds in Protection of ESGBiden Issues First Veto to Protect Socially Conscious Investing by New York Times (Katie Rogers)Part II (11:36 - 20:45) Banking and the Centrality of Trust: Recent Bank Downfalls Highlight the Necessity of Trust for a Healthy, Functioning SocietyCredit Suisse’s Death Gives Birth to New Type of Bank Crisis by Wall Street Journal (Stephen Wilmot and Telis Demos)Part III (20:44 - 25:06) The Problem with the Theory of Regulation: Why More Regulation Won’t Solve Banking ProblemsBefore Collapse of Silicon Valley Bank, the Fed Spotted Big Problems by New York Times (Jeanna Smialek)From Zero to Hero by Wall Street Journal (Andy Kessler)Sign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
3/23/202325 minutes, 6 seconds
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Wednesday, March 22, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 08:54) A Major Realignment on the World Stage: Vladimir Putin’s Developing Friendship with Xi JinpingPart II (08:54 - 20:25) The Limitations of International Criminal Court: Why Vladimir Putin Will Not Be Dealt Justice for His War Crimes by the ICCPart III (20:25 - 24:44) Russia’s Diabolical Spoils of War, Children: Only the Vilest of Regimes Would Openly Abduct Children and Put Them Up for Adoption As Its OwnUsing Adoptions, Russia Turns Ukrainian Children Into Spoils of War by New York Times (Emma Bubola)Sign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
3/22/202324 minutes, 44 seconds
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Tuesday, March 21, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 13:23) Sexual Liberation Requires a New Religion: The Free Fall of the Liberal Churches from Historic, Orthodox ChristianityFrank T. Griswold III, Bridge-Building Bishop, Dies at 85 by New York Times (Sam Roberts)Part II (13:23 - 18:49) The Push For Religious LGBTQ Allies: The Big Tent of the Sexual Revolution Vies for Support – Unless You Hold to Biblical ChristianityAncient Judaism Recognized a Range of Genders. It’s Time We Did, Too. by New York Times (Elliot Kukla)Part III (18:49 - 23:18) Nonbinary Gender Is Central to Understanding Judaism?: Transgender Rabbi Contends Gender Spectrum Has Always Existed in JudaismPart IV (23:18 - 25:11) The Numbers Don’t Lie: President Emmanuel Macron Survives No Confidence VoteSign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
3/21/202325 minutes, 11 seconds
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Monday, March 20, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 14:02) Lessons From Two Decades of Conflicted History: Christian Realist Considerations of the Iraq War 20 Years Later20 Years After U.S. Invasion, Iraq Is a Freer Place, but Not a Hopeful One by New York Times (Alissa J. Rubin)Part II (14:02 - 19:46) “I Am the State?”: Emmanuel Macron Invokes Article 49.3 For Pension ReformsPart III (19:46 - 24:15) A Parable of the Human Spectacle: Silicon Valley Bank Merchandise Surges to Sale on EbayThere’s a Run on Silicon Valley Bank Swag by Wall Street Journal (Alyssa Lukpat and Caitlin Ostroff)Sign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
3/20/202324 minutes, 15 seconds
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Friday, March 17, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 08:08) The Extraordinary Madness of Crowds: Did Twitter Drive to the Run on the Bank in Silicon Valley?Social-Media Postings Amplify Anxiety Over SVB Collapse by Wall Street Journal (Georgia Wells and Alexa Corse)Was the SVB Collapse a Twitter Panic? by Wall Street Journal (Daniel Henninger)Part II (08:08 - 14:46) The Black Sea and its Long History: Russia Destroys U.S. Drone, Sparking Bigger Questions of the Importance of History and GeographyPart III (14:46 - 16:09) Evolution and Creationism Show Up in the New York Times Obituary Section: Francisco Ayala Dies at 88Francisco Ayala, Biologist and Defender of Evolution, Dies at 88 by New York Times (Cornelia Dean)Part IV (16:09 - 19:01) Would There Be Sin in the World If Adam Refused to Eat of the Forbidden Fruit? — Dr. Mohler Responds to a Letters from Listeners of The BriefingPart V (19:01 - 20:40) Could You Argue for the Divine Authority of Scripture Without Utilizing Circular Reasoning? — Dr. Mohler Responds to a Letters from Listeners of The BriefingPart VI (20:40 - 23:20) What is the Biblical Responce to Abortion in the Cases of Rape, Incest, and Health of the Mother? — Dr. Mohler Responds to a Letters from Listeners of The BriefingPart VII (23:20 - 24:50) What Does It Mean to Be Unequally Yoked? — Dr. Mohler Responds to a Letters from Listeners of The BriefingPart VIII (24:50 - 28:08) How Should Doctors Respond to Cultural Christians Who Are Convinced God Will Perform a Miracle in the Face of an Undeniable Terminal Illness Prognosis? — Dr. Mohler Responds to a Letters from Listeners of The BriefingSign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
3/17/202328 minutes, 8 seconds
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Thursday, March 16, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 10:35) How Do You Have a Woman’s College If You Do Not Know What a Woman Is?: Historic Seven Sisters Colleges Reckon with the ‘T’ of the LGBTQ RevolutionPart II (10:35 - 17:34) Proximate Sin, Proximate Confusion: Understanding the Scale (And Self-Delusion) of the Transgender Revolution Taking Over Our CultureAt Wellesley College, Students Vote to Admit Trans Men by New York Times (Vimal Patel)Part III (17:34 - 25:49) Alcoholics Anonymous in the Secular Crosshairs: New York Politicians Contend For ‘Nonreligious Rehabilitation’ OptionsPeople Have a Right to Nonreligious Rehab by New York Times (Maia Szalavitz)In America, you have to opt out of religion in public life. That’s backward. by Washington Post (Kate Cohen)Sign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
3/16/202325 minutes, 49 seconds
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Wednesday, March 15, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 15:28) ‘Bewildering Ambiguity’: The Legacy and Lessons of Pope Francis as He Marks Ten Years.10 Years On, Pope Francis Faces Challenges From the Right and the Left by New York Times (Jason Horowitz)​Ten Years of Pope Francis by First Things (Dan Hitchens)Women’s Ordination, Transgender Ideology Move Forward at German Synodal Way by National Catholic Register (Jonathan Liedl)Part II (15:28 - 21:29) Justice Department Loses Death Penalty Argument in Terrorist Case: Scripture and Human Conscience Cry Out for Justice Manhattan Bike Path Terrorist Avoids Death Penalty by Wall Street Journal (Corinne Ramey and Sadie Gurman)Part III (21:29 - 26:41) President Biden’s New Theological Category: ‘Close to Sinful’ — But the Bible Knows Nothing of the ItFlorida anti-trans legislation is ‘close to sinful,’ Biden tells Kal Penn by Washington Post (Victoria Bisset)Sign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
3/15/202326 minutes, 41 seconds
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Tuesday, March 14, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 10:20) Who’s Going to Pay the Bills in France?: Millions of People Protest in Response to President Macron’s Increase of Retirement AgePart II (10:20 - 15:38) France Has a Huge Moral Problem, Abortion: President Macron Seeks to Enshrine Abortion into the French ConstitutionMacron Calls for Enshrining Right to Abortion in French Constitution by New York Times (Roger Cohen)Part III (15:38 - 22:12) Netanyahu Attempts to End Democracy in Israel?: Disputes Over Judicial Reforms in Israel Raise Issue of Limitations of Oral ConstitutionsIsrael Needs Judicial Reform—but How? by Wall Street Journal (The Editorial Board)Part IV (22:12 - 26:19) Stepping Into Femininity But Out of Clothing?: The ‘Naked Dress’ Spectacle at the Oscars On Oscars Carpet, the ‘Naked Dress’ Ruled by Wall Street Journal (Rory Satran)Sign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
3/14/202326 minutes, 19 seconds
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Monday, March 13, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 18:15) A Failed Bank, A Breach in Trust: Nation’s Second Largest Bank Failure Provokes Massive Worldview QuestionsPart II (18:15 - 19:52) Farmgate Avoided? South African President Cleared of Corruption Accusations After the Theft of Money from His Sofa StashCorruption Watchdog Moves to Clear South African President in Cash-in-Couch Incident by New York Times (John Eligon)Part III (19:52 - 23:30) Totalitarianism with No Rivals, No Successor in Sight: Xi Jinping Begins Unprecedented 3rd Presidential TermXi Seals His Political Supremacy, Focusing on Economy and U.S. Rivalry by New York Times (Chris Buckley and Keith Bradsher)Part IV (23:30 - 25:23) A Shift Towards More Chinese Power on the World Stage: China Brokers Deal Between Iran and Saudi Arabia — What Does This Mean for the U.S.?Part V (25:23 - 26:29) The Velocity of the Headlines: The Troubles of Today Were Often Unknowns Just YesterdaySign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
3/13/202326 minutes, 29 seconds
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Friday, March 10, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 13:13) Colors Tell a Story About the Culture: What the Color (Sometimes) Tells Us About Worldview, Taste, and TrendsWhat’s happening to the color of L.A. cars? Inside the obsession with muted earth tones by LA Times (Daniel Miller)Part II (13:13 - 14:31) The Stinking City: New York City’s Marijuana Stench ProblemNew York Smells Like a Declining City by Wall Street Journal (Jason De Sena Trennert)Part III (14:31 - 16:50) In Recognition of the ‘King of Sting’: Famous Entomologist, Justin O. Schmidt, Dies at 75Justin O. Schmidt, Entomologist Known as ‘King of Sting,’ Dies at 75 by New York Times (Richard Sandomir)Part IV (16:50 - 18:20) How Do You Maintain A Fruitful and Flourishing Marriage Through the Busyness of Life? — Dr. Mohler Responds to a Letters from Listeners of The BriefingPart V (18:20 - 19:25) If God Does Not Change, Why Does the Bible Say He Regretted Making Saul King? — Dr. Mohler Responds to a Letters from Listeners of The BriefingPart VI (19:25 - 21:14) Why Did You Not Cite the Old Testament as Permission for Using Instruments in Worship? — Dr. Mohler Responds to a Letters from Listeners of The BriefingPart VII (21:14 - 23:37) How Should Christians Think About the Concept of Closure? — Dr. Mohler Responds to a Letters from Listeners of The BriefingPart VIII (23:37 - 24:37) How Can We Claim the Song That Bears Solomon's Name as Wisdom in the Very Area Where His Inconsistency is Most Visible? — Dr. Mohler Responds to a Letters from Listeners of The BriefingPart IX (24:37 - 26:45) So What Exactly Did Adam and Eve Learn About Good and Evil? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The BriefingSign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
3/10/202326 minutes, 45 seconds
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Thursday, March 9, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 12:30) Too Christian to Teach in Arizona?: Public School District Ends Relationship with Arizona Christian University For Christian Convictions on Marriage, Gender and SexualitySchool board targets Christian student teachers to protect LGBTQ students by Arizona Republic (Laurie Roberts)Part II (12:30 - 21:05) Walgreens Sets Off Bomb in the Abortion Culture War: Company Outrages Pro-Abortion Politicians for Recognizing Legal Reality in Pro-Life StatesWalgreens Faces Blowback for Not Offering Abortion Pill in 21 States by New York Times (Pam Belluck and Julie Creswell)Walgreens is despicable for bowing to pressure not to sell abortion pills in some states by LA Times (The Editorial Board)Part III (21:05 - 25:30) The Rule of Law Requires Far More Than Words: There Is No Real Rule of Law in China—Just the Power of the Communist PartyAs the Rule of Law Disappears, So Do Chinese Dissidents by Wall Street Journal (Chen Guangcheng)Sign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
3/9/202325 minutes, 30 seconds
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Wednesday, March 8, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 14:16) If You Want to Reach the Next Generation, Target the Young: Why the Schools Are the Hot Spot of ControversyPart II (14:16 - 23:45) In Defense of the Detransitioner: Dissenters of the Transgender Revolution Confront the Worldview of Progressive SecularismA transgender patient’s lawsuit against Kaiser is a front for the conservative war on LGBTQ rights by LA Times (Michael Hiltzik)Part III (23:45 - 28:00) The New Age Candidate with a Department of Peace?: Marianne Williamson to Run in 2024 Democratic Presidential RaceMarianne Williamson Says She Will Run for President Again by New York Times (Maggie Astor)Sign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
3/8/202328 minutes
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No Briefing Tuesday, March 7, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:01 - 00:02) Dr. Mohler is out sick and will return as soon as possible. Sign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
3/7/20230
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Monday, March 6, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 15:16) Moral Clarity in a Morally Confused Age: Alex Murdaugh Sentenced to Life in PrisonPart II (15:16 - 22:54) Join Us On the Way of the Dodo: Episcopalian Priest Encourages Church of England to Embrace Full LGBTQ InclusionThe Church of England can learn from Episcopalians on same-sex marriage by The Financial Times (Steven Paulikas)Part III (22:54 - 28:28) A Parable of the Transience of Human Existence: Ancient Antioch Destroyed by Turkey’s EarthquakeSign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
3/6/202328 minutes, 28 seconds
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Friday, March 3, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 08:38) A Once-Religious Society Falls Deeper Into Secularism: Spain Expands Abortion Rights and Trans Rights for TeenagersSpain approves menstrual leave, teen abortion and trans laws by LA Times (Jennifer O’Mahony and Ciarán Giles)Part II (08:38 - 17:28) Some Moral Sanity Preserved in California: Sirhan Sirhan Denied Parole Yet AgainBoard Denies Parole for Sirhan Sirhan, the Assassin of Robert F. Kennedy by New York Times (Shawn Hubler)Linda Kasabian, 73, Dies; Lookout Testified Against Charles Manson by New York Times (Neil Genzlinger)Part III (17:28 - 21:37) What is the Definition of Virtue? Is Being Virtuous Contingent on Accepting Christ as Lord? — Dr. Mohler Responds to a Letters from Listeners of The BriefingPart IV (21:37 - 25:04) Why Did Humans Start to Eat Meat After the Flood? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The BriefingPart V (25:04 - 26:53) How Could King Solomon Be Called Wise While Having 700 Wives and 300 Concubines? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The BriefingPart VI (26:53 - 30:18) Should We Use Instruments in Our Worship, Or Should We Sing Acapella? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The BriefingSign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
3/3/202330 minutes, 18 seconds
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Thursday, March 2, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 13:55) New College Set on a New Course: The New York Times Calls It a Higher Education Apocalypse — Is It?Florida Could Start Looking a Lot Like Hungary by New York Times (Michelle Goldberg)Ron DeSantis, Black History and CRT by Wall Street Journal (The Editorial Board)Part II (13:55 - 20:58) A Sign of the Confusion of Our Times: LA Prosecutor Suspended For ‘Misgendering’ and ‘Deadnaming’ DefendantProsecutor in controversial Hannah Tubbs case suspended for ‘misgendering’ defendant by LA Times (James Queally)Part III (20:58 - 29:44) Now Hiring, Rat Czar: New York City Has a Rat Problem — And a Bigger Ethical Dilemma of How to Terminate Them ‘Humanely’Is There an Ethical Way to Kill Rats? Should We Even Ask? by New York Times (Oliver Whang)Sign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
3/2/202329 minutes, 44 seconds
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Wednesday, March 1, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 14:30) How Did Roald Dahl End Up on the Wrong Side of Published History?: The Velocity and the Comprehensiveness of the Moral RevolutionRoald Dahl’s Children’s Books Changed to Make Them More Inclusive by Wall Street Journal (David Luhnow and Max Colchester)The case against rewriting Roald Dahl by The Financial Times (Nilanjana Roy)Part II (14:30 - 21:18) ‘Power Corrupts, and Absolute Power Corrupts Absolutely’: The Christian Worldview Impetus for Limiting the Power of the Government Newsom rescinds California’s COVID-19 state of emergency, marking an end to the pandemic era by LA Times (Taryn Luna)Part III (21:18 - 26:08) Attorneys General Duel Over Abortion: Important Court Cases Force States to Rule on Issue of Abortion by PillSign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
3/1/202326 minutes, 8 seconds
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Tuesday, February 28, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 12:06) The New Morality Collides with Religious Freedom: San Diego Evangelical Church Under Fire for LGBTQ Comments While Renting Public School SpaceA Scripps Ranch church hosted a controversial LGBTQ talk at a public school. Could the school say no? by LA Times (Kristen Taketa)Part II (12:06 - 16:43) Hard Coercion and Soft Coercion Are Both Forms of Coercion: Considerations on Possible Outcomes in Religious Liberty Battles Ahead Part III (16:43 - 25:21) Gen Z is Driving the Sexual Revolution: Unprecedented Numbers of Young People Identify as LGBTQ — What is Behind the Shocking Spike?Gen Z is driving force among adults identifying as LGBTQ, poll shows. Here's a breakdown. by USA Today (Susan Miller)Sign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
2/28/202325 minutes, 21 seconds
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Monday, February 27, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 11:15) Identity Politics Spreads Like a Wildfire Through the Cultural Elites: DEI Ideology and Its Effects on Higher EducationAmerican universities are hiring based on devotion to diversity by The EconomistPart II (11:15 - 21:22) DEI Requirements Are Coming to a University Near You — Yes, Even To You, TexasHow ‘Diversity’ Policing Fails Science by Wall Street Journal (John D. Sailer)Part III (21:22 - 26:20) A Parable of the Revolving Chairs in the Institutional Elites of Our Culture: Jen Psaki Heads to MSNBC As Anchor ChairJen Psaki, Once the Voice of Biden, Moves to an Anchor Chair by New York Times (Michael M. Grynbaum)Sign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
2/27/202326 minutes, 20 seconds
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Friday, February 24, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 07:50) Power to Parents: States Weigh Allowing Use of Education Vouchers for School ChoicePart II (07:50 - 15:38) What About the ‘He Gets Us’ Campaign? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The BriefingPart III (15:38 - 19:57) Are Gender-neutral Hymns A Subversion of God and His Word? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The BriefingPart IV (19:57 - 23:33) Can You Give Hope For Those Of Us in Despair Over the Issues of Our Culture? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The BriefingPart V (23:33 - 27:55) What About the Crusades? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The BriefingSign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
2/24/202327 minutes, 55 seconds
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Thursday, February 23, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 07:46) More Big Battles Erupt in the States: Wisconsin Supreme Court Election Heads to a Run-Off — With Huge Issues at StakeMoney pours into Wisconsin Supreme Court race ahead of Feb. 21 primary by Wisconsin Public Radio (Shawn Johnson)Part II (07:46 - 12:41) The Administrative State Wins Again: The Courts Are Still Ruling by a Badly Mistaken Precedent, and Constitutional Order is UnderminedPart III (12:41 - 19:22) ‘“Do Something” Should Not Have Been Public Policy’: New York Times Documents Study on Effectiveness of Masks Against Covid-19Another D.C. Circuit Chevron Special by Wall Street Journal (The Editorial Board)Part IV (19:22 - 22:08) The Disease Formerly Known as Monkeypox: Dangerous Development of Mpox Found to Have Links with H.I.V.Mpox Often Leads to Severe Illness, Even Death, in People With Advanced H.I.V. by New York Times (Apoorva Mandavilli)Sign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
2/23/202322 minutes, 8 seconds
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Wednesday, February 22, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 09:41) Message Sent: President Biden Makes History with Surprise Appearance in KyivBiden’s Kyiv Visit Lifts Spirits of War-Weary Ukrainians by New York Times (Marc Santora)Part II (09:41 - 19:56) The Clash of Idealism and Realism in American Political Policy: The Conflict Under the Headlines Will the Ukraine War Push the West Toward a New Realism? by Wall Street Journal (Gerard Baker)Part III (19:56 - 24:50) A Not-So Conservative Conservative: The New York Times Pumps Chris Sununu as Possible Republican Presidential NomineeChris Sununu Eyes the G.O.P.’s ‘Normal’ Lane in 2024. Does It Exist? by New York Times (Matt Flegenheimer)Sign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
2/22/202324 minutes, 50 seconds
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Tuesday, February 21, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 12:20) Guilty of ‘Targeting’?: The Cultural Rhetoric Surrounding Those Resisting the Sexual Revolution and LGBTQ IdeologyWhen Parents Hear That Their Child ‘Is Not Normal and Should Not Exist’ by New York Times (Megan K. Stack)Part II (12:20 - 19:00) Drag Queens Halted in Tennessee? Red State America and Bans on “Male and Female Impersonators”Rural Tennessee county jumps into drag show debate with new park rules by The Tennessean (Angele Latham)Part III (19:00 - 28:24) Restrict or Prohibit Vice? Merely Encourage Virtues?: A Debate That Reveals the Moral Confusion of Our TimesAmerica Has Gone Too Far in Legalizing Vice by The Atlantic (Matthew Loftus)Sign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
2/21/202328 minutes, 24 seconds
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Monday, February 20, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 07:30) Gender-Neutral Language for God?: Church of England Deliberates Shift in Use of Language for God in Worship Services Church of England Considers Gender-Neutral Language for God by New York Times (Amanda Holpuch)Part II (07:30 - 14:04) ‘Feminism Cannot Be Done from the Existing Base of the Christian Bible’: The Background to Feminist Reconsiderations of Terms Used for GodPart III (14:04 - 17:21) God Gets to Name Himself: Why We Must Never Tamper With God’s Self-RevelationPart IV (17:21 - 25:03) She Who Must Not Be Named: J.K. Rowling Falls Short of the LGBTQ RevolutionIn Defense of J.K. Rowling by New York Times (Pamela Paul)J.K. Rowling and Trans Women: A Furor by New York TimesSign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
2/20/202325 minutes, 3 seconds
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Friday, February 17, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 18:33) A Crisis of ‘Belonging?’ A Clash of Worldviews Reveals a Deep Human Longing on College CampusesEveryone Is Talking About ‘Belonging,’ but What Does It Really Mean? by Chronicle of Higher Ed (Adrienne Lu)Part II (18:33 - 14:03) Is a Public Profession of Faith Necessary for Salvation? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The BriefingPart III (14:03 - 18:45) How Can Jesus Sympathize With a Woman’s Infertility? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The BriefingPart IV (18:45 - 21:24) Is It a Biblical Mandate To Be a Member of a Local Church? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The BriefingPart V (21:24 - 23:45) Can Christians Join the Military? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The BriefingPart VI (23:45 - 25:31) What Does It Mean When a Church Says It Will Bless the Union of Same-Sex Couples? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The BriefingSign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
2/17/202325 minutes, 31 seconds
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Thursday, February 16, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 08:03) Mourning with MSU: A Christian Response to the Horror and Riddle of EvilPart II (08:03 - 17:01) The New York Times is Not Sufficiently LGBTQ?: Contributors Write Letter Chastising Paper for Insufficient Support of “Transgender Care” for ChildrenNew York Times Contributors' Letter by New York TimesThe Battle Over Gender Therapy by New York Times (Emily Bazelon)Part III (17:01 - 22:26) The Transgender Revolution Is Not Going as Planned: Why the Average American Still (Rightly) Recoils at the Transgender MovementPart IV (22:26 - 25:35) Who are the Cultural Warriors?: The Self-Deception of Those Certain of Victory on the Left Sign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
2/16/202325 minutes, 35 seconds
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Wednesday, February 15, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 12:08) A Massive Cry for Help: Teen Girls Wrestle With Record Levels of Sadness and Depression. Why?Teen Girls Report Record Levels of Sadness, C.D.C. Finds by New York Times (Azeen Ghorayshi and Roni Caryn Rabin)Teen Girls Experiencing Record Levels of Sadness and Suicide Risk, CDC Says by Wall Street Journal (Sarah Toy)Part II (12:08 - 21:40) The Story Behind the Headlines: Our Society is Marked by Awful Maladies, But Just Will Not Face Them Honestly Part III (21:40 - 27:11) We Respect and Love in Accordance with Truth: A Christian Response to the Troubling Realities Our Young People FaceHow Teens Recovered From the ‘TikTok Tics’ by New York Times (Azeen Ghorayshi)Sign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
2/15/202327 minutes, 11 seconds
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Tuesday, February 14, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 12:55) Both Natural and Moral Evil: Death Toll from Turkey-Syria Earthquake Raises Above 36,000 — And Those Governments Bear Some Responsibility for That Staggering TragedyPart II (12:55 - 20:02) What Is Going On Up There?: The U.S. Government Shoots Down More Airborne ObjectsWhat’s Going On Up There, Mr. President? by Wall Street Journal (The Editorial Board)Part III (20:02 - 26:00) ‘The Truth Should Always Be Attended by a Bodyguard of Lies?’ We Will Likely Only Know What the Government Wants Us To About Unidentified Airborne ObjectsSign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
2/14/202326 minutes
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Monday, February 13, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 09:24) What the Great Spectacle Shows: A Look at What Super Bowl LVII Reveals About Our CultureSeverely understaffed hospitals shouldn’t be buying Super Bowl ads by Washington Post (Farzon A. Nahvi)Part II (09:24 - 19:22) Incentivizing Vice: One of the Many Problems of Sports GamblingPart III (19:22 - 25:56) You Will Know It By Its Fruit: The Devastation Left in the Wake of the Gambling IndustryWould Jesus Bet on the Super Bowl? by Wall Street Journal (Barton Swaim)Sign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
2/13/202325 minutes, 56 seconds
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Friday, February 10, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 16:19) Friendly Fire? How Big Business Is Subverting the FamilyChild care crisis: What costly daycare and fewer workers mean for US economy and taxpayers by USA Today (Alia Wong)Part II (16:19 - 19:32) Are the Pizzas Here Yet?: 6-Year-Old Uses Dad’s Phone to Order $1000 Worth of Food from GrubhubA 6-year-old ordered $1,000 in takeout. The reason: He was hungry. by Washington Post (Andrea Salcedo)Part III (19:32 - 22:23) Our 6-Year-Old Daughter Wants to Be a Boy When She Plays Pretend. Is This a Cause for Concern? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The BriefingPart IV (22:23 - 23:52) How Can Christians or Conservatives Argue Consistently for Freedom of Religion While Also Condemning Satanism? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The BriefingPart V (23:52 - 27:00) Should European Muslims Make a Common Alliance with European Christians to Defend Conservative, Family-Oriented, Sexual Mores? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The BriefingPart VI (27:00 - 28:25) How Do We Fight CRT Depicted in Children’s Entertainment? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The BriefingPart VII (28:25 - 30:44) Since Jesus Was Born as a Man, Does This Mean God’s Gender is Male? — Dr. Mohler Responds to a Letter from a 9-Year-Old Listener of The BriefingSign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
2/10/202330 minutes, 44 seconds
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Thursday, February 9, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 15:47) Expand the Government. Extend Radical Abortion Rights.: President Biden’s State of the Union AddressPart II (15:47 - 22:00) Politics is the Arena of the Performative — But How Do We Discern What Political Actions Are Genuine and Not Just for Show?Part III (22:00 - 24:02) Performativity is Never Enough: God’s Desire for Sincere Devotion From HIs PeopleSign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
2/9/202324 minutes, 2 seconds
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Wednesday, February 8, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 07:28) ‘A Domain Awareness Gap’: U.S. Military Acknowledges Chinese Spy Airships Have Previously Gone Undetected Over U.S. AirspaceDomain Awareness Superiority Is the Future of Military Intelligence by Army University Press (Chief Warrant Officer 4 Robert M. Ryder, U.S. Army Reserve)Part II (07:28 - 12:15) A Direct Assault on the Cause of Life: Minnesota Passes the “Protect Reproduction Options Act,” Which is Both Radical and DeadlyPart III (12:15 - 18:00) Vaccine Skepticism Is Growing?: Some Background to the Controversy Rethinking Next-generation Vaccines for Coronaviruses, Influenzaviruses, and Other Respiratory Viruses by Cell (Anthony Fauci, David M. Morens, and Jeffery K. Taubenberger)Part IV (18:00 - 22:03) So Who Decides? California Elites Fail Attempt to Outlaw “Misinformation”California Loses on Medical Censorship by Wall Street Journal (The Editorial Board)Part V (22:03 - 24:16) Monogamy Isn’t For Everyone?: USA Today–Once Again–Reveals How Our Culture’s Moral Universe Has Been Flipped Upside DownAsk These Questions Before Your Relationship Becomes Exclusive by USA Today (Sara Kuburic)Sign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
2/8/202324 minutes, 16 seconds
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Tuesday, February 7, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 06:46) Horrifying Tragedy as Earthquake Kills Thousands in Turkey and Syria — What Disasters and Response Reveals About CivilizationPart II (06:46 - 19:57) The Commercialization of Transgression: The 65th Annual Grammy AwardsPart III (19:57 - 21:32) Yes, Christians Certainly Do Believe in Satan — But Where is the Outrage from Our Culture When Satan is Worshiped on Stage at the Grammys?Part IV (21:32 - 23:18) The Commercialization of Satanism: Who Funded the Glorification of Satan through Sponsorship at the Grammy Awards? Sign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
2/7/202323 minutes, 18 seconds
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Monday, February 6, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 12:10) A Conspicuous Attempt at Espionage: China's Balloon – Why Did the U.S. Government Handle This So Clumsily? Part II (12:10 - 17:36) Freedom Always Has Enemies: Why Democracy Will Always Face Massive Threats in a Fallen World Part III (17:36 - 25:55) Political Stunt or Strong Economic and Ideological Statement?: Congress Votes Down Socialism in all its FormsSign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
2/6/202325 minutes, 55 seconds
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Friday, February 3, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 09:16) Spiritual Appropriation or the ‘Wisdom of Mother Earth’?: The Pagan Resurgence in the Midst of a Secular CultureMarie Kondo’s life is messier now — and she’s fine with it by Washington Post (Jura Koncius)As smudging goes mainstream, concerns rise over appropriation, overharvesting by Washington Post (Laura Reiley)Part II (09:16 - 12:25) ‘Is the Artificial Meat Kosher?’ — Theology is Always Close to the Headlines, Even StrangelyIs lab-grown steak kosher? Religious leaders weigh the sensitive question by Washington Post (Laura Reiley)Part III (12:25 - 15:17) What Do You Recommend For Someone Trying to Make His Way Back to the Faith? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The BriefingPart IV (15:17 - 19:08) What are the Historical Reasons for the Sexual Revolution? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The BriefingPart V (19:08 - 27:33) How Do I Know If I Am Growing into Adulthood? How Do I Approach Witnessing to My Collegiate Classmates? What Dating Advice Would You Offer to Young Christians? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from College Students on The BriefingSign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
2/3/202327 minutes, 33 seconds
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Thursday, February 2, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 14:41) Sinful But Not Criminal?: Pope Francis Confuses, and Then Attempts to Clarify, Recent Comments on HomosexualityPope Francis Says Homosexuality Is Not a Crime by New York Times (Elisabetta Povoledo)Pope Francis clarifies comments on sin and homosexuality by Catholic News Agency (Hannah Brockhaus)Part II (14:41 - 19:09) ‘The Task of the New Pope Will to Ensure Doctrinal Clarity’: Catholic Cardinals Dispute Theological and Moral Issues Sparked by LGBTQ RevolutionThe War Between the Catholic Cardinals by New York Times (Ross Douthat)Part III (19:09 - 23:19) Convictional Leadership in a Secular Age: The High Stakes of Choosing Christian LeadersSign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
2/2/202323 minutes, 19 seconds
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Wednesday, February 1, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 15:51) ‘The Ideology of the Judges Makes All the Difference': Why It Matters Who’s Sitting on the Courts Biden Has Bolstered 9th Circuit’s Liberal Flank, But Has Yet to Match Trump’s Impact by LA Times (Kevin Rector)Part II (15:51 - 20:17) The Most Important Election of 2023?: Why Wisconsin’s Supreme Court Election is on the Forefront of the Political Battlegrounds2023’s Biggest, Most Unusual Race Centers on Abortion and Democracy by New York Times (Reid J. Epstein)Part III (20:17 - 22:58) The Transmogrifier: No, Not Calvin and Hobbes — The Changing Cultural Landscape Sign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
2/1/202322 minutes, 58 seconds
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Tuesday, January 31, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 07:26) A Bit of Recovered Sanity in the UK: British Government Puts Halt to New Scottish Gender Change LawPart II (07:26 - 12:26) Redefining Moral Issues as Healthcare Access: Evaluating the New Dictionary of the Sexual RevolutionariesUtah Becomes First State in 2023 to Ban Gender-affirming Care for Transgender Minors by USA Today (Susan Miller)Gov. Spencer Cox Signs Education Funding, Transgender Medical Bills by Utah Government (Spencer J. Cox)Part III (12:26 - 20:28) Worldviews and Ideologies Collide Over Social Media: Meta Grapples with Photography in Cases of Transgender and Non-Binary PeopleInstagram and Facebook Should Update Nude Photo Rules, Meta Board Says by New York Times (Maya King)Part IV (20:28 - 25:14) Look at This Case: Federal Jury Acquits Pro-Life Activist After Arrest for Supposed Violation of The FACE ActPro-Life Activist Arrested by FBI Acquitted on Federal Charges by National Review (Brittany Bernstein)Sign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
1/31/202325 minutes, 14 seconds
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Monday, January 30, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 11:55)Yet Another Horrifying Video Presented to Americans: Bodycam Footage Released of Tyre Nichols’ Arrest and BeatingPart II (11:55 - 17:30)Public Opinion, Moral Consensus, and Justice: Theological Considerations of the Memphis CrisisPart III (17:30 - 22:03)Mourn with Those with Mourn: Praying for the Mourning and for Gospel Ministry in MemphisSign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:X | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
1/30/202322 minutes, 3 seconds
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Friday, January 27, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 04:56)M&Ms Cancels Their Spokescandies: How the Candy Controversy Provides a Window into Our CultureM&M’s accept Tucker Carlson’s invite to the culture wars by Washington Post (Molly Roberts)M&M’s replaces 'polarising' chocolate mascots by The Telegraph (Jamie Johnson)How M&M’s Found Itself in the Culture Wars by New York Times (Daniel Victor)Part II (04:56 - 13:26)Strange Business: Why are So Many Corporations Entering the Culture War?Part III (13:26 - 16:11)Biden Administration Orders Mail Order Abortion Pills Be Sent Through Mail, Saying No one Knows How They Might Be Used? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The BriefingPart IV (16:11 - 18:10)Why Do Conservative Christians Refer to an Unborn Child as ‘Preborn’ and Not Just as a Baby? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The BriefingPart V (18:10 - 19:50)Is It a Right Application of Scripture to Use the Poetry Portions of the Bible for Specific Doctrinal Statements? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The BriefingPart VI (19:50 - 22:40)Our Family’s Pediatrician Requires Me, as a Parent, to Leave the Room During Our Daughter’s Well-Child Visit. Should I Be Alarmed? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The BriefingPart VII (22:40 - 23:43)Is the Push to Keep Students' Transitions Hidden from Parents a Trojan Horse to Sever the Long-held Cultural Feelings Around Minor Consent? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The BriefingPart VIII (23:43 - 26:32)Why Did God Make Satan If God Knew He Would Be Bad? — Dr. Mohler Responds to a Letter From an 8-Year-Old Listener of The BriefingSign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:X | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
1/27/202326 minutes, 32 seconds
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Thursday, January 26, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 10:13)Church of England Will Not Authorize Same-Sex Marriages But Permits Clergy to Bless Same-Sex Unions ​— This is Moral Cowardice and a Theological DisasterDraft prayers of thanksgiving, dedication and for God’s blessing for same-sex couples published by Church of EnglandPart II (10:13 - 20:47)The Church’s Bishops are Corrupting the Church: There Can Never Be a Middle Way Between Same-Sex Marriage and Orthodox, Biblical ChristianityChurch of England Will Bless Same-Sex Couples, but Won’t Marry Them by New York Times (Euan Ward)Part III (20:47 - 25:25)The End of Parenthood as It is Biblically Defined: Our Society Seeks to Supplant Parental Authority with the Authority of Public SchoolsTrans Kids Deserve Private Lives, Too by New York Times (Michelle Goldberg)Sign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:X | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
1/26/202325 minutes, 25 seconds
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Wednesday, January 25, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 10:25)The Right Side of History? Vice President Delivers Pro-Abortion Address in Wake of 50th Anniversary of Roe v. WadePart II (10:25 - 19:15)‘We Deserve So Much Better Than Roe’: Pro-Abortion Movement Uses Dobbs Decision to Push for Abortion Rights That Far Exceed Those Brought By RoeDoes the War Over Abortion Have a Future? by New York Times (Linda Greenhouse)We Deserve So Much Better Than 'Restore Roe' by Jezebel (Susan Rinkunas)Why I'm Letting Go of Roe v. Wade on What Would Be Its 50th Anniversary by Teen Vogue (Alexis McGill Johnson)Part III (19:15 - 23:11)An Icon of The Left Steps Down from Leadership: Jacinda Ardern Resigns as New Zealand’s Prime MinisterPart IV (23:11 - 28:16)Agnosticism in High Office: New Zealand as A Parable of a Post-Christian AgeSign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:X | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
1/25/202328 minutes, 16 seconds
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Tuesday, January 24, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 07:54)Public Schools vs Parental Rights: Educators Assume Right to Affirm a Child’s Trans Identity and Hide it From ParentsIs Defying Parents the Only Ethical Alternative? by The Atlantic (Conor Friedersdorf)January 12, 2023 by The Briefing (R. Albert Mohler, Jr.)Part II (07:54 - 19:03)Whose Morality? Whose Authority? Educators Claim Moral Imperative to Undermine Parents on Gender Issues When Students Change Gender Identity, and Parents Don’t Know by New York Times (Katie J.M. Baker)Part III (19:03 - 24:31)Sign of the Times? Digital Platforms to Ban Gender-based Advertising for TeenagersFacebook, Instagram Ban Ads Targeted at Teens Based on Gender by Wall Street Journal (Joseph De Avila)Sign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:X | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
1/24/202324 minutes, 31 seconds
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Monday, January 23, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 07:04)Yesterday Marked 50 Years Since the Infamous Roe v. Wade Decision, But How Did That Decision Happen in the First Place?Part II (07:04 - 14:15)A Thunderclap Across the U.S. Moral Landscape: Justice Harry Blackman’s Majority Opinion That Led to Abortion on DemandPart III (14:15 - 18:54)The Awakening of the Christian American Conscience: The Emergence of the Evangelical Response to Roe v. WadePart IV (18:54 - 23:18)Abortion and the Clash of Absolutes: You Either Recognize and Defend Life in the Womb or You Do NotPart V (23:18 - 26:14)The Power of Law and the Corruption of the American Moral Conscience: The Darkest Legacy of Roe v. WadeSign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:X | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
1/23/202326 minutes, 14 seconds
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Friday, January 20, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 12:56)‘The State Doesn’t Surrender in the Face of the Mafia’: Italy’s Top Mob Fugitive Captured After 30 Years on the RunItaly’s most-wanted Mafia boss nabbed after 30 years on run by Associated Press (Frances D’Emilio)Mafia Boss Arrested in Italy After Eluding Capture for 30 Years by New York Times (Jason Horowitz and Gaia Pianigiani)Just How Common Is Corporate Fraud? by New York Times (Ephrat Livni) Part II (12:56 - 17:00)Given His Omniscience and the Occurrence of So Many Miscarriages, Is God the Most Prolific Abortionist? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The BriefingPart III (17:00 - 19:38)Why Did the FDA Change the Packaging of the Morning After Pill? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The BriefingPart IV (19:37 - 21:45)I Had a Miscarriage at 11 Weeks Due to a Blighted Ovum. Was There Ever a Life in Me? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The BriefingPart V (21:45 - 23:59)What is the Meaning of the Term ‘Catholic’ in the Apostles’ Creed? What Does the Apostles’ Creed Mean When It References the Communion of the Saints? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The BriefingPart VI (23:59 - 26:14)What is Satan’s Purpose and Goal? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The BriefingSign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:X | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
1/20/202326 minutes, 14 seconds
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Thursday, January 19, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 18:44)China Has Become Old Before It Has Become Rich: China in Crisis as Birth Rates Drop Lower Than Death Rates For First Time in DecadesChina records 1st population fall in decades as births drop by Associated Press (Ken Moritsugu)China’s Population Falls, Heralding a Demographic Crisis by New York Times (Alexandra Stevenson and Zixu Wang)Part II (18:44 - 23:03)No, This is Primarily a Moral Problem: Evaluating the West’s Response to China’s Population DropBig News About a Smaller Chinese Population by Wall Street Journal (The Editorial Board)China’s Economy Stumbled Last Year With Covid Lockdowns Hobbling Growth by New York Times (Keith Bradsher)Part III (23:03 - 26:23)Retirement Is Considered Sacred? Emmanuel Macron Fights Losing Battle of Increasing France’s Retirement AgeAs France Moves to Delay Retirement, Older Workers Are in a Quandary by New York Times (Liz Alderman)Sign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:X | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
1/19/202326 minutes, 23 seconds
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Wednesday, January 18, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 15:52)Hold Onto Your Stoves — Yes, Progressive Really Are Coming for ThemThe Coming Gas Stove Culture War by Wall Street Journal (The Editorial Board)How the Gas Stove in Your Kitchen Became a Symbol of Freedom by Wall Street Journal (Gerard Baker)It’s Only a ‘Culture War’ When Conservatives Do It by National Review (Nate Hochman)Part II (15:52 - 18:35)Experts Note A Significant Uptick in UFO Sightings Over the Last Few Years — What Does This Mean?Part III (18:35 - 25:16)A Society Running From Revealed Truth Will Never Be Intellectually Satisfied: Why Our Government Has Undertaken to Spend Millions of Dollars on UFO ResearchDid Aliens Land on Earth in 1945? A Defense Bill Seeks Answers. by New York Times (Remy Tumin)Sign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:X | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
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Tuesday, January 17, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 16:52)‘They’re Trying to Cancel My Whole Existence.’: Psychotherapeutic Ideology and Identity Politics Meets in the Moral Revolution and its Transformation of LanguageWant to Understand L.G.B.T.Q. Life in America? Go to Alabama. by New York Times (Lydia Polgreen)Part II (16:52 - 23:20)Holy Scripture Must Give Way? Bishop Calls for Church of England to Change Its Doctrine on Sexuality and MarriageAn open letter from Bishop John by The Church of England Diocese of Worcester (John Inge)Part III (23:20 - 27:48)The Essence of Protestant Liberalism and Capitulation to a Secular Culture: It’s Sola Scriptura or Secular Wisdom, So Make Your ChoiceSign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:X | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.
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Monday, January 16, 2023

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 - 05:04)Thoughts of an Observer: SpaceX Launches Falcon Heavy Carrying Classified PayloadPart II (05:04 - 18:41)Classified Documents Found in Trump’s Mar-A-Lago, Biden’s Corvette Garage, and Hillary Clinton’s Email: How Did the U.S. Become So Incompetent in Dealing with Its Classified Information?Documents Inquiry Puts Spotlight on Biden’s Frenetic Last Days as Vice President by New York Times (Peter Baker and Michael D. Shear)Part III (18:41 - 26:56)‘Who Lives? Who Dies? Who Decides?’: The Worldviews On Display Reveal a Moral CrossroadsWhen does life begin? by New York Times (Elizabeth Dias)An Issue in the Abortion Debate: The Beginning of Human Life by New York TimesSign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morni