R. Albert Mohler Jr.

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 – 10:31)Moral Atrocity Beyond Human Comprehension as Deadliest School Shooting in Texas History Takes Place in UvaldeTexas Governor: 15 Killed in School Shooting; Gunman Dead by Associated Press (Eugene Garcia and Dario Lopez-Mills)Part II (10:31 – 20:46)Is the Russian Tank Soldier a War Criminal? Thinking Through the War Crimes Trial of Russian Soldier in KyivPart III (20:46 – 24:25)‘Imagine the World If Nazi Germany Had Been Successful’: The Christian Contribution of Just-War Theory in a World of Seemingly Interminable EvilSign 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.

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 – 16:47)The Battle of San Francisco: Nancy Pelosi vs. Archbishop Cordileone in an Epic Battle over AbortionArchbishop Cordileone’s Letter to Nancy Pelosi Banning Her From Holy Communion by National Catholic Register (Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone)10 Times Nancy Pelosi Supported Abortion while Citing Her Catholic Faith by CNA (Katie Yoder)Part II (16:47 – 20:13)Local Editorial Board Argues Archbishop Cordileone Should be Removed for Pelosi Order — But Would a Catholic Bishop Be Removed Just for Upholding Catholic Doctrine on Abortion?Attack on Nancy Pelosi Should be San Francisco Archbishop’s Final Act Here by San Francisco Examiner (The Examiner Editorial Board)Part III (20:13 – 24:54)Biden, Pelosi, and the Kennedy Move: Tracing the History of a Liberal Maneuver at the Expense of DoctrineSign 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.

Monday, May 23, 2022

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 – 05:46)The SBC Independent Investigation of Sexual Abuse and the Judgment of the LordPart II (05:46 – 18:17)‘For Real, God is Pretend, and For Pretend, God is Real.’: The Problem of Evil, ‘Fictionalism,’ and the Need for a Faith Based on Fact How to Pray to a God You Don’t Believe In by New York Times (Scott Hershovitz)Dear God, Even if You Don’t Exist by New York Times Part III (18:17 – 24:03)Passing on the Faith Once for All Delivered to the Saints, Starting From the Home: The Apologetic Imperative for Christian Parents Raising Christian ChildrenSign 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.

Friday, May 20, 2022

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 – 05:14)What About Disinformation About Disinformation? Biden Administration Says it Shuts Down Disinformation BoardHow the Biden Administration Let Right-Wing Attacks Derail Its Disinformation Efforts by Washington Post (Taylor Lorenz)Part II (05:14 – 12:22)‘More People Believe in U.F.O.s than Believe in Congress’: House Subcommittee Holds Hearings Over Phenomena Still ‘Unidentified’Congress to Hold Its First Hearing on UFOs in More Than 50 Years by Wall Street Journal (Joseph de Avila)UFOs: Few Answers at Rare US Congressional Hearing by BBC NewsAt House Hearing, Videos of Unexplained Aerial Sightings and a Push for Answers by New York Times (Julian E. Barnes)Part III (12:22 – 15:14)Scientists Debate Dispatching Cosmic Roadmap to Earth but Some Are Critical of ‘Celestial Outreach’These Scientists Want to Send Space Aliens a Cosmic Road Map to Earth by Wall Street Journal (Aylin Woodward)Part IV (15:14 – 19:25)Was Jesus in Hell in the Time Between His Death and Resurrection? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The BriefingPart V (19:25 – 21:23)Should We Sing Worship Songs that Come from Doctrinally Aberrant Churches? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The BriefingPart VI (21:23 – 22:56)Would the Reversal of Roe v. Wade Be a Detriment to Religious Liberty? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The BriefingPart VII (22:56 – 25:45)Do We Have to Affirm Creation Ex Nihilo? Didn’t God Make Adam Out of Dust? — 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.

Thursday, May 19, 2022

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.
PART I (18:33 – 18:33)
An Effort to Shame a School Into Changing LGBTQ Policy: Louisville Christian School Catches Heat for Assigning Homework Consistent with Biblical Worldview

Homework at Christian Academy of Louisville: Persuade Your Friend to Stop Being Gay by Courier Journal (Lucas Aulbach)

Leaked Christian Academy Assignment Requires Students to Argue Against Homosexuality by Wave 3 News (Dustin Vogt and Josh Ninke)

Ky. Christian School Asks Middle Schoolers to Write Warning Against Homosexuality by Herald Leader (Valarie Honeycutt Spears)

Homophobic Homework? For Some Christian Academy Alums, Assignment is Par for the Course by Courier Journal (Olivia Krauth and Lucas Aulbach)

PART II (21:1 – 21:1)
A 1.2 Million Drop in Public School Enrollment Since 2020?: Evaluating a Major Shift in the Educational Landscape in the U.S.

With Plunging Enrollment, a ‘Seismic Hit’ to Public Schools by New York Times (Shawn Hubler)

PART III (23:59 – 23:59)
Moral Insanity Reaches Epic Level: Oregon Adopts Policy to Require Feminine Products in Boys’ Bathrooms in Public Schools

Menstrual Dignity for Students Toolkit by Oregon Department of Education

Oregon's 'Menstrual Dignity Act' Requires Schools to Place Feminine Products in Boys' Bathrooms by Fox News (Taylor Penley)

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Wednesday, May 18, 2022

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.
PART I (14:12 – 14:12)
‘There are Prior Worldviews at Work’: The Inevitable Function of Theology in the Abortion Debate

Too Much Church in the State by New York Times (Maurine Dowd)

Why is the Supreme Court Using Religious Belief to Alter Secular Law? by Salon (Thom Hartman)

The Supreme Court’s Religion-Driven Mission Sets off a Firestorm by Washington Post (Jennifer Rubin)

PART II (20:55 – 20:55)
Gallup Poll Reveals Person’s Religious Beliefs Most Influence Their Views on Abortion — What Else is New?

Personal Religiosity and Attitudes Toward Abortion by Gallup (Frank Newport)

Religion, Politics Inform Americans' Views on Abortion by Gallup (Frank Newport and Lydia Saad)

PART III (23:40 – 23:40)
Thinking about Christian Thinking: Starting Right and Ending Right

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Tuesday, May 17, 2022

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.
PART I (16:27 – 16:27)
‘This Was Pure Evil’: The Necessary and Accurate Moral Declaration About the Racially Charged Shooting in Buffalo

The Massacre in Buffalo by Wall Street Journal (The Editorial Board)

Before the Massacre, the Gunman’s Erratic Behavior Attracted Attention. by New York Times (Ashley Southall, Chelsia Rose Marcius and Andy Newman)

PART II (21:21 – 21:21)
They Fear Neither God Nor Man: Chinese Communist Party Arrests Bishop Emeritus Cardinal Zen in Hong Kong for Sedition

Cardinal Joseph Zen Is Arrested by Hong Kong’s National Security Police by Wall Street Journal (Elaine Yu, Selina Cheng, and Francis X. Rocca)

PART III (24:26 – 24:26)
A Lesson in General Revelation (and Anatomy): Pete Buttigieg Comments on the Baby Formula Shortage

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Monday, May 16, 2022

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.
PART I (8:39 – 8:39)
Aggression Breeds Fear of Greater Aggression: Russia’s War with Ukraine Pushes Finland and Sweden into the Arms of NATO

How Putin Drove Finland Into NATO’s Arms by Wall Street Journal (Sune Engel Rasmussen)

PART II (12:39 – 12:39)
The Fog of the U.S. Proxy War with Russia: Understanding the Logic—And Risk—of Increased U.S. Aid to Ukraine

PART III (20:18 – 20:18)
Gerontocracy—Lurking Behind the Baby Formula Crisis in the U.S.

The Baby Formula Crisis by New York Times (David Leonhardt)

PART IV (25:19 – 25:19)
$125B in Four Years: How Legal Sports Betting Has Turned Many States into Functional Casinos

Americans Bet $125B on Sports in 4 Years Since Legalization by Associated Press (Wayne Perry)

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Friday, May 13, 2022

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.
PART I (10:47 – 10:47)
Corporations and Moral Causes—Are Investors Awakening to the Downside of Corporate Virtue Signaling?

A Group of Billionaire Investors, and Mike Pence, are Pushing Back Against Values-Based Investing. by New York Times (Ephrat Livni)

PART II (16:24 – 16:24)
The Ethical Problem of Xenotransplantation Turns Deadly? Man with Pig Heart Transplant Dies from Pig Disease

Pig Heart Transplanted Into Dying Man Had an Animal Virus by Wall Street Journal (Amy Dockser Marcus and Joseph De Avila)

PART III (20:33 – 20:33)
How Does the U.S. Aid to Ukraine Fit into Christian Just War Theory? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The Briefing

PART IV (22:53 – 22:53)
Should Christians Engage in Contemplative Prayer? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The Briefing

PART V (25:16 – 25:16)
I Am a Member of a Faithful Gospel Church, But It’s A Part of a Liberal Denomination. Should I Leave or Stay? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The Briefing

PART VI (27:29 – 27:29)
Why Do the Media Treat Abortion as a Catholic Issue? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The Briefing

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Thursday, May 12, 2022

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.
PART I (7:23 – 7:23)
Democratic-Led Senate Unable to Gain Even a Majority Vote on Radical Abortion Bill—But They Will Keep Trying

Abortion-Rights Bill Backed by Democrats Fails in Senate by Wall Street Journal (Siobhan Hughes and Eliza Collins)

PART II (15:45 – 15:45)
Ma’am, You Are Not a Conservative: A Case Study of ‘Conservatives’ Who Never Were Conservative

The Supreme Court’s Religion-Driven Mission Sets off a Firestorm by Washington Post (Jennifer Rubin)

Why I Dropped ‘Conservative’ from My Twitter Profile by Washington Post (Jennifer Rubin)

The Marriage Mission by Washington Post (Jennifer Rubin)

PART III (22:29 – 22:29)
Labeling as Stewardship: The Power of Labels in Society’s Battle of Ideas

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