R. Albert Mohler Jr.

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:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.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, 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:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.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, 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:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.

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:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.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, 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:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.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, 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:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.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, 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:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.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, 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:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.For more information on Boyce College, just go to BoyceCollege.com.To write Dr. Mohler or submit a question for The Mailbox, go here.

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:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.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, 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:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTubeFor more information on The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, go to sbts.edu.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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