R. Albert Mohler Jr.

Tuesday, December 7, 2021

DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING
PART 1
(0:0 – 17:34):
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Adoption as Morally Suspect and Abortion as Moral Good? The Truth Revealed About the Abortion Rights Movement’s Rejection of Adoption

NPR (MARY LOUISE KELLY, ASHLEY WESTERMAN, AND SARAH HANDEL)
Sociologist Says Women are More Likely to Choose Abortion over Adoption

NEW YORK TIMES (ELIZABETH SPIRES)
I Was Adopted. I Know the Trauma It Can Inflict.

PART 2
(17:35 – 24:39):
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A Story of Service, Military Service, Patriotism, and American Politics: Senator Robert Dole Dies at Age 98

PART 3
(24:40 – 28:26):
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‘A Day that Will Live in Infamy’: Remembering the Attack on Pearl Harbor 80 Years Later

CNN (LAUREN M. JOHNSON)
101-Year-Old Pearl Harbor Survivor Will Attend the 80th Memorial Service Thanks to His Daughter and Dozens of Kind Strangers

ASSOCIATED PRESS (AUDREY MCAVOY AND GILLIAN FLACCUS)
101-Year-Old Returns to Pearl Harbor to Remember Those Lost

Monday, December 6, 2021

DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING
PART 1
(0:0 – 9:28):
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Violence Lurks in the Human Heart: Sifting through the Moral Complexities of the Horrifying School Shooting in Oxford, Michigan

NEW YORK TIMES (DANA GOLDSTEIN, STEPHANIE SAUL AND SOPHIE KASAKOVE)
In the Michigan Shooting, What Is the School’s Responsibility?

PART 2
(9:29 – 15:25):
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‘These Kids Know They’re Untouchable’: The Loss of Discipline in Schools and Its Effects on Society as a Whole

WDRB (KEVIN WHEATLEY AND VALERIE CHINN)
More than 400 Fights Reported at JCPS in Opening Weeks of 2021-22 School Year WDRB

WDRB (VALERIE CHINN)
Thousands of Fights in JCPS Schools Leave Some 'Disheartened' Despite 40% Drop from 2019

PART 3
(15:26 – 22:26):
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CNN Fires Chris Cuomo — Evaluating the Worldview Issues Surrounding CNN’s Loss of Primetime News Anchor

CNN (BRIAN STELTER)
CNN Fires Chris Cuomo

PART 4
(22:27 – 24:52):
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Cute Animals Videos Online Receive Millions of Views: There Might Be a Good Reason for Millions of Humans to Watch a Grinning Seal

NEW YORK TIMES (DAVEY ALBA)
Those Cute Cats Online? They Help Spread Misinformation.

Friday, December 3, 2021

DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING
PART 1
(0:0 – 8:24):
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The Covid-19 Omicron Variant: What Do We Know? And Why the Ensuing New York City Draconian Measures in Response? — When Will the Politics of Covid End?

PART 2
(8:25 – 12:35):
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The Disappearance of Real News: What the Saga of CNN’s Chris Cuomo Tells Us About News Media Today

NEW YORK TIMES (MICHAEL M. GRYNBAUM AND JOHN KOBLIN)
CNN Suspends Chris Cuomo After New Details on Help He Gave His Brother

PART 3
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Should Our Country Have A Mono-Religion? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters From Listeners Of The Briefing

PART 4
(17:52 – 20:46):
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Do the Other Apostles (And the Gospels) Agree with Paul’s Gospel Message About the Death and Resurrection of Jesus? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters From Listeners Of The Briefing

PART 5
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Where Do We Find A Theology of Homemaking in the Bible? What About Missional Motherhood? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters From Listeners Of The Briefing

Thursday, December 2, 2021

DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING
PART 1
(0:0 – 11:34):
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“Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey Haunt Our Country” — Some of the Most Clarifying Words in Supreme Court History

SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES
Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization

PART 2
(11:35 – 20:39):
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Precedent and a Woman’s ‘Right’ to an Abortion: A Look at the Pro-Abortion Movement’s Two Major Arguments In Favor of Upholding Roe and Casey

PART 3
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The Power of Argument: Why Abortion Rights Supporters Consider Yesterday’s Oral Arguments a Disaster for Their Movement

PART 4
(22:10 – 24:33):
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Defining the Modern Age? The Right for a Woman to Kill Life Within Her

LA TIMES (THE EDITORIAL BOARD)
Please, Supreme Court, Do Not Take Abortion Rights Away from Any Women, Anywhere

PART 5
(24:34 – 26:40):
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The U.S. Solicitor General Who Made the Arguments for Abortion Before the Supreme Court Yesterday Was Appointed by President Joe Biden — Elections have Consequences . . . Every Election, Every Time

Wednesday, December 1, 2021

DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING
PART 1
(0:0 – 8:14):
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December 1, 2021: A Day to Go Down in History As Supreme Court Hears Most Important Abortion Case In A Generation

PART 2
(8:15 – 18:57):
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History and Constitutionality of Abortion Debate in American Public Life: What Led to Roe v. Wade in 1973? And How Did We Get to Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization in 2021?

PART 3
(18:58 – 24:16):
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Is There A Religious Basis For Abortion Rights? — The Religious Left Contends for the Right to Terminate the Unborn

ASSOCIATED PRESS (HOLLY MEYER)
Religious Abortion Rights Supporters Fight for Access

Tuesday, November 30, 2021

DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING
PART 1
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Celebrity New Age Spiritualism: Emotional Resonation Over Truth —And It’s Not Cheap

NEW YORK TIMES (IRINA ALEKSANDER)
In Good Spirits

PART 2
(12:40 – 16:39):
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‘Why Consult the Dead on Behalf of the Living?’: How Should Christians Think About (New Age) Mediums?

PART 3
(16:40 – 21:12):
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Mixture of Theological Clarity and Confusion From New Pew Study On Beliefs About Heaven and Hell Shared By American People

PEW RESEARCH CENTER
Few Americans Blame God or Say Faith Has Been Shaken Amid Pandemic, Other Tragedies

PART 4
(21:13 – 24:9):
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Revenge of the Fatbergs — Things You Didn’t Know (And Might Not Have Expected on The Briefing)

WALL STREET JOURNAL (CHRISTOPHER MIMS)
Robots vs. Fatbergs: High-Tech Approaches to America’s Sewer Problem

Monday, November 29, 2021

DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING
PART 1
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Looking Forward: National Divide Coming to Decisive Moment as Supreme Court Set to Hear Oral Arguments over Abortion Case on Wednesday

ASSOCIATED PRESS (MARK SHERMAN)
Supreme Court Set to Take Up All-Or-Nothing Abortion Fight

PART 2
(2:46 – 10:33):
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Looking Backward: Three Men Found Guilty of Murder of Ahmaud Arbery — What Was At Stake in This Case for the U.S. Justice System?

PART 3
(10:34 – 18:0):
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Why So Many Types of Murder in Our Justice System? And What Makes Murder Murder?

PART 4
(18:1 – 24:0):
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What’s Behind Whether You Think Rising Gas Prices Is a Big Deal— That’s Right, Worldview Matters

NBC NEWS (DANTE CHINNI)
Gas Prices Are Up, But Red America May be Paying More

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING
PART 1
(0:0 – 10:54):
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Gratitude Without Grace in a Secular Culture: How Can Thankfulness Have Meaning Without God?

WASHINGTON POST (EMILY HEIL)
Saying Grace: How A Moment of Thanks, Religious or Not, Adds Meaning to Our Meals

THE ATLANTIC (EMMA GREEN)
Gratitude Without God

PART 2
(10:55 – 12:30):
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The Heart of Sin and Rebellion Against God: Ingratitude — ‘They Did Not Honor Him as God Nor Give Thanks to Him’

PART 3
(12:31 – 18:49):
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To Whom Are We Thankful for the Wondrous Gift of Life? Thankfulness as a Christian Apologetic

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING
PART 1
(0:0 – 8:49):
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The Irrationality and Terror of Evil in a Fallen World—Pray for Grieving Waukesha

ASSOCIATED PRESS (SCOTT BAUER, MICHAEL BALSAMO, AND MIKE HOUSEHOLDER)
Police: Parade-Crash Suspect was in a Domestic Disturbance

PART 2
(8:50 – 19:3):
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Marriage According to the New York Times: Moral Rebellion, Rejection of God’s Design, and a Longing for Religious Legitimacy

NEW YORK TIMES (EMMA GRILLO)
Taking Life One Adventure at a Time

NEW YORK TIMES (ALIX STRAUSS)
Theirs Is a ‘Traditional Untraditional’ Union

NEW YORK TIMES (JENNY BLOCK)
‘The Odds Were Stacked Against Us’

PART 3
(19:4 – 25:43):
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The Assassination of Malcom X and the Disappearance of Jimmy Hoffa in Headlines Again— What Questions Surrounding Both Cases Reveal About the Quest for Justice

NEW YORK TIMES (JAMES BARRON)
Decades Later, 2 Men Convicted of Assassinating Malcolm X Will Be Cleared

NEW YORK TIMES (MICHAEL WILSON)
Search for Jimmy Hoffa Leads the F.B.I. to Jersey City Landfill

Monday, November 22, 2021

DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING
PART 1
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The Kyle Rittenhouse Trial: The Rule of Law and the Demands of Justice

WALL STREET JOURNAL (THE EDITORIAL BOARD)
Kyle Rittenhouse Is Not Guilty

PART 2
(13:57 – 15:3):
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Issue to Watch This Week: Senate to Debate After House of Representatives Pass Biden Spending Bill

PART 3
(15:4 – 23:0):
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Religious Liberty For All Or Religious Liberty for None: Does One Nation Under God Necessitate One Religion?

WASHINGTON POST (BOB SMIETANA)
Michael Flynn Calls for ‘One Religion’ at Event That Is A Who’s Who of the New Christian Right

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