R. Albert Mohler Jr.

Friday, January 7, 2022

DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING
PART 1
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Tyranny Can Come from Bureaucracy: The OSHA Mandate Comes Before the Supreme Court — At Stake Is More Than The Vaccine

USA TODAY (JOHN FRITZE)
The Supreme Court Has Allowed State COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates. Biden's Policies Face A Steeper Climb

PART 2
(8:51 – 14:10):
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‘Our Servicemen Do Not Give Up Their Religious Freedom When They Serve This Country: Judge Strikes Down Vaccine Mandate in Suit by Navy Seals

FOX NEWS (JON BROWN)
Judge Issues Stay Against Vaccine Mandate for Navy SEALs Seeking Religious Exemption

PART 3
(14:11 – 24:2):
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Why Does the Christian Tradition Oppose Cremation? – Dr. Mohler Responds To Letters From Listeners To The Briefing

Thursday, January 6, 2022

DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING
PART 1
(0:0 – 15:22):
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A Violent Riot, the Humiliation of the Capitol, and an Indicator of the Political Volatility of Our Nation: Defining the Capitol Riots One Year Later

PART 2
(15:23 – 17:28):
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Where is Sanity and Respect for Constitutional Order? Addressing the Capitol Riots from a Christian Worldview

PART 3
(17:29 – 23:46):
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‘The Most Remarkable Thing is How Parents Obey Their Children’: The Tragic Inversion of Parental Authority in the United States

WALL STREET JOURNAL (YOREE KOH)
Tech-Savvy Kids Defeat Apple’s and Others’ Parental-Control Features

Wednesday, January 5, 2022

DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING
PART 1
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‘Power Corrupts and Absolute Power Corrupts Absolutely’: Our Constitutional Order Is Intentional … And Endangered

NBC NEWS (SAHIL KAPUR)
Schumer Calls for 'Democracy Reforms' to Prevent More Jan. 6-Style Events

PART 2
(13:57 – 17:55):
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At the Reunion of the 20th Anniversary of the First Harry Potter Movie, the Most Notable Missing Person? Its Author — Missing Due to the Fury of the Transgender Movement

USA TODAY (HANNAH YASHAROFF)
How the 'Harry Potter' Reunion Addresses Author J.K. Rowling's Anti-Trans Controversy

PART 3
(17:56 – 25:19):
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Liberal Parental Activism Groups, LGBTQ Think Tank Research Centers, and Journalistic Showcasing : A Lesson in How Intersectionality Works

FLORIDA TODAY (BAILEY GALLION)
Brevard County Parents Form New Group to Counter Moms for Liberty as School Divide Deepens

USA TODAY (BILL KEVENEY)
COVID-19 Shows 'Marginalization Has A Price.' For Transgender Adults, It's Food Insecurity.

Tuesday, January 4, 2022

DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING
PART 1
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The Culture of Death Revealed Again: Addressing the Near-Unimaginable Moral Argument That Abortion is a Better Alternative than Adoption

ASSOCIATED PRESS (DAVID CRARY AND JOHN HANNA)
Comments Renew Debate over Adoption as Abortion Alternative

NEW YORK TIMES
Amy Coney Barrett’s View: Adoption, Not Abortion

PART 2
(15:46 – 21:15):
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Russia Threatens Invasion of Ukraine. What is Behind the Threats? And What Will the United States Do?

PART 3
(21:16 – 26:8):
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The Kim Dynasty and Decades of Human Suffering in the Name of Vainglory and Cult of Personality: The Significance of Worldview in the Challenge of North Korea

Monday, January 3, 2022

DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING
PART 1
(0:0 – 17:52):
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Direct Threat to Religious Liberty: Legislative Bans on Conversion Therapy on Both Sides of the Atlantic as Canada Passes Most Comprehensive Conversion Therapy Laws in the World and Britain Seeks to Follow Suit

NPR (RACHEL TREISMAN)
After Two Failed Attempts, Canada Bans Conversion Therapy

HOUSE OF COMMONS OF CANADA
BILL C-4: An Act to amend the Criminal Code (conversion therapy)

GOVERNMENT OF EQUALITIES OFFICE (ELIZABETH TRUSS)
Open Consultation: Banning Conversion Therapy

BBC NEWS
Religious Group Warns Against LGBT+ Conversion Therapy Ban

PART 2
(17:53 – 24:18):
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Combining Courage Against Apartheid, Rejection of Biblical Revelation Of Sexuality, and Aquamation: Archbishop Desmond Tutu Dies at 90

THE GUARDIAN (AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE)
What is Aquamation? The Process behind Desmond Tutu’s ‘Green Cremation’

PART 3
(24:19 – 26:0):
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Against Cries to Defund the Police, Eric Adams – Former Police Captain – Takes Office as Mayor of New York City

NEW YORK TIMES (EMMA G. FITZSIMMONS)
Eric Adams Takes Office as New York City’s 110th Mayor at a Perilous Moment

ASSOCIATED PRESS (MICHELLE PRICE)
On Busy 1st day, NYC Mayor Urges Resiliency Against Pandemic

Friday, December 17, 2021

DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING
PART 1
(0:0 – 4:26):
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The FDA Loosens Regulations on Mail-Order Abortions and Canada Bans Conversion Therapy—Ominous Developments We’ll Be Tracking into the New Year

PART 2
(4:27 – 10:9):
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The News Here is Not the Fact of Secularization, but its Velocity: Pew Research Shows 3 Out of 10 Now ‘Religiously Unaffiliated’

PEW RESEARCH CENTER
About Three-in-Ten U.S. Adults Are Now Religiously Unaffiliated

PART 3
(10:10 – 14:25):
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To Whom Does Christmas Really Matter? To Those Who Believe the Son of God Was Born to the Virgin Mary in Bethlehem

PART 4
(14:26 – 17:6):
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What Does It Mean That Jesus is God’s Son? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters From Listeners Of The Briefing

PART 5
(17:7 – 20:49):
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How Should Christian Parents Raise Children in the Culture of Santa Claus? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters From Listeners Of The Briefing

PART 6
(20:50 – 26:18):
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Do Nativity Scenes Violate the Second Commandment? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters From Listeners Of The Briefing

Thursday, December 16, 2021

DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING
PART 1
(0:0 – 11:47):
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‘My Femininity Does Not Define Me’: Historic Women’s College Faces Reckoning of the LGBTQ+ Revolution As Non-Binary Students Demand Recognition

NPR (MELISSA BLOCK)
Who Belongs at a Women's College in 2021? Students Want Admissions Policies to Change

PART 2
(11:48 – 24:1):
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Who Should and Who Should Not Vote? New York City Just Decided Citizenship is Not an Issue in Determining the Answer to that Question — What is at Stake?

NEW YORK TIMES (JEFFERY C. MAYS AND ANNIE CORREAL)
New York Moves to Allow 800,000 Noncitizens to Vote in Local Elections

WASHINGTON POST (MARIA SACCHETTI)
New York City Becomes the Largest Municipality in the U.S. to Allow Noncitizens to Vote in Local Elections

PART 3
(24:2 – 26:19):
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The Revolutionaries Will Come for Everyone. This Time it is Wonder Woman as Comic Book Series Reveals She Has A Girlfriend (and a Boyfriend).

NBC NEWS (TAT BELLAMY-WALKER)
Wonder Woman has a Superhero Girlfriend in New DC Comics Series

Wednesday, December 15, 2021

DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING
PART 1
(0:0 – 9:47):
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‘A Dollar Does Not Buy What It Used To’: A Christian Worldview Analysis of Inflation and its Effects

WALL STREET JOURNAL (GERARD BAKER)
Biden Seems Set on Making ‘Transitory’ Inflation Last

NEW YORK TIMES (JEANNA SMIALEK)
No More 99 Cent Pizza: Why Washington Is Getting Worried About Inflation

PART 2
(9:48 – 21:26):
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How Did Money Come to Be? The Necessity of Trust in the Function of Currency

DORF ON LAW (NEIL H. BUCHANAN)
If You're Explaining, Everyone's Losing (Platinum Coin Edition)

NEW YORK TIMES (PETER COY)
Can We Trust What’s Happening to Money?

PART 3
(21:27 – 25:40):
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Dollar Tree is Raising Its Price to $1.25 Turns Out to Be a Metaphor for the Modern Economy

NPR
Unpacking the Dollar Tree Price Hike

Tuesday, December 14, 2021

DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING
PART 1
(0:0 – 10:58):
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The Sanctity of Human Life Is a Theological Issue — And Now Now Political Analysts Are Getting the Picture, With Very Interesting Insights

NEW YORK TIMES (NATE COHN)
Some Voters Are at Odds With Their Party on Abortion

PART 2
(10:59 – 13:41):
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Big Worldview Issues and Politics Collide in the Battle Over Congressional Redistricting

PART 3
(13:42 – 24:48):
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Do Pro-Life Americans Want to “Take Away” a Civil Right (Abortion)? No, Because There Is No Right to Abort an Unborn Baby

NEW YORK TIMES (CHARLES M. BLOW)
We’re Edging Closer to Civil War

Monday, December 13, 2021

DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING
PART 1
(0:0 – 10:0):
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Longing for the New Creation: Responding to the Vast Devastation as Mid-South — Especially Western Kentucky — Is Ravaged by Tornadoes

PART 2
(10:1 – 20:12):
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Objective Truth, Justice, and the Category of ‘Hate Crime’: Evaluating the Guilty Verdicts Against Jussie Smollett

LA TIMES (NARDINE SAAD)
Black Lives Matter Stands with Jussie Smollett after Verdict, but Don Lemon Does Not

PART 3
(20:13 – 22:7):
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The Battle for Life Goes On: Supreme Court Upholds Texas Abortion Ban — For Now.

PART 4
(22:8 – 25:20):
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Gen Z Group Attempts to ‘Fight Lunacy with Lunacy’ — But the Best Remedy to Untruth is Truth, Not Lunacy

NEW YORK TIMES (TAYLOR LORENZ)
Birds Aren’t Real, or Are They? Inside a Gen Z Conspiracy Theory.

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