R. Albert Mohler Jr.

Friday, December 10, 2021

DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING
PART 1
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Chile Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage — A Sign of Vast Social and Moral Change in Latin America

NEW YORK TIMES (PASCALE BONNEFOY AND ERNESTO LONDOñO)
Chile Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage at Fraught Political Moment

PART 2
(6:12 – 11:20):
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Scott Peterson Sentenced to Life in Prison Without Parole for Killing His Pregnant Wife Confirmed — Rightly Convicted of Two Killings, Not One

LA TIMES (DON THOMPSON)
Scott Peterson Re-Sentenced to Life Term in Laci Peterson’s 2002 Death

PART 3
(11:21 – 13:26):
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Author Constance Ahrons Dies at 84 — But Her Idea of the “Good Divorce” Has Gained Ground

NEW YORK TIMES (KATHARINE Q. SEELYE)
Constance Ahrons, Advocate of ‘Good Divorce,’ Dies at 84

PART 4
(13:27 – 17:8):
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What are the Possible Outcomes of the Mississippi Abortion Case? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters From Listeners Of The Briefing

PART 5
(17:9 – 18:14):
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Does Investing in China Lead to Westernization? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters From Listeners Of The Briefing

PART 6
(18:15 – 20:17):
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Why Should We Not Just ‘Flush and Forget’? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters From Listeners Of The Briefing

PART 7
(20:18 – 22:17):
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Is It Wrong for Christians to Think About A Trimester Understanding of Pregnancy? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters From Listeners Of The Briefing

PART 8
(22:18 – 23:51):
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Will You Discuss Why 5 of 6 Justices Who Voted in Favor of Roe Were Appointed by Republican Presidents? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters From Listeners Of The Briefing

PART 9
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In the Case of Stare Decisis, When Is It Appropriate for the Supreme Court to Supersede and Overrule the Will of the People? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters From Listeners Of The Briefing

Thursday, December 9, 2021

DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING
PART 1
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Can States Constitutionally Discriminate Against Religious Schools? — Nation’s Highest Court Hears Oral Arguments over Big Separation of Church and State Case from Maine

THE SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES
Carson v. Makin

PART 2
(10:16 – 16:19):
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The State of Maine Is OK with Funding Religious Schools — So Long as They Are Not Actually Religious

SLATE (MARK JOSEPH STERN)
The Supreme Court’s New Religious Liberty Case Could Destroy Public Education

VOX (IAN MILLHISER)
The Supreme Court Appears Really Eager to Force Taxpayers to Fund Religious Education

PART 3
(16:20 – 22:33):
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Biden Appointee for Office of the Comptroller of the Currency Withdraws from Confirmation Fight . . Over Questions About Communism?

NEW YORK TIMES (EMILY FLITTER)
President Biden’s Pick for a Key Banking Regulator Backs Out.

PART 4
(22:34 – 25:0):
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Identity Politics Never Gives Up: The Media’s Constant Focus on LGBTQ Identity, as in “First Openly Gay Commissioner of Customs and Border Control”

NEW YORK TIMES (EILEEN SULLIVAN)
Senate Confirms Chris Magnus to Lead Customs and Border Protection

Wednesday, December 8, 2021

DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING
PART 1
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The Story Behind Three Great and Urgent Global Challenges to the U.S. — Russia, China, and Iran

PART 2
(2:46 – 6:27):
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Iran’s Nuclear Ambitions Threatens Global Safety — And Poses More Than a Regional Threat

PART 3
(6:28 – 16:5):
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History and Geography Always Matter: Understanding Putin’s Ambitions to Recover Russian Glory and the Escalating Conflict in Ukraine

PART 4
(16:6 – 24:34):
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The Biden Administration Announces It Will Not Send Diplomatic Representatives to 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing — What Is That About?

WALL STREET JOURNAL (ARTHUR HERMAN)
The U.S. Needs a Hypersonic Capability Now

Tuesday, December 7, 2021

DOCUMENTATION AND ADDITIONAL READING
PART 1
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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
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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
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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
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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
(12:36 – 17:51):
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Should Our Country Have A Mono-Religion? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters From Listeners Of The Briefing

PART 4
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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

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