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Tuesday, April 16, 2024

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 – 13:27)‘A Government of Laws, Not of Men’: What Does All This Mean as Former President Trump’s First Criminal Trial Begins?Part II (13:27 – 21:20)California Ups Fast Food Minimum Wage to $20/Hour — What Does This Mean, and Is it Just?Part III (21:20 – 24:06)Heads I Win, Tails You Lose: Californians Critique Governor Gavin Newsom for Loophole Allowing His Own Restaurant to Bypass $20/Hour Minimum Wage LawSign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:X | 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, April 15, 2024

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 – 14:19)Iran Launches Massive Attack at Israel: We are Living in a World That is Increasingly Hostile to Israel and to the U.S.Part II (14:19 – 19:47)Communist China’s Aggression is Pushing Japan into the Arms of the U.S.: We are Looking at a New Epoch of World HistoryPart III (19:47 – 25:54)Murder is Always a Morality Tale: The Death of O.J. Simpson and How Moral Judgment Happens Across a SocietySign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:X | 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, April 12, 2024

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 – 10:16)Do Animals Play? The Christian Worldview Presents a Much More Satisfying Answer Than the Evolutionary Worldview — And It’s TrueDo Animals Have Fun? by The Atlantic (Sallie Tisdale)Part II (10:16 – 12:59)Is Judas in Heaven? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from a Listener of a 6-Year-Old Listener of The BriefingPart III (12:59 – 14:44)Given That There is No Identifiable Ethnic Group Who Could Correctly Be Called “Palestinian,” Why Do You Use that Term on The Briefing? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The BriefingPart IV (14:44 – 18:10)Should I Be Consumed With Fear of Sin and Sinful Thoughts? Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of Listeners of The BriefingPart V (18:10 – 20:16)If God Knows Everything, Does He Know His Future Thoughts in the Present? Does He Ever Have New Thoughts? Can He Change His Mind? — Dr. Mohler Responds to a Letter from Young Listeners of The BriefingPart VI (20:16 – 24:21)How Can We Know God’s Will For Our Family? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The BriefingPart VII (24:21 – 26:31)What Will Heaven Be Like? — Dr. Mohler Responds to a Letter from a 16-Year-Old Listener of The BriefingSign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:X | 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.

The Power of a Consistent Life II: We Commend Ourselves

This week we continue discussing a talk Hudson Taylor gave to a group of missionaries in the late 1800s. His talk was grounded in 2 Corinthians 4:1-2 and focused on the importance of leading a life consistent with the teachings of Christ.
There is so much to highlight, Dr. John Snyder and Teddy James couldn’t fit it all into one episode (or even two). So today they take a deep look at what it means to commend oneself to the world. We do not do so to bring glory to ourselves, but to show the world our message is true and can be lived upon.
There are other fruits beyond evangelism. By living in the power of Christianity before those we love, we protect them from false teachers. Heresies are not powerful enough to live upon. Only the gospel is. So if we want to teach others the true gospel and give them answers to the false teachings, we must lead holy lives.
Show Notes:
Days of Blessing in Inland China: Being an Account of Meetings Held in the Province of Shan-Si
Digtal: https://www.brethrenarchive.org/bookshelf/missionary/china/days-of-blessing-in-inland-china/
Physical: https://www.amazon.com/Days-Blessings-Inland-China-Meetings-ebook/dp/B00MW7YMRG
Hudson Taylor Biography
https://www.davidsonpublishing.org/hudson-taylor.html
Poor Richard
https://issuu.com/omf_international/docs/poor_richard_gospel_tract#google_vignette
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Thursday, April 11, 2024

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 – 16:44)War in Ukraine Becomes Political Crisis in the USA: What Are We to Think?Part II (16:44 – 21:49)An Open Admission and an Urgent Warning: UK Study Openly Warns of Danger to Children and Youth Posed by Puberty Blockers and Hormonal Treatments Independent review of gender identity services for children and young people: Final report by The Cass ReviewAmerica should follow England’s lead on transgender care for kids by The EconomistPart III (21:49 – 25:51)Whales are Granted ‘Personhood’ by Polynesian Indigenous Groups — But You Won’t See Them Showing Up to Court to Argue Their CaseIn Move to Protect Whales, Polynesian Indigenous Groups Give Them ‘Personhood’ by The New York Times (Remy Tumin)Sign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:X | 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, April 10, 2024

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 – 08:48)Back to the Future on Abortion in Arizona: 1864 Law is Back. What Does This Mean?Arizona Reinstates 160-Year-Old Abortion Ban by The New York Times (Jack Healy and Kellen Browning)Biden Condemns Arizona’s Abortion Ban as ‘Cruel’ and ‘Extreme’ by The New York Times (Aishvarya Kavi)Trump fumbles badly on abortion by WORLD Opinions (R. Albert Mohler, Jr.)Part II (08:48 – 17:54)The Roman Catholic Church Declares Itself Against Gender Theory: The Vatican Releases Clear and Courageous Statement on Human DignityDeclaration of the Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith “Dignitas Infinita” on Human Dignity by The VaticanPart III (17:54 – 21:09)NAIA Takes Bold Stand on Transgender Athletes, Banning Participation in SportsNAIA largely bans transgender athletes from women’s sports in new participation policy by The Athletic (Mark Puleo)Part IV (21:09 – 25:09)‘If You Consider Yourself a Woman, You Should Play’: South Carolina Coach Dawn Staley Makes Nonsensical Statement on Transgender Women Competing in NCAA SportsDawn Staley just won another title — and still had time to stand up for trans athletes by MSNBC (Katelyn Burns)Sign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:X | 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, April 9, 2024

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 – 07:55)The Threat of Losing an Election Does Not Justify an Immoral Position: Former President Trump Reveals Political Expediency Position on AbortionPart II (07:55 – 17:23)‘That Law Can’t Still Be on the Books, Right?’ — The Left Responds to the Comstock ActRepeal the Comstock Act before the GOP tries using it to ban abortion by The Washington Post (The Editorial Board)I Hope to Repeal an Arcane Law That Could Be Misused to Ban Abortion Nationwide by The New York Times (Tina Smith)Part III (17:23 – 24:37)Is Abortion Endangered in the U.S. or Not? The New York Times Cannot Seem to Get Its Argument StraightThe Persistent Threat to Abortion Rights by The New York Times (The Editorial Board)Abortions Rose in Most States This Year, New Data Shows by The New York Times (Amy Schoenfeld Walker and Allison McCann)Sign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:X | 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, April 8, 2024

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 – 13:20)Massive Moral Questions Surround the Killing of World Central Kitchen Workers in Gaza: Considering the Issues Beyond the HeadlinesPart II (13:20 – 20:06)The Announcement Is That No Announcement is Coming: ‘No Labels’ Attempt to Establish Major Third Party Fails — Why?Part III (20:06 – 24:50)If You Don’t Worship the Creator, You’ll Worship Creation: The Confusion Behind Today’s Solar EclipsePrisoners Who Sued Over Lockdown Will Be Allowed to View Solar Eclipse by The New York Times (Erin Nolan)Sign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:X | 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, April 5, 2024

This is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Part I (00:13 – 07:59)The Finitude of Human Scale: What the Ship Crash into the Francis Scott Key Bridge Reminds Us About Theology and the Limits of HumanityPart II (07:59 – 11:14)Artificial Intelligence Has an Insatiable Appetite: Even the Internet is Not Big Enough to Feed AI DemandsFor Data-Guzzling AI Companies, the Internet Is Too Small by The Wall Street Journal (Deepa Seetharaman)Part III (11:14 – 12:42)A Tragedy with Multiple Lessons: Modern Protections Prevented the Damage and Death Toll of Taiwan’s Earthquake From Being WorsePart IV (12:42 – 18:37)I am a Palestinian Christian. I Am Concerned About Your Teachings about the Israel-Palestinian Conflict — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The BriefingPart V (18:37 – 21:29) Is Hospice Care Passive Euthanasia? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The BriefingPart VI (21:29 – 23:11)How Can God Be Omnipresent If He Cannot Be in the Presence of Sin? — Dr. Mohler Responds to a Letter from a 14-year-old Listener of The BriefingPart VII (23:11 – 26:20)What are Your Thoughts on the ‘Religion’ of Trump or Biden? — Dr. Mohler Responds to Letters from Listeners of The BriefingSign up to receive The Briefing in your inbox every weekday morning.Follow Dr. Mohler:X | 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.

The Power of a Consistent Life, pt 1

Hudson Taylor is no stranger to anyone who has been through a Media Gratiae study. He was a pioneer missionary to inland China and founded the Inland China Mission. There is a great deal we could say about his life and ministry, but Dr. John Snyder and Teddy James wanted to spend the next two weeks walking through a particular talk Taylor gave to his missionaries in the 1880s.
The talk is recorded in “Days of Blessing in Inland China” and the story of its creation is worth noting, as John does in the podcast. But the heart of his focus is 2 Corinthians 4:1-2 where Paul is teaching that Christians do not have to rely on the same tools and deceitful approaches of the world for success. We do not have to alter the truth of the gospel to affect change. We use His means and trust His hand.
While Taylor’s talk is aimed at missionaries, his applications speak to the pastor, the Sunday school teacher, the parent, or the Christian friend witnessing to a lost soul. Because we wanted to give a brief biography of Taylor in this episode, we only get through the first major point of his talk. We will finish it next week. If you would like to read it for yourself, find the link below.
Show Notes:
Days of Blessing in Inland China: Being an Account of Meetings Held in the Province of Shan-Si
Digtal: https://www.brethrenarchive.org/bookshelf/missionary/china/days-of-blessing-in-inland-china/
Physical: https://www.amazon.com/Days-Blessings-Inland-China-Meetings-ebook/dp/B00MW7YMRG
Hudson Taylor Biography
https://www.davidsonpublishing.org/hudson-taylor.html
Poor Richard
https://issuu.com/omf_international/docs/poor_richard_gospel_tract#google_vignette
Want to listen to The Whole Counsel on the go? Subscribe to the podcast on your favorite podcast app: https://www.mediagratiae.org/podcasts
You can get The Whole Counsel a day early on the Media Gratiae App: https://subsplash.com/mediagratiae/app

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