The Briefing: Are We Alone? and Pre-natal Language Development

I’m Albert Mohler and this is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.[display_podcast] ARE WE ALONE IN THE UNIVERSE? DISCOVERY OF SEVEN EARTH-SIZE PLANETS PROMPTS PERENNIAL SPECULATION Human being simply can’t help asking some very important questions, and it’s clear that one of those questions comes down to whether or not we are alone in the universe, alone as life similar to human life, alone as conscious life. That leads us to several headlines in re … [Read more...]

Story Team Weekly: Forgiven and Set Free

Michelle was always a people pleaser. An only child from a stable home, she was a responsible kid with decent grades and a job at age 16—things that made her parents happy. She often listened to the voices around her for both approval and acceptance, and she watched her friends for cues on how to act. Some of her friends had boyfriends, so Michelle decided she wanted one, too. Some of her friends were having sex, so when Michelle got a boyfriend at age 18, she didn’t see any reason not to sleep w … [Read more...]

The Briefing: Norma McCorvey, American Religion, Kim Jung Nam and American Girl Dolls from a Christian Worldview

[display_podcast] I’m Albert Mohler and this is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.FROM PRO-CHOICE SYMBOL TO PRO-LIFE ACTIVIST: NORMA MCCORVEY, 'ROE' OF ROE V. WADE, DIES AT 69 Sometimes just a few words can encapsulate an entire revolution. That’s the case in a front-page story that appeared over the weekend in USA Today. Eliza Collins writes, “Norma McCorvey, the woman behind the 1973 Supreme Court ruling Roe v. Wade that legalized abortion, died … [Read more...]

The Briefing: Judge Neil Gorsuch, Senator Charles Shumer, Global Demographics and Christian Worldview

I’m Albert Mohler and this is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview. [display_podcast]WHY THE JUDICIAL USURPATION OF POLITICS IS A THREAT TO THE AMERICAN CONSTITUTIONAL ORDER The federal judiciary looms larger over the American political landscape than in any previous moments in American history. Many have actually described this as the judicial usurpation of politics, pointing to the fact that over the last several decades, the federal courts have ba … [Read more...]

The Briefing: President Trump’s Inaugural Address, the Media’s Reaction, and A Tale of Two Americas

President Trump’s Inaugural Address, the Media’s Reaction, and A Tale of Two Americas [display_podcast] I’m Albert Mohler and this is The Briefing, a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview.Friday, January 20, 2017 marked the 58th presidential inauguration, the inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States. And as we looked Friday at the meaning of the event in terms of American history, by the time we now speak after the weekend it was clear t … [Read more...]

The Briefing: Fort Lauderdale Shooting & Abortion Rights from a Christian Worldview.

[display_podcast]FORT LAUDERDALE SHOOTING RAISES QUESTIONS OF MORAL RESPONSIBILITY, SIN, AND THE RATIONALITY OF EVIL By now the major contours of the crime that took place in the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on Friday afternoon are well-known. It comes down to this: a man got on a plane in Alaska flying from Alaska to Minnesota. In Minnesota he changed planes and flew from that state to Fort Lauderdale. Once he landed in Fort Lauderdale, he got the gun that he had checked … [Read more...]