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...]

Ask Pastor John: Is It Sinful to Be Pregnant Before Marriage?

Here is a sensitive question we get not infrequently in the inbox, and this time it comes from a nameless female listener, who simply asks this: “Pastor John, is it a sin to be pregnant before marriage?” How do you go about answering such a sensitive question? One way to reframe this question would be to ask: Are the effects of sin, sin? But when I thought that, I thought: No. Even that is not precise enough, is it? Because pregnancy before or outside of a marriage covenant may be owing to a wom … [Read more...]

The Summit Lecture Series: Making Sense of Your World with John Stonestreet, Part 18

To purchase the entire Summit Lecture Series, Vol. 1 on DVD, go to: summit.org “As humanists we urge today, as in the past, that humans not look beyond themselves for salvation. We alone are responsible for our own destiny, and the best we can do is muster our intelligence, courage, and compassion to realize our highest aspirations.” - Paul Kurtz, “The Humanist Manifesto, 2000” The problem at the core of this statement is the matter of whose aspiration we ought to aim for. Throughout the past … [Read more...]