When Donald Trump was growing up, his parents would take him to the church pastored by Norman Vincent Peale. The minister who developed “the power of positive thinking” conducted the weddings for Trump and his sisters. And today the preachers of the “prosperity gospel,” which was largely launched by Peale, are the “evangelicals” who are supporting him.
Michael Horton makes these connections and goes on to apply them to the larger evangelical scene today. [Read more…]