The Travesty of the Texas Evangelical Summit: And Four Lessons It Teaches

We all know the outlines of the story.  Alarmed by the increasing likelihood that Mitt Romney would top the GOP ticket for 2012, several conservative evangelical leaders — James Dobson, founder of Focus on the Family, Donald Wildmon, head of the American Family Association, and Gary Bauer, former president of the Family Research Council — [Read More...]

Why It’s Foolish and UnChristian to Call Mormonism a Cult

The Democratic Party is a club for pedophiles. I’m sorry.  I know that’s a tough thing to hear — and let me assure you, it pains me to say it.  But the truth is the truth, and there’s nothing right or noble or loving in bending the truth. To be sure, Democrats are not pedophiles [Read More...]

Are Mormon and Evangelical Views of God Really That Different?

Because of a certain person who shall go nameless — let’s call him M. Romney or Mitt R. — the question of Mormon differences from historical Christianity has been very much in the air.  Not too long ago, for instance, we published an article (part of a broader discussion on the topic) in which Warren [Read More...]

Mormon Irrationality? A Case in Point

I’m presently trapped in travel purgatory — my attempts to return to Atlanta last night were thwarted by thunderstorms around New York City — and unable to post the usual content.  But I thought I would share an article I came across. In my recent post on Mitt Romney’s Mormon beliefs and whether they ought [Read More...]

Would a Romney Presidency Fuel the Growth of Mormonism? — Romney and Evangelicals, Pt 2

Should Christians reject a Mormon Presidential candidate for fear that a Mormon presidency would help Mormons evangelize? When I received Warren Cole Smith’s contribution to our discussion on Faith and the Future of Social Conservatism, I gave it the title, “A Vote for Romney is a Vote for the LDS Church.”  (Believe it or not, I [Read More...]