Will Evangelicals Stand By Their Man?

Update: Trump just now posted an apology video, if you can call it that. In it he goes on the attack and shows no sign of stepping down.Update: Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) calls on Trump to drop out.Alan Noble started a petition aimed at the RNC to fire Trump.......................The October surprise (although it shouldn't be a big surprise) has come and Donald Trump's support from evangelicals is being tested. Will they signal to him that they are leaving or will they stand by … [Read more...]

Scholars and Writers Even More for America. Who’s With Us?

I am stealing an idea from Alan Noble. I think he is okay with it.A new group has emerged for America. Scholars and Writers for America are supporting Donald Trump. Well, that's nice that they are for America. But I don't feel like being "for America" is enough. As someone who is not supporting Trump, I declare that I am Even More for America than people who are just "For America." Ready to be Even More for America? Join us. Leave your name and affiliation (for identification purposes only, … [Read more...]

Robert Morris: God Needs Us to Pray So He Can Heal the Land

As noted earlier today, Gateway Church hosted The Gathering yesterday. Robert Morris is the founder and senior pastor of Gateway and kicked off the afternoon session with pastors. It appears that the attendance was modest, between 140-200 pastors. Watch:Transcript: Let me welcome you and let you know where we're going today, and a couple of things like that, and how this all got started. I'm gonna share just for a moment, have an opening prayer, and then we'll have one more … [Read more...]

Tony Evans: We Can Literally Change God’s Mind about Taking America off the Scene

Tony Evans is the founder and pastor of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship in Dallas TX and the chairman of the executive council of The Gathering, a solemn assembly of pastors and Christians which took place yesterday. In his introduction to the day, Evans raised three possibilities regarding America. One is that Christ will return and set up His Kingdom. The second one is that America will be judged and taken off "the scene," and a third is that American Christians pray and repent and change God's … [Read more...]

Sometimes David Barton’s Website is a Good Answer to David Barton

Yesterday, GOP activist David Barton delivered a speech to the Dallas Eagle Forum.  In it, he said that Christian have a responsibility to vote for Donald Trump (see the Right Wing Watch segment).  Barton is now downplaying Trump's failings by saying the character of the leaders is not important, the person's policies are what is important. Watch this video on that point. He says, "Righteousness is the public policies you have" as opposed to the leaders who may or may not be righteous.This is … [Read more...]

Matthew 20 and the Minimum Wage: Conservative Theological Responses to David Barton

Last Thursday, David Barton and the gang on Wallbuilders Live talked about the Bible and economics. During the segment, Barton claimed that Right Wing Watch bloggers criticized his views because they have not read their Bibles. He also mentioned me by name as a Christian professor who also criticized his biblical views. RWW has the audio and transcript. I am going to include the whole segment on Mt. 20 (from 5:00 to about 10:00 on the original), including where Tim Barton implies Ben Carson is … [Read more...]

Better for America Nominates Evan McMullin in AR; Ceases National Recruitment Efforts

I had hopes Better for America would be able to recruit a candidate to mount a serious conservative third party challenge. It didn't happen. This came on August 23. I have since learned that BFA had ballot access in AR, NM and that Evan McMullin will appear on the AR ballot thanks to being nominated by BFA. McMullin is now on the ballot in AR, CO, IA, ID, LA, MN and UT. To Our Dear Supporters and Volunteers,This movement was for you, and created by the many ways you came alongside us in the … [Read more...]

What’s Wrong with a Protest Vote?

James Dobson, who is this year supporting Donald Trump, voted for Howard Phillips instead of the GOP nominee Bob Dole in 1996. This year various Christian leaders want all Christians to fall in line behind Donald Trump. Janet Porter is the latest far right crusader who exhorts Christians to vote for Trump.Theology professor Wayne Grudem told us voting for Trump is a moral choice. In 1998, Grudem raised a standard for elective office that he has now repudiated. This year Dobson isn't … [Read more...]