Evangelicalism TRUMPS the Shark: What’s a Messy Middle Christian To Do?

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Do conservative evangelical Republicans really like Donald Trump?It certainly seems that some of the more intellectual evangelical leaders are not big fans, but it also seems that much of the evangelical populous, at least those that clearly identify as Republican, are.This is the only way that Trump could be leading in the polls, even among evangelicals. It also explains his upcoming meeting with evangelical heavies (at least in the celebrity/prosperity gospel world). Finally, it would … [Read more...]

I Wanted War and I Was Wrong

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I remember debating the crunchy telemark ski instructors at the resort where I worked as Snowboard Director.  I had watched the Gulf War on TV and I had watched the Twin Towers fall on TV and it seemed like another one of the former would be a fine and dandy solution to the latter. When Bush got Congress to approve the invasion of Iraq, I wanted war. At that time in my life, I was full - full of ideas culled mainly from conservative talk radio and conservative Reformed theology. I needed to be … [Read more...]

3 Kinds of Evangelicals (Whether They Want That Label or Not)

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Rachel Held Evans's new book Searching For Sunday (see my interview with the author here) has sparked a good deal of speculation over what constitutes an evangelical, and whether or not Rachel is one. Without getting into all the details of this particular situation (because just, no), I'd like to propose 3 kinds of evangelicals that I am observing in the U.S. Christian conversation - whether the folks I'm describing would self-identify with that label or not, and whether the folks I'm desc … [Read more...]


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