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November 30, 2018
Is it “Un-Christian” to Support Trump?
Conservative Christians, especially white evangelicals, are among President Trump's most loyal supporters. Which seems odd...
November 16, 2018
Applying the Two Kingdoms on Capitol Hill
At the Rural and Small Town Ministries conference I attended, I got to hear from...
May 24, 2018
Evangelicals who support Donald Trump are receiving harsh criticism, both from other Christians and...
May 01, 2018
Luther’s Political Teachings
In yesterday's post on Luther and Trump, we drew on the work of economist Lyman...
March 14, 2018
Why Christians Support Trump
Michael Gerson, an evangelical Christian who was formerly George W. Bush's speechwriter, has written a...
November 15, 2017
Only Christians Can Be Atheists and Only Atheists Can Be Christians?
Ernst Bloch was a Marxist--indeed, a Stalinist--who believed that Christianity is the inspiration for the...
March 20, 2017
And now, Network Christianity
Lots of Christians supported Donald Trump, for many different reasons. Some didn't approve of him,...
January 04, 2017
The Democrats’ religion problem
Michael Wear is a pro-life evangelical Christian who was a staffer for Barack Obama, helping...
May 11, 2016
The Republican party has joined the other side
The Washington Post has an article about the dilemma conservative Christians are facing in having...
March 11, 2016
The myth that evangelicals are going for Trump
The media keeps talking about how evangelicals are supporting Donald Trump, and Christian leaders are...
January 28, 2016
Ben Sasse calls out Trump on the adultery issue
Sen. Ben Sasse (R, Neb) has called out Donald Trump for all of his bragging...
January 04, 2016
Franklin Graham quits Republicans, but not politics
Evangelist Franklin Graham, son of Billy, has quit the Republican party, due to the way...
September 25, 2015
The Pope’s sermon to America
Pope Francis addressed a joint session of Congress, taking the opportunity to preach against tenets...
August 04, 2015
Christian leaders are favoring Rubio
World Magazine has surveyed evangelical leaders and insiders on the presidential candidate they are supporting. ...
February 09, 2015
THE political issue for Christians in 2016
In the early days of the Republic, Baptists supported Thomas Jefferson, even though he was...
March 22, 2013
Conservative Christians and immigration reform
A group of Bible-believing Christians has formed the Evangelical Immigration Table to promote immigration reform....
January 21, 2013
Today is the second inauguration of Barack Obama, who will be sworn into his second...
November 21, 2012
Spiritualizing the election
I am astonished to hear how so many Christians are talking about the election. They...
October 10, 2012
One fifth of Americans have no religion
The Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life has published an important new study of...
July 13, 2012
Changes in the Orthodox church
Metropolitan Jonah, the evangelical convert who became the head of the Orthodox Church of America...
April 10, 2012
Christianity and politics, reconsidered
E. J. Dionne is a Catholic who is liberal politically. I wonder, though, if all...
February 10, 2012
Politics & Vocation
It's interesting to see Roman Catholics appropriating Luther's doctrine of vocation. Traditionally, Catholics have used...
January 16, 2012
Christian right leaders anoint Santorum
A conclave of leaders of social conservative organizations and evangelical political activist groups voted to...
November 10, 2011
Personhood amendment voted down
The people of Mississippi rejected a state constitutional amendment that would classify a human embryo...
May 06, 2010
Christianity & politics, when everything is politics
Douglas Wilson has some penetrating things to say about Christians getting involved in politics: James...
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