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8 Years Did Little To Sway White Evangelicals' Views On Obama

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 01.10.2017 | Religion

As President Barack Obama prepares to make his departure from the White House, his favorability remains high among Black Protestants, the religiously ...

Welcome To The 'Grating' Of America, A New Era Of Incivility

Stuart Muszynski | Posted 01.03.2017 | Politics
Stuart Muszynski

Increased road rage, election and post-election violence, teen fighting mobs, political protests, and riots on college campuses are some of the more obvious spikes in incivility that are overlays to already-tense police and racial relations in many communities.

Taking Back the Word 'Evangelical': A Way Forward

Michael W. Austin | Posted 01.04.2017 | Religion
Michael W. Austin

I’ve been tempted in recent months to stop identifying as an evangelical Christian. The temptation has not arisen because I’ve decided to reject a...

White Conservative Christians Will Not Impact The Culture Until...

Stephanie Mitchell Hughes | Posted 12.21.2016 | Religion
Stephanie Mitchell Hughes

Why has the majority church continued to be silent while a presidential candidate now president-elect traffics in hate and promotes violence against anyone who does not look like or agree with him?

What Do I Do Now? Reflecting On The Term “Evangelical”

Greg Cootsona | Posted 12.20.2016 | Religion
Greg Cootsona

On the day the electors meet to decide on Donald Trump and the presidency of the United States, there are a host of questions. Perhaps, those assemble...

To Trump's Christian Supporters: How Much Do You Really Have in Common with Him?

Kerry Walters | Posted 12.16.2016 | Religion
Kerry Walters

I’m trying as hard as I can to understand why so many Christians voted for a man whose opinions, behavior, and policies so fly in the face of Jesus...

Religion Plays A Bigger Role In Evolution Skepticism Than Climate Change Denial, Study Finds

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 12.15.2016 | Religion

Religion drives American attitudes toward evolution, according to a new study, but that’s not necessarily the case for climate change. A recent stud...

The Real Fear That Elected Donald Trump

David Ropeik | Posted 12.09.2016 | Politics
David Ropeik

Across their demographic differences, Trump's voters were motivated by the deep fear that eats at all of us when we don't feel like we control what's happening to us.

Evangelical Pastor Shunned For Welcoming LGBT People Has A New, Thriving Congregation

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 12.08.2016 | Religion

Evangelical pastor Adam Phillips moved to Oregon to start Christ Church: Portland in the spring of 2014. Nine months later, the evangelical denominati...

Gender Confusion - Give Me A Break!

Paula Stone Williams | Posted 11.28.2016 | Religion
Paula Stone Williams

Gender Confusion - Give Me a Break! Gabe Lyons is the director of the Q conference, a large and influential evangelical gathering. Recently Lyons wro...

The 2016 election and the rise and fall - and rise? - of Christian nationalism

David Briggs | Posted 11.28.2016 | Religion
David Briggs

Does the 2016 election portend the rise of Christian nationalism? Only two years ago, the percentage of Americans identifying being a Christian with ...

If Trump Doesn't Deliver, Religion Will Take A Big Hit

Bernard Starr | Posted 11.21.2016 | Religion
Bernard Starr

Industrial Robots:Where Have All the Humans Gone?--commons.wikimedia.org Religion played a mighty role in pushing Donald Trump over the top and into ...

Dear Brian Tamaki: About That Sinners Ruining The World Thing

Sarah Illingworth | Posted 11.21.2016 | Religion
Sarah Illingworth

Dear Destiny Church's Brian Tamaki: As someone who grew up in the pentecostal Christian church, I want to comment on your 'end times' remarks in rela...

Evangelical Lips*

J. H. McKenna, Ph.D. | Posted 12.05.2016 | Religion
J. H. McKenna, Ph.D.

Trump has distilled American Evangelicalism to a vinegary residue. He has stripped it to a hollow husk. An acidic shell is all that remains as The Cyn...

In The Wake Of The 2016 Presidential Election...Repent. Lament. Love.

Michelle DeRusha | Posted 11.21.2016 | Religion
Michelle DeRusha

I messaged my friend Deidra this morning, and I said what I always say when there's been a shooting of an unarmed black person. I said I was sorry. I ...

The Zen of Saving the World

Terrie M. Williams | Posted 11.21.2016 | Politics
Terrie M. Williams

A Thanksgiving Message to my Science Team (photos by T.M. Williams) Over the past weeks many of you have asked me, where do we go from here? Why ...

Fake Kindness In The Age Of The Evangelical

Khristi Adams | Posted 11.17.2016 | Religion
Khristi Adams

I’ve been walking around the earth differently lately. I look at people different. I think they’re looking at me different. I have this weird awar...

On the Privilege of White Evangelical Nostalgia

Bradley B. Onishi | Posted 11.16.2016 | Religion
Bradley B. Onishi

Like most people, I have spent the last week trying to figure out how America elected Donald Trump as its 45th president. In the wake of the election ...

Open Letter to Evangelicals Who Voted For Donald Trump

Bernard Starr | Posted 11.14.2016 | Religion
Bernard Starr

Stop Hypocrisy; image by Bernard Starr According to Christianity Today, more than 80 percent of white evangelical Christians voted for Donald Trump. ...

Christian 'Elect' Elect Trump !

J. H. McKenna, Ph.D. | Posted 11.16.2016 | Religion
J. H. McKenna, Ph.D.

Independent Voter: 'Good people can be deceived, and even the elect of God can be deceived. (The 'elect' are those chosen by God for salvation.) Jes...

The Betrayal of Evangelicalism

Michael Stark | Posted 11.13.2016 | Religion
Michael Stark

As we come to grips to the fact that Donald Trump is now President-Elect Trump, many, myself included, are left asking the question of how this became...

Evangelicals, Family Values, And The Rise Of Donald Trump

Jack Levison | Posted 11.10.2016 | Religion
Jack Levison

I do not belong to the Religious Right, but I recognize that for forty years--a generation of biblical proportions--their yearning for an advocate has simmered on the stove of discontent.

God Loves Trump !

J. H. McKenna, Ph.D. | Posted 11.10.2016 | Religion
J. H. McKenna, Ph.D.

It is very clear that God loves Trump, because Trump won the presidency. It's fairly clear that God does not love Hillary Clinton quite as much, maybe...

How Christian America Elected The President No Other Religion Could Get Behind

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 11.09.2016 | Religion

Evangelicals showed up in stunning solidarity to help elect Donald Trump on Tuesday ― and they weren’t alone. Standing beside evangelical Christia...

How To Respond To The Election

Rick McDaniel | Posted 11.09.2016 | Religion
Rick McDaniel

We have now chosen the next president of the United States - Donald Trump. It is important to consider how we will respond to the result of this presi...