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If The Supreme Court Legalizes Gay Marriage In 2015, How Will Evangelicals Respond?

Religion News Service | Jonathan Merritt | Posted 01.17.2015 | Religion

(RNS) Ten years after Massachusetts became the first state to allow same-sex marriage, gay and lesbian Americans can be wed in 35 states and the Distr...

Could Charlie Hebdo Happen Here?

Rev. Richard Cizik | Posted 01.15.2015 | Religion
Rev. Richard Cizik

The killing in France of cartoonists at Charlie Hebdo who satirized the Prophet, among other religious figures, immediately prompted me to question whether something similar could happen in America. Could someone from my faith engage in such heinous violence?

MEvangelicals: Faith in the Rand Scheme of Things

Russ Pierson | Posted 01.13.2015 | Politics
Russ Pierson

Reagan-era conservatism is a far cry removed from the Ayn Rand-infused Libertarian ideals the MEvangelicals often flirt with these days.

The Army Chaplain Who Came Back From War And Lost His Faith

NPR | John Burnett | Posted 01.12.2015 | Religion

David Peters' life was supposed to be one continuous arc of piety and service. But for the U.S. Army chaplain, it's ended up a more circuitous rout...

Truly Bad Grits: The GOP's Curse of the South

Steven Kurlander | Posted 01.09.2015 | Politics
Steven Kurlander

With convening of the 114th Congress and the swearing in this week of new governors and state representatives, the GOP on paper is sitting very pretty in the Capitol and the nation's statehouses.

Musical Artist Fernando Ortega On Doubt, Racism and the Gospel of Jesus Christ

Ryan Thomas Neace | Posted 01.08.2015 | Religion
Ryan Thomas Neace

Fernando Ortega is a profoundly gifted musician, singer and songwriter, who grew up in New Mexico near the Rio Grande, and spent time in Ecuador and Barbados due to his father's work with the U.S. Department of State.

On Martin Luther King Day: Questions for Evangelicals

David Moore | Posted 01.07.2015 | Religion
David Moore

I have concluded that America's Evangelical church covers up America's structural racism, helps to hide it, and is thereby complicit in the abuse.

What Newsweek Gets Wrong About Evangelicals

www.cnn.com | Posted 01.06.2015 | Religion

(CNN) "They wave their Bibles at passersby, screaming their condemnations," writes Kurt Eichenwald of evangelical Christians. "They fall on their k...

How Adoption Forces Evangelicals To Grapple With Race Relations

Religion News Service | Sarah Pulliam Bailey | Posted 12.29.2014 | Religion

(RNS) Before she and her husband adopted a son and daughter from Ethiopia, popular evangelical blogger Jen Hatmaker said she had a different view abou...

Pastor Mark Driscoll Is Back With A Flashy New Website

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 12.31.2014 | Religion

UPDATE: Pastor Mark Driscoll's website was temporarily offline on Monday, December 29. It appeared to be working again Monday evening. Pastor Mark ...

A Word to White and Black Evangelicals in America

David Moore | Posted 12.22.2014 | Religion
David Moore

These marches are not only about recent cases. Some of us have been all too conscious of police abuse our entire lives, and it has been underway for generations. It's just that we have, as a country, come to a different place.

The Legacy Of Evangelical Preacher George Whitefield

Religion News Service | Adelle M. Banks | Posted 12.19.2014 | Religion

(RNS) If YouTube had existed in the 1700s, George Whitefield, hailed by scholars as the best-known evangelist of that century, would have been all ove...

Hispanic Evangelicals Call For Criminal Justice Reform

Rev. Gabriel Salguero | Posted 12.18.2014 | Religion
Rev. Gabriel Salguero

We should be asking how we can best respond to crime in ways that help communities to be safe, healthy, healed, and whole. We should work to prevent crime before it's too late. We should hold people accountable for the harm they have caused, but we should do it in ways that create opportunities for different choices in the future.

A Darkened Christmas? In Search of a Brighter Future

Daniel Davis | Posted 12.17.2014 | Religion
Daniel Davis

Christmas is just days away. In shops and malls echoes of Bing Crosby singing "Silver Bells" serenade shoppers as they rush home with their treasures. But in all honesty, it's hard to consider Christmas 2014 to be "a season of joy."

What This Gay Atheist Learned From Being an Evangelical Christian

Chris Sosa | Posted 12.13.2014 | Religion
Chris Sosa

After a few years outside the isolation of an Evangelical community, these are values I find most lacking in the mainstream and would pass on to others who are still building their own identities.

Bill Nye: Creationism Is 'Raising A Generation Of Young People Who Can't Think'

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 12.15.2014 | Religion

The biggest danger creationism plays, according to Bill Nye the "Science Guy," is that it is raising a generation of children who "can't think" and w...

What Happened When Louis Zamperini Met Billy Graham

Religion News Service | Cathy Lynn Grossman | Posted 12.11.2014 | Religion

(RNS) Two October evenings in 1949 brought together an alcoholic war hero and a fiery young evangelist. From then on, neither would be the same. Th...

Are You Being Persecuted This Christmas? Here's A Helpful Chart

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 12.09.2014 | Religion

It’s that time again. Last week, Fox News host Bill O’Reilly launched his annual offensive against the alleged “War On Christmas.” For s...

White Christians Are Taking A Stand

Religion News Service | Adelle M. Banks | Posted 12.06.2014 | Religion

WASHINGTON (RNS) “African-American brothers and sisters, especially brothers, in this country are more likely to be arrested, more likely to be exec...

Evangelicals Take A Stand For Clean Energy

Religion News Service | Adelle M. Banks | Posted 12.03.2014 | Religion

WASHINGTON (RNS) Evangelicals are teaming up with environmentalists to support the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan to substantially reduce c...

Here's What Happened To Rob Bell, The Pastor Who Questioned Hell

Religion News Service | Sarah Pulliam Bailey | Posted 12.02.2014 | Religion

(RNS) Rob Bell was once the evangelical It Boy, the hipster pastor with the thick-rimmed glasses and the skinny jeans whose best-selling theology was ...

The Competitive Spirits of Latin America

R. Andrew Chesnut | Posted 01.25.2015 | Religion
R. Andrew Chesnut

Religious economy with its focus on the dynamics of competition gives insight into the larger Latin American trends confirmed by the new Pew survey.

Not just LGBT Issues: Why Hundreds of Congregations Made Final Break With Mainline Denominations

David Briggs | Posted 01.25.2015 | Religion
David Briggs

In 2005, two congregations left the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). In 2006, three churches departed. But the floodgates have lifted since then as decades-old tensions between liberals and conservatives have reached breaking points.

The Conspicuous Absence of Biblical Values in the Immigration Debate

Zack Hunt | Posted 01.21.2015 | Religion
Zack Hunt

While we are quick to appeal to biblical values in order to marginalize others, when that same Bible calls us to love those folks we want to marginalize, all of our talk about biblical values suddenly and conspicuously disappears.

Evangelicals Split Over Obama's Immigration Action

Religion News Service | Adelle M. Banks | Posted 11.21.2014 | Religion

WASHINGTON (RNS) While Republican leaders blast President Obama for taking executive action on immigration reform, some prominent evangelical leaders ...