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Trump's 'Be Very Afraid' Versus The Bible's 'Be Not Afraid'

Andy Schmookler | Posted 07.23.2016 | Politics
Andy Schmookler

What does it mean that a large portion of self-described American Christians - e.g. 62% of evangelicals - intend to vote for a candidate who works to instill unnecessary, inappropriate fear in the American people?

"Follow The Money"--Trump, Repealing The "Johnson Amendment," And Citizens United

Terry Connelly | Posted 07.22.2016 | Politics
Terry Connelly

Viewers of Donald Trump's coming out party for his apparent "forced choice" vice presidential running mate, Governor Mike Pence of Indiana, might rightly wonder why he spent almost as much time holding forth on the evils of something he called the "Johnson Amendment" than he did on the virtues of Mike Pence.

Why These Evangelical Leaders Are Firmly Against Trump

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 07.22.2016 | Religion

Donald Trump may claim to have “won with evangelicals,” but he has a long way to go if he wants to win over many of their leaders. Rank and file ...

How Some Evangelicals Rationalize Their Support Of Donald Trump

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 07.21.2016 | Religion

Evangelicals were slow to warm up to Donald Trump, whose personal history and values put him at odds with the Christian ethic. For a while it seemed t...

Why Introverts Would Rather Avoid Church

John Weirick | Posted 07.21.2016 | Religion
John Weirick

You are different than the person next to you. That's a good thing. In a community, others won't believe, look, or act like you. When it comes to personality types and temperaments, the differences get even more distinct -- especially between introverts and extroverts.

Vast Majority Of White Evangelicals Back Donald Trump, Survey Shows

Religion News Service | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 07.14.2016 | Religion

Donald Trump has been married three times, spoken lewdly about his daughter’s body and doesn’t seem to know his Bible. Yet evangelical voters are ...

The Evangelical Right's Theology On LGBT People Is Violence

Eliel Cruz | Posted 07.01.2016 | Religion
Eliel Cruz

There is a direct correlation to the anti-LGBT theology shared by religious leaders to the violence LGBT people face. This theology -- which dehumanizes, ostracizes, and demonizes LGBT people -- does not happen in a vacuum.

The Naked Truth About Sex And The Single Evangelical

Barbara Falconer Newhall | Posted 06.28.2016 | Books
Barbara Falconer Newhall

By Barbara Falconer Newhall For the young evangelical Christian, chastity before marriage seems to be a hot topic -- if the folks I met in my spiritu...

Jesus, Can I Buy An AR-15 If Trump Becomes President?

Jonathan Walton | Posted 06.28.2016 | Religion
Jonathan Walton

If Jesus came back tonight I wouldn't want Him to find me in a gun store; but with Trump as a legitimate candidate for president of the United States I am genuinely afraid for my safety and the safety of my family.

Donald Trump Is A Christian! Can You Believe It? Really. Can You?

Tim Rymel | Posted 06.27.2016 | Politics
Tim Rymel

When I first read in my news feed that Donald Trump had become a Christian, I chuckled. With Jesus being Middle Eastern and all, I was certain Trump had built a wall around his heart a long time ago to keep him out.

The seductive illusion of power

Charles Redfern | Posted 06.25.2016 | Religion
Charles Redfern

Perhaps power is the flame wooing some "evangelical" moths. They can't help themselves - even when the flame is a bona fide proto-fascist liar, wife d...

Trump and Gingrich: A Marriage Made in Hypocritical Heaven

Herb Silverman | Posted 06.21.2016 | Religion
Herb Silverman

Donald Trump would undoubtedly like a running mate whose views and personality are similar to his. I can't think of a better mate for him than Newt Gingrich, who at times seems Trumpier than Trump. Here's my pitch for a Trump/Gingrich ticket, which focuses on their similar approaches to life and leadership.

Dear Mr. Trump: Christian Questions You Still Need To Answer

Jim Wallis | Posted 06.21.2016 | Politics
Jim Wallis

Mr. Trump, it has been said that you may be the most irreverent and illiterate candidate when it comes to religion that either party has ever nominated, which is why it seemed so ironic that you today accused your likely opponent, Hillary Clinton, of being weak in her faith.

Donald Trump's New Evangelical Adviser Was Sure God Had Chosen Ted Cruz To Be President

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 06.21.2016 | Politics

Donald Trump's campaign on Tuesday announced that it had assembled a stable of religious advisers to help the presumptive GOP nominee get his message ...

Transgender, Christian and Tired

Paula Stone Williams | Posted 06.17.2016 | Religion
Paula Stone Williams

Some of you feel removed from the tragedy because you think these victims are not like you. Well, the truth is they are not like you. They understand prejudice. They understand what it feels like to be ostracized for nothing more than being who you are. They have a wisdom you are not likely to ever know.

Religion In The Public Square: 8 Rules For The Age Of Trump

Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie | Posted 06.15.2016 | Religion
Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie

Religious Americans don't know what to do. When it comes to questions of religion in the public square, the rules of the game have changed, whether you are a religious liberal or a religious conservative.

After Orlando We Need More Pro-Life Christians

Kevin Wright | Posted 06.15.2016 | Religion
Kevin Wright

These are the types of pro-life Christians we desperately need in the wake of what happened in Orlando. These Christians help to create a world that honors and protects all lives one sensible gun law, one loving word, and one piece of cake at a time.

Donald Trump Is Proving How Mortally Dangerous He Is To LGBT Equality

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 06.11.2016 | Queer Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

Contrary to those in the media and elsewhere who claimed he was "far more accepting" on LGBT issues than other GOP candidates, Donald Trump is proving that he very much will be a force against LGBT equality if elected president.

Worshipping alone: Studies find divorce retains its sting in faith communities

David Briggs | Posted 06.10.2016 | Religion
David Briggs

m The religious stigma surrounding divorce remains a powerful source of anguish for believers, but few congregations have ministries for people recov...

Queer Futures, Fluent Chritian-ese

Drew Stafford Harper | Posted 06.09.2016 | Queer Voices
Drew Stafford Harper

I have found, since writing this book, an unexpected comfort in being around evangelical christians and their language. My old language.

What do you do when a political party growls like a beast?

Charles Redfern | Posted 06.09.2016 | Religion
Charles Redfern

I scoff at myself after each presidential election cycle and vow to be a good little clergyman next time: I will embrace sentiment behind the first li...

Brandan Robertson's Nomad Is An Invitation to Evangelicals

Ryan Gear | Posted 06.08.2016 | Religion
Ryan Gear

Brandan Robertson's Nomad, newly released in the UK and Ireland, is a hope-filled, refreshing autobiography that invites any spiritually open, thinking person to take a deeper, honest look at her or his own spiritual journey.

Dear Youth Pastor

Kelsey L. Munger | Posted 06.08.2016 | Religion
Kelsey L. Munger

Dear Youth Pastor, You epitomized the evangelical youth pastor of the '90s and '00s: you were hyper, childish, and such a dork. And we loved you. An...

I'm Tired of Being a Christian

Kelsey L. Munger | Posted 06.07.2016 | Religion
Kelsey L. Munger

I'm tired. I'm tired of being a Christian. People say it's only a term, only a word but that word feels like the lead apron at the dentist's office. It's pushing down on me from all sides, clipped tightly around my neck.

Islamophobia Is More About Phobia Than Islam--A Christian Perspective

John Barton | Posted 06.13.2016 | Religion
John Barton

Recently a flight from Philadelphia to Syracuse was delayed two hours, stalled on the runway, because one passenger became concerned when she perceive...