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  • Are evangelicals changing their minds about same-sex relationships?

    08/15/2020 9:57:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/15/2020 | Jim Denison
    Two reports caught my eye this week.One: In 2007, 90 percent of evangelicals said their church forbid (63 percent) or strongly discouraged (27 percent) “homosexual behaviors.” In 2020, that figure has dropped to 65 percent (33.7 percent forbid, while 31.4 percent strongly discourage). Two: In 2008, 34.4 percent of evangelicals between the ages of eighteen and thirty-five supported same-sex marriage. In 2018, that figure had risen to 56.1 percent. Could this data be related? Are evangelical churches changing their position on same-sex marriage to align with and attract younger adults? Are younger evangelicals changing their position on same-sex marriage because...
  • Should we Evangelize Protestants ?

    08/09/2020 7:46:24 AM PDT · by MurphsLaw · 438 replies
    The Catholic Thing ^ | August 9th, 2020 | Casey Chalk
    We should stop trying to evangelize Protestants, some Catholics say. “Let’s get our own house clean first, before we invite our fellow Christians in,” someone commented on a recent article of mine that presented a Catholic rejoinder to a prominent Baptist theologian. Another reader argued that, rather than trying to persuade Protestants to become Catholic, we should “help each other spread God’s love in this world that seems to be falling to pieces before our eyes.” As a convert from Protestantism, actively engaged in ecumenical dialogue, I’ve heard this kind of thinking quite frequently. And it’s dead wrong. One common...
  • Time for a massive reset in the evangelical church in America

    08/08/2020 9:44:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/08/2020 | Michael Brown
    We all know the saying, “If it’s not broken, don’t fix it.” But if something is broken, then by all means, we should fix it. When it comes to the American evangelical church, what is broken and what needs fixing? A 2019 article in Christianity Today stated that, “Evangelicals in the United States are holding steady at just under a quarter of the population, according to the latest biennial figures from the General Social Survey (GSS), one of the longest-running measures of religion in America.” That, in itself, would seem to be positive news. Wikipedia, relying on respected Christian sources,...
  • Letter to an Anti-Trump Christian Friend

    08/08/2020 5:54:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 47 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 8, 2020 | Wayne Grudem
    [Note: This article is based on an actual letter. The recipient’s name and some minor details have been changed.]Aug. 5, 2020 Dear Zachary, Thank you for your thoughtful, honest email explaining why you felt frustration and anger about my public support of Donald Trump. I'm glad that you wrote as you did rather than leaving the matter unspoken. Thank you also for writing, as a long-time friend, to express your concerns that my support of Trump might jeopardize the reputation that I have built as a trusted professor of theology and ethics for the last 43 years, and that my...
  • Poll: 90 Percent of Evangelicals Support Donald Trump’s Re-Election

    07/14/2020 1:53:24 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 67 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 13 2020 | MICHAEL PATRICK LEAHY
    Ninety percent of Evangelical Christian voters support the re-election of President Donald Trump according to the Democracy Institute/Sunday Express poll released on Tuesday. As Breitbart News reported, the poll’s head to head matchup showed Trump and presumptive Democrat nominee Joe Biden in a popular vote tie, 47 to 47%, with Trump lead projected in the Electoral College vote 309 to 229. The poll of 1,500 likely voters was conducted between July 1 and July 3 and has a 2.5 percent margin of error.
  • I'm in the 18% of white evangelicals who won't vote for Trump; Voting Should Be Tied to His Character, Not His Job Performance

    07/10/2020 8:12:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 214 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/10/2020 | Chris Thurman
    After reading Leonardo Blair’s article in The Christian Post, “82% of white evangelicals would vote for Trump despite concerns about job performance: study,” I was disturbed by the fact that a majority of white evangelicals would still vote for Trump even though his job performance has been among the poorest in presidential history.As an evangelical who is both a conservative and a Republican, I’m writing to suggest that voting for Trump should be tied to his character, not his job performance. It is out of one’s character that presidents generate the policies they come up with and how well or...
  • Is Donald Trump a Spiritual Danger? A whole book has been compiled by evangelical Christians raising grave concerns about Trump.

    07/08/2020 8:01:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 69 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/08/2020 | Michael Brown
    It’s one thing when the leftwing media bashes Donald Trump, seeing him as a menace. But how should we respond when 30 evangelicals write a book titled, The Spiritual Danger of Donald Trump: 30 Evangelical Christians on Justice, Truth, and Moral Integrity?While working on my new book Evangelicals at the Crossroads: Will We Pass the Trump Test?, I familiarized myself with some of the most important, bestselling, anti-Trump books, including: Bob Woodward’s Fear: Trump in the White House, which was a #1 New York Times Bestseller.Philip Rucker and Carol Leonnig’s A Very Stable Genius: Donald J. Trump’s Testing of America,...
  • Joe Biden courts evangelicals as polls show Trump slipping with voting bloc

    06/29/2020 9:28:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 93 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 06/29/2020 | Leonardo Blair
    As polls show President Donald Trump’s support slipping among white evangelicals, the campaign for presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden sees an opening for their candidate to pull away voters from the president’s most faithful voting bloc. “The battle for the soul of our nation deeply resonates with evangelicals,” John McCarthy, deputy national political director for the Biden Campaign, told David Brody, chief political analyst at the Christian Broadcasting Network, in a recent interview for Just the News. “They would be open to Joe Biden’s message as well.” Earlier this month, Robert P. Jones, chief executive of the Public Religion...
  • 'The Spiritual Danger of Trump:' New book asks evangelicals to rethink their vote in 2020

    06/20/2020 8:33:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 88 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 06/20/2020 | Samuel Smith
    A new book consisting of essays by 30 evangelical Christians of different political and professional stripes is calling on white evangelicals to rethink their support for President Donald Trump in 2020 and warns the president is damaging the broader culture’s perception of evangelical Christianity. Get The Christian Post newsletter in your inbox. The top 7 stories of the day, curated just for you!Delivery: Weekdays The new book, The Spiritual Danger of Donald Trump: 30 Evangelical Christians on Justice, Truth, and Moral Integrity, was released last Monday by Wipf and Stock Publishers.“Our plea is to white evangelicals to please take another...
  • Will the 2020 elections come down to Trump vs. social anarchy? How Will Evangelicals Vote in 2020?

    06/17/2020 7:42:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 60 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 06/17/2020 | Michael Brown
    Many of us who voted for Donald Trump in 2016 had serious misgivings about him as a person and a candidate. Yet it was either Trump or Hillary Clinton, so our vote for Trump was effectively a vote against Hillary.Now, in 2020, the stakes are considerably higher. As expressed by George P. Bush, “Trump is the only thing standing between America and socialism.”That’s why many voters will support Trump again, even if they are put off by some of his tweets and public statements. In their minds, it’s either Trump or Antifa, either Trump or chaos on our streets. In...
  • Most evangelical churches say donations have grown or stayed same despite lockdowns

    06/15/2020 7:22:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 06/15/2020 | Anugrah Kumar
    Optimism is beginning to return to evangelical churches and organizations in the U.S. as a majority of them saw cash donations growing or remaining the same during the peak of the coronavirus pandemic in April compared with the same month last year, according to a survey.Asked how total cash donations, excluding one-time extraordinary gifts, changed for them between April 2020 and April 2019, 66% of churches and 59% of “Christ-centered nonprofits” said it was higher than or the same as April 2019, shows the survey by Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability.Asked how donations changed between April 2020 and January 2020,...
  • Unholy: Why White Evangelicals Worship at the Altar of Donald Trump (Looney Left Reading List Alert)

    06/04/2020 10:01:41 PM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 24 replies
    Amazon ^ | 5/26/2020 | Sarah Posner
    Why did so many evangelicals turn out to vote for Donald Trump, a serial philanderer with questionable conservative credentials who seems to defy Christian values with his every utterance? To a reporter like Sarah Posner, who has been covering the religious right for decades, the answer turns out to be far more intuitive than one might think. In this taut inquiry, Posner digs deep into the radical history of the religious right to reveal how issues of race and xenophobia have always been at the movement’s core, and how religion often cloaked anxieties about perceived threats to a white, Christian...
  • Steven Pinker And WaPo Are Wrong. Belief In Heaven Isn’t A COVID Death Wish

    05/28/2020 7:44:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 28, 2020 | Glenn T. Stanton
    We are all too familiar with the hackneyed charge that thoughts of heaven are delusional. But according to Steven Pinker, they're malignantly so. That’s a new twist. There should be an algebraic equation to calculate something we experience far too often in the public square today. It would determine the ratio between a person’s absolute brilliance in one arena – their uncontested expertise – and their regularly articulated ignorance in others. This would then be multiplied by the confidence with which they say such things. It would be applied to things like Stephen Hawking’s pontifications on subjects such as religion...
  • The Lockdown, Evangelicals and the Afterlife: A Response to Steven Pinker

    05/26/2020 3:37:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 26, 2020 | Dennis Prager
    Harvard professor of psychology Steven Pinker tweeted last week: "Belief in an afterlife is a malignant delusion, since it devalues actual lives and discourages action that would make them longer, safer, and happier. Exhibit A: What's really behind Republicans wanting a swift reopening? Evangelicals." Before responding to Pinker's remarkably ignorant tweet, I want to praise him. He is one of the few professors in America to call out the left's destruction of our universities. Most human beings lack courage, but no group is more cowardly than academics. This has been true for 100 years. From the German universities to today,...
  • David French Needs To Stop Slandering Trump-Supporting Christians

    04/24/2020 6:58:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    The Federalist ^ | April 24, 2020 | Natanial Blake
    French has slandered his Christian brothers and sisters by writing that 'millions of Trump-supporting white Evangelicals no longer care about character.' David French remains very disappointed that many of his fellow evangelicals support President Donald Trump. He has used the Wuhan virus pandemic to reiterate and expand his arguments against the president’s character and competence (spoiler: He still thinks Trump is too wicked and incompetent for Christians to vote for him).But he ignores that evangelical support for Trump, warts and all, is justified by principles French has urged on us — namely, that ours is not a Christian nation...
  • Steady, devout Mike Pence leads coronavirus fight past the haters

    04/05/2020 2:25:35 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 34 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | April 4, 2020 | Grace Curley
    Since no one in the mainstream media would ever dare write this, allow me: I’d like to give a round of applause to Vice President Mike Pence. I can’t wait for the Trump-Deranged trolls to lose their minds as they read that opener. Take a deep breath guys, because I’m just getting started! We’ve always known that the vice president is a religious man. I mean, how could we forget? Since the day he was picked as VP in 2016, the media has never missed an opportunity to mock him for being an evangelical, born-again Christian.
  • Why Blame Communists For The Wuhan Virus When You Can Blame Christians?

    04/02/2020 7:27:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    The Federalist ^ | April 2, 2020 | Kylee Zempel
    We most certainly are living in coronavirus hell, but Christians aren't the ones who got us here. If Murphy’s Law promises that “anything that can go wrong will go wrong,” what we’ll call the law of religion — which could rightly be attributed to Jesus himself — assures that “if Christians can be blamed for something, they will be.” It has become abundantly clear the coronavirus is no exception.Heroic nurses, doctors, and first responders are risking their safety to save others. Many private businesses are doing everything they can to preserve their payrolls, with some even stepping up in innovative...
  • Christian Leader Rips 'Hate-Filled, Bigoted Rant' on 'Coronavirus Hell' in The New York Times

    03/30/2020 7:40:52 PM PDT · by Morgana · 21 replies
    mrcNewsbusters ^ | March 30, 2020 | Gabriel Hays
    Conservative Twitter was outraged on Friday by a New York Times op-ed viciously titled "The Road to Coronavirus Hell Was Paved by Evangelicals." Later in the day, it was revised to a gentler meanness (the subtitle's the same): The Religious Right’s Hostility to Science Is Crippling Our Coronavirus Response Trump’s response to the pandemic has been haunted by the science denialism of his ultraconservative religious allies. The author is Katherine Stewart, author of a book called The Power Worshippers: Inside the Dangerous Rise of Religious Nationalism. On Friday night, Family Research Council president Tony Perkins appeared on Fox News at...
  • New York Times Blames Evangelical Christians for Coronavirus

    03/28/2020 11:29:51 PM PDT · by bitt · 120 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/27/2020 | joel pollak
    The New York Times published an op-ed Friday that blamed evangelical Christians for the coronavirus pandemic. The argument, by journalist and author Katherine Stewart, is that because religious voters supported Trump, that means he governs without regard for science. Stewart also claims that Republicans, more than Democrats, are likely to deny science. In her op-ed, titled “The Road to Coronavirus Hell Was Paved by Evangelicals,” she writes: Donald Trump rose to power with the determined assistance of a movement that denies science, bashes government and prioritized loyalty over professional expertise. In the current crisis, we are all reaping what that...
  • Pew Poll: Most white evangelicals don't think COVID-19 poses a major threat to Americans' health

    03/27/2020 8:44:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 03/27/2020 | By Leah MarieAnn Klett
    White evangelicals are less likely than most other groups to say COVID-19 poses a major threat to the health of the U.S. population, according to a new study released by the Pew Research Center.According to the Pew survey gathered as part of the Election News Pathways project, only about a third of white evangelical Protestants (32%) say the virus poses a major threat to the health of the U.S. population. Additionally, white evangelical Protestants (76%) are the most likely to think the media has made a bigger deal of the coronavirus crisis than is warranted.While most white evangelicals (64%) believe...