Who gets to claim Evangelical as their descriptor? The recent revelation that Donald Trump finds Evangelicals among his strong supporters has created any number of explanations. For example, one recent article dissects the numbers and concludes those who support Trump are not, in fact, Evangelical, and may not even be Christian. Read More
What We Learn From the Extreme May Surprise Us or, An Interview with Emily Hunter McGowin on the Quiverfull Movement and American Evangelicalism
Who will win the first GOP debate lottery? We will know soon. The Donald is sure to be there as he continues to poll in the lead all the while holding a mirror up to the political condition in America. Read More
After a long, frustrating courtship with the GOP, Richard Land, then President of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention declared, ”The go-along, get-along strategy is dead. ‘No more engagement. We [conservative Christians] want a wedding ring, we want a ceremony, we want a consummation of the marriage.” That was 1998.
A friend recently wondered, “Is it possible to be a religious conservative and a social liberal?” The comments varied. Some considered it a hypocritical position. Others described it as, “honest.” Read More