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Using Religion to Bag Votes or, The Observant Trump Misses Because His Evangelical Supporters Miss Jesus

Who is surprised Donald Trump knows little about Adventism? Most do not know much about it. Trump’s recent recall of his Presbyterian connections, not the degree of his adherence to that branch of the Christian Tree, illustrates how influential Evangelical discipleship has been on elections since Reagan.… Continue reading

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The Great Divorce: The Church and the GOP

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 Continue reading

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Poverty, American Christianity, and The Church, An Interview with Ryan Abernathy

Seniors receiving assistance from the U.S. Government compare to animals in the wild. Stop feeding the animals, as the analogy goes, and you won’t have dependent human beings. Thank you, Oklahoma State GOP.… Continue reading

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So the RNC Finds It Hard to Reign in The Donald or, Reality TV’s Presidential Nomination Edition

Some despise Reality TV. Survivor. Big Brother. The Biggest Loser. The Amazing Race. The (Celebrity) Apprentice. The repetitive complaint is, “But this is not real.” However, the number of seasons these shows are in suggests they still make networks money. Survivor – 30. Big Continue reading

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Weaver on Land, his Legacy, and the SBC

Aaron Weaver challenges the self-perception of Richard Land, the evaluation of Land’s good friend Paige Patterson, and suggests Dr. land will continue to wage ¬†an inconsistent culture war.

On Land’s record of racial reconciliation Weaver concludes,

Despite the wishful thinking of devoted friend Paige Patterson, Land will not

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