However You Vote, Do It with Joy
A Christian approach to politics frees us from duty or strategy.
To be civically engaged in Nero's Roman Empire looks somewhat different than being civically engaged in our American democracy. At its core, a democracy
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[T]he majority of Israeli Christians (72%) believe Israel cannot be both a democracy and a Jewish state, though most Israeli Jews (76%) believe it can be fully both.
Engaging the Elections at Church
How to pastor your congregation during the campaign season.
accountable to God. In a democracy, voters are part of the process and will be accountable for how they steward the gift of their citizenship. Pastors and
Parenting in a New Day of Presidential Politics
Amy Whitfield notes how politics has changed in the last two decades
In 1988, I turned twelve. It was an exciting time to watch democracy in action, and it opened up a new world for me. It's another year to see democracy in action.
The Centuries-Old Habits of the Heart
How our accomodation of sin found us out in Charlottesville.
Our history of accommodation has instilled in us what Princeton professor of religion Eddie Glaude labels “racial habits” in his recent book Democracy in Black: How Race Still Enslaves
Chinatown's Suffragist, Pastor, and Community Organizer
Why Mabel Lee left behind great expectations in China for her American immigrant community.
Like suffragist Charlotte Perkins Gilman, she argued that modern democracy could not survive without woman's suffrage. In the May 1914 issue of The
Most White Evangelicals Don’t Believe Muslims Belong in America
Pew updates its comprehensive survey of what US Muslims believe and do, and how their neighbors feel about them.
Pew. Meanwhile, 72 percent of white evangelicals—compared to 44 percent of Americans overall—see a natural conflict between Islam and democracy.
In God We Trust
Do we really think about what "God" Americans trust?
that Caesar was divine. The US government is a secular reality. We are a representative democracy not a theocracy. And even though the reference
Pluralism Doesn’t Mean Relativism
In fact, it can help us confidently pursue common existence amid our deeply held differences.
relativists. Even though Confident Pluralism is one practical outworking of Christian witness in a liberal democracy, it finds resonance in Christian theology.
The Case for a ‘New Christian Zionism’
Gerald McDermott challenges simplistic thinking about Israel’s past, present, and future.
McDermott also reminds readers that Israel is the only real democracy in the Middle East, that it is the only nation in that region to embrace religious liberty, and that it is surrounded by
Evangelism, Iranian Style
Amid persecution and a travel ban, Iran’s youth want community and transformation from within.
Trump. And, they're hoping that their Islamic government will be replaced by a secular democracy, but they don't want war or violence to achieve it. Many