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
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
Weekend Edition—May 13, 2016
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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.
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
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
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
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.
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 Invisible Heroes of the Persecuted Church
The case for Christians investing in the profession only 1 in 5 Americans trust.
house arrest. One example: Nguyen Van Dai founded the Committee for Human Rights in Vietnam in 2006, and later the Brotherhood of Democracy. Two
Why the Modern World Is Making Us Miserable
Mark Sayers asks us to look to the Bible’s steadying influence in an era of cultural turmoil.
the political theorist Francis Fukuyama famously claimed that humanity had reached the “end of history,” when most everyone would recognize the superiority of democracy and free
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
Do This in Remembrance
Participating in the “high holy day” of American civil religion is beneficial for Christians, so long as we do so thoughtfully.
What unites such pilgrims, he believes, is their common commitment to freedom, democracy, peace, and tolerance, “ideals that Americans perennially pursue, and often fail to attain.
What to Make of Donald Trump’s Soul
And how that might shape our response to his presidency.
Humor is a divine gift designed, in part, to relieve unbearable tension—which today is at a breaking point politically. So these comedians play an important role in a democracy.
3 Reasons Election Season Is Good For You
It’s easy to despair over candidates, but we have good reason to celebrate this time in our country’s life.
Dollars invested in elections don't evaporate. They are investments in democracy. When Election Season Reminds Us of the Beauty of Democracy. In
How Trump’s Inauguration Will Catalyze Christian Witness
Now is the time for the church to embrace the radical, ordinary influence of faith.
This particular election tested the limits of political democracy, as more than half of all US voters didn't vote and as the electoral college trounced the populist vote.