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Sep 28, 2016
republican, democrat, evangelical
Evangelical Views of the 2016 Election: Ethics and Theology Professor on Why Trump is the Best Candidate for President

Basically, there are only two realistic alternatives in the coming presidential election: stay on the same liberal path we have been on for years or try something new. But why Trump?

A Prolegomena [Introduction] to Any Future Politics

Trump is a Flawed Candidate A common charge ...

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Sep 27, 2016
republican, democrat, evangelical

Evangelical Views of the 2016 Election: Why I Resigned My Evangelical Leadership Roles to Support Hillary Clinton

Former National Association of Evangelicals board member endorses Mrs. Clinton.
Evangelical Views of the 2016 Election: Why I Resigned My Evangelical Leadership Roles to Support Hillary Clinton

My support of Hillary Clinton in this election is a direct result of my life’s unexpected journey that put me in unique situations in WDC government circles for the past 15 years. This provided me with what I believe to be “providential” opportunities and experiences ...

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Sep 24, 2016
evangelism, missions

How Can The Church Thrive In A Non-Christian World?

If our churches have to be a little more uncomfortable to us insiders in order to reach even one lost soul for Christ, that’s a sacrifice we should all be willing to make.
How Can The Church Thrive In A Non-Christian World?

As we all know, it’s election season. This isn’t ever a rosy time for America, filled with rainbows and warm hugs. But if the political season of 2016 has taught us anything, it’s that the United States is culturally confused. Competing narratives vie for attention, ...

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Sep 22, 2016
evangelical, republican, refugee

Evangelicals, Republicans, and a More Excellent Way on Refugees

Caring for refugees should be neither controversial nor partisan.
Evangelicals, Republicans, and a More Excellent Way on Refugees

At the White House #WelcomeRefugees event last week, I found myself in a much-needed conversation. Ironically, this White House and I are, on many issues, ideologically far apart. But this time, I was there to talk about welcoming refugees.

This visit, my Evangelical faith and ...

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Sep 1, 2016
religious freedom, LGBT. homosexuality

Discrimination That Is Necessary For A Civil Society: A Response To David Gushee

Is it possible to embrace appropriate distinctions between social equality and uniformity of beliefs?
Discrimination That Is Necessary For A Civil Society: A Response To David Gushee

Recently, in a Religion News Service column entitled, “On LGBT Equality, Middle Ground is Disappearing,” professor David Gushee fired a warning shot over the bow of tens of millions of religious Americans who refuse to adjust their beliefs and get in line with the ...

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Aug 30, 2016
Hurricana Katrina, disaster relief, Louisiana flooding

Recovery After Disaster: Lessons From Katrina For Today

It's been 11 years since Hurricane Katrina. And there is still much we can learn from that disaster.
Recovery After Disaster: Lessons From Katrina For Today

Eleven years ago on August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina came ashore between Louisiana and Mississippi. It was one of the most destructive natural disasters in United States history. Katrina caused the deaths of almost 1,500 Louisiana residents. Approximately 80% of the city was ...

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Aug 29, 2016
black church, culture, evangelism

What We Can Learn From The Black Church When We Are Pushed To The Margins

The powerful, painful history of the Black Church has much to teach us as our culture continues to push the church to the margins of society.
What We Can Learn From The Black Church When We Are Pushed To The Margins

At dinner the other night, our family sat in earshot of a group of people discussing presidential politics. They were older, Caucasian, and rather conservative in their political leanings. It was clear that they, like many Americans, are uninspired and—in their words—disheartened ...

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Aug 25, 2016
disaster relief, humanitarian relief, Louisiana flooding
The Louisiana Flooding, Part 3: On The Ground With Relief Agencies And How You Can Get Involved
Samaritan's Purse

Ed: What is your organization doing right now to help those impacted by the flooding in Louisiana?

Tim Haas, Manager of U.S. Disaster Relief, Samaritan’s Purse: Samaritan’s Purse is leading volunteer teams to mud-out homes that have been flooded in this deadly event. ...

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Aug 24, 2016
disaster relief, humanitarian relief, Louisiana flooding

The Louisiana Flooding: On The Ground With Relief Agencies And Why Christians Are Uniquely Suited To Help

Why Christians are uniquely suited to help in times of disaster.
The Louisiana Flooding: On The Ground With Relief Agencies And Why Christians Are Uniquely Suited To Help
Convoy of Hope
Ed: Why are Christians uniquely suited to help those impacted by the flooding?

Ross Johnson, Director of Disaster Response, Lutheran Church Missouri Synod: As Christians and congregations reach out, we're able to take care of spiritual and physical needs. FEMA and other organizations ...

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Aug 23, 2016
disaster relief, humanitarian relief, Louisiana flooding
The Louisiana Flooding: On The Ground With Relief Agencies And How You Can Get Involved
LCMS Communications/Erik M. Lunsford

Ed: How is your organization responding to the disaster in Louisiana right now?

Ross Johnson, Director of Disaster Response, Lutheran Church Missouri Synod:

Right now we're partnering with Lutheran congregations across Louisiana, particularly in Baton Rouge.

The first phase ...

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Aug 22, 2016
humanitarian relief, disaster relief, Louisiana flooding

Before Flooding Louisiana With 'Help,' Read This

Suggestions that will help you help without causing unintentional harm.
Before Flooding Louisiana With 'Help,' Read This

Thinking of jumping in your car and driving to Louisiana to help those affected by the flood? Wondering how you could mail some food or hand-me-down clothes to help? If you answered yes — don’t do it.

Yet, that is.

Hit the brakes for a moment before acting. Here’s ...

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Aug 18, 2016
evangelism, Europe, Postmodern

Evangelism in Post-Christian Western Europe: Six Insights

What can American Evangelicals learn from their European counterparts in regards to evangelism?
Evangelism in Post-Christian Western Europe: Six Insights

If you want to know what American churches will be facing in 20 years, look to Europe today. Contemporary Europe is a heathen continent with a Christian residue. Encroaching darkness, however, has provided European Christians with unusual opportunities to flourish, especially ...

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Aug 17, 2016
culture, evangelism, Great Commandment

Three Reminders As We Dialogue For The Common Good

Three simple and biblical ways to wisely engage with our neighbors and our culture, regardless of how difficult an issue is.
Three Reminders As We Dialogue For The Common Good

I follow politics and public discourse. I think it’s important to stay in the loop on what is happening in the world and in American life. More than that, however, I think it’s important to engage in these things. But it’s an understatement to say that much ...

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Aug 15, 2016
evangelism, communities

Are We Talking Past Each Other? 3 Tips For Talking Faith With Friends & Neighbors

It is past time we return to the basics if we are to relate to those around us in a way they will understand who God is and what it means to follow Him.
Are We Talking Past Each Other? 3 Tips For Talking Faith With Friends & Neighbors

When we send missionaries across an ocean, we know they will need to spend months learning not only a new language, but also new attitudes, customs, and expectations.

But what about when we share the gospel with our next door neighbor? Most of our neighbors speak the same language ...

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Aug 10, 2016
evangelicals, millennials, election, republicans, voters

Are Young Evangelicals More Liberal Than Their Parents?

There is a common idea today that young evangelicals are liberating themselves from conservatism, but is that true?
Are Young Evangelicals More Liberal Than Their Parents?

The young, restless, and… liberal? Are younger evangelicals really more left-leaning than their parents? The easy answer is, “Of course they are! Look at how many of them are voting for pot legalization and driving those tiny cars!”

But not so fast—the ...

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