“As mission-driven Christians who live in a market-driven culture, we need the reflective disciplines of Advent.”
By Barry Howard / Center for Healthy Churches
In light of the looming Masterpiece Cakeshop court case, where a Colorado bakery refused service to a same-sex couple, Tom Krattenmaker wonders what the court’s decision will mean for religious liberty in the U.S.
By Tom Krattenmaker / Religion News Service
If the Johnson Amendment is repealed as part of new tax legislation, John L. Seidel fears that “churches would become super-PACs. All in the name of religious freedom.”
By Andrew L. Seidel / Religion News Service
When it comes to the conflation of politics and Christianity, what issues seem to matter most?
By John G. Stackhouse Jr. / Religion News Service
Personal stories are what often separate real abuse and neglect from that which is imagined, and we have to get this right. (Baptist News Global)
By Corey Fields / Baptist News Global
Will evangelical resilience survive the age of Trump? (The New York Times)
By Ross Douthat / The New York Times
Will a “Third Great Awakening” ever occur in the U.S.? According to Bill Stevens, that’s dependent on a “big if.”
By Bill Stevens
If the Johnson Amendment is repealed, will churches become even more partisan and politicized?
By Barkley Thompson, Tommy Williams and Steve Wells / Houston Chronicle
As “evangelical” has become an increasingly political term, rather than a religious one, should Christians stop calling themselves by that name?
Let’s stop looking for a fight where none exists. I’m frankly too busy and too filled with the season’s joy to worry about whether a store clerk tells me ”Happy holidays” or ”Merry Christmas.” (Baptist News Global)
By Doyle Sager / Baptist News Global
Why aren’t more churches or public faith leaders telling the truth about America’s unique scourge of gun violence?
By Jacob Lupfer / Religion News Service
After another mass shooting, praying is doing something. But should we be doing something in addition to praying?
By Richard Mouw