Churches in America didn’t start speaking about immigration only recently. In 1906, Methodist bishops, speaking as part of America’s largest religious movement, noted that one million immigrants had entered the U.S. the previous year, with 700,000 of them from southern and eastern Europe. Many, in the bishops’ words, jarring to modern ears, were “totally illiterate […]
Washington, DC—Some evangelical Christian officials are touting “comprehensive immigration reform” like the U.S. Senate recently passed. Many are aggressively quoting the Bible to argue that mass legalization of unlawful immigrants is the Christian way to “welcome the stranger.”
The war on femininity takes the form of encouraging women, starting as little girls, to act as unchaste as possible. That’s supposed liberation. And, as we Christians know, it is a lie. Still, it is radical feminist philosophies that saturate Women’s studies and Gender and Sexuality programs on college campuses. Meanwhile, home economics disciplines have […]
Last week I chatted with an older evangelical ministry leader who based his group on Capitol Hill over 20 years ago. At that time, as he recalled, and which I also remember, much of Capitol Hill, now so gentrified, was somewhat rough and dangerous. In the early 1990s the crack epidemic was raging, and Washington, […]
Pepperdine University’s Washington, DC program honored the late U.S. Sen. Mark Hatfield (R-Oregon) in a Senate conference room on October 22 with speaker Randall Balmer, historian of evangelicals, Episcopal priest and Chairman of Dartmouth College’s Religion Department. Balmer’s lecture examined the history of evangelicalism’s — both liberal and conservative — effect on former President Jimmy […]
“Must my religious freedom from a place of power and privilege be used to deny another woman her freedom to attain contraception?” questioned the young female graduate student to a panel discussion “Does Every Person Everywhere — Religious or Not— Need Religious Freedom?”
Prudence and watchfulness in our particular political context is not somehow “less holy.” I know we want people to like us, but seriously, there are real threats to ordered liberty happening in our legislative, executive, and judicial branches.
In two instances, properties disputed in Episcopal Church litigation are now being used by Evangelical churches that hold a high view of scripture and teach a traditionalist interpretation of the Bible.
It’s an honor to speak at Patrick Henry College, which I have known through friendship with President Graham Walker, who serves on our board, and from which I’ve benefited directly as my last assistant of two years was the very impressive Bart Gingerich, a graduate who is now in Reformed Episcopal Seminary in Philadelphia. […]