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Jimmy Carter & Liberal Protestantism

January 25, 2014

Recently United Church of Christ theologian and former seminary president Susan Thistlethwaite, responding to John McCain’s comments about Jimmy Carter, hyperbolically tweeted: “Wrong, Senator. Carter one of best US presidents & best Ex President…

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Godfather II, New Years, the Shah, Emancipation & Redeeming Time

January 1, 2014

One of the best New Year’s Eve parties ever is the Godfather II scene when Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista announces to a ballroom of celebrants that he’s resigning as Fidel Castro approaches Havana. Even…

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Jimmy Carter, “Progressive” Evangelicals, and the Religious Right

October 27, 2013

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…


Celebrating Hugo Chavez’s Death?

March 7, 2013

Jonathan Merritt, the sometimes liberal Baptist columnist, has written with concern about celebrants of Venezuelan strongman Hugo Chavez’s death. He cites a few lesser known Christians who tweeted quips about Chavez and his eternal…


“Argo” Recalls Dark Days

November 30, 2012

By Mark Tooley “Argo,” the movie, features Ben Affleck as the CIA “exfiltrator” who sneaks U.S. embassy personnel out of the Ayatollah Khomeini’s Iran under the guise of a Canadian science fiction movie production…


President Carter’s Mixed Feelings on Religion and Health

November 14, 2012

By Matthew Tuininga There is no denying that President Jimmy Carter has spent the years following his presidency admirably. A vocal advocate for human rights who is not afraid to criticize the foreign policy…


Jimmy Carter Convenes Liberal Baptists

November 18, 2011

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter addresses a nearly empty room in Washington, D.C. (Photo credit: IRD)   Declaring that “The powerful people who control government have to be reminded from the bottom that things…


Carter’s Crusade: Turning Christians against Israel

August 11, 2009

The following article originally appeared on the Weekly Standard website, and is reproduced with permission. In May, the Carter Center in Atlanta, with patron Jimmy Carter presiding, hosted liberal religious officials to talk about the…


Israel Compared to Apartheid South Africa

November 5, 2007

Meeting October 26-27 at Old South Church in Boston, the Friends of Sabeel North America held their annual conference. Their theme, “The Apartheid Paradigm in Palestine-Israel: Issues of Justice and Equality,” reflected a strategy…