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IRD: Evangelical Trump Endorsement Shows Religion’s Ongoing Influence

January 28, 2016

As voters in Iowa prepare for next week’s first-in-the-nation caucuses for the Republican and Democratic presidential nominations, pastors and other high-profile religious leaders are shaping the contests.

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Book Review: America’s Original Sin

January 27, 2016

Jim Wallis offers his contribution to the Evangelical discussion on race in “America’s Original Sin: Racism, White Privilege, and the Bridge to a New America”

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Evangelicals, Black Lives Matter and The New York Times

January 26, 2016

The New York Times wades into the trepidation some Evangelical Christians face concerning the Black Lives Matter Movement.

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A Note on John Piper and Guns

January 19, 2016

Baptist Pastor John Piper causes a theological firestorm with unusually pacifist commentary on Christians and firearms.

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Wheaton Provost Recommends Terminating “Hijab-Wearing” Professor

January 5, 2016

After three weeks of suspension and a review of the controversial statements made by Dr. Larycia Hawkins, Wheaton’s provost recommends termination.

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Wheaton Suspends Prof. Who Says Christians and Muslims “Worship the Same God”

December 16, 2015

Christianity Today reports that the suspension comes as a result of Hawkins’ comment asserting Christians and Muslims “worship the same God.”

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Wheaton Prof. Wears Hijab, Says Christians and Muslims “Worship the Same God”

December 14, 2015

An associate professor at Wheaton triggered controversy with her decision to wear a hijab during Advent.

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Evangelical Shift on Death Penalty?

October 22, 2015

While the NAE affirmed both sides on the issue of capital punishment, it did not affirm multiple perspectives on other political topics it has addressed including opposing nuclear deterrence and favoring legalizing illegal immigrants.

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Wesleyan Church Reports Record Attendance

September 8, 2015

The announcement places the Wesleyan Church among growing denominations such as the Assemblies of God and counters assertions that all churches in America are shriveling.

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A Millennial’s Reflection on Spiritual Warfare

August 19, 2015

While I accepted spiritual warfare as fact, I did not truly grasp the weight of its reality until two weeks ago.

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Evangelical Focus on the Smart, Young & Beautiful?

July 31, 2015

In recent years there’s been much understandable and laudable Evangelical conversation about expanding Christianity’s reach to attract diverse demographics through creative branding, especially but not exclusively Millennials. These exertions have led to rhetorical, liturgical…

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Does Campolo Announcement Signal Move From Evangelical Left to Post-Evangelical?

June 12, 2015

A longtime social justice activist and a former Christianity Today editor have announced their affirmation of same sex couples, signaling a gradual movement among politically liberal Evangelicals towards a reappraisal of historic Christian views on marriage and sexual ethics.