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Skip Heitzig on Supporting Donald Trump: Promises Made, Promises Kept
Trump advisory board member Skip Heitizig reflects on the the last four years as he casts his 2020 vote for Donald Trump. All presidential candidates make promises, but when those promises are kept while in term, the office-bearer deserves both credit and consideration for further service. It is...
Belinda Bauman: The Day After
No matter who wins the election, we need a resurgence of empathy to heal a divided and wounded country. In 2017, an prominent Yale psychologist set out to bring an end to empathy. He argued that empathy biases our reason and moral judgment. Society, he said, “ would be measurably more...
Why Evangelicals Disagree on the President
The reason we’re divided, and how we can come together. All four Gospels describe violence in the Garden of Gethsemane. Jesus wept alone among the olive trees, praying that the cup of suffering should pass from him. When he returned to his weary disciples, soldiers and religious leaders...
From Persecuted to Polarized: What US Evangelicals Can Learn from Colombia
In the Western Hemisphere’s longest armed conflict, suffering has often inspired evangelical solidarity. Now the body of Christ is succumbing to self-harm. For 70 years, Colombia has been a nation at war with itself. Marxist guerrillas, right-wing paramilitaries, drug cartels, and national...
The Bible Passes the Bechdel Test. It Also Goes Beyond It.
After a data-driven study of women’s conversations in Scripture, here’s what I found. Recently, a friend asked on Twitter if the Bible passes the Bechdel-Wallace test. Although this question has been asked on the internet before, my friend’s tweet made me wonder if I could use my Bible...
Why I Read the Old Testament with Spiritual Seekers
Together, we discover Deuteronomy's Good News. I first met “Carmen” and her husband after church one morning in midsummer. Raised in Spain, Carmen had been baptized as an infant and had a nominally religious background. She’d recently moved to Canada and, after a series of...
Karen Swallow Prior: Voting for Neither
Author and Professor Karen Swallow Prior on voting third-party in the upcoming election. Candidates for office should be evaluated based on what they want to accomplish and how they will do it. On this basis, I cannot vote for either Biden or Trump. While I am not a single-issue voter, the...
Meet the Evangelicals Who Won’t Vote for Trump, Biden, or Anybody at All
They’re not apathetic. Convicted nonvoters think Christian citizenship calls for a different kind of engagement. Despite their opposing views of who should win the upcoming election, Republicans and Democrats share a sense of urgency over the 2020 presidential race. Both parties would have...
Recognizing the 'Sins of Our Fathers' Means Admitting We're Their Children
The Bible tells us we only escape original sin through our perfect savior. My dad has been bald since I can remember. As a high-school kid, I convinced myself that I didn’t have his hairline. Here I am, 34 years old and slowly succumbing to the inevitable arithmetic of heredity plus...
Gabriel Salguero: Threading the Election 2020 Needle
The importance of Christian discipleship in election season. Over the last month, I have done over a dozen press interviews on the Hispanic evangelical vote and election 2020. I imagine that much of the interest is because Latino evangelicals are at the nexus of two major voting constituencies...
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