Why Repealing the Johnson Amendment is a Good Idea

At Thursday’s National Prayer Breakfast, President Donald Trump vowed to “totally destroy the Johnson Amendment,” which bars churches and non-profit groups from endorsing or opposing political candidates. This move thrilled many evangelicals who see the legislation as an unconstitutional infringement on religious freedom. But it alarmed others who believe that removing the law would violate

What Trump’s 60 Minutes Interview Means for Christians

Donald Trump’s first interview with the press as president-elect, which aired last night on 60 Minutes, gave Christians some genuine reasons for hope, but also raised several red flags. No doubt, Trump appeared much more sober and measured during his interview with reporter Lesley Stahl than he had on the campaign trail. He also seemed to walk

Bonus Video Explores Why Hillary is Winning Millennial Christian Vote

Why are the majority of students at the evangelical flagship, Wheaton College, supporting Hillary Clinton — arguably the most pro-abortion, pro-LGBT, and morally compromised candidate ever to be nominated by a major political party? In this bonus video recorded after we finished taping, “Divided We Vote: Evangelicals and the 2016 Election,” Wheaton professor Dr. Vincent Bacote

Trump and Clinton Reveal Two Sides of Misogyny

“Does this make you more feminist?”  The question came from a female reporter for a secular magazine, who was interviewing me for an upcoming story on the gender gap in the evangelical church. I had recently published an article expressing my dismay that some evangelical leaders, mostly men, were defending and minimizing Trump’s reprehensible comments

Defeating Hillary is Not Worth Sacrificing Our Witness

I never thought I’d see the day when leading evangelicals would publicly espouse that character doesn’t matter — and that promoting sexual assault is simply “bad boy talk.” Yet, that’s precisely what’s happening in the wake of a newly released video showing Donald Trump gloating over his sexual exploits with married women. I honestly don’t know

Why I Don’t Want My Daughter to Grow Up to Be Hillary

If Hillary Clinton becomes president, Karisa Johns Smith says she “will probably cry.” Smith, a so-called “Jesus feminist” and doctoral candidate at Wheaton College, views a future President Hillary Clinton as an exemplary model for the next generation of women. “There’s finally somebody for my daughters,” Smith told Christianity Today managing editor Katelyn Beaty, “

What is Libertarianism? Is it Compatible with Christianity?

Is Libertarianism compatible with Christianity, or is it an idolatrous ideology? The answer depends on who’s talking. Dr. Norman Horn, founder of the Christian Libertarian Institute, says “libertarianism is the most consistent expression of Christian political thought.” But, Dr. Al Mohler, President of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, says the ideology makes a god out of

Do All the GOP Presidential Candidates Really Stand for Life?

How committed are the current GOP presidential candidates to the pro-life cause? Of the eight who spoke last week at the Values Voter Summit in Washington, D.C., six mentioned ending abortion and/or defunding Planned Parenthood. Ben Carson and Donald Trump did not. In recent weeks, Carson’s commitment to the pro-life cause has been questioned because