President Donald Trump today signaled his intentions to make good on a promise to “totally destroy” the Johnson Amendment by signing an executive order “Promoting Free Speech and Religious Liberty.” While I appreciate the gesture, the order destroys nothing and falls significantly short of earlier promises. The order aims to ease enforcement of the 1954
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
I actually teared up on election night. Given the concerns I raised about Donald Trump during the campaign, one might think I was crying tears of sadness. But I wasn’t. I was crying tears of sheer relief. This isn’t to say I shed my concerns about Trump. I still have concerns. And I’m still appalled
Do Christians want leaders or lemmings? Russell Moore is under attack for his outspoken opposition to Donald Trump. But he argued his convictions based on his understanding of Scripture, despite overwhelming pressure to stay silent. Agree or disagree with his position, one has to admit that this is precisely what good leaders do.
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
The day Japan surrendered to the U.S., Americans erupted in celebration, but according to my mother, my grandpa was subdued. Though he was thrilled that the deadliest war in human history had finally ended, he was sobered by the means required to achieve that goal. I feel similarly today. I am absolutely overjoyed that Americans
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
“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
2016 is arguably the most divisive presidential election year in our lifetime, and the divisions are pulling Christians apart. “Divided We Vote: Evangelicals and the 2016 Election,” a special television broadcast this Thursday at 9 p.m. Central Time on Total Living Network, will explore these issues and how Christians can overcome them.
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