Blog Posts - Evangelicals

Blue Was The Sky - or, Ballad of the Dissonant Mind

I was standing on the street. All alone. The streets were empty. For the moment anyway, traffic was non-existent.A man came up to me and said."Sky, it's purple."I looked up at the sky. It was the clearest blue I had ever seen. Not a cloud in the sky.
by Murdockinations on Aug 4, 2016

Germany 1939 and USA 2016, Is History Repeating Itself?

Joe Raedle/Getty - Adolf Hitler 1942 haven't been posting anything lately about the campaigns for the Democratic and Republican nominations for the 2016 presidential elections, ma...
by Steveso Thinks on Mar 10, 2016

How Republicans are Killing Evangelism

As a student at Belmont University in the early 1990s, I was somewhat active in the local church’s mission to reach out to Kurdish Muslim refugees with the love of Christ. The refugees had fled the Kurdistan region of Iraq and, for some reason, had...
by Politically Moderate Christian on Jan 15, 2016

-What Are Evangelicals Anyway?

The mainstream media refers to Evangelicals like they are some kind of conservative political entity. The American media has it all wrong. The proof that the media consistently gets it all wrong is found in the fact that most of the African American...
by ANSWERS For The Faith on Nov 25, 2015

Morning Buzz | Religious Groups Respond to the Iran Nuclear Deal

In today's buzz, Donald Trump's popularity spikes among GOP, plus are Americans ready for a Muslim president?

Morning Buzz | Not All Millennials are Social Media Mavens

In today's buzz, evangelicals have a renaissance moment in NYC, plus federal marriage benefits to same-sex couples.

-Jimmy Carter Says Jesus Would Approve Of Gay Marriage

Former President Jimmy Carter said this week that he believes Jesus would approve of gay marriage.  From the Blaze: “I believe he would. I believe Jesus would. I don’t have any verse in scripture…” Carter responded when asked by HuffPo L...
by ANSWERS For The Faith on Jul 9, 2015

-Are Conservative Christians Now Cultural Exiles?

I have literally read hundreds of different responses to the Supreme Court decision on marriage. One major theme coming across from both sides of the spectrum is that the tide has shifted in America against conservative Christians. Many saying that t...
by ANSWERS For The Faith on Jun 29, 2015

-Evangelicals Still Growing but Denominations in Decline?

‘Lies, Darned Lies and Church Statistics’ We recently wrote about a poll that showed Baptists to be among the most favored denominations in America. Now comes this latest information that shows a decline in the the largest Baptist and evangelical...
by ANSWERS For The Faith on Jun 15, 2015

-Evangelicals: A Parting of the Ways Over Same-Sex Marriage?

Just a year ago we predicted that evangelical leaders and churches would soon be forced to choose which way they were going to go when it comes to same-sex marriage and homosexuality. This week Tony Campolo, professor emeritus at American Baptist-aff...
by ANSWERS For The Faith on Jun 10, 2015

Why Tony Campolo’s LGBTQ Reversal is Evangelicalism’s Tipping Point

That crashing sound you heard Monday morning was waves of change breaching the levees of the evangelical Christian world when one of its most venerable icons, the Rev. Tony Campolo, came out in favor of full inclusion of LGBTQ people in the life of...
by The Dude Abides on Jun 10, 2015

The Americans Season Finale: Teach Your Parents Well

How I emerged from the 1980s with what I hope is a humble Christian faith, decidedly left-leaning politics, open-minded stance toward the world, and openhearted approach to "the other" is nothing short of miraculous. Well, that and some excellent par...
by The Dude Abides on Apr 22, 2015

The Gays And Evangelicals Both Need To Watch Their Step

Just as Gays are gaining acceptance throughout the country they shoot themselves in the foot.  Of course in some cases so do the Evangelicals.It's not that they want certain rights but more how they're going about it. The same with the blacks. I...
by Dogwalk Musings on Apr 3, 2015

Bobby Jindal’s abortive first ‘election’ appearance

At the same time that a slew of potential Republican presidential candidates, none of whom will likely be in contention for the presidency, were courting far-right voters this past week at the Iowa Freedom Summit in Des Moines, Gov. Bobby Jindal was...
by Our Daily Train on Jan 28, 2015

Christmas: The Time for Feminism (Repost – 2014)

Image via Wikipedia The post from Dr. Gayle mentioned below is still one of my favorites. I have updated it just a little and will continue to repost it at Christmas time. I am no feminist. I am not involved in the egalitarian debate nor the complega...
by The Church of Jesus Christ on Dec 25, 2014

DISQUIET TIME: Welcome to the Land of Misfit Toys

We see God’s spirit shining through each other’s eyes as we grant ourselves permission and a safe space to, as Edgar says in King Lear, “speak what we feel, not what we ought to say”―even (and especially) when it’s messy.
by The Dude Abides on Oct 16, 2014

DISQUIET TIME: Welcome to the Land of Misfit Toys

We see God’s spirit shining through each other’s eyes as we grant ourselves permission and a safe space to, as Edgar says in King Lear, “speak what we feel, not what we ought to say”―even (and especially) when it’s messy.
by The Dude Abides on Oct 16, 2014

-California Baptist Church is Kicked Out of SBC for Accepting Homosexuality

The California Baptist congregation which earlier this year came out in support of homosexuality and same-sex marriage has been officially kicked out of the Southern Baptist Convention. Here’s the story from the World Mag: The Southern Baptist Conv...
by ANSWERS For The Faith on Sep 25, 2014

Praying for Iraq

The traditional answer to pacifism is the so-called "Just War" argument. It's a classic case of bad branding. Pacifists look like peacemakers while "Just War" advocates look like they're arguing for war.
by The Alternative Mainstream on Aug 20, 2014

Gays & Evangelicals

Almost weekly news stories appear promoting gay rights.  Currently 19 states have legalized same sex marriage while 31 states have traditional marriage laws on the books.  Additionally, President Obama has issued various executive orders fu...

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