February 22, 2018

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Does Jesus Love Smog?

Billy Graham was not a leading environmentalist, of course, but his brand of pre-politicized evangelicalism made room for biologists, physicists, and atmospheric scientists. He, along with other evangelicals like Francis Schaeffer, didn’t find them threatening. 

 

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February 21, 2018

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Good-bye, Billy Graham

Graham was not perfect (why do I even need to say that?), but he was – for lack of a better term – a humble gentleman who showed more grace than most of his opponents.

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February 20, 2018

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A Living Anachronism Helps Kill Children

Our debate over gun regulation dances around the obvious: The fears and assumptions of a previous century reach into ours, groping like an alien’s fingers until they find us and strangle us.

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February 15, 2018

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Lives Sacrificed On An Altar of Cliches

So here we go again: An assault rifle designed for war is used to snuff out innocent lives. And, again, we feel paralyzed. Our political leaders defy the predominant will of gun owners, let alone the majority of citizens, in their quest to channel the NRA’s cash flow into their campaign coffers.

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February 7, 2018

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Evangelicals Favor Dreamers

Today, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi gave a marathon speech in which she appealed for the safety of so-called “dreamers,” undocumented immigrants who have lived in the US since they were children. They know no other country. Was she aware that the National Association of Evangelicals supports her? The organization promptly issued this statement on […]

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February 2, 2018

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A Caution To The Enraged

A friendly warning to all believers reeling in America’s Great Evangelical Hijacking, where partisan bullies bray over a microphone once yielded to genteel Billy Graham: At first, bitterness feels like a cozy sweater. But it soon itches. We scratch so hard we flare welts and our screams drive people away.

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February 1, 2018

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We Were Warned

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January 23, 2018

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Falsehood’s seductive charm

Once again, we see a lie’s allure when matched with the abrasive truth – especially after the tyranny of the urgent locks us up and tosses the key. The truth: Newly-released NASA and NOAA reports say 2017 was one of the three hottest since recording began – and the most stifling without an El Nino […]

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January 18, 2018

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More Evangelical VIPs Censure Trump

It’s a new day. Shock at a Republican president is no longer the exclusive province of the Evangelical Left’s flagship, Sojourners Magazine. Last week, several back-to-the-Bible leaders scolded Donald Trump over his foul dismissal of Latin American and African countries. The beat goes on, with rebukes emanating from American Reformed Christianity’s Vatican: Grand Rapids, Michigan, […]

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January 14, 2018

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Evangelical Heavyweights Decry Trump’s Comments

Predictably, reporters scoured quotes from evangelical leaders in the wake of President Trump’s s——- comments – and, of course, his supporters grabbed the publicity. The Washington Post January 12 article begins: “A few members of President Trump’s evangelical advisory council — including its spokesman — on Friday defended the president after he made comments about […]

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