Tag: Evangelical Christians

Rev. Franklin Graham, president and CEO of Samaritan’s Purse and son of the late evangelical leader Billy Graham, joins Howard Husock to discuss his organization’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, the volunteers behind these efforts, and how secular Americans can better understand faith-inspired philanthropic work.

In New York City’s Central Park, Graham’s disaster-relief organization set up a field hospital to treat patients overflowing from nearby Mount Sinai Hospital. Since the facility opened, its medical teams have treated more than 100 patients. Graham notes that he’s following in his grandfather’s footsteps, providing medical help not only in New York but also in China, where Samaritan’s Purse has donated supplies and personal protective equipment. “American civil society,” writes Husock, “diverse and self-organized, still responds to need.”

Ben Howe, author of The Immoral Majority: Christian Evangelicals and the Role they Play in the Era of Trump (due out this year) discusses his journey from the Tea Party to the Center, his favorite Marvel character, and why he doesn’t trust anyone who isn’t honest about their failures – especially politicians. Ben takes issue with using the Bible to pretend that you are pursuing your self-interests nobly and explains the problem with combining ideology with partisanship. Don’t miss a fascinating breakdown of how evangelical leaders have recast all of Trump’s sins as virtues and the danger of convincing a narcissist that his narcissism is virtuous. And stick around for Ben’s epic Christian Retreat Dad joke.

A leader in the “Values Voter” movement, Chanel Prunier of RenewMA Coalition, talks about the Alabama senate race and the challenges of defending traditional values in deep-blue Massachusetts;

Do Republicans really believe all the Roy Moore and Donald Trump accusers are lying?

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I am continually amazed at how people will take one verse from the Bible (whether they are a devout Christian or an avid atheist) and try to build asinine arguments from that one verse for or against some social issue.  It is so important to do good exegesis when it comes to understanding Scripture.  Moreover, it […]

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Evangelical voters are the subject of much attention in each election cycle, representing 20% of the electorate according to the Pew Research Center. In Part 1 (updated) we discussed the shortcomings in how evangelicals are defined and counted by political pollsters. In Part 2, we present a more accurate way to define who are these […]

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How evangelicals are defined, tallied, and tracked is an import definition during an election year. To define a religious group you must examine belief, behavior, and belonging. But pollsters only look at belonging which gives an inaccurate definition. They further winnow their political definition based on skin color. Just like all of American politics, we are herded […]

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Here is a statement of conventional wisdom by Eliana Johnson at NRO: After the March 8, only a handful of states remain where the majority of Republican primary voters are comprised of Cruz’s core constituency, Evangelical Christians (North Carolina, Indiana, West Virginia, and maybe the Dakotas). Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/corner Preview Open

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