Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Our Prayer Instincts Are Backwards


EDITORIAL
Why Donald Trump Threatens to Trump the Gospel
There is something more important than our views of the controversial candidate.
Mark Galli
A large segment of evangelicals look at Donald Trump and his followers and want to run in the opposite direction. The problem is that a lot of Trump's followers are their brothers and sisters in Christ. Politico reported yesterday on an NBC News/Survey Monkey poll that 37 percent of white evangelical Republicans support his candidacy. Yesterday, Jerry Falwell Jr., president of Liberty University, and Dallas megachurch pastor Robert Jeffress endorsed Trump; this following Franklin Graham's endorsement of Trump's immigration views in December. Such evangelical support makes that first group of evangelicals really nervous. ... continue reading >>


Gleanings
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Gleanings
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Gleanings
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Her.meneutics
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The exchange
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The exchange
Faith of the Candidates: An Interview w/ Ben Carson (Part 1)
Does Dr. Ben Carson consider himself an evangelical? How would "President Carson" share the gospel?
 
The exchange
The Faith of the 2016 Presidential Candidates: Why We Ask the Questions
Here are my interviews with some of the 2016 presidential candidates about their faith.
 
Gleanings
Here's How 770 Pastors Describe Their Struggle with Porn
More than half have wrestled with it, but less than 1 percent recommend telling their congregation.
 
Spirited Life
Our Prayer Instincts Are Backwards
What I learned about our prayers on a shaky flight to New Zealand.

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