Wednesday, July 19, 2017

"Evangelical" is not a political term

Black clergy arrested while protesting Trump administration policies
Religion News Service: Hoping to steer national politics in a different direction, black clergy from several denominations came together for the first-ever "African American Clergy Advocacy Day" on Capitol Hill to protest federal budget cuts proposed by the Trump administration.

Why Christians should stop caring about so many causes
Christianity Today: True transformation takes focus, not capricious compassion says World Vision president Richard Stearns.

"Evangelical" is not a political term
Religion & Politics: New book reveals the persistent habit of secular journalists to see evangelicals chiefly as monolithic political actors who only become visible (and relevant) every election cycle.

Revisiting Ayn Rand's anti-religious philosophy
Religion News Service: Why and how do so many Christians buy into a philosophy which is opposed to religious faith and manifestly contradicts all the stories, counsels, commands, and promises of Christianity?

Why Russia is afraid of Jehovah's Witnesses
The Conversation: Who are Jehovah's Witnesses, and why would the Russian, or any, government consider them to be a threat?

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