Whither evangelicalism? These days, the cleverest answer on the inside comes from Russell Moore, the theologian who’s approaching his first anniversary as president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission.
Franklin Graham has been catching some flak for invidiously comparing Vladimir Putin’s protection of Russian children from gay “propaganda” to America’s embrace of same-sex marriage.
I understand World Vision’s original decision to hire Christians in same-sex marriages had nothing to do with the threat of lawsuits. But that doesn’t mean the decision’s reversal in the face of widespread evangelical outrage won’t invite them.
There’s been a certain amount of cyber-snarking at the Kentucky Baptist Convention (KBC) since Friday, when Andrew Wolfson of the Louisville Courier-Journal reported that the organization has been using gun giveaways to evangelize. But let’s contextualize.
Reality show star Jamie Coots is not the first snake-handling pastor to die practicing his faith, and he presumably won’t be the last. The question is whether Americans have become more susceptible to the religious liberty claims he made.
Maybe evangelicals haven’t thrown in the towel on same-sex marriage, but they’re beating a strategic retreat.
Astonishingly, a plurality of Republicans now believe that humans and other living things have existed in their present form since the beginning of time.
I for one am glad that A&E has seen fit to lift Phil Robertson’s suspension as patriarch of its hit reality show.