Jerry Falwell Jr. is fine with Jesus setting up his Sermon on the Mount kingdom when he returns on the clouds of glory. In the meantime, however, Jerry Jr. has a different kind of savior in mind. Somebody big, mean, nasty and profane, the kind of guy the baddies can’t push around. Donald Trump looks like that man.
Falwell says public policy not dictated by teachings in the Bible
Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr., a stalwart evangelical defender of President Donald Trump, says in a new interview that it is wrong to base U.S. policy on the teachings of Jesus Christ.
The dangerous demands of uncritical loyalty
It is worrying that valueless loyalty has achieved a stranglehold on much of the American psyche, having really ratcheted up in this current era of cable news. But even more concerning is that It has also firmly taken hold of evangelical Christianity and propelled it to unsightly levels of hypocrisy.
Offering prayer, Christian activist threatened with jail
A progressive Christian author and activist who asked to pray with Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. while visiting Lynchburg, Va., for this weekend’s “Red Letter Revival” got an answer – set foot on campus, and you will go to…
Campolo says ‘Red Letter Revival’ seeks to convert evangelicals to social activism
A group of Christians often labeled as “progressive evangelicals” will hold a revival — in Lynchburg, Va., a center of conservative Christianity — designed to reconnect that old-time religion with concern and activism for social justice.
Poll reveals evangelical respect for Trump, Oprah and Obama
A poll conducted to gauge the importance registered voters place on political endorsements may also offer subtle hints about the state of evangelical support for Donald Trump. The Morning Consult survey, released March 15, sampled nearly 2,000 Americans to determine…
Have some evangelicals embraced moral relativism?
By what ethical framework do we say that individuals and churches are supposed to take one stance towards the poor and dispossessed, but as a collective nation we should take a different — even opposite — stance? If something is right or good depending solely upon who carries it out, is that not a form of moral relativism?
Custodians of a lost America: The power and limitations of white evangelicalism
Donald Trump’s victory suggests that the influence of white conservative Christians extends far beyond the borders of evangelical culture. Not everybody outside the white evangelical camp is bashing that tribe. Especially in the South and Midwest, white evangelicals are valued as custodians of traditional sexual ethics by white folks who attend Mainline Protestant or Roman Catholic churches.
Trump returning to Liberty University as commencement speaker
President Donald Trump will deliver the spring commencement address at Liberty University, returning to the scene of an appearance in January 2016 that helped put him on a path to winning widespread evangelical support in last year’s election. The school…