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Embattled Evangelicals: ‘War on Religion’ is Aimed at Us
Originally Posted: 09/24/2014 - 12:04pm | Type: Blog

These are anxious times for white evangelicals, according to two new surveys. These are anxious times for white evangelicals, according to two new surveys. At 20 percent of U.S ...

Not As Helpless As We Think: 3 Ways to Stand In Solidarity With Ferguson
Originally Posted: 08/21/2014 - 8:22am | Type: Blog

I’ve heard from many of my white friends and readers who say they aren’t sure how to respond to the anger and grief they are watching on TV or hearing from their black friends. They want to be part of the solu ...

Immigration Isn't Dead
Originally Posted: 06/12/2014 - 11:40am | Type: Blog

Yesterday was one of the craziest days in recent American political history. House Majority leader Eric Cantor fell to Tea Party economics professor David Brat in a primary upset no pundit saw coming. ...

'Silence is Golden': The White Church and Race in America
Originally Posted: 07/22/2013 - 7:04pm | Type: Blog

In the book of Ecclesiastes, the author says that there is a time for everything under heaven, including “a time to be silent, and a time to speak.” (Ecclesiastes 3:7. Over the past two weekends, the vast majo ...

The New Evangelical Agenda
Originally Posted: 11/15/2012 - 9:17am | Type: Blog

Evangelical can no longer be accurately used to mean “white evangelical.” The day after the election, Southern Baptist Seminary President Albert Mohler said , “I think thi ...

Black Evangelicals, White Evangelicals and Franklin Graham's Repentance
Originally Posted: 03/01/2012 - 5:20pm | Type: Blog

When Franklin Graham expressed doubts about President Obama’s Christian faith during and interview on Morning Joe last week, it reminded me of an uncomfortable dinner I had in the late ‘90s. ...

New Poll: Majority of White Evangelicals Oppose Cutting Federal Programs that help the Poor
Originally Posted: 11/17/2011 - 10:07am | Type: Blog

A new poll released this morning by Public Religion Research Institute shows that a majority of white evangelicals are opposed to cutting federal anti-poverty programs for the poor and nearly three-quarters of ...

The "Atonement-Only" Gospel
Originally Posted: 10/30/2011 - 11:24am | Type: Blog

I really enjoyed the "debate" I had Thursday night with Al Mohler , president of Southern Baptist Seminary, at my own seminary alma mater, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, in the northern suburb ...

Evangelicals: By The Numbers
Originally Posted: 10/05/2011 - 7:12am | Type: Blog

What are "the evangelicals," you ask? Certainly not a political or ideological monolith, as recent polling and survey numbers demonstrate. What are "the evang ...

So, about those "Evangelicals..."
Originally Posted: 11/08/2011 - 5:22pm | Type: Blog

Below is a compilation of recent media reports where the word "evangelical" is invoked. When you read these, evangelical brothers and sisters, do you recognize yourself in how the word is used and de ...

Friday Links Round Up: Sign Language. Fashion Tips. Thank You. Interns.
Originally Posted: 09/24/2011 - 4:14pm | Type: Blog

Sign Language. Fashion Tips. Thank You. Interns. Today we say goodbye and thank you to this year's Sojourners interns. Sign Language. Fashion Tips. Thank You. Interns. Today ...

Young Evangelicals Must Champion Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

In some ways, 2010 was a great year for evangelicals who have longed for the church to stand for just and <a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/immigration/">compassionate immigration reform</a& ...

Study Finds White Evangelicals Believe in American Exceptionalism
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

More than eight-in-10 white evangelical Christians in the United States believe that God has granted the United States a special role in history, according to a study released Wednesday.</p> ...

It Takes a Movement: A Post-Election Analysis
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:40pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/it-takes-a-movement/" target="_blank"></a></p> [ Editor's Note: Today is ...

Why I'm Not Tired of Reading About the Tea Party
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

Are you tired of reading about the Tea Party? The group represents 11 percent of our population, yet it has been on the front cover of every national newspaper for months now. Are ...

The Immigration Fight Isn't Over
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

Yesterday, U.S. Yesterday, U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton preliminarily struck down key provisions in Arizona's infamous SB 1070 law and ruled that states cannot pr ...

An Open Letter to the Emergent Church Movement
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

[<a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/emergent-and-race/">Read more of this blog conversation</a> in response to the <em>Sojourners </em>article "<a href="http://www ...

The Author of Time's Report on Race and Megachurches: Interview with David Van Biema
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:19am | Type: Blog

Racial reconciliation among evangelicals is one of those slippery topics that come and go based on which national leader is currently jazzed about it. Racial reconciliation among ...

Time's Report on Race and Megachurches: The Backstory
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:19am | Type: Blog

<em>Time</em> magazine's Jan. Time magazine's Jan. 11 issue hit newsstands last week with a compelling teaser on its cover: "How Megachurches Are He ...

An Open Letter On Health Care to Conservative Christians in the U.S.
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

Dear Friends,</p> Dear Friends, Although today I would not call myself a political or social conservative, I am grateful for my heritage as an evangelical Christian: My ...

Torture and Evangelical Prejudice Toward Non-Christians
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

A few weeks ago, I read <a href="http://blog.sojo.net/2009/05/01/white-evangelicals-for-torture/">Brian McLaren's post</a> on this blog that caused some intense soul-searching. ...

White Evangelicals for Torture
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

Too many white evangelicals stand for torture, according to a recent Pew Forum study reported by <a href="http://www.cnn.com/2009/US/04/30/religion.torture/index.html" target="_blank"> ...

What Keeps Us From Living MLK's Dream?
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

<p>Last year Naomi Tutu and I met on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial to keep vigil on the 40th anniversary of the martyrdom of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Friends joined us from around the cou ...

What Makes Liberals and Conservatives Angry? Abortion Reduction
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

When both the Left and Right begin sharpening their knives, it means you are on to something. When both the Left and Right begin sharpening their knives, it means you are on to so ...

The Confession of a Young White Evangelical
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 6:51am | Type: Blog

Sorry <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/26/magazine/26mccain-t.html?scp=17&amp;sq=many%20faces%20of%20john%20mccain&amp;st=cse">Mr. Sorry Mr. Schmi ...

A New Faith Coalition
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 6:51am | Type: Blog

Most elections are just power rearrangements; this one was a transformational moment in our history. Most elections are just power rearrangements; this one was a transformational ...

Black and White Evangelical Voters: A Teachable Moment
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 6:51am | Type: Blog

In the wee hours of the morning on Wednesday, November 5, Wolf Blitzer listed "The Losers" in Tuesday's historic election on CNN. In the wee hours of the morning on ...

Hard Data on the Shifting Evangelical Ethos
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 6:51am | Type: Blog

The soul of evangelical Christianity is under stress.</p> The soul of evangelical Christianity is under stress. A few weeks ago, there was the disturbing report on tor ...

Invisible Evangelicals' Insight on the Common Good
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:17pm | Type: Blog

Evangelical women and minorities, it seems, exist on the muted margins of political discourse in America. Evangelical women and minorities, it seems, exist on the muted margins of ...