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Robert P. Jones

Robert P. Jones is an author at Religion News Service.

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Why a Trump indictment will matter so little to most of his Christian supporters

By Robert P. Jones — March 24, 2023
(RNS) — Consider just a few of the public revelations and remarks by Trump since 2016 and how little they affected white evangelicals' loyalty to him.

Five charts that explain the desperate turn to MAGA among conservative white Christians

By Robert P. Jones — March 14, 2023
(RNS) — White Christians’ attempt to halt their demographic slide has fostered two narratives of American life.

What the history of ‘Judeo-Christian’ can teach us about fighting Christian nationalism

By Eboo Patel and Robert P. Jones — July 20, 2022
(RNS) — It’s time to say good-bye to ‘Judeo-Christian’ America, but we can learn from its example.

This Supreme Court’s dangerous vision of ‘history and tradition’

By Robert P. Jones — July 4, 2022
(RNS) — In the South, we know what euphemisms like this one mean — and what they lead to.

The beloved community and the heresy of white replacement

By Robert P. Jones — May 16, 2022
(RNS) — How 'Beyoncé Mass' gave me hope after the Buffalo massacre.

Alito and public opinion reveal link between Roe and broader white Christian nationalist agenda

By Robert P. Jones — May 4, 2022
(RNS) — Attitudes on abortion are strongly correlated with a worldview that denies systemic racism and pines for a 1950s America.

Moving lightly through this world: Reflections on the weight of white Christian innocence

By Robert P. Jones — April 1, 2022
(RNS) — The persistent denial of our own culpability threatens to drown us all.

The sacred work of white discomfort

By Robert P. Jones — January 27, 2022
(RNS) — Holding a more truthful understanding of history gives us more agency, not less.

Martin Luther King Jr.’s hard words for white Christians

By Robert P. Jones — January 17, 2022
(RNS) — King’s exasperation at self-satisfied white Christians holds up a mirror that is still painfully accurate today.

Americans support a high bar for religious exemptions to vaccines

By Robert P. Jones and Eboo Patel — December 20, 2021
(RNS) — For most, the legitimacy of religious objections to COVID-19 vaccination mandates rests on how consistent the current claim is with a person’s previous actions.

It’s the most ‘angry’ time of the year?

By Robert P. Jones — December 11, 2021
(RNS) — A new survey highlights just how angry vaccinated and unvaccinated Americans are with each other today.

Advent, race and the intimacy of Incarnation

By Robert P. Jones — December 3, 2021
(RNS) — If we take the Incarnation seriously, we have a responsibility to build a theology where all of humanity is assumed in the body of Jesus.

Kyle Rittenhouse, whiteness and a divinely ordained license to kill

By Robert P. Jones — November 20, 2021
(RNS) — The danger we're facing goes beyond a rogue killer.

The key to understanding America’s political divides? It’s the culture, stupid.

By Robert P. Jones — November 8, 2021
(RNS) — If we want to heal the soul of the nation and achieve our country, we can’t continue to paper-over racial injustice with economic policy.

Shutting down the manufactured critical race theory ‘debate’

By Robert P. Jones — October 29, 2021
(RNS) — The anti-CRT crusades are the worst form of policy, designed not to redress an actual social problem, but to sow resentment that is useful to political campaigns and culture wars.
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