@TobinGrant blogs for Religion News Service at Corner of Church and State, a data-driven conversation on religion and politics. He is a political science professor at Southern Illinois University and associate editor of the Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion.
This post-election sermon is the one you wanted to hear this week
A sermon on how to live together after such a contentious election.
Did white evangelical support for Trump drop due to lower turnout?
As the data comes in, the key will be to watch turnout.
5 ways political scientists got the election right
Pundits and prognosticators assumed that this election was unusual. It wasn’t.
Is Wayne Grudem lying about not knowing Donald Trump’s past? Watch the video
Wayne Grudem now says Trump is morally unfit for the presidency. It’s a return to his view in February.
Can political candidates speak at churches? Yes, if they follow these five rules
Churches and other religious communities can invite candidates to speak, but they need to follow these rules.
What DNC WikiLeaks email on Sanders’ religion reminds us about atheists in America
Americans dislike atheists. In fact, there are few groups they dislike more.
Why do some evangelical leaders back Trump? Because it’s not about faith
Jerry Falwell Jr. aren’t keeping it a secret: this year, faith, convictions, and policies be damned.
Pro-Trump pastor whitewashes history of pastors during Jim Crow — including the history of his church
Robert Jeffress pastors First Baptist Dallas. His church was once the most prominent voice for segregation in the country
‘The End of White Christian America’ is meaningless
It’s a simplistic story wrapped in data.
Why do people support police using force? Religion is part of the answer
Videos of police shootings (again) divide public opinion. Here’s how religion shapes views of police.
Share our joy! How Julie Rodgers recalls last year’s marriage ruling
Her friends didn’t force her to choose between her orientation and her love for Jesus. They shared her joy.
What catalyst started the Presbyterian Church in America? Racism
If it wasn’t for slavery, segregation, and white supremacy, there would be no Presbyterian Church in America.
Where do Southern Baptists go when they leave? The answer in one chart
Only 62 percent of Southern Baptist youth are in a Southern Baptist church today.