Trevin Wax is an author at Religion News Service.
4 evangelicals, 4 different ways to consider Trump
(RNS) At a recent ‘evangelical debate’ on Trump in Washington, two speakers opposed Trump; two supported him. Here’s how their arguments played out.
Tim Kaine mangles the Bible to score a political point
(RNS) Kaine’s all-encompassing ‘celebration’ of the diversity of the human family leaves him without any principle by which he can criticize any kind of family arrangement at all.
How Donald Trump divided and conquered the religious right
(RNS) Trump didn’t win over large numbers of religious conservatives by appealing to all of them. He won because he realized he didn’t have to. He bypassed religious leaders and went straight for voters.
On abortion, Tim Kaine is a bridge to Hillary Clinton’s past
(RNS) On abortion, Hillary Clinton and her running mate Tim Kaine, have flown to different wings within the “pro-choice” camp.
Euphemisms abound in the Democratic platform on abortion
(RNS) The DNC is far out of the mainstream on abortion regulation.
Can Baptists contest a core principle of their identity?
(RNS) Until a new wave of radical Islam appeared, Baptists were united in seeing religious liberty as a fundamental principle of Baptist identity.
Tyrannical tendencies are not just the purview of the right
(RNS) Many evangelicals would agree with Andrew Sullivan’s assessment of Trump. But they believe the situation is worse than Sullivan imagines.
The problem with Trump’s change of heart on abortion (COMMENTARY)
(RNS) Trump’s reason for being pro-life depends on the potential outcome of the child in the womb, rather than the fact that there is a child in the womb.
Is Wheaton College getting a fair shake? (COMMENTARY)
(RNS) Make no mistake. Wheaton College is the “rebel” when it comes to enforcing its doctrinal standard, especially considering our society’s distaste for dogma.
Why ‘the evangelical voter’ doesn’t mean anything (COMMENTARY)
(RNS) When politicians or reporters treat the evangelical movement as monolithic, they are most likely taking just one segment of evangelicals (usually, “white” and “older”).
Why evangelicals are torn about admitting refugees to the US (ANALYSIS)
(RNS) One evangelical pastor today told me, “My church members are all over the place on this!”
Ben Carson wouldn’t vote for Muslim president because he takes religion seriously (COMMENTARY)
(RNS) People have a right to take a candidate’s religious views into account before they cast a vote — whether they are evangelical, Catholic, Muslim, Hindu, or not religious at all.
When tragedy strikes, partisan politicking offers cold comfort (COMMENTARY)
(RNS) All sides of the gun control debate seem to turn to government as the solution. But why do we turn to government first? Are there no other places to turn for comfort, for consolation, for change?
The Anglican Communion is already divorced (COMMENTARY)
(RNS) For decades now, traditional Anglicans have watched leaders in the West abandon key components of historic Christianity.