Trevin Wax is an author at Religion News Service.
All Stories by Trevin Wax
4 evangelicals, 4 different ways to consider Trump
By Trevin Wax — September 26, 2016
(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
By Trevin Wax — September 19, 2016
(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
By Trevin Wax — August 23, 2016
(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
By Trevin Wax — August 8, 2016
(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
By Trevin Wax — August 1, 2016
(RNS) The DNC is far out of the mainstream on abortion regulation.
Can Baptists contest a core principle of their identity?
By Trevin Wax — June 10, 2016
(RNS) Until a new wave of radical Islam appeared, Baptists were united in seeing religious liberty as a fundamental principle of Baptist identity.
Why the culture wars rage on
By Trevin Wax — May 24, 2016
(RNS) Transgender rights are the latest flare-up, pitting those who view freedom as flourishing within the body we’ve received, and those who view freedom as overcoming and redefining the body.
Tyrannical tendencies are not just the purview of the right
By Trevin Wax — May 10, 2016
(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)
By Trevin Wax — January 26, 2016
(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)
By Trevin Wax — January 19, 2016
(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)
By Trevin Wax — January 4, 2016
(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)
By Trevin Wax — November 18, 2015
(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)
By Trevin Wax — October 19, 2015
(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)
By Trevin Wax — October 5, 2015
(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)
By Trevin Wax — September 21, 2015
(RNS) For decades now, traditional Anglicans have watched leaders in the West abandon key components of historic Christianity.
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