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Evangelical supporters place hands on and pray with President Trump in the Oval Office of the White House. Photo courtesy of Johnnie Moore

Need to know: Monday, December 18, 2017


‘Trumpvangelicals’ top religion journalists’ poll

And the president himself tops the list of religion newsmakers of the year — despite his lack of church attendance and biblical literacy. More from Religion News Service

‘Linked fate’

A dark horse emerges victorious in Alabama’s election: the black voter

It turns out that black Christians, not white evangelicals, are the story, writes Larycia Hawkins. More from Religion News Service

Reframing the mission

How Mike Pence’s Mideast trip to help embattled Christians evolved into a visit …

Pence originally said his trip to Israel and Egypt was envisioned as a show of solidarity with persecuted Christians. So why isn't there a single Christian on his itinerary? More from

A lotta moxie

This evangelical leader denounced Trump. Then the death threats started

Jen Hatmaker is one of the most popular religious figures in America—and she is paying a steep price for speaking out for what she believes. More from

Signs of Jewish life?

My quest to find Roy Moore’s ‘Jewish attorney’ (if there is one)

How hard could it be to identify this one very special Jewish attorney? Liz Brody tried to find out. More from

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About the author

Emily McFarlan Miller

Emily McFarlan Miller is a national reporter for RNS based in Chicago. She covers evangelical and mainline Protestant Christianity.