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Why the Christian right still supports Trump

By David P. Gushee — October 15, 2016

(RNS) The Christian right once said we need men of strong character to lead our nation. But that was before.

On avoiding manic-depressive Christian engagement with culture

By David P. Gushee — September 20, 2016

For faithful Christian witness regardless of circumstances and with a more humble reading of God’s actions in history.

Seven follow-ups on 10 reasons for Christian decline

By David P. Gushee — September 12, 2016

Seven lessons learned through dialogue about Christian decline in America.

The No. 1 reason evangelicals still put their hopes in Trump

By Yonat Shimron — August 9, 2016

(RNS) The only thing keeping Donald Trump afloat in these troubled waters is his May 18 announcement about the Supreme Court.

Seven hard truths about America this July 4th weekend

By David P. Gushee — June 30, 2016

We are bruised from failed foreign wars, and six other hard truths about America this July 4th.

Trump to top evangelicals: ‘I’m on your side’

By David Gibson — June 21, 2016

NEW YORK (RNS) Donald Trump began his crucial meeting with nearly 1,000 Christian conservatives by telling them that they should ‘pray to get everybody out to vote for one specific person.’

Trump victory marks major defeat for Christian Right agenda

By David P. Gushee — May 4, 2016

GOIP primary voters chose a man whose agenda and style are the antithesis of the Christian Right.

When the governor called in Jesus to defend gay people from Christians

By David P. Gushee — March 7, 2016

Georgia’s Republican governor Nathan Deal rejects anti-gay “religious liberty” excesses.

Trump, Cruz popularity represents two very different Christian failures

By David P. Gushee — February 21, 2016

Christian voters should look for candidates committed to civility, solidarity, justice, mercy, compassion, rule of law, and human rights.

Ten things I am learning from the presidential campaign

By David P. Gushee — February 4, 2016

A broken system, social backlash, political correctness, and other observations from the campaign.

Wheaton College, Doc Hawk, and a whole heap of trouble

By David P. Gushee — January 7, 2016

It’s a chilling story, about a tenured Christian college professor offending a politically conservative white evangelical constituency.

That’s what the “War on Christmas” is all about, Charlie Brown

By David P. Gushee — December 28, 2015

This “War on Christmas” thing is not really about Christmas. It’s about Christians figuring out how to accept declining cultural power.

Four kinds of evangelicals, four very different results

By David P. Gushee — December 14, 2015

Four flavors of evangelicals: doctrinal, missionary, lifestyle, and political.

Do the Democrats have a moral agenda for 2016?

By David P. Gushee — October 12, 2015

Republicans talk about God and moral values. Democrats have a religious and moral vision too, if they will claim it.

Southern Baptist leader Russell Moore to interview Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio at evangelical rally

By David Gibson — July 23, 2015

(RNS) The unusual event is being seen as both a major effort by Bush to reach out to Christian conservatives — a key constituency Bush has sometimes struggled to win over — and by evangelicals to reassert their political influence during a time of landmark social change.

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