With ‘The Other Side of Heaven 2’, Christian filmmaker swims with summer blockbusters
“The Other Side of Heaven” is getting a sequel after 18 years, and filmmaker Mitch Davis is counting on Americans of faith to help the film compete against the blockbusters.
A suggestion for younger evangelicals: Lose the label
(RNS) — ‘Given the baggage it’s taken on, the term is probably not salvageable. The effort to redeem it is probably not worth the cost in time and energy,’ writes Tom Krattenmaker.
Richard Mouw: Despite Trumpism, I’m not quitting evangelicalism
(RNS) Anti-Trump evangelicals claim they are giving up on the movement. Richard Mouw, an influential theologian and author, explains why he’s not.
California’s End of Life Option law: More peaceful deaths or moral quicksand?
(RNS) California’s law expands access to aid in dying to 1 in 6 terminally ill Americans, cheering advocates and horrifying opponents who see danger ahead for the elderly and vulnerable.
Mormons, Evangelicals, and the Trinity
Evangelical seminary president Richard Land said yesterday that the Mormon Jesus is not our Jesus. But instead of focusing on actual differences, like Mormons’ and evangelicals’ views on the Trinity, his remarks reveal a deep misunderstanding of Mormon theology.
In supporting Trump, evangelicals are reaping what they’ve sown (COMMENTARY)
(RNS) Evangelical churches and colleges have failed to educate people on how to think in a Christian way about their role as citizens.
Mormons and evangelicals: Answering the hardball questions about our faith
The Mormon-evangelical dialogue group, led by BYU’s Robert Millet and Fuller Theological Seminary’s Richard Mouw, handles the tough questions between two religions that have often been at odds.
Fuller Seminary names preaching prof Mark Labberton next president
(RNS) With one foot in the church and the other in the academy, the Rev. Mark Labberton says he’s ready for his new role as president of Fuller Theological Seminary, the world’s largest multidenominational seminary.
Pope Benedict’s American fan club full of evangelicals
(RNS) Not all Catholics appreciated Pope Benedict XVI’s staunch defense of Christian orthodoxy, traditional marriage and life from conception to natural death. But American evangelicals sure did.
Religious leaders ask HHS to broaden birth control exemption
(RNS) A coalition of nearly 150 religious leaders, led by conservative Protestants, have petitioned the Obama administration to broaden the exemption that allows churches and some religious organizations to avoid the controversial policy mandating that all health care insurers provide free contraception coverage. By David Gibson.
Analysis: The unexpected evangelical silence on Mitt Romney’s Mormonism
(RNS) The relative ambivalence among prominent evangelicals about this new “Mormon moment” — and the fact that Mitt Romney's campaign could mainstream Mormonism right into the Oval Office – could radically shift the dynamics on America's political and religious landscape. By Jonathan Merritt.
Richard Mouw, evangelical leader, says engaging Mormonism isn’t just about being nice
SALT LAKE CITY (RNS) In his new book, evangelical scholar and seminary president Richard Mouw argues that understanding Mormonism isn’t just about being nice, it’s a Christian mandate. By Peggy Fletcher Stack.