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How President Trump’s ethical standards compared to his seven predecessors depended upon a respondent’s party affiliation, a Gallup report found. […] Read More

Many U.S. Christians seem to put their political ideology ahead of their Christianity. Our allegiance should be to the truth and what lines up with our interpretation of the Bible, not what’s best for a party. […] Read More

How U.S. adults perceive religion’s role in politics varies greatly based on the issue, a report found. Poverty was the only issue that a majority affirmed that religion should influence policy “a lot.” […] Read More

Is it possible for U.S. Christians to be proud of their country and still criticize or condemn some of its actions? Of course, if we learn to do these two things. […] Read More

The seductive lure of power destabilizes character and undermines previously solid moral principles. Yet, despite Jesus’ warning, many U.S. evangelicals find it’s a siren call they can’t resist. […] Read More

When it comes to seeking a church to join, nearly half of U.S. Protestant churchgoers seek a congregation in which people share their political views, a report says. […] Read More

Many young people today lack a belief that things can and will get better. While they have great hopefulness for a better world, they have little confidence that things will get anything but worse. […] Read More

Christians are often unsure about the appropriate relationship between religion and politics. Recently, I have been reading and thinking about their interplay, and two devout Episcopalian lawyers have been helpful in this regard. William Stringfellow graduated from Harvard Law School in 1956. He soon moved to a tenement in Harlem, New York City, where he […] Read More

I was serving as a short-term supply pastor years ago for a very small congregation in rural Virginia. My third Sunday there fell on the Martin Luther King Jr. weekend, so I decided to weave a couple of sentences from King’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech into my sermon. It seemed appropriate, especially since […] Read More

I came off of a very productive Lent this past season. My Lent involved fasting from politics – from listening, watching, reading and anything having to do with politics. That was a good exercise. Before Lent, I was up too late watching CNN, wasting away in the midnight hours reading The Washington Post and subjecting […] Read More