‘Take the Ship’: Conservatives Aim to Commandeer Southern Baptists

The insurgents, some adopting a pirate motif, believe that the denomination has drifted too far to the left on issues of race, gender and the strict authority of the Bible.

#baptist-churches, #conservatism-us-politics, #evangelical-movement, #greear-j-d, #nashville-tenn, #race-and-ethnicity, #southern-baptist-convention

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T. M. Luhrmann: What We Believe About Prophecies

Letting go of fantasies — political, spiritual or both — is much harder than you might think.

#christians-and-christianity, #evangelical-movement, #luhrmann-tanya-marie, #religious-cults, #superstitions

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Our Fellow Evangelicals Need to Get the Covid Vaccine

We’re worried that our community is obstructing the end of the pandemic.

#christians-and-christianity, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #evangelical-movement, #religion-and-belief, #vaccination-and-immunization

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Sarah Colt on Why 2021 Is the Right Time for a Film About Billy Graham

The director’s new two-hour installment of “American Experience,” on PBS, examines the rise of the man who was arguably most responsible for the power of modern evangelism in the United States.

#american-experience-tv-program, #documentary-films-and-programs, #evangelical-movement, #graham-billy, #religion-and-belief, #television

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U.S. Lutheran Church Elects its First Openly Transgender Bishop

The Rev. Megan Rohrer was elected to lead a synod that includes about 200 Lutheran congregations in Northern and Central California.

#california, #evangelical-lutheran-church-in-america, #evangelical-movement, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #lutheran-churches, #megan-rohrer, #national-center-for-transgender-equality, #sacramento-calif, #transgender-and-transsexuals

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A Pastor’s Son Becomes a Critic of Religion on TikTok

John Piper is one of the most influential theologians in America. His son Abraham calls evangelicalism “a destructive, narrow-minded worldview.”

#christians-and-christianity, #evangelical-movement, #piper-abraham, #piper-john, #social-media, #tiktok-bytedance

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Shamed Over Sex, a Generation of Evangelicals Confronts the Past | Retro Report

A Christian “purity” movement in the 90s promoted a biblical view of abstinence before marriage. But two decades later, followers are grappling with unforeseen aftershocks.

#abstinence-sexual, #christians-and-christianity, #evangelical-movement, #harris-joshua-1974, #i-kissed-dating-goodbye-book, #united-states

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How an Abstinence Pledge in the ’90s Shamed a Generation of Evangelicals

The Christian “purity” movement promoted a strict view of abstinence before marriage. But two decades later, some followers are grappling with unforeseen aftershocks.

#abstinence-sexual, #christians-and-christianity, #evangelical-movement, #moore-beth-1957, #southern-baptist-convention

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How White Evangelicals’ Vaccine Refusal Could Prolong the Pandemic

Millions of white evangelical adults in the U.S. do not intend to get vaccinated against Covid-19. Tenets of faith and mistrust of science play a role; so does politics.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #evangelical-movement, #graham-franklin, #greear-j-d, #hagee-john-c, #ministers-protestant, #vaccination-and-immunization

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He’s a Famous Evangelical Preacher, but His Kids Wish He’d Pipe Down

The Rev. Rick Joyner has called on Christians to arm themselves for civil war. But his children would be on the other side.

#christians-and-christianity, #content-type-personal-profile, #evangelical-movement, #families-and-family-life, #joyner-rick-1949, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #united-states-politics-and-government

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The Atlanta Shootings and a Religious Toxicity

Did racism or religion or gender motivate the shootings in Georgia? All of the above.

#asian-americans, #atlanta-spa-shootings-2021, #evangelical-movement, #sex, #sex-crimes, #women-and-girls

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Progressive Christians Arise! Hallelujah!

With a churchgoing Democrat in the White House, faith becomes more complicated in America. Thank God.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #christians-and-christianity, #conservatism-us-politics, #democratic-party, #evangelical-movement, #republican-party, #southern-baptist-convention, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Sexual Anguish of Atlanta Suspect Is Familiar Thorn for Evangelicals

The man accused of killing eight people at spas was a churchgoer who told officers he was addicted to sex. Parts of evangelical culture imply that sexual sins are more serious than others.

#addiction-psychology, #atlanta-spa-shootings-2021, #christians-and-christianity, #evangelical-movement, #long-robert-aaron, #pornography, #sex

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Conservative Activist Charlie Kirk Leaves Liberty University Think Tank

The Falkirk Center, named for its founders, Jerry Falwell Jr. and Charlie Kirk, was the center of evangelical Trumpism. Now, both are gone.

#colleges-and-universities, #evangelical-movement, #falwell-jerry-jr-1962, #kirk-charlie-1993, #liberty-university, #think-tanks, #trump-donald-j

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Luis Palau, the ‘Billy Graham of Latin America,’ Dies at 86

He rose from preaching on street corners in Argentina to ministering to millions around the world, then focused his ministry on liberal corners of the U.S.

#argentina, #deaths-obituaries, #evangelical-movement, #graham-billy, #palau-luis-1934, #spanish-language

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Why Beth Moore Has Captivated Evangelical Women

The author and public speaker attracted attention for her dramatic break with the Southern Baptist Convention this week.

#baptist-churches, #bible, #evangelical-movement, #moore-beth-1957, #southern-baptist-convention, #women-and-girls

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Beth Moore, a Prominent Evangelical, Splits With Southern Baptists

A teacher on biblical topics, she cited the “staggering” disorientation of seeing denominational leaders support Donald J. Trump, among other issues.

#evangelical-movement, #greear-j-d, #southern-baptist-convention

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‘’Til Kingdom Come’ Review: An Unusual Religious Bond

Maya Zinshtein’s revelatory documentary explores the political and philanthropic alliance of American evangelical Christians and Israeli Jews.

#til-kingdom-come-movie, #documentary-films-and-programs, #evangelical-movement, #israel, #jews-and-judaism, #kentucky, #zinshtein-maya

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American Evangelicals, Israeli Settlers and a Skeptical Filmmaker

A new documentary illuminates what the director calls an “unholy alliance” that sharply altered the Israeli-Palestinian conflict during the Trump administration.

#documentary-films-and-programs, #evangelical-movement, #israel, #jews-and-judaism, #republican-study-committee

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Under Pressure, California Church Postpones Conference for Thousands

Grace Community Church reversed course after Los Angeles County health officials warned that indoor conferences were prohibited and that the event could worsen the spread of the coronavirus.

#california, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #evangelical-movement, #grace-community-church-sun-valley-calif, #los-angeles-county-calif, #macarthur-john-f-jr, #politics-and-government, #quarantines, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #sun-valley-calif

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Evangelist Ravi Zacharias Accused of Sexual Abuse

An investigation found credible evidence of sexual misconduct spanning many years. Several massage therapists made accusations against Mr. Zacharias, who died last spring.

#christians-and-christianity, #evangelical-movement, #rzim, #sex-crimes, #sexting, #sexual-harassment, #zacharias-ravi-1946-2020

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Christian Prophets Are on the Rise. What Happens When They’re Wrong?

They are stars within one of the fastest-growing corners of American Christianity. Now, their movement is in crisis.

#christians-and-christianity, #evangelical-movement, #rumors-and-misinformation

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The Love Triangle That Caused a Religious Panic

“Doomed Romance,” by Christine Leigh Heyrman, offers a window onto ambition and hypocrisy in the 19th-century American evangelical movement at a critical moment in its history.

#books-and-literature, #christians-and-christianity, #doomed-romance-broken-hearts-lost-souls-and-sexual-tumult-in-nineteenth-century-america-book, #evangelical-movement, #heyrman-christine-leigh, #missionaries, #new-england-states-us, #women-and-girls

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‘The Capitol Insurrection Was as Christian Nationalist as It Gets.’

Religious resentment has become a potent recruiting tool for the hard right.

#black-people, #christians-and-christianity, #evangelical-movement, #nationalism-theory-and-philosophy, #race-and-ethnicity, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #washington-dc, #whites

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How Argentina Bucked Latin American Tradition and Made Abortion Legal

The region, where Roman Catholic and evangelical churches hold sway, has long been unfriendly territory for abortion rights advocates. Argentina in 2020, though, offered a different landscape.

#metoo-movement, #abortion, #evangelical-movement, #fernandez-alberto-1959, #latin-america, #roman-catholic-church, #women-and-girls

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Trump or No Trump, Religious Authoritarianism Is Here to Stay

Their unlikely ally may have lost the White House, but Christian nationalists still plan to win the war.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #christians-and-christianity, #courts-and-the-judiciary, #evangelical-movement, #faith-and-freedom-coalition, #family-research-council, #freedom-of-religion, #income-inequality, #presidential-election-of-2020, #reed-ralph-e-jr, #religion-state-relations, #republican-party, #supreme-court-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-and-voters

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Christian Conservatives Respond to Trump’s Loss and Look Ahead

Many reflected on how much they had gained in the last four years under the Trump administration.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #christians-and-christianity, #conservatism-us-politics, #evangelical-movement, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-and-voters

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Why Evangelicals Aren’t What They Used to Be

Once a religious bloc in search of political purchase, white evangelicals have become a political bloc with a religious past.

#baptist-churches, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #christians-and-christianity, #conservatism-us-politics, #evangelical-movement, #falwell-jerry, #presidential-election-of-2020, #religion-and-belief, #southern-baptist-convention, #southern-states-us, #trump-donald-j, #voting-and-voters

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Carl Lentz, Pastor to Celebrities, Is Fired From Hillsong Church

Mr. Lentz has been a rising star on the evangelical stage thanks in part to his connection to the singer Justin Bieber.

#christians-and-christianity, #evangelical-movement, #hillsong-church, #houston-brian-1954, #lentz-carl-1979, #ministers-protestant, #protestant-churches

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There Are Evangelicals Who Stand Against Trump. I’m One of Them.

We can’t succumb to the president’s appeals to fear.

#abortion, #conservatism-us-politics, #evangelical-movement, #presidential-election-of-2020, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #trump-donald-j

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Most Conservative Christians Support Trump. Will They Help Him Win Again?

White evangelicals have time and again offered uncompromising support for President Trump when he needed it the most.

#christians-and-christianity, #evangelical-movement, #polls-and-public-opinion, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j, #voting-and-voters, #whites

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Er, Can I Ask a Few Questions About Abortion?

You know who really reduced abortion numbers in the U.S.? President Obama, with the Affordable Care Act.

#abortion, #appointments-and-executive-changes, #barrett-amy-coney, #bible, #birth-control-and-family-planning, #christians-and-christianity, #conservatism-us-politics, #evangelical-movement, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #republican-party, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #supreme-court-us, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government

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‘Fat and Happy’ With a Conservative Court, Are Republicans Losing a Winning Issue?

President Trump and his party pushed Justice Barrett’s confirmation through in record time. But they could find that satisfied voters, who no longer fear the specter of a liberal court, are also complacent.

#abortion, #appointments-and-executive-changes, #barrett-amy-coney, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #conservatism-us-politics, #courts-and-the-judiciary, #democratic-party, #evangelical-movement, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #supreme-court-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Virginia Mollenkott, 88, Dies; Feminist Found Liberation in Bible

A Christian evangelical who was shunned for her lesbianism, she became an influential scholar of the Bible, finding in it acceptance of L.G.B.T.Q. people.

#bible, #bob-jones-university, #christians-and-christianity, #deaths-obituaries, #evangelical-movement, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #religion-and-belief, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #virginia-mollenkott

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She’s Evangelical, ‘Pro-Life’ and Voting for Biden

Billy Graham’s granddaughter says, “This president doesn’t represent our faith.”

#abortion, #christians-and-christianity, #democratic-party, #evangelical-movement, #graham-billy, #polls-and-public-opinion, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government

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An Evangelical Conquista in Amazonia

This isn’t the first time missionaries have risked spreading disease alongside the word of god.

#brazil, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #evangelical-movement, #indigenous-people, #politics-and-government

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For Conservative Christian Women, Amy Coney Barrett’s Success Is Personal

Judge Barrett is a new kind of icon for some, one they have not seen before in American cultural and political life.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #barrett-amy-coney, #christians-and-christianity, #evangelical-movement, #roman-catholic-church, #supreme-court-us, #united-states-politics-and-government, #women-and-girls

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Trump Seeks to Turn Israeli-Arab Accords Into Campaign Gains

President Trump’s re-election campaign lost no time turning a White House ceremony into a television ad, as it targets Jewish and evangelical voters.

#bahrain, #evangelical-movement, #israel, #jews-and-judaism, #middle-east, #polls-and-public-opinion, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j, #united-arab-emirates, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-and-voters

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The Evangelicals Who Are Taking on QAnon

Some leaders are trying to save their flocks from the lure of the online conspiracy theory.

#clinton-bill, #conspiracy-theories, #evangelical-movement, #falwell-jerry, #qanon, #trump-donald-j, #whites

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After Jerry Falwell Jr.’s Stumble, This Is How His Hometown Sees Him

Jerry Falwell Jr. has courted controversy repeatedly, but a provocative Instagram post led to him stepping aside as Liberty University’s president.

#christians-and-christianity, #colleges-and-universities, #evangelical-movement, #falwell-jerry, #falwell-jerry-jr-1962, #liberty-university, #ministers-protestant

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‘Christianity Will Have Power’

Donald Trump made a promise to white evangelical Christians, whose support can seem mystifying to the outside observer.

#christians-and-christianity, #evangelical-movement, #iowa, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j, #whites

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Mixed Signals on Israeli Annexation Reflect Split Among Officials

U.S. and Israeli officials are divided on whether annexation is a means to get Palestinians to the table, or whether the peace plan is a means to get annexation.

#dermer-ron, #evangelical-movement, #friedman-david-m, #gantz-benny, #halevi-yossi-klein, #israel, #israeli-settlements, #jeffress-robert, #kushner-jared, #middle-east, #netanyahu-benjamin, #palestinians, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government, #west-bank

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Trump’s Approval Slips Where He Can’t Afford to Lose It: Among Evangelicals

Polls and private concerns from top social conservatives show the president’s standing with the cornerstone of his base isn’t what it used to be. A photo op with the Bible was supposed to help fix that.

#evangelical-movement, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #graham-franklin, #polls-and-public-opinion, #presidential-election-of-2020, #reed-ralph-e-jr, #robertson-pat, #trump-donald-j

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Firing a Salvo in Culture Wars, Trump Pushes for Churches to Reopen

President Trump threatened to overrule states that refuse to open places of worship. The White House could not explain how he has that power, and legal experts said he did not have such authority.

#churches-buildings, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #evangelical-movement, #mosques, #presidential-election-of-2020, #protestant-churches, #roman-catholic-church, #synagogues, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Trump Orders States to Allow Places of Worship to Open, Though He Has No Authority To

President Trump has always been an unlikely champion of evangelical and conservative religious voters, and by speaking out, he put himself out front on an issue important to them at a time when his support has been eroding.

#churches-buildings, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #evangelical-movement, #mosques, #presidential-election-of-2020, #protestant-churches, #roman-catholic-church, #synagogues, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Jane Roe’s Pro-Life Conversion Was a Con

Norma McCorvey makes a shocking deathbed confession.

#abortion, #aka-jane-roe-movie, #benham-flip, #conservatism-us-politics, #documentary-films-and-programs, #evangelical-movement, #frauds-and-swindling, #mccorvey-norma, #roe-v-wade-supreme-court-decision, #schenck-rob-1958, #women-and-girls

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Evangelical Leader Franklin Graham Responds to Critics of Samaritan’s Purse Central Park Field Hospital

His critics accuse him of discriminating against L.G.B.T. people. “Just because I don’t agree doesn’t mean I’m against them,” he said.

#central-park-manhattan-ny, #christians-and-christianity, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #discrimination, #epidemics, #evangelical-movement, #graham-franklin, #hospitals, #muslims-and-islam, #samaritans-purse, #same-sex-marriage-civil-unions-and-domestic-partnerships

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