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Church Has Long History of Women Preachers - Part 2
Church Has Long History of Women Preachers - Part 2

By: Beth Allison Barr
Despite the narrative from some quarters that female leadership in church is "disobeying the word of God," Baptist churches have allowed women to lead and preach. Case in point, First Baptist of Elm Mott, Texas.

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Church Has Long History of Women Preachers - Part 1
Church Has Long History of Women Preachers - Part 1

By: Beth Allison Barr
Conservative evangelicals are often ignorant of the long history of female leaders and preachers in Christian past. The female preachers they do know about are often negative examples.

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Immigrants May Be Best Way to Fill Churches' Empty Pews
Immigrants May Be Best Way to Fill Churches' Empty Pews

By: David Swartz
With the number of U.S. evangelicals declining, anti-immigration evangelicals may want to rethink their stance. Reaching out to immigrants, two-thirds of whom are Christian, can help their churches survive.

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Communicating Mission Work Clearly to Global Media
Communicating Mission Work Clearly to Global Media

By: Rick Love
Many mission workers don't know how to engage the mainstream media. When our in-house language doesn't align with what we say to those outside the household of faith, our words can be misunderstood.

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Women Ministers - Called By God, Gifted by God
Women Ministers - Called By God, Gifted by God

By: Roger Olson
Having women ministers is not evidence of a "liberal trend." Many conservative churches have accepted women in leadership roles. Christians who reject women ministers are usually quite inconsistent in practice.

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PhD Candidate Examines Intersection of Sports, Religion
PhD Candidate Examines Intersection of Sports, Religion

By: EthicsDaily Staff
If you think of sports and religion, Tim Tebow probably comes to mind first. But there's more to it than that, says a doctoral candidate focusing on the intersection of sports and religion in an EthicsDaily.com video interview.

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Why We See Our Group as More Diverse Than Others
Why We See Our Group as More Diverse Than Others

By: David Swartz
As research into Thailand's anti-trafficking movement illustrated, people tend to see members of their group as more diverse than other groups, which reflects narcissism and a lack of empathy toward others.

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Evangelicals and Baptists Share DNA But Aren't Same
Evangelicals and Baptists Share DNA But Aren't Same

By: David Kerrigan
Are all Baptists card-carrying evangelicals? To answer that, we must first define what evangelical means. That definition means contemporary Baptist identity is at times at odds with evangelical ideology.

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Why Today's U.S. Conservative Christianity is Really Liberal
Why Today's U.S. Conservative Christianity is Really Liberal

By: Roger Olson
Here's one of the greatest ironies of contemporary American Christianity: What we typically call "conservative Christianity" is really a form of liberal Christianity.

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When Your Faith Aligns Too Closely with Your Politics
When Your Faith Aligns Too Closely with Your Politics

By: David Swartz
Subscribing to a political party traps you in a closed system. Christian activists on both sides are complicit in demonizing the enemy, which undermines the message of the very gospel they desire to advance.

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Trump's Meeting with Conservative Christians Sparks Definitional Issues
Trump's Meeting with Conservative Christians Sparks Definitional Issues

By: Brian Kaylor
Addressing Christian pastors and leaders in New York City, Donald Trump made the pitch for why Christians should vote for him in November.

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How Christians Can Change Culture. (Hint: It's Not Politics)
How Christians Can Change Culture. (Hint: It's Not Politics)

By: Thomas Kidd
Culture is extraordinarily complex and not susceptible to quick change, especially through politics. While evangelicals can participate in politics, we must remember that politics simply reflects culture.

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Trump, Cruz Tied Among Evangelical Voters
Trump, Cruz Tied Among Evangelical Voters

By: Brian Kaylor
The media suggest GOP frontrunner Donald Trump is big with evangelicals. Voting data reveals Trump is merely tied with Texas Sen. Ted Cruz within the critical Republican voting bloc.

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Evangelicals Minimally Engaged in Presidential Campaign
Evangelicals Minimally Engaged in Presidential Campaign

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Despite significant focus by media outlets on the importance of gaining the evangelical vote, U.S. evangelicals are minimally engaged in this year's presidential campaign.

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Evangelicals in Middle America Less Supportive of Trump
Evangelicals in Middle America Less Supportive of Trump

By: Brian Kaylor
As Donald Trump moves closer to the GOP presidential nomination, news continues to focus on his support from evangelical Christians. However, Midwest evangelicals aren't riding the Trump bandwagon.

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Church Attendance as Antidote to Donald Trump
Church Attendance as Antidote to Donald Trump

By: Brian Kaylor
While Donald Trump dominates among most voters, a soft spot in his support emerges when comparing voters by church attendance rates. People who attend church frequently remain much less likely to back Trump.

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Nationalist Religions Reinforce Tribal Pride, Quell Fears
Nationalist Religions Reinforce Tribal Pride, Quell Fears

By: Joe LaGuardia
A variety of nationalist religions are on the rise around the globe. In the wake of increasing regional tensions, people turn to religions that reinforce tribal pride and quell fears regarding economic inequality.

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Don't Let Extremists Hijack 'Evangelical' Label
Don't Let Extremists Hijack 'Evangelical' Label

By: Roger Olson
Some equate "American evangelicalism" with a far right-wing political movement, but many evangelicals don't identify with or participate in the Religious Right or fundamentalist theology.

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Iowa Evangelicals Answered Call to
Iowa Evangelicals Answered Call to "Elect a President Who Will Lead in Godly Ways"

By: Brian Kaylor
A blizzard of evangelical voters carried Texas Sen. Ted Cruz to an upset victory over business mogul Donald Trump in Iowa's Republican caucus.

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Iowa Caucuses Today; Here's How the Process Works
Iowa Caucuses Today; Here's How the Process Works

By: EthicsDaily.com Staff
How does an Iowa caucus work? What role does faith play in the caucus process? EthicsDaily.com contributing editor Brian Kaylor, who witnessed the GOP caucuses in 2008, explains in a new EthicsDaily.com video.

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Evangelical Leaders Call for Biblical Approach to Immigration
Evangelical Leaders Call for Biblical Approach to Immigration

By: EthicsDaily Staff
Thirty-two Iowa pastors and a handful of national leaders have informed the 2016 presidential candidates that evangelical voters "are looking for a biblical approach regarding immigrants and immigration."

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U.S. Evangelicals in Paris Reflect on Climate Talks
U.S. Evangelicals in Paris Reflect on Climate Talks

By: Brian Kaylor
U.S. evangelicals who traveled to Paris for the COP21 United Nations climate conference will return home soon and help explain to fellow evangelicals the importance of climate change.

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Christians in Paris Urge Climate Action for Vulnerable Global Neighbors
Christians in Paris Urge Climate Action for Vulnerable Global Neighbors

By: Brian Kaylor
Not relying on the scientists and diplomats, evangelicals are speaking up in Paris about the impact of climate change on the poor and most vulnerable.

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Is the Church in the Middle East on Life Support? Part 2
Is the Church in the Middle East on Life Support? Part 2

By: Martin Accad
With the church in the Middle East on life support, the solution is not to fan fears of Islam and Muslims and develop strategies of war against them. Rather, the transformation must start from within.

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Evangelicals Meet in Paris, Consider Biblical Call on Climate Change
Evangelicals Meet in Paris, Consider Biblical Call on Climate Change

By: Brian Kaylor
More than 100 evangelicals from several countries and denominations gathered in Paris to worship, learn and dialogue about how they should respond to climate change.

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Is the Church in the Middle East on Life Support? Part 1
Is the Church in the Middle East on Life Support? Part 1

By: Martin Accad
The church of the Middle East is on life support, and fingers regularly point at Islam as the cause of its demise. Under such circumstances, how do you prepare future leaders for the Arab church?

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How Islamophobia Hurts America
How Islamophobia Hurts America

By: Martin Brooks
The polarization between the Muslim and Christian communities is doing great harm to our nation and to our Christian witness. And many churches respond with fear instead of Christ's love.

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Evangelicals, Muslims Commit to Mutual Peace
Evangelicals, Muslims Commit to Mutual Peace

By: Rick Love
Evangelical pastors and Muslim imams declared their commitment to making peace with one another, but some evangelicals uphold Jesus' exclusive truth claims without upholding his inclusive love aims.

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Prosperity Gospel: A Valid Evangelical Option? Part 2
Prosperity Gospel: A Valid Evangelical Option? Part 2

By: Roger Olson
Evangelical leaders should take a strong public stand and reject the prosperity gospel as non-evangelical. It turns God into a cosmic slot machine and distorts prayer into magic.

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Prosperity Gospel: A Valid Evangelical Option? Part 1
Prosperity Gospel: A Valid Evangelical Option? Part 1

By: Roger Olson
Across the U.S. and throughout the world, certain evangelists and pastors promote the Prosperity Gospel as their primary theme. Many adherents claim they're evangelicals. But is that valid?

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How Evangelicals Abandoned Organized Labor
How Evangelicals Abandoned Organized Labor

By: Heath W. Carter
These are the worst times for organized labor, represented by only 7 percent of private sector workers. But you'd be hard-pressed to find evangelicals making this an election-year issue. That wasn't always the case.

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2 Cultural Blinders Worn by U.S. Evangelicals
2 Cultural Blinders Worn by U.S. Evangelicals

By: Thomas Kidd
We're constantly at risk of developing tunnel vision because of our culture. For U.S. evangelicals, the two greatest risks to biblical faithfulness are the prosperity gospel and the gospel of American patriotism.

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Southern Baptists Need to Keep Away from Party Politics
Southern Baptists Need to Keep Away from Party Politics

By: Thomas Kidd
Southern Baptists rescinded presidential hopeful Ben Carson's invitation to speak at their annual Pastors' Conference. Evangelicals need to stop platforming political candidates at denominational functions.

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Israeli Election is Wake-Up Call to Church: Part 2
Israeli Election is Wake-Up Call to Church: Part 2

By: Azar Ajaj
While the church in Israel is doing a good job on the spiritual level by presenting the gospel, little has occurred on the social level and almost nothing on the political level. It's time to be a prophetic voice.

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Israeli Election is Wake-Up Call to Church: Part 1
Israeli Election is Wake-Up Call to Church: Part 1

By: Azar Ajaj
The events of the Israeli election are a wake-up call to the church in Israel, a challenge to become more effective in its mission. How can churches better serve Arab Israelis as well as the Israeli community?

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7 Bible Words for Evangelicals and Pentecostals
7 Bible Words for Evangelicals and Pentecostals
By: Robert Parham
Given the global growth and dynamism of evangelical and Pentecostal communities, it's vital to double up our efforts to engage them in climate change. Here are seven biblical words for those conversations.
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Evangelical Community in Syria and Lebanon Declares
Evangelical Community in Syria and Lebanon Declares "State of Emergency"

By: Robert Parham
Evangelical leaders in the Middle East have issued a "state of emergency," warning that the Christian presence there could be annihilated.

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How to Hijack a Religious Tradition
How to Hijack a Religious Tradition
By: Colin Harris
The priorities of the Religious Right and evangelicals have drifted far from their original roots. That's why it's always wise to be careful who you let tell you who you are.
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Mixed Results 20 Years after Evangelical-Catholic Unity Effort
Mixed Results 20 Years after Evangelical-Catholic Unity Effort
By: Brian Kaylor
Prominent evangelicals and Catholics released a document 20 years ago articulating common ground between them, but their groundwork may have done more for politics than theology.
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Why Are Evangelicals Vulnerable to So-Called Experts?
Why Are Evangelicals Vulnerable to So-Called Experts?
By: Thomas Kidd
Instead of relying on pop experts, evangelicals could use more people who possess studied expertise in important subjects and are willing to communicate that expertise to a general audience.
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What's Out? What's In? 5 Evangelical Trends for 2014
What's Out? What's In? 5 Evangelical Trends for 2014
By: Chuck Warnock
What trends are going to influence the church in 2014? Check out one columnist's take on what 5 trends are going to be in and what 5 trends are going to be out this year.
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Uncovering White Evangelical Obsession with Israel
Uncovering White Evangelical Obsession with Israel

Many evangelical Christians are politically obsessed with Israel, arguing that Israel is "the apple of God's eye" and, therefore, should be free to act in any way current leaders choose.

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Skype Interview: Mandy McMichael on Beauty Pageants, Religion
Skype Interview: Mandy McMichael on Beauty Pageants, Religion
What's the relationship between religion and beauty pageants? An assistant professor and doctoral candidate shares her thoughts in a new Skype interview from EthicsDaily.com.
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Baptist Contribution to Understanding of Holy Spirit
Baptist Contribution to Understanding of Holy Spirit
Baptists have historically focused on the person and work of Christ and largely undervalued the work of the Spirit, a presenter at the Baptist International Conference on Theological Education says.
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The Fiction of Evangelical Friction Over Immigration
The Fiction of Evangelical Friction Over Immigration
Shifts in the debates on immigration policy reform among evangelical Protestants may depend on the frequency and quality of concrete relationships between those sitting in the pews.
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Measuring Religious Intensity of Catholics, Evangelicals
Measuring Religious Intensity of Catholics, Evangelicals
Once only separated by a few points, the religious intensity of today's evangelicals has grown while the religious intensity of Catholics has declined, a sociologist has found.
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Why Does God Ignore Our Fasting, Prayers?
Why Does God Ignore Our Fasting, Prayers?
Faithful Christians ask God to take up their righteous causes but don't get the answer they want. Is it because we're good about confessing the wrongs of the "ungodly" but not our own?
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Poll: Only 1 in 5 Jews View Christian Right Favorably
Poll: Only 1 in 5 Jews View Christian Right Favorably
Despite bridge-building efforts between Jews and the Christian Right, Jews view Mormons and Muslims far more favorably than the Christian Right, a poll revealed.
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How Evangelicalism Has Watered Down the Gospel
How Evangelicalism Has Watered Down the Gospel
The throngs cheered as Jesus entered Jerusalem. But he soon disappointed them by not validating their nationalistic dreams, supporting their claims of exclusivity or endorsing their political exceptionalism.
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How Protestants Have Made Accommodations
How Protestants Have Made Accommodations
What a difference a half-century makes. Conservative Protestants, once focused on individual salvation, have become more aggressive cultural activists.
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New York Knicks’ Jeremy Lin Dubbed the ‘Taiwanese Tebow’
(RNS) New York Knicks guard Jeremy Lin's underdog story and outspoken evangelical faith have some sportswriters dubbing him the "Taiwanese Tebow."
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Will Evangelical Endorsement Fuel Santorum Surge?
(RNS) The Iowa caucuses revived Rick Santorum’s underdog presidential campaign. Now an influential assortment of Christian conservatives has moved to consecrate it.
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Romney’s Evangelical Problem Starts with Theology
(RNS) The good news for Mitt Romney: he won the Iowa caucuses. The bad news for Romney: evangelicals remain reluctant to support him.
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Iowa Demonstrates Struggles of Conservative Evangelical Voters
Iowa Demonstrates Struggles of Conservative Evangelical Voters
Conservative Christian evangelicals helped Rick Santorum surge to a virtual first-place in Iowa's GOP caucuses, suggesting problems for Mitt Romney, who hasn't increased his support beyond one-quarter of Republicans.
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Tebow is Top Religion Author of 2011
(RNS) Critics have hammered Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow for everything from his throwing style to his trademark professions of evangelical faith.
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Evangelicals Side with Catholics on Insurance Mandate
WASHINGTON (RNS) Catholics who have pushed back against a White House policy are getting a high-profile assist from dozens of evangelical leaders.
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Conservatives Rate Naughty and Nice Christmas Retailers
(RNS) Don’t let the strains of “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” over the store’s audio system fool you. Barnes & Noble is “against” Christmas.
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Poll: Mitt Romney’s Mormonism Could Be a Primary Problem
(RNS) If Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney can secure the nomination, his Mormon faith shouldn’t be an obstacle for voters in the general election.
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Amid Religious Conflicts, Finding Reasons for Hope
Amid Religious Conflicts, Finding Reasons for Hope
While the media focus on conflicts of religious communities, many of which are afflicted with all-or-nothing ideologies, there are signs of hope, such as World Vision's president making the evangelical case for foreign aid.
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Some Evangelicals Warm Up to Climate-Change Issues
Some Evangelicals Warm Up to Climate-Change Issues
A faith-focused conference zeroed in on the environment for its theme, and even once-shy and opposing evangelicals are moving into the forefront on the issue.
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Study Says Religious Services Make Some Women Happier
A new study in the Journal of Religion and Health suggests that there’s a link between optimism and attendance at religious services.
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Evangelicals Call for Nuclear Cutbacks
WASHINGTON (RNS) The National Association of Evangelicals called for greater precautions with nuclear weapons and a renewed effort toward disarmament.
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Obama Hosts First Evangelical Summit at White House
(RNS) President Obama formally extended his ear to evangelicals ahead of the 2012 election.
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GOP Campaigns Court Values Voters at D.C. Summit
WASHINGTON (RNS) Several candidates sought to kick-start their stalling campaigns by preaching a gospel of low taxes and conservative Christian values.
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Evangelicals Line Up Behind Rick Perry
(RNS) From media mavens to grassroots activists, conservative Christian leaders are heaping praise on presidential candidate Rick Perry.
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Megachurch Seeks to Reassure New Portland Neighbors
PORTLAND, Ore. (RNS) The pastor sought to reassure his new neighbors about the church’s philosophy.
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Five Facts about Dominionism
(RNS) In recent weeks, an arcane and scary-sounding religious term has crept into the lexicon of the 2012 campaign.
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At 39, Gordon President Leads Evangelical Up-and-comers
WENHAM, Mass. (RNS) Lindsay has been living the very phenomenon he’s studied in depth: evangelicals climbing the ranks of institutions and becoming elites.
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Evangelical, Fundamentalist and Born-again Aren’t the Same
(RNS) I was dining with friends in New York when the conversation turned to religion and politics.
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Manhattan Declaration Comes to New Orleans
NEW ORLEANS (RNS) Nearly 200 pastors, policymakers and other New Orleans-area Christians were urged to sign a declaration circulating nationally.
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Zondervan Brings Rob Bell to the App World
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (RNS) A film series founded by megachurch pastor and author Rob Bell is finding new life as a smartphone app.
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Stott, Called Evangelical Pope, Dies at age 90
(RNS) The Rev. John Stott, a renowned and prolific author credited with shaping 20th-century evangelical Christianity, died in England at age 90.
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Campus Crusade Ditches Name for 'Cru'
(RNS) Campus Crusade for Christ is out. “Cru” is in.
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Pawlenty Woos Evangelicals with Faith Video
WASHINGTON (RNS) Pawlenty has sharpened efforts to woo evangelical voters in Iowa by releasing a video where he speaks candidly about his faith.
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Iowa Marriage Pledge Drops Reference to Slavery
WASHINGTON (RNS) An conservative Christian organization has removed language about slavery from a pledge to uphold traditional marriage.
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Church-state Groups Seek Equal Play for Atheist Concert
WASHINGTON (RNS) Activist groups criticized the Army for allowing an evangelical concert at Fort Bragg but not a concert for nonbelievers.
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Evangelical Leader to Retire from Minn. Pulpit
(RNS) Evangelical leader Leith Anderson has announced plans to retire as senior pastor of his Eden Prairie, Minn. megachurch.
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Evangelicals, WCC, Vatican Reach Accord on Proselytizing
WASHINGTON (RNS) Christian missionaries should renounce all “deception and coercive means” of winning converts.
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Pawlenty Leads in Informal Poll of Evangelical Leaders
WASHINGTON (RNS) Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty is the top Republican pick of evangelical leaders, according to an informal survey.
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Evangelicals See Declining Influence in U.S.
(RNS) Are U.S. evangelicals losing their influence on America? A new poll released from the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life seems to say just that.
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Conservatives Want Senator to Resign after Affair
WASHINGTON (RNS) The president of the Christian conservative Family Policy Network sent Sen. David Vitter, R-La., a letter calling on him to resign.
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Evangelicals Wade into Circumcision Debate
(RNS) The National Association of Evangelicals is siding with Jews and Muslims in opposition of a proposed ban on infant male circumcision in San Francisco.
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Evangelicals: Bachmann Speaks Our Code
WASHINGTON (RNS) Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour warned several hundred Christian conservatives not to expect a “perfect candidate” to emerge.
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Study Suggests Born-Again Believers Have Smaller Brains
DURHAM, N.C. (RNS) For decades, mainline Protestants have been beset by bad news: declining numbers, aging membership, waning cultural influence.
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Billy Graham Returns Home from Hospital
(RNS) Evangelist Billy Graham returned home after a five-day hospital stay for pneumonia.
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Climate Change: How Evangelical and Catholic Leaders Differ
Climate Change: How Evangelical and Catholic Leaders Differ
More than two-thirds of evangelical pastors doubt global warming is real and manmade while Catholic leaders issued a call to action to address the problem. Why are evangelical leaders in denial?
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Jews, Evangelicals Search for Ways to Discuss Israel
WASHINGTON (RNS) American Jews and evangelicals need a formal mechanism to discuss their differences and similarities on support for Israel.
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Evangelicals Named to Ministry Watchdog Panel
WASHINGTON (RNS) The Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability has announced members of a commission to advise Capitol Hill.
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Scholar Challenges Widely-held Beliefs About the Bible and Sex
(RNS) Is the Bible good for your sex life, but bad for a sex ed class?
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Evangelicals Most Likely to Support Government Shutdown
WASHINGTON (RNS) A slim majority of evangelicals favor government shutdown over a budget compromise.
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Poll: Most Americans Don’t blame God for Natural Disasters
(RNS) We may never know why bad things happen to good people, but most Americans reject the idea that natural disasters are divine punishment.
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Evangelicals Resist Obama’s Childhood Obesity Push
WASHINGTON (RNS) Evangelicals are the only major religious group where a majority opposes the federal government’s efforts to reduce childhood obesity.
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Christians Question Conventional Wisdom on Divorce Stats
(RNS) It’s been proclaimed from pulpits and blogs for years—Christians divorce as much as everyone else in America.
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Evangelicals Push Back on Proposed Budget Cuts
(RNS) Balancing the federal budget at the expense of the poor would be un-Christian, evangelical leaders warned Congress.
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World's Poor Lose Evangelical Help on Two Fronts
World's Poor Lose Evangelical Help on Two Fronts
Evangelicals don't really care about the world's impoverished. They want the federal government to cut back on economic assistance to the poor, and their churches don't give two cents about the world's hungry.
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National Debt is New Hot Issue for Evangelicals
WASHINGTON (RNS) Many economists warn that the government’s huge national debt is a looming threat to long-term prosperity.
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In Soggy Netherlands, a Modern Noah Builds His Ark
UTRECHT, Netherlands (RNS/ENInews) In the Netherlands a modern Noah is constructing an ark.
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U.S. Marine for Christ Prompts Suit at Colo. Academy
WASHINGTON (RNS) Professors have filed suit to stop a school prayer luncheon headlined by a speaker who calls himself a “U.S. Marine for Christ.”
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Ala. Governor Apologizes for Brothers and Sisters Comment
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (RNS) Gov. Bentley apologized to anyone who was offended with his inaugural day comments that non-Christians were not his “brothers and sisters.”
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Update: Fla. Pastor Formally Banned from U.K.
LONDON (RNS) A Florida pastor who sparked fury when he threatened to burn a pile of Qurans has been officially banned from Britain.
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Report Exposes British Evangelicals' Differences
Report Exposes British Evangelicals' Differences
A survey revealed that British evangelicals have differences on several key moral and social issues, including assisted suicide, evolution and women in ministry.
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Catholic Bishops, Evangelicals Praise START Treaty
(RNS) The U.S. Catholic bishops and other Christian groups are hailing the Senate’s ratification of a treaty with Russia.
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U.S. Jews, Evangelicals Help Israel Rebuild After Fires
JERUSALEM (RNS) American Jews and evangelical Christians are taking a central role in rebuilding the Carmel region in northern Israel.
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Survey: Typical Atheist is White Son of Religious Parents
WASHINGTON (RNS) The typical member of a fast-growing atheist association is a highly educated, married white male who grew up with religious parents.
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Why Young Adults Reject Conservative Christianity
Why Young Adults Reject Conservative Christianity
Two political science experts warned that young people are rejecting conservative Christianity – and in big numbers. Many have been turned away by the politics of anti-homosexuality.
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Evangelicals Regret Chinese Delegates Banned from Travel
CAPE TOWN(RNS/ENInews) The WEA expressed disappointment after China prohibited a delegation of some 200 Christians from traveling.
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Religious Groups Join Progressives’ March
WASHINGTON (RNS) Faith-based organizations are teaming up with secular and progressive groups for this weekend’s One Nation Working Together rally.
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Hispanic Leaders Warn GOP on Repealing Birthright Citizenship
WASHINGTON (RNS) Hispanic evangelical leaders said Republican proposals could erode support from Hispanic voters.
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Are You Evangelical? Or Just evangelical?
Are You Evangelical? Or Just evangelical?
While the term 'evangelical' has many applications, some have hijacked the word, when it's capitalized, to denote an identifiable movement in Christian history known more for its political positions than its doctrine.
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Evangelicals Condemn Planned Quran Burning
(RNS) The NAE has condemned plans by a Florida church to burn copies of the Quran.
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Can Conservative Evangelicals Be Radical Believers?
Can Conservative Evangelicals Be Radical Believers?
Evangelicalism has sometimes appeared to be static, harsh, judgmental and unforgiving. We have to face up to the fact that the church is increasingly irrelevant in people's lives. Will evangelicals change?
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Conservative Christians Dismiss Interfaith Dialogue as Inconsequential
Conservative Christians Dismiss Interfaith Dialogue as Inconsequential
Too many conservative evangelicals dismiss or avoid interfaith dialogue. However, the reality of the 21st century is that we live in a multifaith world. It's time to engage our neighbors.
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Who Do We Really Worship? Prince of Peace or Tsar of Torture
Who Do We Really Worship? Prince of Peace or Tsar of Torture
Something is seriously wrong with American Christianity when more than half of white evangelicals believe that torture is often or sometimes justified. No matter how we try to manipulate the Scriptures, we simply can never reconcile Christ with torture.
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Evangelicals' Support of Torture Reveals Double Failure
Evangelicals' Support of Torture Reveals Double Failure
Nearly 62 percent of white evangelical Christians believe that torturing suspected terrorists is often or sometimes justified, marking the failure of two great traditions that at one time were the foundation of American society.
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Blogger Predicts Evangelicalism's Collapse Within Decade
Blogger Predicts Evangelicalism's Collapse Within Decade
Evangelicalism's fall is blamed on its overt identification with the political right and its insufficient roots in genuine faith.
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The Truth Is That White Evangelicals Are Not Shifting to Obama
Evangelicals are not shifting to presidential candidate Barack Obama, according to a new survey from a prominent political scientist who shared his results last week at the annual convention of the Religion Newswriters Association. The findings counter the repeated claims of left-leaning Christian activists, Democratic Party advocates and liberal reporters who have contended that white evangelicals are undergoing a major shift away from the Republican Party.
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Claim of Evangelical Voter Shift Is More Prayer Request than Answered Prayer
Claiming evangelicals are converting from Republican sin to Democratic salvation doesn't make it so no matter how many times that chorus is sung, and it has been sung over and over by progressive community organizers, quasi-religious politicians and liberal reporters. Praying for a miracle is not the same as declaring that the miraculous has happened.
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Listeners of Religious Radio Below Average in Knowledge of Current Events
People who listen to religious radio shows like "Focus on the Family" are less knowledgeable about current events than the average American, according to a recent survey on media consumption by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press.
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Huckabee Endorses Controversial Zionist Group
Former presidential candidate and possible vice presidential nominee Mike Huckabee visited Israel as a guest of a right-wing Zionist group that is buying up property to move Jews into Jerusalem's Muslim Quarter in hopes of replacing the Dome of the Rock and al-Aqsa Mosque with a reconstruction of Solomon's Temple and ushering in the Messianic Age.
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Christian Leader Rejects Abortion to Save a Woman's Life
A proponent of "biblical patriarchy" is drawing fire among conservative religious homeschoolers for his view that abortion is never morally justifiable, even to save the life of the mother.
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Southern Baptist Denies Signing 'The Evangelical Manifesto'
A Southern Baptist listed as a charter signer of "An Evangelical Manifesto" statement released May 7 says he was asked the review the document but never consented to include his signature.
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Centrist Baptists Challenge Group Denouncing 'Politicization of Faith'
Baptist leaders questioned a self-identified "inclusive grassroots initiative" unveiled Wednesday criticizing Christians on both the left and right for allowing their faith to become too political.
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Southern Baptist Leaders' Comments Echo 'Biblical Patriarchy' Theology
Thoughts about subordination of women that brought censure to a female presenter who critiqued them in a recent apologetics conference at Midwestern Baptist Theological seminary find some parallel in recent history of the Southern Baptist Convention, according to an analysis by EthicsDaily.com.
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White House Religious Liaison Steps Down Over Plagiarism Charge
President Bush's liaison to the Religious Right resigned Friday after admitting that he plagiarized articles he wrote for his hometown newspaper.
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McCain Can't Enter Promised Land of Presidency Without Miracle of Christian Right Support
The Republican Party is heading toward a spiritual smack down. In one corner are the party officials, waving the placards of pragmatic compromise. In the other corner are the conservative Christian leaders, holding high the cross of moral conviction. Their grudge match is over presidential candidate John McCain, who has received no endorsements from any significant Christian Right leader and downright opposition from the movement's indisputable head: James Dobson, founder of Focus on the Family, whose radio audience reaches millions of listeners daily.
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Republican Power Structure Used Religious Conservatives, Panelists Say
The Republican Party used religious conservatives in a machine manufactured and bankrolled by fiscal conservatives, reaping benefits like tax cuts and new business opportunities, a group of panelists said in a Tuesday screening of "Golden Rule Politics" in Atlanta.
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Pat Robertson Predicts Stock-Market Crash, Rising Gold Prices and Spiritual Breakthrough in China
Religious broadcaster Pat Robertson predicted global violence and chaos in 2008, along with economic recession in the United States, in annual prognostications broadcast on Wednesday's "700 Club" television program.
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A Crisis of Faith
Since the 1980 election of Ronald Reagan, conservative evangelicals have served as a formidable political force. Comprising over one the third of the electorate, evangelicals voting in concert have faithfully delivered numerous victories to conservative candidates.
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