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The American Political Parties: History, Problems, and Prospects

In an election year, Christian citizens are confronted with choosing between candidates the two major political parties put before them. While some voters have enduring loyalties to one party or the other, voting consistently along partisan lines from one election to the next, it seems increasing numbers are dissatisfied with the options, wishing they could... Read more

Report: A Third of American Evangelicals Don’t Believe Jesus Was God | RELEVANT

A new study from Ligonier Ministries conducted by LifeWay Research found that a little over half of all Americans say that Jesus was a good teacher but don’t believe that he’s God. That’s not terribly surprising and more or less holds with the general downward trend of Christian belief in the U.S. over the last... Read more

Half of All American Christians Say Casual Sex Between Consenting Adults Is at Least Sometimes OK | RELEVANT

Another day, another study revealing just how quickly the old norms of the American Church are shifting. The latest evidence comes from Pew Research, which found that whole Christians are generally more conservative when it comes to sex than the culture at large, they’re still a little more permissive than you might think. For example,... Read more

Does American Have a Caste System?

Alongside a few influential review magazines, Oprahs Book Club has become an important arbiter of significance for new books. And yet, even without Oprahs logo embossed as part of its cover, Isabel Wilkersons Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents wouldve drawn attention and wide readership. After all, Wilkerson won the Pulitzer Prize for her first... Read more

Left is waging ‘war’ on police, faith, history, and American values, says Trump

U.S. President Donald Trump delivers his acceptance speech as the 2020 Republican presidential nominee during the final event of the Republican National Convention on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, U.S., August 27, 2020ReutersThe Left is waging a "war" on the police, faith, history, and American values and it's "tearing our country... Read more

Israeli, American and UAE Delegates Gather for Prayer Service Ahead of Peace Talks

Israeli, American and UAE Delegates Gather for Prayer Service Ahead of Peace Talks Israeli, American and United Arab Emirates delegates gathered Tuesday morning for a morning prayer service ahead of meetings about a peace agreement between the UAE and the Jewish State.According to CBN News, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in a news conference... Read more

98 Percent of American Adults Who Support Socialism Also Reject a Biblical Worldview, Survey Finds

98 Percent of American Adults Who Support Socialism Also Reject a Biblical Worldview, Survey Finds New research from the Cultural Research Center at Arizona Christian University shows that there is a widening gap in the worldviews of American adults as it shapes ones political beliefs and behaviors.According to the American Worldview Inventory 2020, 98 percent... Read more

Citing Scripture, Pence Switches out Jesus for the American Flag in Convention Speech

Citing Scripture, Pence Switches out Jesus for the American Flag in Convention Speech BALTIMORE (RNS) Vice President Mike Pence closed out his speech before the Republican National Convention on Wednesday evening (Aug. 26) with a mashup of Bible references, into which he inserted American symbols and ideals.Speaking before a crowd at Fort McHenry National Monument... Read more

Hong Kong: American pastor’s son charged under new national security law

Samuel Chu warned that no one is beyond the reach of Hong Kong's national security law(Photo: Wikimedia Commons)A naturalized American citizen and pastor's son has been charged with "inciting secession" and "colluding with foreign powers" under Hong Kong's new national security law.  Samuel Chu is a pro-democracy activist and managing director of the Hong Kong... Read more

What You Should Know About the 2020 American Solidarity Party Platform

Although minor partiesoften called third parties to distinguish them from the dominant twohave always been a part of American politics, the dissatisfaction with the Republican and Democratic parties in the past few election seasons has led some Christians to give them more consideration than usual. To help Christians think about voting in a way that... Read more

Most American Christians Oppose Exemptions to Social Distancing Rules for Churches

Most American Christians Oppose Exemptions to Social Distancing Rules for Churches The vast majority of Americans believe churches should operate according to the same social distancing guidelines as other organizations, according to a recent survey by Pew Research Center. 79% of those surveyed said that houses of worship should be subject to the... Read more

Biden and Harris are the ‘most pro-abortion presidential ticket in American history’

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and vice presidential candidate Senator Kamala Harris(Photo: Reuters)Joe Biden and Kamala Harris' abortion agenda "far exceeds" the "radicalism" of the Obama Administration, the Family Research Council (FRC) has warned.  The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee announced Harris as his running mate on Tuesday.  Biden, a Catholic, has previously endorsed taxpayer-funded abortions... Read more

Survey: Majority of American Christians Dont Believe the Gospel

The Story: A new survey finds that a majority of people who describe themselves as Christian accept a works-oriented means to Gods acceptance. The Background: A survey conducted by the Cultural Research Center at Arizona Christian University find that American adults today increasingly adopt a salvation-can-be-earned perspective. A plurality of adults (48 percent) believe that... Read more

Trump Is ‘the Most Pro-Life President in American History,’ Pence Says

Trump Is 'the Most Pro-Life President in American History,' Pence Says Vice President Mike Pence on Wednesday touted President Trump as the most pro-life president in American history and warned supporters that Joe Biden would undo all the progress that weve made in the cause of life if elected.Speaking to pro-life supporters at... Read more

‘This Is Truly Gods Creation’: Trump Signs Landmark Great American Outdoors Act

'This Is Truly Gods Creation': Trump Signs Landmark Great American Outdoors Act President Trump signed a landmark bill into law Tuesday that permanently funds the Land and Water Conservation Fund and provides billions of dollars to restore national park infrastructure.The Great American Outdoors Act, supported by a bipartisan coalition in the House and... Read more

Bibles, American Flags Set Ablaze by Portland Rioters

Bibles, American Flags Set Ablaze by Portland Rioters Fires were set by rioters in front of a federal courthouse on Friday night in Portland, Oregon, as the city entered its 65th consecutive day of protests.According to Breitbart, Ian Miles Cheong, the managing editor for Human Events, noted that Bibles were being burned outside... Read more

Protesters ‘burn Bible’ and American flag at Portland demonstration

Video footage claiming to show the US flag and a Bible on fire in protests(Photo: Twitter)Protesters reportedly burned the US flag and a Bible during demonstrations in Portland, Oregon, over the weekend.  A video was posted to Twitter by user @Shelldrayk claiming to show a Bible and American flag being set alight in front of... Read more

John Kingston: 2020 Could Be the Beginning of an American Comeback | RELEVANT Magazine

John Kingston’s journey for public office took him on a journey through America. While gunning for the U.S. Senate seat held by Senator Elizabeth Warren, Kingston was introduced to thousands of Americans experiencing pain, disillusion, anger and resentment. And while a lot of that energy tends to get poured into politics right now, Kingston... Read more

68% of American Adults Are Now ‘Bible Curious’ – Bible Gateway Blog

The COVID-19 pandemic seems to be causing a paradox of Bible reading for American adults. According to American Bible Society’s (ABS) report, State of the Bible 2020, the number of American adults considered Scripture engaged based on how frequently they read the Bible and its impact on their relationships and choices dropped from 28% to... Read more

American Bible Society: Scripture Reading Has Fallen during the Pandemic

American Bible Society: Scripture Reading Has Fallen during the Pandemic An American Bible Society report shows that Scripture engagement has fallen during the coronavirus pandemic.According to the 10th annual State of the Bible report, Scripture engagement is directly tied to in-person church participation."Faith communities have demonstrated incredible resilience, innovation and empathy through the... Read more

On American Exceptionalism

This past Sunday, Vice President Pence was invited to speak at First Baptist Church in Dallas for the Celebrate Freedom Rally at their Sunday morning services. Pastor Robert Jeffress called the event, Our annual patriotic service in which the church celebrates Gods unique blessings on our country. While some may celebrate this display as faithful... Read more

Does American Patriotism Have a Place in Worship Services?

The Story: A majority of pastors believe its important to incorporate patriotic elements in worship services during July Fourth weekend. Yet a majority also believe their congregation sometimes seems to love America more than God. The Background: A survey by LifeWay Research finds that six in 10 Protestant pastors (61 percent) say its important for... Read more

SBC’s Ronnie Floyd: ‘The Church of Jesus Christ Must Answer This Moment in American History’

SBC's Ronnie Floyd: 'The Church of Jesus Christ Must Answer This Moment in American History' The Southern Baptist Conventions Executive Committee joined an online video conference with five Black Southern Baptist Convention pastors to talk about race in America.According to the Christian Post, Executive Committee President Ronnie Floyd said the meeting was so... Read more

76 Percent of American Pastors Support Peaceful Protests, Barna Finds

76 Percent of American Pastors Support Peaceful Protests, Barna Finds A Barna Group study says that more than three-quarters of American pastors support peaceful protests like the ones taking place all across the country.The demonstrations come after the death of George Floyd, a black man who died after a white police officer pressed... Read more

Can the Church Wake Up From the American Dream? | RELEVANT Magazine

Historically, it often seemed like the American Church and the American Dream had a pretty cozy relationship. But if it wasn’t clear before, the events of the last few weeks have made it entirely undeniable that the promise of American equality and opportunity for all has not been fully extended to all of its... Read more

Church, It’s Time to Take a Hard Look at How Much We’ve Bought Into the American Dream | RELEVANT Magazine

Historically, it often seemed like the American Church and the American Dream had a pretty cozy relationship. But if it wasn’t clear before, the events of the last few weeks have made it entirely undeniable that the promise of American equality and opportunity for all has not been fully extended to all of its... Read more

An American Reckoning | RELEVANT Magazine

Signs of Life content is created in partnership with American Awakening. Struggling with the tumult of the past few months?  You’re not alone.  A remarkable 80% of Americans believe the country is “spiraling out of control,” according to a Wall Street Journal/NBC News Poll released Sunday. Perhaps the only thing we hold deeply in common right now…is... Read more

The Power and Necessity of African American Literature – Christ and Pop Culture

When my white friends ask me what to read about racial injustice in America, I always include novels. Of course, theological and historical works are critical. But good literature has an almost unmatched power to spark empathetic and imaginative possibilities in our mind and hearts. Good literature invites us, through our imagination, to incarnate in... Read more

Racial Justice and the Uneasy Conscience of American Christianity

Photo Credit: GettyImages/fizkesEditors Note: this article was originally published on russellmoore.com on April 10, 2018Last week I delivered this message as the opening keynote of the MLK50 Conference. In addition to the video, Ive also included a transcript of my remarks below.TranscriptGood afternoon. My name is Russell Moore, and Id like to call our attention... Read more

Can the American Gospel save America?

Protesters rally at the White House against the death in Minneapolis police custody of George Floyd, in Washington, D.C., May 31.(Photo: Reuters/Jonathan Ernst)Those of us who love the USA have been watching with a mix of horror and despair as we observe the havoc being wrecked by the racism that was a major cause in... Read more