Americans divided over pastor endorsements for political candidates

(Photo: CNBC)While Americans are divided on whether it's appropriate for pastors to personally endorse candidates for public office even outside of their church role, the percentage of Protestant pastors doing so has increased by nearly 50% over the last four years, according to a new survey by LifeWay Research. Thirty-nine percent of Americans do not... Read more

Chinese American Christians Are More Politically Active but More Divided Than in Previous Years

Chinese American Christians Are More Politically Active but More Divided Than in Previous Years Chinese Americans are more politically divided and active than in previous years, Christianity Today reports.Many Chinese Americans support President Trump because they believe he will stand up to Chinese Communist Party threats to annex Taiwan. However, not all Chinese Americans support the President,... Read more

Why Evangelicals Are (Still) Divided over Trump

Four years ago we witnessed the beginning of a new political divide, an intramural division within American social conservatism, which was felt most prominently within the evangelical wing of this movement. Evangelicalism has never been a monolithic entity, and there were always differences and disagreements on politics. Still, within the social conservative faction (which accounts... Read more

Tim Keller tells divided Americans to stop demonizing each other

Tim KellerTim Keller has pleaded with Americans to stop demonizing each other as the fight for the White House heats up.  In just over 40 days, Americans will head to the ballot box to cast their votes for the next US President. With fierce differences over everything from Covid-19 and Black Lives Matter, to the... Read more

Can Kindness Heal a World Divided by Pandemic and Politics? Ashlee Eiland Thinks So

Can Kindness Heal a World Divided by Pandemic and Politics? Ashlee Eiland Thinks So (RNS) When asked what she would write about if she could write about anything, Ashlee Eilands answer was immediate.Kindness.It was 2018, and the pastor said the divisiveness and contention in public conversations was weighing heavily on her. Eiland, the... Read more

CofE has become ‘tribal and divided’, says Archbishop of York

(Photo: Unsplash/Yulia Chinato)The new Archbishop of York, Stephen Cottrell, has spoken of his desire to see the Church of England become more united. In his first public address following his confirmation as Archbishop on Thursday, Cottrell said the Church had become "tribal and divided" and needed to "learn again how to love one another, love... Read more

Virtual Dialogue in a Divided World: 10 Steps to Healthy Social Media Interaction

Social media. Probably the greatest advancement the world has ever seen towards people keeping connected with friends and family and whats going on in their lives. Its really beautiful. Sadly, its also an art exhibit or museum or cesspool or haunted house (pick your metaphor) that puts some of the nastiest sides of human interaction... Read more

Podcast: Are Christians More Divided Now Than Ever? (Rhyne Putman)

This article is part of the The Crossway Podcast series. Grace-Filled Disagreement In this episode, Rhyne Putman, author of When Doctrine Divides the People of God: An Evangelical Approach to Theological Diversity, discusses how Christians should think about theological diversity and disagreement within the body of Christ. He highlights the importance of reading and assuming... Read more

How to Do Theological Triage in Our Divided Age

Speak the truth in love. Truth in love. Truth and love. One of these often dominates in theological conversations, some choosing to emphasize the need for truth and others the need for love. According to Paul, truth-telling and genuine love for those with whom we are speaking are crucial for growing up in every way... Read more

Who Ought to Get A Ventilator If There is a Scarcity? Individuals Are Divided by Faith. | RELEVANT Journal

[ad_1] Because the COVID-19 pandemic continues to surge, medical provides are arising brief, forcing hospital employees to make split-second ethical choices about life and loss of life. For instance, which affected person ought to get a ventilator if there’s a scarcity? Ought to the ventilator go to the affected person with the best... Read more

People Are Evenly Divided on Whether or not the Bible Ought to Affect U.S. Legislation | RELEVANT Journal

[ad_1] Ought to the Bible have any sway over the Structure? The doc itself doesn’t point out Jesus or the Bible and, in actual fact, particularly forbids any legal guidelines “respecting an establishment of religion.” However in keeping with a brand new Pew research, about half of People assume the Bible ought to... Read more

Our Divided Cultural Second

[ad_1] “What commands does God impose on which people, and how and when? He means to impose some things on all people now through governments; that’s why he established governments. Other things he imposes right now on children through parents, and still other things he imposes right now only on members of churches. In short,... Read more