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Survey: Evangelical Teens Differ from Other Christian Teens

The Story: In almost every area of a recent survey, evangelicals stand apart from other teens in both religious belief and also practice. The Background: According to the Pew Survey, among U.S. adolescents ages 13 to 17, roughly six-in-ten (63 percent) identify with Christianity, including one-in-five (21 percent) who are evangelical Protestant and a quarter... Read more

‘Not Our Faith’: Bipartisan Christian Group Seeks to Draw Evangelical Voters Away from Trump

'Not Our Faith': Bipartisan Christian Group Seeks to Draw Evangelical Voters Away from Trump With the 2020 Presidential election just weeks away, a bipartisan group of Christians has created a political action committee in order to encourage Christians not to vote for President Trump.According to the Associated Press, the group dubbed Not Our Faith, released... Read more

The Evangelical Gaze

Beware comment sections. I recently wrote a piece here at RLC arguing for affirmation and inclusion of LGBTQ Christians on the basis of compassion. Whenever one of my articles goes live, I also post it to my Facebook, hoping the people in my social network will read the materials and engage in thoughtful dialogue. The... Read more

Biden, Trump and the Great Evangelical Disaster

(Photo: CNBC)Recently I was sent a copy of a statement from an organisation calling itself Pro-life Evangelicals for Biden. This appears to be connected with a larger group called Evangelicals for Biden. I was surprised not only to receive it, but also to see who some of the signatories were. As far as I could... Read more

‘Alarming’: 52 Percent of Evangelical Churchgoers Reject Absolute Moral Truth

'Alarming': 52 Percent of Evangelical Churchgoers Reject Absolute Moral Truth A slight majority of evangelical churchgoers believe there is no moral absolute truth, while three-quarters think people are basically good, according to a new report that its authors call alarming.The poll by the Cultural Research Center (CRC) at Arizona Christian University examined the views of... Read more

Evangelical Leaders Seek to ‘Take the High Road,’ Stress Agreement as Election Looms

Evangelical Leaders Seek to 'Take the High Road,' Stress Agreement as Election Looms (RNS) Weeks before Election Day, leaders of the National Association of Evangelicals have reaffirmed their call for Christian engagement in the public square, signing a statement about issues on which they agree.Dozens of leaders highlighted their reaffirmation of a 2004 NAE public... Read more

World Evangelical Alliance challenges Turkey over expulsion of foreign Christians

Istanbul(Photo: Unsplash/Luke Michael)The World Evangelical Alliance (WEA) has asked Turkey to review the expulsion of dozens of foreign Christians.  In a statement to the 45th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, the WEA said 60 Protestant church members had been expelled or banned from Turkey.  The WEA said that the incidents had all... Read more

Report: Trump Makes Fun of His Evangelical Supporters When They’re Not Around | RELEVANT

Over at The Atlantic, McKay Coppins has a report on how President Donald Trump talks about his evangelical supporters and allies when they’re not around. Though white evangelicals make up Trump’s most loyal voting base, Trump’s comments about their beliefs are marked by “cynicism and contempt,” writes McKay, according to numerous aides and former employees.... Read more

More than 200 Evangelical Lutheran Church Leaders Urge President Trump to Resettle 95,000 Refugees in Fiscal Year 2021

More than 200 Evangelical Lutheran Church Leaders Urge President Trump to Resettle 95,000 Refugees in Fiscal Year 2021 More than 200 leaders from the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America are asking President Donald Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to commit to resettling more refugees in Fiscal Year 2021.As people of faith, we believe... Read more

Pew: Evangelical Teens ‘Far More Likely’ to Practice Faith than Mainline and Catholic Teens

Pew: Evangelical Teens 'Far More Likely' to Practice Faith than Mainline and Catholic Teens Teenagers whose parents attend evangelical or Catholic churches are far more likely to maintain the religious identity of their parents than are teens whose parents attend a mainline Protestant church, according to a new Pew Research Center survey.The poll also showed... Read more

Evangelical Leaders Harassed by Rioters following Trump’s RNC Speech

Evangelical Leaders Harassed by Rioters following Trump's RNC Speech As the 2020 Republican National Convention came to a close on Thursday, multiple attendees and prominent evangelicals were met by profanities, threats and violence from rioters as they were leaving the South Lawn of the White House.According to Christian Today, Trumps faith advisor, Paula White, condemned... Read more

5 Faith Facts about Vice President Mike Pence: A ‘Born-Again, Evangelical Catholic’

Emily McFarlan Miller | Religion News Service | Tuesday, August 25, 2020 (RNS) Vice President Mike Pence has described himself as "a Christian, a conservative and a Republican, in that order."That has made Pence pretty popular with conservative evangelical Christians not just as vice president, but also as a U.S. congressman and governor of Indiana... Read more

The National Town Hall on Evangelical Faith and Politics

The National Town Hall on Evangelical Faith and Politics was convened by Freedom Road LLC in partnership with Evangelicals for Justice, The Voices Project, Global Immersion Project and Evangelicals for Social Action. You can watch the inaugural Town Hall on Facebook. This is the first piece in an eight-part series. Follow Freedom Road on Facebook... Read more

Evangelical Leaders Ask Ohio’s Board of Health to Deem Pornography a Public Health Crisis

Evangelical Leaders Ask Ohio's Board of Health to Deem Pornography a Public Health Crisis Evangelical leaders in Ohio presented the states Board of Health with a resolution this week that calls for pornography to be deemed a public health crisis.According to CBN News, 74 evangelical leaders in Ohio agreed to sign their name to the... Read more

Evangelical Christian Colleges Take Steps to Address Racial Justice after Criticism

Evangelical Christian Colleges Take Steps to Address Racial Justice after Criticism (RNS) After the killing of George Floyd on May 25, George Fox University, a Quaker-founded evangelical Christian school in Oregon, announced plans to change its campus culture, improve police engagement and diversify its board of trustees.Gordon College, a Christian institution in Massachusetts,... Read more

Meatless, Cheeseless, Crustless Pizza and the Evangelical Church – Tim Challies

Its the kind of memory that will scar a child. I had been recruited by some family friends to put in a days work on their property and along the way had worked up quite an appetite. Late in the day, with my stomach growling, they told me they would be making their world-famous pizza... Read more

Evangelical, Midwestern, Southern Churches Most Likely to Be Meeting in Person Again

Evangelical, Midwestern, Southern Churches Most Likely to Be Meeting in Person Again (RNS) Which churches have resumed gathering in person amid the coronavirus pandemic?Mostly evangelical Protestant churches rather than mainline Protestant and, more often, those that are located in the South or Midwest, according to a new survey released Friday (July 24) by... Read more

Campers Test Positive for COVID-19 after Attending Evangelical Youth Camp in Texas

Campers Test Positive for COVID-19 after Attending Evangelical Youth Camp in Texas (RNS) Hundreds of campers may have been exposed to COVID-19 after attending a Christian camp hosted by Fellowship Church, an evangelical megachurch in Grapevine, Texas. The churchs Allaso Ranch retreat center, located near Dallas-Fort Worth, has been welcoming campers of various... Read more

How can Joe Biden square ‘authentic’ faith with ‘radical’ abortion views, asks evangelical leader

2020 presidential contender Joe BidenReutersProminent evangelical activist and pastor Tony Perkins has pushed back against the claim that Joe Biden is a "more acceptable" presidential candidate for Christians in 2020 than President Donald Trump as the Biden campaign positions itself to appeal to evangelicals. Perkins, the head of Family Research Council, a leading social conservative... Read more

70 Percent of Evangelical Churchgoers Say ‘People Are Basically Good,’ Poll Shows

70 Percent of Evangelical Churchgoers Say 'People Are Basically Good,' Poll Shows Nearly seven in 10 Americans, including a majority of those who attend evangelical churches, believe people are basically good, according to a new survey by Arizona Christian Universitys Cultural Research Center.A total of 69 percent of U.S. adults agree with the... Read more

Evangelical, Catholic Leaders Say Trump Has Left Persecuted Christians in Danger

Evangelical, Catholic Leaders Say Trump Has Left Persecuted Christians in Danger (RNS) For years, Donald Trump and administration officials have championed protecting religious freedom abroad including for Christians persecuted for their faith as a key foreign policy goal.But according to a new report released Friday (July 10) from two Christian groups, the president... Read more

Christian fostering agency’s evangelical recruitment policy was not unlawful, High Court rules

(Photo: Unsplash/Sandy Millar)An evangelical Christian fostering agency does not have to work with non-evangelical Christian carers, the High Court has ruled. Cornerstone (North East) Adoption and Fostering Service went to court after it came under pressure from government regulator Ofsted to abandon its religious ethos.  It followed an inspection by Ofsted last year in which... Read more

7 in 10 Evangelical Protestants Support Women Preaching during Church, Survey Finds

7 in 10 Evangelical Protestants Support Women Preaching during Church, Survey Finds A new survey shows that most evangelical Protestants support women taking on leadership roles in the church.According to Christianity Today, the survey from political scientist Ryan P. Burge found that 8 in 10 self-identified evangelicals said they agree with women teaching... Read more

Evangelical Leaders Are Speaking up about Race But Will This New Focus Last?

Evangelical Leaders Are Speaking up about Race But Will This New Focus Last? (RNS) Southern Baptist Convention President J.D. Greear said, Of course, Black lives matter.Religious broadcasting veteran Pat Robertson stated, It seems like now is the time to say, I understand your pain. I want to comfort you.Houston megachurch pastor Joel Osteen... Read more

Evangelical Broadcaster to Be Pulled from Israeli Airwaves for Appealing to Jews with Christian Content

Evangelical Broadcaster to Be Pulled from Israeli Airwaves for Appealing to Jews with Christian Content A U.S.-based evangelical broadcaster will be pulled from Israeli airwaves, Israeli regulators announced.Asher Biton, chairman of the Cable and Satellite Broadcasting Council, told GOD TV last week that it had seven days to stop the broadcast of the Shelanu... Read more

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Publishes Handbook on Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Publishes Handbook on Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America has published its handbook on sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression.According to the Christian Post, the handbook, Lutheran Introduction to Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Gender Expression, was created by ReconcilingWorks, a Lutheran ministry... Read more

‘The Gospel Stands Opposed to Racism’: Evangelical Scholars Sign Statement Condemning Racism

'The Gospel Stands Opposed to Racism': Evangelical Scholars Sign Statement Condemning Racism Racism is contrary to the evangelical Gospel, some two dozen evangelical scholars said in a statement released this week.Todays situation requires more than a statement, but certainly no less than a statement, said the Evangelical Statement on the Gospel and Racism,"... Read more

Evangelical theologians issue joint statement calling racism ‘contrary to Scripture’ and the Gospel

(Photo: Unsplash/James Eades)Dozens of evangelical theologians have added their names to a statement condemning racism as "contrary to Scripture and to the evangelical gospel". The statement, issued on Monday, acknowledges that while evangelicals like William Wilberforce campaigned for the abolition of slavery, there were also "negatively those who assimilated the values of their surrounding unjust culture". "Today's situation... Read more

How the Evangelical Mind Was Born

Historian Mark Noll once famously worried about the scandal of the evangelical mind, contending that Christians had turned their backs on the academic world. Decades before Noll’s concern, a small group of leaders were laying the groundwork for developing the Christian mind in the church’s pews. The quest accelerated after World War II, thanks to... Read more