How fundamentalist Christians who believe in the apocalyptic myth of “the rapture” could be shaping Trump’s agenda — and American life. Read full piece
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden made an appeal to Christian voters on Thursday, encouraging them to wear masks to “love our neighbors as ourselves.” Read full piece
“It is unlikely to think that someone who was trained by Strom Thurmond would end up being like brothers with me, my father being a civil-rights activist.” Read full piece
For many Black Americans, life in predominantly white and conservative regions can be isolating and lonely. Here is a look at multiple congregations in rural North Carolina.
The ethical issues surrounding development of a COVID-19 vaccine are complex but pale in comparison to the deaths that would be necessary to reach so-called “herd immunity” in the United States. Read full piece
For the first time in modern history, both major party candidates for the White House are teetotalers. President Trump and his Democratic opponent, Joe Biden, have not had an alcoholic drink over the course of their lives, by their own accounts. Read full piece
The Missouri Baptist Convention on Tuesday elected its first Black president — 186 years after the first man to hold that position did so while he enslaved more than a dozen Black people. This week’s election of Jon Nelson symbolized a significant change since Jeremiah
A group of evangelical leaders has issued and signed a letter calling for believers to be peacemakers, elevating their identities in Christ above societal divisions. A network known as The Matthew 5:9 Fellowship initiated the letter.
Several groups are encouraging clergy to serve as chaplains at polling places. Clergy can be on hand to pass out snacks to voters waiting in long lines, maybe a poncho if it starts to rain. They could also play a role amid the rancorous tenor