David Brooks: After a week of Trumpist mayhem, white evangelicals wrestle with what theyʼve become. Read full piece
The blending on Jan. 6 of Christian imagery with Trump flags put Christian Nationalism, the often militarized fusing of Christianity and American identity, on display during one of America’s darkest days.
Democrats won the critical U.S. Senate runoff races on Jan. 5. But did Baptist and other evangelical groups ‘cross a legal line’ in trying to keep Republicans' grip on power?
Gregory E. Sterling, dean of Yale Divinity School: As someone who has devoted his entire life to understanding, exploring and teaching the truth about Christianity, I saw the use of Christian symbols and rhetoric as part of the violent assault on the US Capitol as
Representative Adam Kinzinger, an Illinois Republican, called on Christian leaders who have pushed President Donald Trump's baseless claims of widespread voter fraud to "admit their mistakes," suggesting this was necessary to lead their followers to the truth. Read full piece
In the wake of the recent attack on the United States Capitol by insurrectionists, American members of the clergy should take time to reflect on their responsibility not only as religious leaders but as civic leaders. Ministers might not, and arguably should not, engage in
Word&Way Editor Brian Kaylor pens op-ed in the Louisville Courier-Journal. Read full piece
None of the recent turmoil has eroded much of Trump's support among evangelicals, experts and religious leaders said. Read full piece
A potent mix of grievance and religious fervor has turbocharged the support among Trump loyalists, many of whom describe themselves as participants in a kind of holy war. Read full piece
Before janitors could even remove the litter and excrement from the Capitol after last week’s attack by a pro-Trump mob, some politicians and preachers started issuing calls for unity and reconciliation. But, Editor Brian Kaylor argues, skipping past truth-telling and accountability would be an injustice.