David Hollinger, an emeritus history professor at the University of California, Berkeley, about his new book Christianity's American Fate: How Religion Became More Conservative and Society More Secular. He also discusses why evangelicals grew in the 20th century, what Donald Trump reveals, and a better
In this issue of A Public Witness, we take a look at two new survey reports on White evangelicals and Donald Trump to consider what they tell us together about the label ‘evangelical.’ We also join the chorus of voices searching for new religious identifiers.
A growing network of evangelical activists are tackling climate change on their own terms, and hoping to bring their church along with them
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The first spa targeted in the Atlanta-area killings this week was in an area very familiar to Robert Aaron Long. It is located within a mile of an evangelical treatment facility where Long, charged in the shootings, spent time as a patient for what he
Karen Swallow Prior writes to explain why she’s still here. Still in the church. Still part of the bride — even if the reality of life in the church hasn’t quite met up to her youthful idealism.
Trump did more than capture White evangelical Christians’ votes: He in many ways became the face of White evangelicalism. But when White Christians fail to stand in solidarity with Black people and immigrants, there is really nothing Christlike about our Christianity.
For any journalist, covering the president and vice-president is an honor. It was only later, when I heard of the president’s positive COVID test, that the honor turned into concern for my health.
Author D.L. Mayfield reflects on her experience of attending an evangelical concert framed as a response to protests against racial injustices.
The 47-year-old organization founded by Ron Sider sticks with the broader movement’s mission but not its name.
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Writer Jason Byassee notes that in that mania, “evangelical” has come to mean something bizarre: white, bigoted, angry, retrograde, idolatrously devoted to God and country, cozy with dictators and rude to historic friends. Is the word irretrievably lost?