Stories of secular communion have given rise to a theory that has gotten considerable attention of late: that for many Americans, politics has become a quasi-religion – especially as participation in actual, organized religion has plummeted.
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The death spiral of evangelicalism has long been written about in both the religious and mainstream press. Scholar and pastor Ryan Burge thinks there is a bigger and possibly more important story in the data.
After generations of avoiding politics, believers come together to work and pray for the nation’s future.
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Exile is terrifying and confusing. Loss of identity. Who am I now? Loss of power and influence. Loss of place and routine. All the familiar landmarks gone.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (RNS) — Melissa Rogers knows the laws governing the relationship between the U.S. government and religion are far from perfect. Her new book, “Faith in American Public Life,” defines that relationship as one with “meaningful independence,” but the ability to cooperate to do
(RNS) — As Americans gear up for a long and bitterly contentious presidential election year, their message to religious leaders and institutions couldn't be clearer: Keep out.
(RNS) — As the impeachment hearings proceed on Capitol Hill, it's astonishing to follow the reactions to the developments on social media, where the constant stream of tweets, likes, comments, and shares is apparently further polarizing the American electorate.
(RNS) — Today (Nov. 3) marks exactly one year until the 2020 U.S. presidential election. Christian leaders across theological and political divides are kicking off an initiative called “Golden Rule 2020: A Call for Dignity and Respect in Politics.”
(RNS) — Christians, in other historical moments, have often remembered, rediscovered, returned and gone back to their obedient discipleship to Jesus Christ — both personal and public — in times of crisis. It’s called coming home.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — LifeWay Research finds most American evangelicals believe Jesus’ Golden Rule applies to politics. Some, however, see the political realm leading up to the 2020 elections as no place for niceness.