Describing insurrectionists who attacked the U.S. Capitol as “terrorists” who “perceived themselves to be Christians,” District of Columbia police officer Daniel Hodges told a congressional committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection on Tuesday that the crowd brandished banners steeped in Christian symbolism along with those
The biblical Christmas story, the one that announces the birth of Jesus, seems so sweet it can appear almost saccharine. It is so often told as a children’s story and a sentimental one at that. Yet it is deeply political and has been from the beginning.
Editor Brian Kaylor reflects on the claim that preachers or other Christians should stop being so political. Looking at biblical examples, he argues that living out our faith means being political (but that does not mean one must be partisan).
Russell D. Moore writes that civility is often limited to whether or not we agree with the other person. He adds he is repelled by the word “civility” because it aspires to too little. We are called not to mere civility, but beyond civility to
In about two months, U.S. voters will head to the polls (if they don’t first drop their ballot in the mail). So, we are entering the final, busy dash of the campaign. But we are also entering a dangerous time in the campaign.
With politics, relationships between family members, friends, and strangers will become more contentious, strained, and precarious. In this political season, is there Christian wisdom available for the survival of interpersonal relationships?
As church goers, faith leaders, and Jesus-followers, we have had to navigate uncharted territory these last few months. The church questions for the second half of the year remain front and center as we seek to worship and serve together.
A federal judge has let a couple of small independent Kansas Baptist churches conduct in-person worship against the express orders of Gov. Laura Kelly, asserting that by limiting church gatherings to 10 congregants, Kelly in all likelihood violated the First Amendment’s guarantee of religious free
The last thing Eugene Cho wanted to write a book about was politics. In fact, Cho said he quit writing his latest book, “Thou Shalt Not Be A Jerk: A Christian’s Guide to Engaging Politics,” four times.