For the first time in Wheaton College's over 150-year history, the Illinois evangelical higher education institution has named a woman to be the school's provost.
Earlier this month, Wheaton College President Philip Ryken announced that Seattle Pacific University assistant provost and Wheaton alumna Margaret Diddams will take over as provost after current provost Stanton Jones steps down later this year.
While the announcement follows a tense few months between the Wheaton faculty and administration after Jones suspended and recommended the termination of associate political science professor Larycia Hawkins for asserting on Facebook that Christians and Muslims worship the same god, before that Jones announced last August that he would be stepping down due to health problems. more >>
If you had asked me three months ago what the greatest threat to evangelicalism is, I might have said the evangelical Left. For the past decade, I have been dismayed as more and more professed evangelicals have abandoned biblical orthodoxy and have embraced gay marriage, socialism and recently — the notion that Muslims and Christians worship the same God.
These pose very real threats, undermining the integrity of the church and its witness to a lost and dying world. But now, evangelicalism has an equally pernicious foe — the Trumpian, evangelical Right.
At first, I couldn't believe the news reports. Donald Trump could not possibly be the choice of the Religious Right. How could a man who flaunts his moral indiscretions, uses foul language, insults the handicapped, and praises Planned Parenthood become the darling of evangelical voters? Add to this the fact that Trump openly advocated murdering the family members of terrorists. And, when challenged on whether the military would follow his murderous and illegal order, Trump responded: "They won't refuse. They're not gonna refuse me." more >>
After nearly two tumultuous years at the center of an ongoing scandal that includes allegations of plagiarism, fostering an abusive work environment, and most recently racketeerig, embattled pastor Mark Driscoll is relying on Scripture to maintain his perspective on life as he prepares for the launch of a new church.
In an email to The Christian Post Tuesday, Driscoll shared a Scripture that has helped him throughout his present ordeal.
"This Scripture has been a great help to me," he wrote, citing 1 Peter 3:8-11, which includes the passages: "Do not repay evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary, bless, for to this you were called, that you may obtain a blessing. For whoever desires to love life and see good days, let him keep his tongue from evil and his lips from speaking deceit … " more >>
President Barack Obama's nominee to fill the vacancy on the United States Supreme Court once joined an opinion that rejected an evangelical Christian defense based on the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.
Judge Merrick Garland of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia was recently tapped by President Obama as a nominee to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia.
In a case decided in June 2001, Judge Garland joined an opinion authored by fellow appellate judge A. Raymond Randolph that rejected a RFRA argument for a pair of evangelical Christians who wanted to sell T-shirts at National Mall. more >>
The National Collegiate Athletic Association will not divest from Christian colleges seeking waivers from Title IX standards, telling a group of LGBT organizations that it cannot.
Earlier this month, about 80 organizations led by the LGBT activist group Campus Pride sent a letter to the NCAA demanding they divest from Christian colleges seeking Title IX exemptions, accusing the religious educational institutions of bigotry.
Bernard Franklin, chief inclusion officer with the NCAA, sent a reply to Campus Pride and its allies Tuesday explaining that the NCAA does not oversee Title IX waiver issues. more >>
A group of prominent conservative activists and operatives from across the country gathered Thursday morning to discuss building a conservative "unity ticket" to stop Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump from winning the GOP nomination. The group also examined the plausibility of a third-party candidacy should Trump become the nominee.
Led by conservative radio host and blogger Erick Erickson, South Dakota businessman Bob Fischer and President George W. Bush's conservative liaison Bill Wichterman, the couple dozen activist huddled at The Army and Navy Club in Washington, D.C. for several hours and came to the conclusion that a "real conservative" needs to be the next president and Trump does not fit that description.
"We are committed to ensuring a real conservative candidate is elected. We believe that neither [Democratic frontrunner] Hillary Clinton nor Donald Trump, a Hillary Clinton donor, is that person," Erickson wrote in a statement posted to TheResurgent.com. "We believe that the issue of Donald Trump is greater than an issue of party. It is an issue of morals and character that all Americans, not just those of us in the conservative movement, must confront." more >>