The historical meaning of the term "evangelical" has lost its context and has been watered down to represent non-church going conservative whites who self-identify as Christian but don't exactly fit the true definition of the word, Baylor University history professor and author Thomas Kidd says.
As recent polls suggest that a large majority of white evangelical Christians are now onboard the Donald Trump train, Kidd, who researches 18th century North America and the history of evangelism at Baylor – the world's largest Baptist university – wrote in an op-ed for the Washington Post that there is "something more complicated going on" with the meaning of "evangelical" in today's America and polls are doing a terrible job identifying their subjects.
A CNN/ORC poll released earlier this week states that 76 percent of white evangelicals have their minds made up in support of the Republican presidential nominee. A pew survey from earlier this month similarly found that 78 percent of white evangelicals plan to vote for Trump. more >>
Hillary Scott, one-third of the popular group Lady Antebellum, is set to release her first Christian album Love Remains on Friday, and says it was birthed from an act of obedience to God.
Long before she became an internationally known country music star, Scott said faith has been a part of her life since she was a child growing up in Nashville, Tennessee.
"I came to know the Lord when I was 5 years old," she told The Christian Post in an interview ahead of the release of her new album. more >>
The Iranian regime has charged evangelical house church Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani with committing national security crimes and has given him just one week to raise $33,000 for bail or face re-arrest and imprisonment.
According to a press release from the Christian persecution watchdog group Christian Solidarity Worldwide shared with The Christian Post, Nadarkhani, who was sentenced to death in 2012 on charges of apostasy, was summoned to appear before the Islamic Revolutionary Court in the town of Rasht on July 24 and was charged with "acting against national security."
The charges stem from a raid conducted on Nadarkhani's home by security forces in May, which was a part of an intelligence crackdown on the Christian community in Rasht. more >>
Big Daddy Weave is gearing up to head back out on tour just one month after a life-threatening infection led to bassist Jason Weaver having an emergency double amputation.
The band had quite the scare when Jason had to undergo surgery to remove both of his feet last month. Through it all the band stayed hopeful and now that Jason is home recovering, the guys have decided to head back out on the road for the fourth edition of their Beautiful Offerings Tour.
Hitting venues across the country, the tour is set to kick off Aug. 18 in Watertown, South Dakota, featuring Plumb and breakout artist We Are Messengers. The 50-city tour, sponsored by World Vision, will conclude Nov. 20 in Charlotte, North Carolina. more >>
Lady Antebellum's Hillary Scott hit the stage with her family at The Bell Tower in Nashville, Tennessee, last Wednesday to introduce music from the upcoming album Love Remains in front of 200 of their closest friends.
Love Remains, a 13-track collection, was inspired by hymns Scott sang growing up in church, and is set to release on Friday.
The intimate performance to promote the album showcased the group's harmonies as they sang newly-written original songs off of the upcoming release such as, "Safe Haven" and "Beautiful Messes." The night also featured a surprise performance from coveted producer Ricky Skaggs on a number of songs including, "We March On" and "Your Unfailing Love." more >>
WASHINGTON – Multi-Dove award nominee Christine D'Clario hit the stage last Saturday representing the Latino community at Together 2016, and said she believes everyone can see past racial differences if they focus on Jesus.
D'Clario is of Italian, German, Irish, Puerto Rican, and Dominican descent. She believes her multi-ethnic background gives her a wide perspective and helps her understand the racial conflicts currently happening in America.
"I know what it is to be in a blended community and I know what it is to be marginalized for not fitting in perfectly with one area or the other. But what I've learned from that is to find the commonalities and to try and focus on what unites us more," D'Clario told The Christian Post during a Q&A session. more >>