It's estimated that 35 million of America's 90 million evangelical Christians did not vote in the 2016 election. Since voter turnout always drops off for midterm elections, it's very possible that even more than 35 million Christians will choose to stay home.
If confirmed, Judge Kavanaugh would shift the balance of constitutional jurisprudence in a more firmly originalist direction, possibly until the second half of the 21st century.
There's a phrase that's popular, especially during times of national unity or crisis — "United. We stand." For Christians, though, this phrase captures a deeper meaning.
I recently talked with Dr. Tony Evans, senior pastor of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship Church, about what Christians should keep in mind as primaries continue and the November 6 midterm elections near. His thoughts are a timely encouragement for Christians to remember to cast a vote that flows from a biblical worldview that is allied with God's kingdom, not a political party.
Today we celebrate America's 242nd birthday. While that might not seem long in the timeline of history, we must remember that at one point our country was referred to as the "American Experiment." The Founders of the American Experiment crafted a government whose authority, at its heart, flowed from certain fundamental, biblical truths, not a person or personality.
A spirit of dissension has taken root in the heart of our nation. Monopoly of opinion, not compromise, is now the only avenue to unity. There is no room anymore for diversity of thought. Is there any realistic way out of this present darkness?
Beyond an obvious political agenda, the biased censorship practiced by these so-called neutral public forums threatens the very freedom guaranteed by the First Amendment. Americans of all political stripes should be alarmed by these moves to silence opposing viewpoints.
Joy Behar recently made headlines when she called Vice President Mike Pence "mentally ill" for saying he hears from Jesus. What's gotten little attention, though, is what her cohost Sunny Hostin said seconds before.
When Christians encounter anti-religious bigotry, whether by the media or from across the street, how should they respond biblically?
This is an issue that many believe is too complicated, better left to the educational experts and our government officials to solve. Yet, at the core, this is not only a political issue — it's a biblical issue, too.