Make no mistake: A strongman is what Trump has always been, and now desires to be as president of the United States. His admiration for autocrats is by no means confined to Vladimir Putin.
The best word to describe the environment of Wheaton event wasn't "bashing" — rather, it was deep embarrassment and deep concern about the future of evangelical faith.
We are calling on churches, other houses of worship and people of faith to join a Church Boycott of the NRA.
The National Rifle Association and their gun-running sponsors are responsible for the death of the Florida children and teachers.
Third parties have not been a successful way forward in the American system of politics. But perhaps a "third way" or better yet a "moral movement" to revive and renew American politics, on both sides of the aisle.
2017 required a deeper attention and commitment to our nation's public life, in the face of unexpected political leadership that some are trying to "normalize."
The reality is that there are two policing and legal systems in America; one for black and brown people and one for white people—and that is now well documented showing it is most stark for black men, and especially young black men.
As an evangelical whose work has focused on the intersection of faith and public life, let me offer two additional reflections that will render Pope Francis more understandable to our public life.
The small tent, about the width of a subway car, sits on the National Mall in the shadow of the nation's Capitol. In a town where power and influence is determined by money and access, what happens inside this tent might seem irrelevant. But over the last few weeks this tiny structure has become a potent challenge to the ways of Washington.