Is it possible to talk about Jesus too much in politics?
Christian anthropology and authentic Wesleyanism in particular offer a very different political theology premised on the divinely ordained sacred nature of each human individual.
Churches that stress their welcome-welcome-welcome message of inclusion over a firm orthodox theological message typically are, whether realizing it or not, actually welcoming some and discouraging others.
There are Evangelicals and Catholics who critique yoga as wrong for Christians because its mantras originate in eastern religion. Setting aside that concern, should worship space be open to recreation and "profane" (i.e., secular) activities like yoga?
Paula White clarified earlier comments implying Trump as president has special divine anointing. So God ordains government for justice, but does He ordain and favor specific rulers?
Many religious groups and voices are fiercely denouncing the announced rescission of DACA. It's understandable that religious groups are eager to show solidarity with young adults not responsible for their parents' violation of immigration law. But the often shrill religious rhetoric on DACA is not helpful to the debate.
It's odd for a clergyman to reject prayers for persons he believes are predators, since a primary purpose for prayer is changed hearts and redemption for the lost.
Several critics have denounced the "idolatry" of "Freedom Sunday" worship June 25 at First Baptist Church in Dallas, pastored by Robert Jeffress, who prominently campaigned for Donald Trump during last year's election.
Mattson essentially accuses conservative Christians of succumbing to the Satanic offer of worldly dominion that Jesus rejected. But is the Religious Left absolved for grasping political power because its agenda is reputedly more generous?
Christians comprise less than 5% of Taiwan. But, according to a recent Washington Post story that read more like a commentary, they are the main obstacle to Taiwan's becoming Asia's first country to ratify same sex marriage.
Schultz argues the Religious Left includes a much wider variety of religion, race and ethnicity. He's maybe, sort of, right, but there's more to it.
There is some opposition to New York pastor Tim Keller speaking at Princeton Seminary on April 6 because his denomination doesn't ordain women or LGBTQ people.
On March 3-4 I attended the Wesleyan Theological Society's annual meeting, featuring scores of distinguished scholars, and gathered this year at Asbury Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky. It was a wonderful experience that highlighted the ongoing vitality of orthodox Wesleyan thought.
Recently longtime evangelical leader James Dobson, now venerably age 80, warned of irreversible consequences if Hillary Clinton is elected.
United Methodist Bishop Minerva Carcano of the California-Pacific Conference responded to the Orlando gay nightclub mass murders by a reported pro-ISIS Islamist with the suggestion that her denomination's traditional marriage teaching is to blame:
Native American activist Mark Charles, as the opening plenary speaker at the evangelical Justice Conference in Chicago, denounced the Declaration of Independence as "systemically racist."
Harriet Tubman, an escaped slave who rose to become a famous abolitionist, Underground Railroad leader, and social reformer, will soon appear on the $20 bill. Deeply and charismatically religious, she was shaped all her life by Methodism.
After 33 years, since age 18, of consistently and unhesitatingly voting Republican, locally and nationally, this year will be the exception, if Donald Trump is the nominee.
Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr's endorsement of Donald Trump has provoked important questions about Evangelicals in retail politics.
It's an old storyline. A purported Evangelical ignoramus makes outrageous public claims to universal ridicule, often led by other Evangelicals.
No, I'm not converting, although I enjoyed my 1983 visit to the Vatican. But yesterday, columnist Kirsten Powers announced on Fox News that she was joining the Catholic Church today. Not many years ago she moved from non belief to Evangelical Christianity, and she has been attending an Anglican church with friends of mine.
Hillary Clinton's much publicized visit to Foundry United Methodist Church yesterday brought back many memories.
A thoughtful Religion News Service commentary notes that some conservative Christians are now troubled by the sentiment of "God Bless America" in a time of state imposed same sex marriage. This trend of spiritual ambivalence towards the nation will likely continue and is itself troubling.
Media reports of the last week have speculated that recent fires at black churches are racist arsons somehow linked to the horrible murders at the historic black church in Charleston, South Carolina.
Conservative Christians are in a funk after the Supreme Court's same-sex marriage ruling.