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After Winning Free Campus, Grand Canyon University Says 'No Thanks'
Originally Posted: 10/29/2012 - 4:11pm | Type: Blog

Five weeks after accepting a free, 217-acre campus in western Massachusetts, a for-profit Christian university has walked away from the gift. Five weeks after accepting a free, 21 ...

Five New Christian Clichés to Avoid
Originally Posted: 10/26/2012 - 12:56pm | Type: Blog

I was pretty amazed by the popularity of the first lists of Christian clichés I created (linked at the bottom of this article). I think it was because so many Christians saw themselves somewhere in the list an ...

White Working Class Voters Still Looking for a Candidate, Still Religious
Originally Posted: 09/21/2012 - 2:49pm | Type: Blog

The white working class, a potentially rich bloc of voters for Republicans or Democrats, hasn’t settled on Mitt Romney or President Barack Obama, a new study from the Public Religion Research Institute shows. ...

God Talk
Originally Posted: 08/14/2012 - 4:42pm | Type: Magazine Article

Elaina Ramsey Stanford anthropologist T.M. Luhrmann discusses the social science behind the evangelical relationship with God. ...

Science, Faith, and An Ongoing Conversation
Originally Posted: 08/02/2012 - 2:57pm | Type: Blog

Harry Emerson Fosdick was famous for lots of things, particularly the sermon "Shall The Fundamentalists Win?" which he preached on May 21, 1922. It was a call to arms of sorts within the church, enco ...

Evangelical Author Sees 'Mormonizing' of America
Originally Posted: 07/18/2012 - 7:43am | Type: Blog

Stephen Mansfield, an evangelical author who has written widely about the faith of politicians, turns his attention to Mormons in his latest book, The Mormonizing of America. He talked with Religion News Servi ...

Changes in Attitude
Originally Posted: 06/11/2012 - 10:48am | Type: Magazine Article

Jeannie Choi A new, more civil conversation is emerging with gays and lesbians on evangelical campuses. DURIN ...

Retelling the Story
Originally Posted: 06/11/2012 - 10:48am | Type: Magazine Article

Tim King Chicago's North Park offers a model for honest conversation. North Park University might be the ...

Toward an Evangelical Peace Movement
Originally Posted: 06/27/2012 - 10:23am | Type: Blog

Given the historical record, it may seem the deck is stacked against American evangelicals organizing into a comprehensive peace movement — yet that’s exactly what’s happening. Bi ...

Broken Politics
Originally Posted: 01/09/2013 - 2:24pm | Type: Press

May 1, 2012 Sojo in the News Lisa Sharon Harper ...

Focus On The Family, Other Evangelical Groups On Board For Granting Amnesty To Illegal Immigrants
Originally Posted: 01/09/2013 - 3:11pm | Type: Press

June 13, 2012 Sojo in the News Tony Lee ...

Evangelical Leaders Unite to Flex Political Power in Support of Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 01/09/2013 - 2:51pm | Type: Press

June 12, 2012 Sojo in the News Don Golden ...

Politico Influence 6/12/12
Originally Posted: 01/09/2013 - 3:16pm | Type: Press

June 12, 2012 Sojo in the News David Levinthal ...

Focus on the Family's Jim Daly on a New Stance on Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 01/09/2013 - 3:15pm | Type: Press

June 12, 2012 Sojo in the News Sarah Pulliam Bailey ...

AG Eric Holder, Black Church Leaders Mull Voter Law Changes
Originally Posted: 05/30/2012 - 5:23pm | Type: Blog

Attorney General Eric Holder and other legal experts strategized with black religious leaders May 30 about new restrictive state voting laws that could affect their congregants by reducing early voting and req ...

The Problem with Certitude
Originally Posted: 05/25/2012 - 9:41am | Type: Blog

I'm troubled by the way many Christians choose to take definitive and certain stances about complex issues, and the rhetoric they use to state and defend these positions, rhetoric that tends to divide rat ...

In face of faith-based attacks, Obama campaign hires faith outreach director
Originally Posted: 01/09/2013 - 2:15pm | Type: Press

May 15, 2012 Sojo in the News Dan Gilgoff ...

Transcript: Romney's Liberty University Speech
Originally Posted: 05/14/2012 - 11:41am | Type: Blog

Mitt Romney on Saturday delivered the commencement speech at Liberty University. The Los Angeles Times has video and the full transcript of the speech. Mitt Romney on Saturday d ...

After Obama’s Decision on Marriage, a Call to Pastors
Originally Posted: 01/09/2013 - 2:17pm | Type: Press

May 13, 2012 Sojo in the News Peter Baker ...

Justin Bieber Thanks His Mother for Faith, Strength (and Helps Single Moms While He's At It)
Originally Posted: 06/04/2012 - 2:12pm | Type: Blog

You might not be a fan of Justin Bieber, but I'm willing to bet there's at least one young person in your life who is. And while it may be hard for us adults to believe, young Bieber, the Canadian po ...

Creating A New Vision Of Islam In America
Originally Posted: 01/09/2013 - 2:20pm | Type: Press

May 9, 2012 Sojo in the News NPR ...

Kirk Cameron: From Prime-Time Hearthrob to Hollywood ‘Freak’
Originally Posted: 04/18/2012 - 5:26pm | Type: Blog

Hollywood scolds and even mocks Kirk Cameron who is a vocal evangelical Christian, and, in the view of many of his fellow celebrities, kind of a jerk. Kirk Cameron was once one of ...

Spiritual Refugees, Mainline Protestants and Missed Opportunities
Originally Posted: 03/15/2012 - 3:24pm | Type: Blog

I've been speaking at many small colleges that have historical ties to the oldest mainline denominations in the U.S. I have been noticing something interesting: a terrific hunger for a deeper spirituality ...

What is Church 2.0?
Originally Posted: 03/15/2012 - 12:54pm | Type: Blog

Here is a condensed version of a workshop I offer on the concept of “Church 2.0.” I talk in it about the popularity of things like the “Why I Hate Religion But Love Jesus” video and Mark Driscoll’s Acts 29 Net ...

Santorum's Secret Army: Home-Schoolers
Originally Posted: 04/17/2012 - 4:14pm | Type: Blog

Strapped for cash and staff, Rick Santorum has enlisted a ragtag but politically potent army to keep his campaign afloat: home-schoolers. Strapped for cash and staff, Rick Santoru ...

Santorum Is Not Romney's Only Problem in Michigan
Originally Posted: 04/17/2012 - 4:18pm | Type: Blog

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Mitt Romney’s position on the Detroit auto bailout and health care plan have been blasted, but a pollster suggests one issue not often discussed on the campaign trail this year could end ...

How (Not) to Judge a Christian
Originally Posted: 02/22/2012 - 11:02am | Type: Blog

We can never forget that Jesus never demanded a “one size fits all” kind of faith. We must always allow room for disagreement and live with the tension of multiple opinions. Relig ...

The Santorum Question: Should Theology Affect the Way We Vote?
Originally Posted: 02/21/2012 - 4:14pm | Type: Blog

There are some religious beliefs, such as a particular stance on infant baptism, understanding of the Trinity, or belief in what occurs when Christians observe the Lord’s Supper that are significant theologica ...

Poll Digest – What We Are Being Told About What We Think (This Week, at Least)
Originally Posted: 02/15/2012 - 5:44pm | Type: Blog

Two new polls have been released this week that have caught the eye – one from The Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life and the second from Rasmussen. Both show shifts in the number of people supporting GOP P ...

Afternoon News Bytes: Feb.15, 2012
Originally Posted: 02/15/2012 - 2:54pm | Type: Blog

RELIGIOUS NEWS SERVICE/USA TODAY: You've Heard Of Evangelicals, But Who Are They? Evangelicals have been in the news a lot lately, from the Denver Broncos' Tim Tebow and his take-a-knee prayers to the Texas pastor and his wife who spent ...

Afternoon News Bytes: Feb. 9, 2012
Originally Posted: 02/09/2012 - 2:42pm | Type: Blog

THE NEW YORK TIMES: Color The 1 Percent 99 Percent Conflicted Soon after the Occupy Wall Street encampment was set up at Zuccotti Park in Manhattan last fall, 26-year-old Ryan Quick told his father, Leslie C. Quick III, a financier, that he might ...

WWJD On YouTube? It Depends Who You Ask
Originally Posted: 01/08/2013 - 5:02pm | Type: Press

February 7, 2012 Sojo in the News Barbara Bradley Hagerty ...

Mr. Baltzell’s Neighborhood: The Rise of Word “Mainline” and the Decline of Mainline Denominations
Originally Posted: 01/08/2013 - 4:57pm | Type: Press

February 7, 2012 Sojo in the News John Schmalzbauer ...

Christian Piatt answers, "What is an Evangelical?"
Originally Posted: 02/06/2012 - 11:25am | Type: Blog

On the one hand, evangelical good news may focus on individual salvation; on the other, there is no salvation until the collective suffering of all of God’s people is relieved.It is the thing, the message insc ...

Afternoon News Bytes: Jan. 27, 2012
Originally Posted: 01/27/2012 - 3:25pm | Type: Blog

THE HUFFINGTON POST: Marco Rubio Calls For A Shift In Rhetoric On Immigration Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) hasn't endorsed a Republican candidate or said that he wants to be vice president, but that doesn't mean that GOP hopefuls don't ...

Name that evangelical endorsement
Originally Posted: 01/08/2013 - 4:14pm | Type: Press

January 20, 2012 Sojo in the News Sarah Pulliam Bailey ...

Defining "Evangelical" and Other Unsolved Mysteries
Originally Posted: 01/19/2012 - 2:24pm | Type: SojoMail

January 19, 2012   QUOTE OF THE WEEK “In recent months, the pu ...

Is “Evangelical” the New “Jewish”?
Originally Posted: 01/08/2013 - 4:15pm | Type: Press

January 19, 2012 Sojo in the News Tony Jones ...

Defining "Evangelical" and Other Unsolved Mysteries
Originally Posted: 01/19/2012 - 12:47pm | Type: Blog

I understand the interest in us evangelicals, I really do. The way much of the mainstream media covers our communities in the news can make us seem like a puzzling subspecies of the American population, not un ...

From Sex to Satan, Some Churches Will Try Anything
Originally Posted: 01/19/2012 - 1:43pm | Type: Blog

Like a fallow field, sometimes it’s best to take what is left, turn it into the ground and allow it to be reborn into something entirely new. I wrote a piece last week about Pasto ...

Afternoon News Bytes: Jan. 13, 2012
Originally Posted: 01/13/2012 - 3:03pm | Type: Blog

NPR: Evangelical Leaders Struggle To Crown A Candidate Rick Santorum was fresh off his surprise showing in the Iowa caucuses and fielding questions on a radio program, when a caller challenged the Republican presidential candidate on his overt rel ...

Justin Bieber's Ecce Homo
Originally Posted: 01/11/2012 - 11:20am | Type: Blog

You might not have a clue who Bieber is. Or, if you are aware of the existence of the crown prince of Stratford, Ontario, you might not give two hoots about him. But I’m guessing that there is a young person i ...

Reaching the Lofty Heights This New Year. Maybe. Possibly.
Originally Posted: 01/08/2013 - 3:51pm | Type: Press

January 6, 2012 Sojo in the News Charles Redfern ...

TeaVangelicals?
Originally Posted: 01/06/2012 - 12:48pm | Type: Blog

Whatever you call them, however you spell it, there’s a group of Evangelicals who have Tea Party hearts. TeaVangelicals? TEA-Vangelicas? T-Evangelicals? Whatever you cal ...

Millennials to the Church: Wake Up or We're Outta Here
Originally Posted: 01/12/2012 - 11:25am | Type: Blog

Young people are thirsting for social justice, and simply not finding those principles in the pews. Most vexing of all is that this trend isn’t surprising. But it should be. ...

The Morning News: Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011
Originally Posted: 04/17/2012 - 3:37pm | Type: Blog

The Morning News: Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011 THE ASSOCIATED PRESS: Census Shows 1 In 2 People Are Poor Or Low-Income Squeezed by rising living costs, a record number of America ...

The Friday News: Dec. 9, 2011
Originally Posted: 04/17/2012 - 3:39pm | Type: Blog

The Friday News: Dec. 9, 2011 RNS: Hanukkah Music: Young, Hip Jews Leading a Makeover A year after a group of Yeshiva University students hit it big with what some called th ...

Larry Shallenberger answers, "What is an Evangelical?"
Originally Posted: 12/07/2011 - 12:24pm | Type: Blog

The term "Evangelical" is like a pair of hand-me-down underwear. It's been stretched over so many shapes and sizes that it's lost its snap and doesn't fit anyone anymore. ...

Susan Isaacs Anwers "What is an Evangelical?"
Originally Posted: 12/05/2011 - 2:31pm | Type: Blog

Sometimes I wonder if all the denominations in Christendom are merely a list of the nomenclature we’ve used to separate Us from Them. When someone asks me if I’m an evangelical, I ...

Evangelical Consistency and the 2012 Elections
Originally Posted: 11/30/2011 - 5:24pm | Type: Blog

Unfortunately, many people who go to church on Sunday are more influenced by what they see on cable TV than by the Bible. I hear that lament from pastors all the time. Too many of their congregant’s political ...