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How Adoption Has Forced Evangelicals to Grapple With Race Relations
Originally Posted: 12/23/2014 - 12:06pm | Type: Blog

As evangelicals have turned their attention toward adoption in the past decade, families like the Hatmakers are grappling with race relations in a profoundly personal way, especially as national news spotlight ...

Evangelical opinion split on Obama's immigration reforms
Originally Posted: 11/24/2014 - 1:58pm | Type: Press

November 21, 2014 Sojo in the News Mark Woods ...

Evangelicals a Mixed Bag on Obama’s Immigration Move
Originally Posted: 11/21/2014 - 11:09am | Type: Blog

While Republican leaders blast President Obama for taking executive action on immigration reform, some prominent evangelical leaders are welcoming the president’s plans to keep about 5 million undocumented imm ...

Online, Offline Faith Go Hand in Hand
Originally Posted: 11/07/2014 - 2:08pm | Type: Blog

“It’s the people who attend church most often who are most likely to engage in online religious activity.” God bless online media. Almost half of U.S. adults (46 percent) say they ...

Wheaton College Tackles the Death Penalty with Jesus in Mind
Originally Posted: 11/05/2014 - 1:41pm | Type: Blog

I guarantee you the panel this week at Wheaton will have Jesus at the center. And this forum is encouraging because it points beyond itself — to an evangelicalism that looks more like Jesus than the evangelica ...

Evangelicals Boost Clinics to Help Immigrants Navigate Legal Headaches
Originally Posted: 10/23/2014 - 2:40pm | Type: Blog

An alliance of evangelical organizations has pledged to dramatically increase the number of church-based legal clinics across the country to assist immigrants with the complicated processes of seeking green cards, visas and family unification. The ...

Why Chris Christie and Jeb Bush Were Snubbed by Social Conservative Leaders
Originally Posted: 09/30/2014 - 9:20am | Type: Blog

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush were not invited to a major gathering of social conservatives in Washington last weekend in what was viewed as a serious snub of two men consider ...

SNAP's Clergy Abuse Victims Mark 25 Years and Eye New Targets
Originally Posted: 07/29/2014 - 4:10pm | Type: Blog

When victims of sexual abuse by Catholic priests first organized into a small band of volunteer activists in the late 1980s, reports of clergy molesting children were still new and relatively few. Most were mi ...

Evangelicals Address Migrant Crisis
Originally Posted: 07/22/2014 - 1:51pm | Type: Press

July 22, 2014 Sojo in the News Seung Min Kim ...

Why Evangelicals' Love for Jews Is a Case of Unrequited Love
Originally Posted: 07/28/2014 - 8:07am | Type: Blog

According to a new survey, white evangelical Christians feel a lot of warmth toward Jews. According to a new survey, white evangelical Christians feel a lot of warmth toward Jews. ...

Republicans Woo Evangelical Base in Bid to Recapture the Senate
Originally Posted: 06/27/2014 - 2:36pm | Type: Blog

The Republican National Committee on Friday launched its first web-based effort to rally conservative believers behind the party, a sign of how crucial voter turnout will be in this fall’s close-fought midterm ...

Meet the 'Evangelical' Catholics Who Are Remaking the GOP
Originally Posted: 06/17/2014 - 9:12am | Type: Blog

In today’s Republican Party, a number of factors have forged a new religious identity that supersedes familiar old categories. How many voters know that former Florida Gov. Jeb Bu ...

The Many Contexts Of Immigrants-- And Evangelicals
Originally Posted: 06/13/2014 - 3:55pm | Type: Press

June 11, 2014 Sojo in the News Matthew Bowman ...

Evangelicals and Catholics Together Marks 20 Years
Originally Posted: 05/07/2014 - 3:38pm | Type: Blog

When evangelicals and Catholics set aside centuries of mutual suspicion 20 years ago, the idea was fairly simple: Even if we can’t always work together, at least let’s not work against each other. ...

Why Some Evangelicals Are Praying President Obama Will Reject the Keystone XL Pipeline
Originally Posted: 04/30/2014 - 10:30am | Type: Press

April 28, 2014 Sojo in the News Charles Redfern ...

One More Time, Evangelicals Head to Hill on Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 04/30/2014 - 10:21am | Type: Blog

Trying yet again with new voices, more than 250 evangelical pastors came to Capitol Hill on Tuesday to push for immigration reform. WASHINGTON — Trying yet again with new voices, ...

Four Ways to Talk About the Environment as an Evangelical
Originally Posted: 03/11/2014 - 11:11am | Type: Blog

When facing a crisis, silence is certainly easiest. But silence isn’t best. As we face some very challenging environmental issues, evangelicals must learn to begin to discuss the environmental crisis with crea ...

Wilson's Bookmarks
Originally Posted: 02/28/2014 - 11:56am | Type: Press

February 20, 2014 Sojo in the News John Wilson ...

STUDY: An Evangelical Call to Action on Climate Change
Originally Posted: 02/17/2014 - 11:31am | Type: Magazine Article

The Editors If you think it’s impossible to change evangelicals’ views on climate change, think again.  If yo ...

Social Justice
Originally Posted: 02/04/2014 - 4:14pm | Type: Press

January 9, 2014 Sojo in the News Christianity Today ...

Talking to Evangelicals About Climate Change
Originally Posted: 02/17/2014 - 9:30am | Type: Magazine Article

Liz Schmitt What works, what doesn’t, and how best to frame the conversation. IN 2013, Sojourners commission ...

Loving Our Neighbors on a Global Scale
Originally Posted: 02/17/2014 - 9:30am | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis We are all neighbors now, whether we like it or not. “GOD CREATED the world and we created borders ...

Tony Campolo to Shutter the Evangelical Ministry He Started 40 Years Ago
Originally Posted: 01/15/2014 - 10:53am | Type: Blog

Tony Campolo, a progressive evangelical leader who counseled President Bill Clinton through the Monica Lewinsky scandal, announced that the organization he founded nearly 40 years ago will close on June 30. ...

10 Reasons Why Evangelicals Should Read Pope Francis
Originally Posted: 11/27/2013 - 4:06pm | Type: Blog

Pope Francis on Tuesday released his first apostolic exhortation since his election in March. The message, “Evangelii Gaudium” (“The Joy of the Gospel”), challenges Catholics — both laity and clergy — to pay m ...

A Problem with the Climate in Texas
Originally Posted: 11/07/2013 - 2:30pm | Type: Blog

There is no part of this world that God is not aware of, cannot lay claim to, and does not rule. Christians affirm that as people of faith we’re called to be stewards over creation, answering one day for how w ...

Christians Making the Climate Discussion Their Own
Originally Posted: 10/21/2013 - 2:30pm | Type: Blog

There’s a debate happening on The Christian Post, and we’re hearing more and more evangelical voices expressing concern over climate change. There’s a debate happening on The Chr ...

Brazil Tries to Combat Religious Intolerance of Minority Faiths
Originally Posted: 10/11/2013 - 2:13pm | Type: Blog

The couple practiced Candomble, an African-Brazilian faith with roots in Brazil’s slave trade. They dressed in white and believed in an all-powerful God who is served by lesser deities, blending Catholicism w ...

Government Shutdown May Drive More Young Christians Away From GOP
Originally Posted: 10/10/2013 - 12:29pm | Type: Press

October 9, 2013 Sojo in the News Jonathan Merritt ...

What If U.S. Christianity Needs More Immigrants?
Originally Posted: 10/09/2013 - 3:20pm | Type: Blog

While it seems millennials are walking out the front door of U.S. congregations, another group is knocking at the back door: immigrant Christians. Evangelicals around the country ...

The Book Every Christian Needs to Read This Fall
Originally Posted: 09/19/2013 - 3:22pm | Type: Blog

Whether it was Schaeffer's intention or not (and I suspect on some level it was), he has created a character who represents everything that disturbs many progressive Christians about fundamentalist, evang ...

Religious Diversity is Increasing at the Office, and So Are Pitfalls
Originally Posted: 09/03/2013 - 10:47am | Type: Blog

The American workplace, like the rest of U.S. society, is becoming more religiously diverse and that is raising concerns about employer accommodations for believers — and increasing the odds for uncomfortable ...

The Parameters We Prefer Jesus to Work Under
Originally Posted: 08/27/2013 - 9:27am | Type: Blog

I’m really grateful that Jesus has always tended to disregard people’s preferred parameters for how he should do things, and that he always just seems to keep seeing people, touching them, healing them and the ...

Study: Evangelical ‘Messy Middle’ More Accepting of Gays
Originally Posted: 08/13/2013 - 8:21am | Type: Blog

A new voice is emerging in the evangelical community, and it’s turning away from the church’s vocal opposition to homosexuality in favor of a more tolerant attitude. A new voice i ...

The World as God Intends
Originally Posted: 08/07/2013 - 8:38am | Type: Magazine Article

Ed Stetzer New data shows that Protestant churches, including evangelicals, are increasingly involved in social action ministries. ...

A Time to Mourn
Originally Posted: 07/21/2013 - 10:49am | Type: Blog

A corporate injustice has occurred and the last thing we should do as people of privilege is to try to shut down the voices that have experienced genuine suffering and are speaking to the reality of an ongoing ...

Evangelical Scientists Hold Press Conference to Urge Congress to Act on Climate Change
Originally Posted: 07/17/2013 - 4:02pm | Type: Press

July 10, 2013 Press Releases In light of the President’s announcement ...

Evangelical Scientists Call for Climate Action
Originally Posted: 07/11/2013 - 9:44am | Type: Blog

When you think of an evangelical Christian, do you think of a climate scientist who is passionately concerned about the impact of climate change? After this week, you should. Wh ...

6 Evangelicals You Don't Know... But Might Want To
Originally Posted: 07/08/2013 - 10:23am | Type: Press

July 3, 2013 Sojo in the News Tom Krattenmaker ...

A New Wave
Originally Posted: 07/11/2013 - 9:22am | Type: Magazine Article

Betsy Shirley The Evangelicals You Don't Know: Introducing the Next Generation of Christians. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers ...

Superman: Jesus Figure or ‘Anti-Christ?'
Originally Posted: 06/27/2013 - 4:07pm | Type: Blog

Superman has always had a bit of a messiah complex, born as a modern-day Moses in the imagination of two Jewish guys during the Depression and over the years developing and amplifying his Christlike characteri ...

4 Things Religious Conservatives Might Do After High Court Rulings:
Originally Posted: 06/27/2013 - 4:06pm | Type: Blog

The twin Supreme Court rulings on Wednesday that further opened the door for gay marriage in the U.S. were not entirely unexpected, and the condemnations from religious conservatives angry at the verdicts were ...

Exodus International’s Alan Chambers: Bending History’s Arc
Originally Posted: 06/21/2013 - 9:49am | Type: Blog

The arc of history is being shaped before us, and as the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., foretold, it is bending toward justice. Not for some, but for all. Thank God. And thank you, Alan Chambers. ...

Study Says Gays Find Most U.S. Faiths Unfriendly
Originally Posted: 06/17/2013 - 3:50pm | Type: Blog

Gay Americans are much less religious than the general U.S. population, and about 3-in-10 of them say they have felt unwelcome in a house of worship, a new study shows. Gay Americ ...

Immigration Advocate Jenny Yang Overcomes Reluctance to Speak Up
Originally Posted: 06/14/2013 - 9:38am | Type: Blog

On a recent Sunday morning, Jenny Yang stood beside a giant wooden cross and made a case for immigration reform to members of an evangelical church. On a recent Sunday morning, Je ...

4 Reasons Why Republicans are Rekindling Evangelical Outreach
Originally Posted: 06/13/2013 - 2:36pm | Type: Blog

Republican's recently hired its former South Carolina chairman to lead engagement with evangelicals, even though 79 percent of evangelicals voted for Republican nominee Mitt Romney in 2012. The Washington ...

Do Republicans Have an Evangelical Problem?
Originally Posted: 06/13/2013 - 9:40am | Type: Blog

The vast majority of evangelicals have voted with the GOP in recent elections. In fact, despite some qualms about his Mormon faith, 79 percent of evangelicals voted for Republican nominee Mitt Romney in 2012, ...

Stop Telling Me What Is Anti-Christian
Originally Posted: 06/05/2013 - 3:47pm | Type: Blog

While I affirm the right of any Christian to boycott a product, show, or the like, and even to explain why in the public square, I’m weary of the heavy-handed tendency of Christians to slap the “anti-Christian ...

Polls on 'Religious Influence' Say More About The Media Than Religion
Originally Posted: 06/03/2013 - 12:45pm | Type: Blog

For over half a century, Gallup has been asking Americans whether they think the influence of religion is increasing or decreasing in the U.S., posing the intriguing question of what the results actually signi ...

Rand Paul Courting Evangelicals
Originally Posted: 05/15/2013 - 4:20pm | Type: Blog

Rand Paul has used the last few months to aggressively court evangelicals through a CBN special, a trip to Israel, and appearances with pastors. Rand Paul has used the last few mo ...

5 (Stupid) Reasons Christians Reject Environmentalism
Originally Posted: 04/22/2013 - 2:09pm | Type: Blog

Earth Day is rarely celebrated within mainstream Christianity beyond a Sunday sermon, and environmentalism is often frowned upon by evangelical leaders instead of championed. Here are the main reasons Christia ...