What is happening in Evangelical land?
Are evangelicals who appear in a Rob Reiner film “selling out?”
The Holy Post gang discusses the Rob Reiner film and my piece completely miss the spirit of it. Phil Vischer and Skye Jethani seem really defensive and as a result they try to paint my argument in a bad light. They try to portray me as a separatist fundamentalist who doesn’t want to work with or write for non-Christians. Kaitlyn Schiess, on the other hand, seems to understand what I was doing in my article. Having said that, good stuff in this episode on the Satanist statue in Iowa controversy:
Spain reaches1000 municipalities with an evangelical church.
Tony Evans ties the knot.
A new study suggests that Christian nationalists are a lot more complex than some believe.
A Georgia evangelical church gives groceries and gifts to those in need over Christmas.
Walter Kim and Ed Stetzer talk mission.
Justin Giboney on the Pope and same-sex marriage blessings:
Evangelicals and politics in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Christian college students and anxiety.
In case you missed it:
Shane takes on a Christian nationalist:
Shane on evangelical Trumpism:
Evangelicals in Palestine are still celebrating Christmas.
Southern Baptists fighting religious persecution in Nigeria.
Beth Moore is a finalist for Texan of the Year.
Southern Baptist Convention president Bart Barber calls for unity.
Lecrae as the angel Gabriel.
Lecrae on chasing money:
Slovenian evangelicals stand-up against assisted suicide.
What are Texas megachurches saying about Gaza?
Blast from the past:
Two evangelical leaders–Francis Chan and Sam Storms–visited Mike Bickle, the disgraced pastor of the International House of Prayer Kansas City. Bickle would not meet with them. Sam Storms comments on the matter here.
Jenna Ellis with a long tweet on why she is not a Christian nationalist:
Mike Huckabee is on an evangelical-Israel “solidarity mission.”
Liberty University administrator and former GOP lawmaker Dave Brat goes after Tim Alberta on the Steve Bannon show:
Are public schools “infiltrated by the radical left?” I’m not sure what the “radical left” is, but most of the news I receive about its apparent “infiltration” comes from people like those associated with the Standing for Freedom Center:
The guy who smashed the Satanist statue in Iowa is hailed by the Standing for Freedom Center as a “modern Gideon.”
Charlie Kirk brings the drama:
Charlie and Ted on “cultural Marxism”:
A state representative from Colorado wants the church to “dictate U.S. policy in accordance with religious teaching.”
Jack Hibbs brings the dispensationalist prophecy:
More on the Lee Greenwood “God Bless the USA” Bible.
Eric Metaxas connects the Colorado Supreme Court decision to remove Trump from the ballot in 2024 to the legalization of marijuana. I am guessing this is another one of Metaxas’s jokes in which he is half (or more) serious:
Metaxas love Vivek:
Tim Alberta’s “wild, lunatic claims”:
They turned Metaxas’s book into a movie:
Max Lucado preaches a Christmas sermon at Joel Osteen’s church.
Actually, Gary, they were denied their right to vote for an insurrectionist:
Do conservative Christian men make good husbands?
Another evangelical church doing a massive Christmas show.
Al Mohler on “liquid modernity”:
Owen Strachan and his father-in-law, biblical scholar Bruce Ware. I was a student at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School when Ware taught there. I never took a course with him, but he made a lot of waves on campus when he said that Michael Jordan kissing the NBA Championship trophy after the Bulls won their first title was a form of idolatry.
Hulk Hogan: Evangelical:
Sean Feucht targets four members of the Colorado Supreme Court and seems to be connecting them to the college presidents who testified before Congress on antisemitism. Of course Elise Stefanik is also a Harvard grad:
Sean on the Pope: