What is happening in Evangelical land?
Christianity Today on the New Hampshire primary.
Are young evangelicals “drifting” from Israel?
Should we really expect evangelicals to come out looking good in this promotional event for Rob Reiner’s new film?
Greek evangelicals oppose marriage status for same-sex couples.
Episode 2 is here:
A candidate for the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee has withdrawn.
Guns into garden tools:
Shane on Israel:
Southern Baptist recorded 180,177 baptisms in 2022–an increase, but nowhere near earlier numbers.
Huck on the “power” of the “evangelical vote”:
Oklahoma senator James Lankford spoke to the Coalition for Christian Colleges & Universities:
Justin Giboney on Ted Cruz and the crisis at the Texas border:
Southern Baptist pastor Tom Buck has another view:
RIP: Black evangelical megachurch pastor Frederick Price.
Ed Stetzer’s latest recruitment strategy for Talbot Theological Seminary:
David Platt’s “Secret Church” will focus on persecuted Christians in North Korea.
Skye tackles the rapture:
Blast from the past:
Conservative pundit Megan Basham is no fan of Tim Alberta’s new book on evangelicalism.
A Southern Baptist theobro is “exhausted” by commentary on Trump and evangelicals. Here is his idea of a middle ground:
Should we abandon the term “evangelical?” An evangelical “prophet” weighs-in.
Evangelicals on the Trump train.
The National Association of Evangelicals: We don’t need violence to “save our country”
Samaritan’s Purse replaces 14 ambulances destroyed by Hamas.
Matthew Loftus reviews Michael Wear’s “The Spirit of Our Politics: Spiritual Formation and the Renovation of Public Life”
Mike Johnson says Joe Biden’s election was “God’s will.”
An LGBTQ-affirming evangelical church in Canada.
John Hagee takes a shot at Joe Biden’s supposed “socialism”
Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary president Daniel Akin gives a boost to a Southern Baptist Convention presidential candidate:
More drama about sexual abuse at the International House of Prayer Kansas City.
Sean Feucht defends former Arizona gubernatorial candidate and pro-Trump politician Kari Lake:
Feucht on Biden:
Paul Pressler and sexual abuse reforms in the Southern Baptist Church.
Gary Bauer on the New Hampshire primary:
Greg Laurie has a cartoon series: “The Adventures of Ben Born Again & Yellow Dog”
Ryan Helfenbein of the Liberty University Standing for Freedom Center is praying for megachurch pastor Andy Stanley’s soul:
An evangelical pastor makes the case for Trump.
Rating Christian colleges based on their commitment to pro-life causes. An A+ rating for Liberty University (other A+ schools include Cedarville University, Corban University, East Texas Baptist University, Grace Christian (MI), John Brown University; Northwest Nazarene University; Point Loma Nazarene University, and Wheaton College):
Evangelicals still love C.J. Stroud:
Thomas Kidd endorses this message:
Tony Perkins interviews North Carolina gubernatorial candidate and lieutenant governor Mark Robinson on whether or not he has changed his position on abortion:
Eric seems worried about David French and Russell Moore:
David Barton’s Wallbuilders has a new website. As far as I can tell the content is the same.
Charlie Kirk on Black pilots. Charlie will be at a megachurch near you this weekend:
Here is Kirk’s defense:
I made a logical statement. In 2023, 19% of United’s pilot core was minority or female, which was already the highest among any airline. United’s CEO Steve Kirby bragged that the airline would mandate that their next pilot class would be 50% female/minority. A few questions:
1) Are there enough candidates to fill the 50% quota?
2) Why are 81% of United’s pilots white men currently? Is it because they happen to be the best pilots? Should we just assume it’s because woke United is secretly super racist? Or is it possible white men simply tend to be more interested in flying than other groups?
3) If white men land the planes safely, what is the problem?
4) If hiring is based on merit, why aren’t there more minority/female pilots?
5) Does this automatically mean equally qualified minorities and women are getting passed over, or are there other explanations?
6) Why are more nurses and teachers female? Is this because society is anti-male? Or is it because women are drawn to these professions in greater numbers than men?
7) Every analysis we have of similar quota based affirmative action programs results in lowering of standards in order to meet these “goals.” For example, Harvard lowered admission standards 20-30% for blacks vs their Asian and white counterparts. Will United lower the criteria for new pilot hires to meet their “goals” like Harvard did? Can United guarantee equal safety outcomes if it meets this quota?
We have been a victim of our own success. Praise God in the last 25 years we haven’t had a major airliner crash. That is rare. Airplane crashes happen frequently in other parts of the world. We assume landing and flying planes is brainless work anyone can do. It’s not. It’s high stakes, difficult, and intense work.
Of course there are qualified black and female pilots. But when you socially engineer racial quotas that far outstrip current demographics in a given field—especially one where the lives of passengers are on the line—it is fair to question whether someone receives the job because they’re the best or because they’re politically expedient. Screaming racism doesn’t make the plane land safely.
Lance pitches multi-collagen protein as he tells us about the Hamas attacks on Israel:
The lion will roar: