How I hope to approach the days following the election
Last time I woke early, opened the curtains, sat down to pray, and started crying.
Why I'm grieving Elizabeth Warren’s exit
Unlike Hillary Clinton’s defeat in 2016, Warren’s defeat came at the hands of her own party.
How should we respond to new media?
Can we begin to incorporate the best practices of decency and truth in our new media? Can we become more adept at incorporating social media into our larger plan as we hold propaganda machines accountable?
Waking up with Donald Trump
As we wake up to the election results, and the news that a large chunk of the voting block were white Christians, we see that the soul of our nation is hollowed and charred.
A new series on faith in election season
At his inauguration on January 20, 1953, President Dwight D. Eisenhower took an unprecedented step: after taking the oath of office, he led the nation in prayer. During his prayer, which historian Kevin Kruse notes helped make Eisenhower’s inauguration as much a “religious consecration” as a “political ceremony,” the new president asked God to “make full and complete [the executive branch’s] dedication to the service of the people.”
Eisenhower’s professed dedication to serve all the citizens of the United States and his willingness to rely upon God’s help were not entirely new.
Zionism's theological roots
How does theology shape Jewish democracy, in light of the many competing claims and complex relationships in the land of Israel?
Altar politics: Sharing communion on Election Day
On Nov. 6, our church building was both a polling place and a place for worship. At some point I began to see the latter as the main event.
The nation's changing racial and ethnic profile will bring political change. But we can also expect it to elicit fear and resistance.
New Congress religiously diverse, less Protestant
by David Gibson
The persistent God gap
The presidential election revealed that the “God gap” in electoral politics remains as large as ever—and is much larger than the gender gap that was often touted during the campaign. Mark Silk summarizes it:
Those who said they attend worship weekly preferred Mitt Romney by 20 points, 59-39. Those who said they attend less frequently went for Obama by 25 points. That compares to a male preference for Romney of seven points and a female preference for Obama of 11.
How fervently one practices one’s religion is—apart from race—still the best predictor of how one votes.
Other winners and losers yesterday
Pre-election themes for All Saints
Many churches, including mine, will mark All Saints Day this Sunday. Of course, politics will also be on everyone’s mind. At first it seemed to me that the two have little in common, but then several connections occurred to me.
Campaigns' faith outreach centers on economy
by Daniel Burke and David Gibson
No, voting isn't like being part of a firing squad
After the bums are thrown out
Counting down the hours till the polls close
God's choice: James 2:1-17; Mark 7:24-37
Jesus seems to engage in just the sort of activity that James warns against.