A review of Mark Noll’s The Scandal of the Evangelical Mind by Grant Wacker @ First Things.
By Sarah Pulliam Bailey @ The Washington Post
“I do think it’s strange, though, knowing that no matter where you are politically, the gospel is so much about inclusion and decency and humility and care for the least among us, that a wealthy, powerful, chest-thumping, self-oriented, philandering figure like this can have any credibility at all among religious people,” he said.
By Jack Jenkins @ Religion News Service
“Evangelicals punch way above their weight. They turn out a bunch at the ballot box. That’s largely a function of the fact that they’re white and they’re old.” A rising tide of religiously unaffiliated voters could potentially offset that influence. But analysis also noted that religiously unaffiliated Americans do not vote in the same percentages as evangelicals.
Opinion by Kristin Kobe’s Du Mez @ Religion News Service
When a large number of people who self-identify as evangelicals fail to ascribe to what some scholars have dictated to be the essential tenets of evangelicalism, does that mean that they are not actually evangelicals? Or does it suggest that something else has come to define evangelicalism?
By Jonathan Merritt @ The Atlantic
If many evangelicals don’t trust public schools to teach their children about sex or science, why would they want those schools teaching scripture?
By Melani McAlister @ Religion & Politics
Evangelicals of Color in the Trump Era
Opinion by Joel Goza @ Huston Chronicle
Black churches and white evangelicals are theologically similar, but the civil rights movement changed everything about the way Americans look at religion.