Posts tagged "evangelicals"
In the News: Emanuel A.M.E., Encyclicals, Etsy, and more!

In the News: Emanuel A.M.E., Encyclicals, Etsy, and more!

A round-up of the week's religion news.
Orphan Fever: The Evangelical Movement's Adoption Obsession

Orphan Fever: The Evangelical Movement’s Adoption Obsession

By Kathryn Joyce When devout Christian families made it their mission to save children from war-torn countries, the match was often far from heavenly.

Cooking the Books: A Review of “The Revisionaries”

By Nathan Schradle The Revisionaries, a documentary about the Texas State Board of Education, debuted at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival.

The Truth About “Jim Wallis”

What does the NYTimes‘ Elisabeth Bumiller do when presented with a story that reveals cracks in the Christian right? Why, she calls Jim Wallis, of course. Wallis, who possesses the power to channel the thoughts of several million non-Republican evangelicals, has become a quote machine, a stock figure in any news story about what the...

Inferiority Complexes

From "Fundamentalism Spring Eternal for GOP," at Washington Post by The Revealer founding editor, Jeff Sharlet:
Social conservatives, particularly of the Protestant variety, want out of 2012 what they’ve wanted since H.L. Mencken handed them a shellacking at the Scopes “Monkey Trial” in 1925: respectability. Christian conservatives have either dominated American politics or shouted loudest...

Our Daily Links

Hate the sin, love the sinner says a coalition of Christian groups, including the Vatican, who've compiled a new rule book for treating non-Christians with tolerance while still trying to convert them. A San Francisco woman charges that Abercrombie & Fitch, purveyor to the young and bare-skinned, fired her for wearing a head scarf....

The Evangelical Adoption Crusade

Former Revealer managing editor Kathryn Joyce has a new article in the May 9 print edition of The Nation. You can read it online here.  You can listen to Nation editor Betsy Reed and Kathryn talk about the evangelical adoption movement here.  An excerpt from the article:
As a way for conservative evangelicals...

Avoiding Scandal Webinars

Want to keep your church out of fraud and the headlines? Learn how to legally and constitutionally establish your mission as a business? Attend a webinar by The Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA)!

John Piper v. Rob Bell:
Battle for the Soul of Evangelical Christianity?

by Becky Garrison Rob Bell, a bestselling Christian author and founder of Mars Hill Church in Grand Rapids became a top trend on Twitter last week after Justin Taylor posted a blog article titled "Rob Bell: Universalist?"  Taylor, vice president at Crossways International, a Christian educational non-profit, based his commentary on select chapters...

Assessing the Culture Warriors

From Tim Muldoon's article at WaPo's On Faith blog, "Faltering and Leading: The Conservative Moment," in which Muldoon assesses David French's fawning assessment of the state of the Conservative movement (only evangelicals need work harder!) and finds it almost very satisfactory:
If there is a hopeful note in this ancient and new story of...

Evangelical Women Need Role Models Too

Newsweek's religion editor, Lisa Miller, contributes to the recent conversation about Sarah Palin's "feminism," but instead of parsing definitions (see also here and here for that), Miller tells us why evangelical women see Palin as a saint:  they hunger for a contemporary role model.  Miller opens the article with a recount of...

Within His Timeline

Billy Graham's children may not agree where he'll give his next - and likely last - sermon: in a Charlotte stadium or in a chair with a video camera. But the elderly evangelical patriarch thinks he's got one more in him.
Ruth Graham told the AP that her father "is doing great" and that...