National Prayer Breakfast

Who Evangelicals Lost in 2017

His Fellowship is the force behind DC discipleship and the National Prayer Breakfast.<p>Congo missionary and TEDS, Wheaton, and RTS educator organized …

Charisma

The Top Five Scream-Worthy Moments of 2017

It’s the end of another year. As is the tradition in this field, you can expect a lot of lists.You’ll get your 10 Best this or your 10 Worst that… …

Conservative View

Remembering Those Who Died in 2017

As the year’s remaining days dwindle away, let us remember some who left this life in 2017.<p>Michael Novak was a kind, brilliant Catholic philosopher whose majestic 1982 book, “The Spirit of Democratic Capitalism,” made a powerful case that free men and free markets provided the surest path to …

Opinion

14 'What just happened?' White House media moments that shocked us in 2017

Looking back at year one of the Trump presidency, we all remember "alternative facts" and "covfefe" and the president's claim that major TV networks are the "enemy of the American people."<p>But do you remember "Holocaust centers" and "last night in Sweden" and Trump's tweet of a meme showing CNN logo …

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Evangelical Women, Long Acculturated to Shun “Negative” Topics, Are Speaking Out About #MeToo

Evangelical author Ann Voskamp signed the new statement calling on church leaders to end sexual violence.Rick Diamond/Getty Images The current …

Feminism

Think Progress Calls Cabinet Prayer "Creepy", Reminding Americans Why We Can't Take the MSM Seriously

Wednesday was a huge day on Capitol Hill with the passage of historic tax reform.<p>President Trump – never one to miss an opportunity to “rub it in” – …

Conservative View

Stephen Baldwin Thinks Alec Will Vote for Trump After He Gets a Big Tax Cut

"'The Boss Baby' sequel money is going to go a long way because of Trump," the Baldwin brother says.<p>Stephen Baldwin is a rare Donald Trump supporter …

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An Unpatriotic Truth

<i>American fascists are most easily recognized by their deliberate perversion of truth and fact.</i><br>—Vice President Henry A. Wallace<p>The American electorate …

Liberal View

In small win for Democrats, the final tax bill will not include a provision allowing churches to endorse political candidates

In a minor win for Democrats, the final GOP tax bill will not include a repeal of the Johnson Amendment, a change that would have allowed religious institutions and all nonprofit entities organized as 501(c)3s to endorse political candidates.<p>President Trump had strongly advocated the repeal.<p>Trump …

Government

Tax Bill Could Offer New Way To Funnel Political Cash — And Make It Tax Deductible

Wealthy Americans may get a new conduit for political money in the tax overhaul bill now being reconciled on Capitol Hill.<p>A small provision in the House version of the bill would let big donors secretly donate unlimited amounts to independent political groups — and write off the contributions as …

News (U.S.)

Tax Bill Could Offer New Way To Funnel Political Cash — And Make It Tax Deductible

Wealthy Americans may get a new conduit for political money in the tax overhaul bill now being reconciled on Capitol Hill.<p>A small provision in the …

Government

FACT CHECK: Did an Alabama Church Display a Sign Comparing Roy Moore to Jesus?

CLAIM<p>The billboard for Living Way Ministries in Alabama displayed a message openly supporting GOP senatorial candidate Roy …

Religion

In Tax Debate, Gift to Religious Right Could Be Bargaining Chip

WASHINGTON — For years, a coalition of well-funded groups on the religious right have waged an uphill battle to repeal a 1954 law that bans churches and other nonprofit groups from engaging in political activity.<p>Now, those groups are edging toward a once-improbable victory as Republican lawmakers, …

U.S. Politics

The House tax bill unleashes a dangerous avalanche of campaign cash

MONEYBALL POLITICS took a great leap forward when the Supreme Court opened the door to campaign contributions from corporations and unions in the 2010 case <i>Citizens United v. FEC</i>. Now the Republican-controlled House has passed a tax bill that, should it become law, would unleash another tidal wave …

Opinion

Will Destruction Of Johnson Amendment Destroy Charity?

In February at the National Prayer Breakfast, President Trump made a solemn promise to “get rid of, and totally destroy, the Johnson Amendment”.<p>The Johnson Amendment, named after Lyndon Johnson, prohibits 501(c)(3) organizations, including churches, but it is sometimes implied especially churches, …

Entrepreneurship

The Real Reason You Haven't Seen Your Supernatural Breakthrough Yet

Everywhere I go there is confirmation for the word that has been released in this season of blessing and double. My husband and I have seen …

Evangelical Christianity

Churches Could Endorse Political Candidates Thanks to House Republican Tax Bill

This House Republican tax cut bill is certainly a blessing — for churches that want to engage in political behavior.<p>The bill, released Thursday, …

Republicans

The Republicans' tax bill would let ministers endorse political candidates

The tax bill proposed by House Republicans on Thursday includes a proposal to modify the Johnson Amendment, the 63-year-old law prohibiting politicking by churches that has been a favorite target of conservative Christian groups and of President Trump.<p>The Republicans’ bill would make it legal for …

Religion

Working in Trump's Washington is Testing Ben Carson's Beliefs

With three daughters and an old house full of flaking paint, Michele Stewart and her husband couldn’t afford to protect their children from lead …

U.S. Politics

Open Letter To Donald Trump From A Christian Minister

Love of neighbor, Mr. Trump, is what Christians are called to do.<p>Dear Mr. Trump:<p>I write as a minister in the United Church of Christ, dedicated to the principles put forth by the Gospels, and as a citizen of the United States deeply committed to the common good of our people. My purpose in writing …

Ted Lieu

President Trump Can't Stop Mentioning Television Ratings

The former network television star has already mentioned ratings at least 24 times since taking office.<p>Donald Trump has a well-documented and lengthy …

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The Strange Political Afterlife of Arnold Schwarzenegger

The Terminator is suiting up for a new adversary: Donald Trump.<p>MUNICH, Germany—The Governator is off to conduct the band at his favorite beer tent at Oktoberfest. Why? Well, he finished his salty half-chicken, gave the photographers the pose he knew they wanted—the one in which he's holding the …

Long-form Journalism

Chuck Todd is a constitutional illiterate

Roy Moore’s primary victory in Alabama is terrifying progressives, and so the all-out assault on Moore and the Republican party has begun. Tripping …

Conservative View

President Trump 'saddened' about Emmys' lackluster ratings

President Donald Trump tweeted late Tuesday that he was “saddened” to learn that the ratings for Sunday night's Emmy Awards telecast on CBS, hosted by Stephen Colbert, were not good.<p>Trump tweeted, “I was saddened to see how bad the ratings were on the Emmys last night - the worst ever.”<p>The …

Entertainment

Trump Seen Bowing Head In Prayer During Cabinet Meeting

A photo released by the White House on Saturday showed President Trump and his cabinet praying in preparation of Hurricane Irma’s landfall in Florida.<p>…

Conservative View

How the religious right shaped American politics: 6 essential reads

In 2017 an evangelical perspective influenced many political decisions, as President Donald Trump embraced the key constituency that voted …

Religion

All the president’s clergymen: The key players

WASHINGTON (RNS) — Here’s a list of some of the key evangelical leaders who advise the Trump administration.

Religion

Race and the Creditability of the Church

Since President Donald Trump came to office in January, many have expressed outrage, disappointment, and sheer disgust over his inability to exercise …

Liberal View

Megachurch pastor resigns from Trump's evangelical council

Most of President Donald Trump's evangelical advisers have stood by him this week following much criticism over his response to violent clashes in Charlottesville, Virginia, even as several CEOs left business advisory councils and members of his Committee on the Arts and Humanities have announced …

Religion

Schwarzenegger offers Trump some advice

<b>By Caitlin Gibson | Washington Post</b><p>Arnold Schwarzenegger counts himself among those who were deeply disappointed by President Donald Trump’s …

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