Category Archives: Evangelicals

How are Sen. Ted Cruz’s religious beliefs driving government shutdown push?

Fresh off his 21-hour filibuster, Sen. Ted Cruz’s religious ties are being explored by several media outlets. A vision of Christian dominionism emerges upon closer examination of speeches and comments made by both Sen. Cruz and his father, the Rev. … Continue reading

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War in Syria a sign that Jesus is returning?

Congress is meeting today to hear President Obama’s case for a strike against Syria. Obama said today he wants the U.S. to send a clear message to Syrian President Bashar Assad that hampers his ability to use chemical weapons. Obama … Continue reading

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PA Pastor’s Network: time has come to stand for morality and religious freedom

I often get news releases put out by the PA Pastor’s Network, usually on the various cultural fights of the day. This morning, I received one from Sam Rohrer, president of PPN, that sounded quite a bit like a call … Continue reading

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Election of openly gay Rev. R. Guy Erwin as Lutheran bishop continues stunning evolution on gay issue

The openly gay Rev. R. Guy Erwin was elected bishop of the Southwest California Synod of the Evangelical Church in America Friday. It’s noteworthy how far America has come in a short period of time on the gay issue that … Continue reading

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Oklahoma tragedy leads to inevitable ‘disappointed God’ theology

I knew it was coming, although I hoped it wouldn’t. I’m talking about the inevitable “God is disappointed by (the homosexuals, Hollywood liberals, imperialistic America, Obama, etc.).” It’s become pro forma policy for certain evangelists to seize on any tragic … Continue reading

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Keeping Ten Commandments out of public places good for Christians

The battle cry over church and state has been fought relentlessly since the Founding Fathers decided the United States would be a secular nation. The modern concept of a wholly secular government is sometimes credited to the writings of English … Continue reading

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George Beverly Shea dies at 104; longtime partner of Billy Graham

Sad news last week from North Carolina, where George Beverly Shea, Billy Graham’s longtime partner in evangelism, died at 104. A Grammy-winning gospel singer, Shea appeared before an estimated 200 million people at Graham revival meetings worldwide. He also sang … Continue reading

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Tebow cancels appearance at Dallas megachurch

So word came down this morning that God’s quarterback, Tim Tebow is backing out of a speaking engagement at

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Atlas of Giving report: church donations way down in 2012

I remain convinced that the future is going to bring plenty of change to the Catholic Church and mainline Protestant denominations. We know that church attendance is down pretty much across the board. We know that many church structures are … Continue reading

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Can megachurches partner with York mainline churches?

Our editor, Jim McClure, made an interesting point at the end of his blog post on major religion developments last week: The megachurches should consider planting smaller churches in York city and in more heavily populated areas of York County. … Continue reading

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