Powerful Witness from a Position of Weakness

The past decade in American politics has caused evangelical Christians to realize the extent to which we have been decentered socially, culturally, and politically. While we have seen some incremental progress in our advocacy for the pro-life position, we are experiencing consistent regression on other significant issues, such as religious liberty, human dignity, race relations, [ Read More ]

Just Mercy: Why Christians Should Support Immigration Reform

Illegal immigration and immigration reform have recently found their way back to the front page. Recently, thousands of students on a number of college campuses walked out of class to demand that their institutions declare themselves “sanctuaries” for undocumented immigrants. During his campaign, President-elect Trump pledged to deport millions of undocumented immigrants and to cancel [ Read More ]

Why Christians Should Freely Participate in Thanksgiving and Black Friday

Each year, any number of Christian writers and preachers extol the virtues of the Thanksgiving holiday, while lamenting the vices of its Black Friday successor. They equate Thanksgiving with gratitude and Black Friday with greed. They encourage Americans to participate in Thanksgiving and boycott Black Friday. But that is not quite right. Christian should freely [ Read More ]

Where Do We Go from Here? (A Colson Center Online Symposium)

This week, I participated in an online symposium consisting of 12 very brief post-election answers to the question: “What has the 2016 election revealed about the state of the Church and its place in American culture, and how ought we (the American Church) move forward from here?” The other contributors and I (Bruce Ashford,  Hunter Baker,  [ Read More ]

The Day After: The Post-Election Path Forward for Evangelicals

The long road to Super Tuesday is over. Donald J. Trump has been elected the 45th President of the United States. Evangelical reaction is mixed. One the one hand, some evangelicals (including the authors of this article) opposed Trump’s nomination. On the other hand, many evangelicals supported his campaign. Regardless, the real question facing evangelicals [ Read More ]