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 ]