Category: Religion

5 faith facts about Tim Kaine: ‘I do what I do for spiritual reasons’

(RNS) Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton announced Tim Kaine, the junior Democratic senator from Virginia and former governor of that state, as her vice presidential running mate Friday (July 22). Kaine, a Roman Catholic, will appear with Clinton, a Methodist, at next week’s Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. Here are five faith facts about […]

The Insufficiency of Our Efforts to Achieve Christless Racial Reconciliation

“and He made from one man every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth, having determined their appointed times and the boundaries of their habitation, that thy would seek God, if perhaps they might grope for Him, though He is not far from each one of us; for in Him […]

Evangelicals gather for prayer rally in Washington

WASHINGTON (RNS) Evangelical Christians converged on the nation’s capital for a prayer rally on one of the hottest days of the summer.With the nation reeling from recent shootings and shocked by news of a terrorist attack in France and an attempted coup in Turkey, speakers at “Together 2016” cited the global events from the stage […]

Church and U.S. Leaders Respond to Carnage in Nice, France

Reaction to the truck attack in Nice, France, that left 84 dead and many more injured Thursday night followed a now familiar script on Friday, with calls for prayers, promises to root out terrorism and a proposal to conduct religious tests on U.S. citizens to find terrorist sympathizers.

Rob Schenck Is Wrong- One Can Be Pro-Life and ‘Pro-Gun’

Last week Reverend Rob Schenck, an evangelical Christian, published a morally confusing, anti-firearm piece in the Washington Post, in which he claimed that one can’t be both pro-life and pro-gun at the same time. Specifically, the tenor of the piece took the position that Christians can’t be pro-life if they’re pro-gun. For starters, Schenck’s position — that […]

Evangelicals, Black Lives Matter and The New York Times

Last week the New York Times ran an article discussing the trepidation some Evangelical Christians face when it comes to the Black Lives Matter Movement. It notes that religious support for Black Lives Matter generally lies with Christians and denominations that are more progressive, like the United Church of Christ, the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and […]