How might evangelicals evaluate Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton? Is marriage a core Christian belief? How does a foreign-born Southern Baptist view the election? And what would Rosaria Butterfield say to Jen Hatmaker?
Get thoughtful responses to these questions from Bruce Ashford, Josh Wester, Ed Stetzer, Rosaria Butterfield and Edgar Aponte in today’s #FaithandCulture Reading.
Mr. Trump and Secretary Clinton: An Evangelical Assessment
The election is only days away. Electing a President is “a decision of great consequence.” If you’re still undecided, you owe it to yourself to read this 17-page comprehensive evaluation of both candidates from Bruce Ashford and Josh Wester. They write,
Our assessment is an evangelical evaluation (not the evangelical evaluation); our hope is that, even if a reader disagrees with aspects of our analysis or our conclusion, the article will still be a beneficial contribution to the broader exercise of evaluating political candidates or platforms from an evangelical point of view. Read More>>
Evangelicals Across The Spectrum Are Clarifying Marriage As A Core Belief
In the face of changing marital norms, evangelical institutions are making clear where they stand on marriage. Ed Stetzer explains,
Today, some of the theological issues of our day revolve around sexuality. And, now, the Church is simply stating what it has always believed and practiced related to issues of sexuality. It would be easier to take another path today in our culture, but Evangelicals believe their view of Scripture does not permit them to change their view of marriage. Read More>>
Love Your Neighbor Enough to Speak Truth
Are LGBT relationships really “holy,” as some public figures claim? Rosaria Butterfield was converted out of a lesbian lifestyle, and she responds to these claims. She writes,
Calling God’s sexual ethic hate speech does Satan’s bidding. This is Orwellian nonsense or worse. I only know who I really am when the Bible becomes my lens for self-reflection, and when the blood of Christ so powerfully pumps my heart whole that I can deny myself, take up the cross, and follow him. Read More>>
US Election: A Thought from a Foreign-Born Southern Baptist
Over at our sister blog, Between the Times, Edgar Aponte gives us his perspective on the election as a foreign-born Southern Baptist. He writes,
My call to my brothers and sisters in the US is: you are in a privileged position. Millions of Christians around the world would love to have the politics, and even the candidates, that US citizens have this year. Read More>>
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