Episode 105: Evangelicals and Trump, A Conversation with Dr. Michael Brown

Our host, Shane Vander Hart, speaks with Dr. Michael Brown about his latest book, Evangelicals at the Crossroads: Will We Pass the Trump Test?

Episode 98: Are Conservative Christians Crippling the COVID-19 Response?

An op/ed in The New York Times claims Christians’ “denial of science” cripples the COVID-19 response, Dr. E. Calvin Beisner of Cornwall Alliance responds.

Jesus, Tax Collectors, and Trump

Adam Graham: Can Trump’s faith advisors stop insulting both our intelligence and Christ’s ministry on Earth, by comparing their actions to Christ’s overflowing love for all people?

Evangelicals Should Be Wary Giving Unconditional Loyalty to Any Politician

Shane Vander Hart: My only encouragement to Christians is to vote their conscience in the ballot box, then hold whoever is elected accountable.

What I’m Reading: Who Is An Evangelical? By Thomas Kidd

Thomas Kidd: “Historically, the evangelical movement was defined by the message of conversion and eternal salvation, not partisan politics.”

Trump and the Evangelicals

Phil Bair: To condemn evangelicals for voting for President Donald Trump automatically supports whoever will run against him.

Donald Trump and the ‘Electrification’ of the Church

President Donald Trump alludes that evangelical pastors credited with him church growth and said that the Church has never been so ‘electrified.’

Skillet’s John L. Cooper on Young Christian Influencers Leaving the Faith

John L. Cooper: “It is time for the church to rediscover the preeminence of the Word. And to value the teaching of the Word. We need to value truth over feeling.”

America’s Last Christian Generation?

Collin Brendemuehl: Could this be the last generation of well-meaning evangelicals in the US? There’s a good chance of it.

Franklin Graham’s Dangerous Double Standards

Adam Graham: Due to Franklin Graham’s prominence, he’s being held up as proof we Christians are all hypocrites by secularists and atheists.  And you don’t have to be a radical atheist to see the unfairness of holding Trump to a lower standard than the church holds the average person.

The Systematic Evangelical Mind

Collin Brendemuehl: Everybody thinks systematically including evangelicals.  We interpret everything around us according to our frame of reference, which is certainly more than a mere mental state.

Timothy Gloege Gets Evangelicals Wrong

Collin Brendemuehl: All of us who are evangelical — pentecostal, fundamental, reformed, Anabaptist — we all share in something that lets us fellowship. Of course, we don’t agree on all of it. But we do share in Christ and common core truths.

Prayer and Fasting to Prevent the Impeachment of Donald Trump?

Shane Vander Hart: Christian psychologist and radio personality Dr. James Dobson called for a day of prayer and fasting in order to prevent the potential impeachment of President Donald Trump. Is this something we should pray for?

Why Do Evangelicals Tend to Be Politically Conservative?

Collin Brendemuehl: It is not that conservatism and evangelicalism go hand-in-hand. There is no theological or political bond between them. Evangelicalism existed before conservatism and will exist after it is gone.

What A Reformed Perspective Can Teach Fundamentalists and Premillennial Evangelicals

Collin Brendemuehl: There is a lot of good reading in Kuiper’s works. The premillennial theologian might learn something for his correction and improvement.

Politics and Our Christian Witness

Shane Vander Hart: As Christians participate in the public square what does our participation say about our witness for Jesus Christ?