In the 1970s there are almost no differences in the partisan makeup of each of the three attendance categories.
Opinion: The age of nones may favor churches that welcome doubters
by: Paul O’Donnell Jan. 14, 2020 (RNS) — The media have paid a lot of attention to the rise of the religiously unaffiliated in recent years, and for good reason.Read More
In our 50-year history as a denomination, anyway, almost nothing about us has been “united.”
Opinion: Why United Methodist Church’s plan for separation is good for everyone
by: Paul O’Donnell Jan. 13, 2020 (RNS) — My tribe has been in the news … again. On January 3, nearly every major news outlet reported on the United MethodistRead More
We truly respect your organization’s stance on the stated principle “We want CT to be a place that welcomes Christians from across the political spectrum…”
An open letter from black church leaders and allies to Christianity Today
by: Kerry Staurseth Jan. 10, 2020 (RNS) — We wanted to write collectively as a diverse group of ministerial leaders, doctorates, lay-persons and people who simply love God to expressRead More
One of the marchers, captured by a photographer, wore a Johnny Cash T-shirt.
Johnny Cash’s gospel versus the temptations of nationalism
by: Paul O’Donnell Jan. 10, 2020 (RNS) — Marching through dark streets under torches, the mob proudly displayed their swastikas, shouting “Heil, Hitler” and chanting the chilling refrain, “Blood andRead More
Having read a wider sample myself, I feel confident in concluding that Grudem’s judgment on this selective sample is absolute nonsense.
Opinion: Trump’s tweets and actions aren’t good fruit — or moral
by: Bob Smietana Dec 31, 2019 (RNS) — Until recently, I’d never heard anyone defend President Donald Trump’s tweets on moral grounds. Then I read a piece from theologian WayneRead More
That’s why, since I first declared my candidacy for president, I’ve said: I’m running to restore the soul of our nation.
Opinion: Joe Biden on restoring the soul of our nation
by: Paul O’Donnell Dec. 29, 2019 (RNS) — Today’s politics are too toxic, mean and divisive. People are too quick to demonize and dehumanize, too ready to dismiss all thatRead More
The CT editorial points not just to a crisis within the evangelical version of American religion; it points to an unspeakable melancholy that marks American whiteness itself.
Behind Christianity Today’s editorial is a deeper crisis of America’s religion of whiteness
by: Paul O’Donnell Dec. 24, 2019 (RNS) — Given President Donald Trump’s rock-solid support from the evangelical Christian community, the appearance late last week (Dec. 19) of an editorial titledRead More
On December 19, 2019, Christianity Today's general editor, Mark Galli, wrote an editorial called “Trump Should Be Removed from Office.”
Opinion: An open letter from friends of Christianity Today affirming Mark Galli’s editorial
by: Roxanne Stone Dec. 24, 2019 (RNS) — This week Christians around the world will be celebrating the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. For those of usRead More