As a lifelong Democrat, I have the street cred to say this: Stop it. This is politics, not religion.
Opinion: Memo to Democrats: Forget the purity game!
by: Jeffrey Salkin Feb 18, 2020 (RNS) — Ready for your Talmud lesson? Here goes. Back in Roman times in the land of Judea, a few sages were sitting aroundRead More
I have spent a lot of time over the last three years thinking about the evangelical embrace of Trump.
Opinion: The problem with the ‘reluctant Trump’ vote
by: Paul O’DonnellFeb. 18, 2020 (RNS) — In a much-discussed piece published last week (Feb. 10) by the National Review, Andrew Walker, an ethicist at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, challengesRead 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
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