Christianity and Politics

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On this Anniversary of the Atomic Bomb, How Shall Christians Think about U.S. Foreign Policy?

I write this post on Aug. 6, the 76th anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombing of Hiroshima, which destroyed that city and killed 70,000 to 80,000 people. Today, Aug. 9, is the anniversary of the day the U.S. bombed Nagasaki, killing between 40,000 and 80,000 people. The Japanese surrendered on Aug. 14, finally bringing an end […]

On this Anniversary of the Atomic Bomb, How Shall Christians Think about U.S. Foreign Policy?

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On the Collapse of Christianity into Politics

A friend sent me this piece in Salon, posted under the provocative title, “How Evangelicals Abandoned Christianity and Became ‘Conservatives’ Instead.” I was not familiar with the author, Nathaniel Manderson, who identifies himself as an evangelical pastor trained at a conservative seminary but guided by liberal ideals. Manderson’s article basically argues that under the leadership of 40 years

On the Collapse of Christianity into Politics

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Love him or hate him, but at least Joe Biden has returned us to a ‘normal’ presidency; can it last?

It has been a wonderful relief to many of us to encounter the sheer normality of the Biden presidency, which is now six months old. This is a president who proposes actual policies to address obvious public needs, negotiates with both parties in Congress about the details, and uses social media only in the carefully bland

Love him or hate him, but at least Joe Biden has returned us to a ‘normal’ presidency; can it last?

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