Getting Daniel Right: What it Should Mean for the President’s Evangelical Advisory Council to Be “a Voice of God in the Ear of the King”

Today brings more news about President Trump’s Evangelical Advisory Council. Apparently, some members have been wrestling afresh with the role of the Council. (Some of my thoughts on this Council can be found here.) Other than A.R. Bernard, who publicly stepped down after Charlottesville, implying that the Council members might be at risk of “political idolatry” (a …

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Evangelicals Are Bitterly Split on How to Deal With Trump After Charlottesville

Critics of the council see this as the problem: Evangelical leaders are willing to explain away anything Trump does, even when he creates controversy and potentially exacerbates painful situations. “I think a lot of his advisory council members right now are in the business of enabling,” said Noah Toly, a professor of politics and director …

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On Wheaton College statements on Charlottesville, Fred Clark’s “Faculty Lounge,” and reluctance to weigh in on other institutions’ situations

This past several months have brought public scrutiny to many campus controversies. From questions about diversity, inclusion, and collegiality at Duke Divinity School to questions of academic freedom at Trinity College (CT) and a campus shutdown at Evergreen State University, colleges and universities have made major headlines this year. (And that’s not including debates about …

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Speak Truth to Trump

Brief thoughts on idolatry and Donald Trump, with Andy Crouch, Moshe Halbertal, and Jacques EllulA key theme of Andy Crouch’s Christianity Today editorial on Donald Trump is “idolatry.” Crouch tells us that Trump is an idolater and warns Christians against supporting him. Crouch also warns against a more insidious idolatry: Most Christians who support Trump have done …

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Transcript: Donald Trump’s closed-door meeting with evangelical leaders

This transcript reveals the triumph of political realism untethered from any biblical, theological, or moral realism – with only a veneer of biblical sensibility – among so-called evangelicals. Morally, theologically, and politically serious evangelicals should create distance from Carson, Huckabee, Dobson, Perkins, Falwell, and Graham. They’re showing their true colors and making a mockery of …

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