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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Senator Bernie Sanders’ shameful attack on religious liberty

For 90 minutes this afternoon, I was glued to my computer screen, watching video of testimony before the Senate and dismayed at the assault on our freedoms. No, I’m not talking about the public hearings with top intelligence community officials, discussing Russian interference in November’s election. I’m talking about the afternoon confirmation hearing of Mr. …

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