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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Why Melania Trump’s Fake Degree Matters

Though Melania Trump isn’t running for President, and though claiming to have earned a degree that one did not earn seems like a drop in the bucket given all of the other absurdities of the Trump campaign, today’s news that she falsely claimed to have earned an undergraduate degree in architecture and design from University …

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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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