Politics

Saying goodbye to Christian America

The ultimate Christian social ethics issue may be the fact of declining Christian cultural power – and its fallout. This is the context within which every particular moral issue is contested. 

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Keep the gov'mint in our bizness

Do opponents of “big government” really believe that if taxes were returned to the taxpayers they would be funneled miraculously to private agencies to address social needs?

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Church, state and taxes spark debate

Some say a ban that prevents tax-exempt charities from publicly endorsing or opposing candidates for political office violates churches’ constitutional rights. Others say maintaining a “wall of separation” between church and state is best for both.

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Right rejects Baptist leader’s ‘pullback’ call

Russell Moore says he isn’t calling for disengagement but rather for reassessing the strategy for engaging in the culture wars.

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Stuck in the messy middle

“We are not that kind of Baptist” begs the question, “What kind of Baptist are we?”

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Government shutdown comes to church

You may have heard: we’re having a little national crisis right now.

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Suffer little children

The number of poor children is on the rise, but “family values” politicians continue to advocate policies that benefit the “1 percent.”

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Evangelicals seek OK on pulpit politicking

Americans United for the Separation of Church and State opposes the push to have Congress end the ban on church political support.

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Judgment and empathy

We can’t see clearly into the lives of others. We can’t know what it’s like to be them. But we can empathize.

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Letter seeks ‘circle of protection’ for poor

With Congress planning to recess Aug. 5 before addressing budget sequestration, Christian leaders issued a reminder that lawmakers must make hungry and poor people a priority as they consider the nation’s fiscal challenges.

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