The Theology of Donald Trump

Four words that reveal what his followers really believe. I am not a politician, but a minister who teaches theology. As a citizen of this great republic, I have convictions about domestic and foreign policy, but none of that qualifies me to join the

Why Max Lucado Broke His Political Silence for Trump

In the face of a candidate’s antics, ‘America’s Pastor’ speaks out. Max Lucado is a pastor in San Antonio and a bestselling author of 32 books, including the most recent Glory Days. In a 2004 piece, Christianity Today dubbed Lucado “Ame

What Apple’s Encryption Fight Has to Do with Religious Freedom

How the tech giant came to share a defense with Hobby Lobby and Little Sisters of the Poor. Why should religious freedom advocates pay attention the Apple-FBI encryption debate? Last week, the battle between Apple and the FBI came to a temporary stan

News: Wayne Jolley Dies as Dozens Leave The Gathering

Founder of cult-like group in Franklin, Tennessee, was accused of spiritual and sexual abuse. Wayne “Pop” Jolley, founder of a cult-like group in Franklin, Tennessee, has died. The controversial leader of The Gathering International passe

The Theology of Ted Cruz

Questions raised by the candidate’s God-and-country vision. On the Sunday morning before this year’s South Carolina primary, Dr. Carl Broggi, the pastor of Community Bible Church in Beaufort, turned over his pulpit—emblazoned with the P

Interview: Why Did Jesus Choose the Cross?

The reason he died a bloody, horrible death. The Crucifixion has been a problem from the beginning—from devout religionists (Jews and Gentiles) who found the idea of a crucified messiah scandalous, to fans of the late Christopher Hitchens, who

Did Jesus Really Descend to Hell?

In the Apostles’ Creed, there is a statement about Jesus descending into hell. Did he literally go there?—DEBRA BLACK, Alton, IllinoisEach Sunday, millions of Christians around the world recite the Apostles’ Creed, including that statem

Top Ten Jesus Movies

They’ve been making films about the Son of God for over a century. Here’s one man’s list of those that ascend to the top of the cinematic pack. Of the making of movies about Jesus, there is no end. In the first three months of this

An African American Confronts the Klan in Accidental Courtesy

Daryl Davis has a startling method for converting racists: he befriends them. When someone Daryl Davis has befriended leaves the Ku Klux Klan, he often gives Davis the robe he wore as a member of that group. Over the years, Davis, by his own account,