A cultural historian at Northwestern University in Illinois has reportedly claimed that Christian fundamentalism is more dangerous to the United States than the rise of radical Islamic terrorism.
The Chicago Maroon, the independent student newspaper of The University of Chicago, reports that Catherine M. Wallace, a literary theologian who teaches writing at Northwestern's Feinberg School of Medicine, participated in a conversation at the Seminary Co-Op bookstore in Chicago on Tuesday.
Wallace, a liberal Christian who is the author of a book series on confronting Christian fundamentalism and has written for The Huffington Post, argued that Christian fundamentalists pose a greater threat than Islamic jihadis because they could eventually gain access to military armaments and the nuclear launch codes. more >>
LifeWay Christian Resources has announced that it is no longer selling books and materials written by Christian author and reality TV star Jen Hatmaker after she opened up about how she believes that gay marriage is an appropriate civil right.
On Tuesday, Hatmaker was featured in a question-and-answer-style interview published by the Religion News Service's Jonathan Merritt. In the interview, Hatmaker was asked if she supports gay marriage.
Christian conservatives, or the "Religious Right," have become the very people they so ardently warned against, according to the president of the public policy wing of the Southern Baptist Convention.
In front of a crowd of around 400 guests at the Union League Club on 37th street in New York City Monday, First Things held their annual Erasmus Lecture, and the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission President Russell Moore gave a lecture addressing the question: "Can The Religious Right Be Saved?"
Moore's answer was both yes and no. Some things are worth preserving, while other vestiges cannot die quickly enough. more >>
Mormon political commentator Glenn Beck has said that he agrees with Southern Baptist ethicist Russell Moore in his assertion that the divide among evangelicals caused by Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump will take longer to recover from than the televangelist scandals of the 1980s.
"It saddens me that our fellow Christian leaders don't see the long lasting effect here," Beck, who has been highly critical of Trump, said in a Facebook post on Monday.
"I agree with the evangelical leader in the interview when he says this will be harder to overcome than the televangelist scandals in the 80s. I pray he is wrong but fear he is correct. We are going to need all hands on deck - ALL PEOPLE of real faith," he added. more >>
God wants Christians to "get in shape" physically so they can be used for His purposes, says Saddleback Church Pastor Rick Warren.
In an entry on Warren's Daily Hope devotional on Tuesday titled, "Why God Wants You to Get in Shape," the best-selling author explained that God wants believers to "get in shape," and quotes 1 Corinthians 6:19-20, which reads: "Don't you realize that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and was given to you by God? You do not belong to yourself, for God bought you with a high price. So you must honor God with your body."
"How do you do that? How do you honor God with your body? Real simple: You take care of it," wrote Warren, adding that more >>
Russell Moore, president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, the largest Protestant denomination in the United States, has expressed sorrow and concern over the shooting death of Terence Crutcher.
Last Friday, Crutcher, a 40-year-old unarmed African-American man, was shot by a Tulsa, Oklahoma, police officer.