Good-Bye to All That?

From First Thoughts

A report in last week’s Telegraph  suggests that British Christianity is  declining more rapidly  than previously understood. Initial reports about the 2011 census showed the number of people in England and Wales who describe themselves as Christians had fallen by 10 percent . . . . Continue Reading »

Six Years and 300 Lashes

From First Thoughts

According to reports in the Arab media and Reuters, Saudi Arabia has convicted a Lebanese man of “evangelism” and sentenced him to six years in prison and 300 lashes. According to reports, the man, an Evangelical Christian, converted a Saudi woman in her 20s to Christianity and . . . . Continue Reading »

USCIRF’s Annual Report

From First Thoughts

I posted earlier this week about the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom’s special report on  violations of religious liberty in Syria . Also this week, USCIRF issued its annual, comprehensive (364 pages) report on  religious freedom around the world . It makes for . . . . Continue Reading »

National Day of Prayer

From First Thoughts

You might not have noticed it, but today is the National Day of Prayer. I should say,  a  National Day of Prayer, as that’s what the US Code calls it. Every year,  by law , the President issues a proclamation “designating the first Thursday in May as a National Day of . . . . Continue Reading »

Evangelicals and Legal Elites

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At the Center for Law and Religion Forum , Michigan Law School’s Dan Crane writes about the absence of Evangelical Christians among America’s legal elites : My strong intuition is that evangelicals are grossly underrepresented in the legal elite.  To focus again on the (admittedly . . . . Continue Reading »