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Follow the Money to the After Party

The After Party, a forthcoming program led by Curtis Chang and developed with David French and Russell Moore, offers pastors and small groups a curriculum “reframing Christian political identity from today’s divisive partisan options.” It is funded by secular left-wing foundations.  Continue Reading »

Christian Nation, Yes and No

From G. K. Chesterton to Sidney Mead to Robert ­Bellah and beyond, observers have noted that America is a “nation with the soul of a church.” No one, however, has yet attempted to assess the latest manifestation of this fusion of Christianity and nationalism. Taking America Back for . . . . Continue Reading »

CoWo, NoGrow

Back in 1998, at a theological conference, I heard a pastor (we’ll call him Pastor V.) of my denomination (the Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod) recount what had driven him out of his second call, a mission church in Lawrence, Kansas. It was the early ’90s, and Lawrence was one of the . . . . Continue Reading »

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