When should the church make political statements?

When should the church make political statements?

As a pastor, I often struggle with knowing when and how to speak about politics. On one hand, the Christian worldview has ramifications for how we see everything in our lives, which certainly includes which approaches to governing people are the most just and helpful. Furthermore, Christian obedience requires that we stand up for truth, […]

American Renewal Project Wins Two ‘Pollie’ Awards for Its Evangelical Voter Turnout Effort

American Renewal Project Wins Two ‘Pollie’ Awards for Its Evangelical Voter Turnout Effort

On the heels of record turnout by Christian evangelical voters in the 2016 national election, the American Renewal Project has been awarded two 2017 “Pollie” awards by the American Association of Political Consultants, in a ceremony called the “Oscars of political advertising.”  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE American Renewal Project Wins Two ‘Pollie’ Awards for Its Evangelical Voter […]

A rabbi’s warning to U.S. Christians

A rabbi’s warning to U.S. Christians

Does anyone seriously think America is more seriously jeopardized by Christian conservatives than by Islamic zealots? I fear that many Americans believe just that in the same way that many pre-World War II Westerners considered Churchill a bigger threat than Hitler. RABBI DANIEL LAPIN I am certainly not a Churchill. I am not even a […]

WA State Supreme Court Rules Against Grandma in Gay Wedding Debacle

WA State Supreme Court Rules Against Grandma in Gay Wedding Debacle

“It’s wrong for the state to force any citizen to support a particular view about marriage or anything else against their will,” Waggoner said. “Freedom of speech and religion aren’t subject to the whim of a majority; they are constitutional guarantees.” The Washington State Supreme Court has ruled unanimously against florist and grandmother Baronelle Stutzman in […]

How Trump Can Act Now to Protect Religious Liberty

How Trump Can Act Now to Protect Religious Liberty

In a press conference last Thursday, White House press secretary Sean Spicer was asked about a draft executive order on religious freedom and the president’s thoughts on the topic more generally. His response was excellent. After the Obama administration tried for years to reduce religious freedom to “freedom of worship,” Spicer’s robust defense of free […]

Meeting IRS Requirements When a Pastor Runs for Office

Meeting IRS Requirements When a Pastor Runs for Office

How one church navigated the tricky issue of political involvement. With the 2016 presidential election coming up, many churches and ministry leaders may wonder what they can and cannot do when it comes to politics. Is there a line, and, if so, when do you cross it? Churches are required to remain impartial toward candidates, […]

Governor Abbott Calls Upon Churches to Provide Loving Homes

Last week Governor Greg Abbott gave the biennial, State of the State address to the Texas legislature.  So that you can see what the Governor said, I have included a copy of his remarks.  In his address he issued a call.  That call was directed specifically at us, the faith leader in Texas. Texas has a […]

Texas State of the State 2017 – Governor Abbott – Full Report

Download full Texas State of the State 2017 report .pdf here. Thank you to the House and Senate, the judiciary, statewide officials, fellow Texans. I’m honored to join you today as we build an even broader path to prosperity for all Texans. I’m especially proud to have by my side the fabulous First Lady of […]

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