Trump v. Pope and the Dawn of Post-Papal Evangelicalism

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Something significant happened last week, which was largely lost in the reporting of Donald Trump’s much-ballyhooed tussle with Pope Francis— something that has little to do with Trump, and everything to do with modern American conservative Christianity, and the waning influence of papal authority over it.  Continue reading Trump v. Pope and the Dawn of Post-Papal Evangelicalism

On Choosing the Face of God

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Last week, I blogged about the interplay between authoritarianism and evangelicalism and how it might help explain the sometimes confounding support by evangelicals for candidates like Donald Trump. Today, I’m poking that bear a bit further, abandoning the sideshow that is Trump, and probing instead the notion that how we as a society choose to conceive of God might be the most important issue of our time. I’ll then offer a few suggestions of my own regarding how we might consider approaching such a choice, and why I think it matters so much.  Continue reading On Choosing the Face of God