Franklin Graham of Samaritan's Purse
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Evangelicals give Trump mixed reviews after inauguration

The ascendancy of Donald J. Trump to become the 45th president of the United States has met with mixed reviews by evangelical leaders whose followers made up a significant portion of the vote to put him in the White House. Housing and Urban Development’s Dr  Ben Carson believes that God spoke clearly to him that Trump would be president. Donald Trump has appointed nine […]

Equality, authority and the rejection of the liberal consensus
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Equality, authority and the rejection of the liberal consensus

Baroness Hale, Deputy President of the UK Supreme Court and the most senior woman judge in the land, recently reviewed growing tensions between religion and UK equality law. Chris Sugden and Vinay Samuel review her lecture Baroness Hale in her lecture ‘The conflict of equalities, religion, gender and sexual orientation’, […]

Christianity provides a safe context for free institutions to flourish
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Christianity provides a safe context for free institutions to flourish

Christianity and Freedom: Volume 1  Historical Perpectives edited by Timothy Samuel Shah and Allen D Hertzke, Cambridge University Press 2016  413 pp   £66 As the American Presidential election nears with forebodings of threats to religious freedom, this timely collection of fifteen essays examines the contributions of pre-Reformation Christianity to the […]

White House
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Trump’s victory: how do we understand it biblically?

Richard Bauckham’s recent book, The Bible in the Contemporary World: Hermeneutical offers Ventures, some helpful clarification about values for Christians in globally dominant countries.  He does not directly address the United States of America, but his comments are particularly valuable for Christians to consider as the country moves forward with a new government.  He examines […]

The battle for the White House
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The battle for the White House

American Christians are divided amongst themselves over who to vote for and in a battle with their very consciences.  The Republican and Democratic conventions are over. The stage is set for an election in November that will decide the future of America. The battle for the White House has begun in […]