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Evangelicals Demand Subservience from Tennessee's New GOP Majoritynew

Evangelicals would like to clear up any confusion over who's running the state legislature. The new Republican majority won't start meeting until January, but already the party's bug-eyed base is demanding top billing for its pet causes and warning unbelievers to watch their backs.
Nashville Scene  |  Jeff Woods  |  12-01-2008  |  Politics

John Hagee Recovers from Surgery and Finds Himself in Barack Obama's Americanew

When Hagee returns to the helm at the Cornerstone Church on Nov. 16, he will deliver his first sermon as a citizen of Barack Obama's America, and it's safe to say he won't be one of the new administration's most ardent boosters. But has his brand of Armageddon fear-mongering run its course?
San Antonio Current  |  Gilbert Garcia  |  11-14-2008  |  Religion

Rev. Richard Cizik: Thou Shalt Go Greennew

Religion and social issues aside, Cizik, 57, has become well-known the past few years for pushing a theme not usually associated with the evangelical movement: taking care of the Earth.
Colorado Springs Independent  |  John Weiss  |  09-16-2008  |  Religion

Come All Ye Faithful: Church and State Intersect on Day 1 of the DNCnew

For those who believe in the separation of church and state, an interfaith service might seem like a jarring way to kick off the Democrats' quadrennial assembly. But party leaders have been deliberately trying to snag the religious high ground from the GOP, and they believe the time is right.
INDY Week  |  Barry Yeoman  |  08-25-2008  |  Politics

Stephen Mansfield on What Obama Believes About Godnew

The Nashville evangelical talks about The Faith of Barack Obama, conservatives, and getting death threats.
Nashville Scene  |  Jeff Woods  |  08-22-2008  |  Author Profiles & Interviews

New Evangelicals Search for Faith, Not Lip Servicenew

The Obama campaign opened its Raleigh headquarters July 22 to much fanfare, but just around the corner the same night, their celebration was outdrawn almost 3-to-1 by Jesus. That's where a "campaign stop" of the Jesus for President book tour was led by evangelical progressives Shane Claiborne and Chris Haw. The new movement represents one of the most exciting shifts among Christian evangelicals.
INDY Week  |  Patrick O'Neill  |  08-07-2008  |  Religion

New Life Ministries' Pastor Troy Campbell Follows the Example of Jesusnew

Unlike some of the more visible evangelical houses of worship in Kansas City, New Life seems serious about closing the gap between the church described in the New Testament and what's happening in the suburbs today.
The Pitch  |  David Martin  |  07-22-2008  |  Religion

Inside Radical Living: A Communal Christian House in Bed-Stuynew

The story of Radical Living, a group of twenty- and thritysomething born-again Christians, begins with the Storbakkens. One day in the fall of 2006 Jason Storbakken was headed uptown toward his job at High Times, when a subway preacher caught his ear.
New York Press  |  Joseph Huff-Hannon  |  07-17-2008  |  Religion

Jim Wallis Reimagines a Christian Take on Controversial Political Issuesnew

If progressives can see past their justified mistrust of politicking pastors, they may find in the evangelical pastor Wallis not just an ally but a visionary, beckoning from the vanguard of social justice.
The Texas Observer  |  Emily DePrang  |  04-09-2008  |  Nonfiction

Demonizing Obamanew

Why Christian conservatives are worried sick about the Democratic frontrunner -- and what they're doing about it.
Illinois Times  |  Jeannette Cooperman  |  04-03-2008  |  Politics

No Chemical Romancenew

Josh Jones of Evangelicals says not everyone in Oklahoma takes part in drug-addled orgies.
New York Press  |  Amre Klimchak  |  02-28-2008  |  Profiles & Interviews

Enter the Fish Party?new

Huckabee diehards and contemporaneous others with high quotients of unrequited Christian zeal are threatening to start a third political party, having nigh given up on the Donkey and Elephant as incorrigibly godless. Maybe it'll be the Glory Hallelujah Party, its totem the Jesus Fish.
Arkansas Times  |  Bob Lancaster  |  02-14-2008  |  Commentary

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