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The Evangelical Shift #2

In this second part of our series The Evangelical Shift, we look at liturgy; how it attracts and how it can be stumbling block for those coming from non-liturgical, evangelical backgrounds.

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Reversing course, blacks are leaving white evangelical churches

Reconciliation talk and aiming for integration have not proved to be enough. In particular, predominantly white evangelical congregations are losing black congregants because of a lack of awareness of the concerns of African Americans, or even an effort to learn those concerns. Clearly evident support for Mr. Trump in these congregation has accelerated the exodus.

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Bishop of Liverpool on “uncritical” evangelical support for President Trump

The bishop of Liverpool, Paul Bayes, told the Guardian some religious leaders of “colluding with a system that marginalises the poor.”

He told the Guardian,

… “self-styled evangelicals” risked bringing the word evangelical into disrepute, and added there was no justification for Christians contradicting God’s teaching to protect the poor and the weak.

“Some of the things that have been said by religious leaders seem to collude with a system that marginalises the poor, a system which builds walls […]

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Churches push back against President

We ask that every member of this denomination, and people who are committed to justice and righteousness, equality and truth, will join with us to thwart what are clearly demonic acts.

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Is it I, Lord

Miguel De La Torre, professor of social ethics and Latino/a studies at Iliff School of Theology in Denver, CO has an opinion piece up at Baptist News Global where he asks; “As I witness the Evangelical Religious Right rush to present a non-Christian as a God-faithful servant, I cannot help but wonder if we are pimping the Body to the highest political bidder?”

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What did studying religion do to Susie Meister’s political views?

In a piece titled “Why I Left the Right”, writer and doctorate of religious studies Susie Meister shares how her faith changed her political views and party affiliation. Meister was a young conservative, who shared her Evangelical faith and GOP affiliation on the MTV reality show, Road Rules, and then went to work for the George W. Bush campaign in 2001, while double-majoring in religion and political science.

It is typically assumed that people ‘grow into’ conservative politics, per the popular quote incorrectly […]

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