Life-changing lessons

Q&A | Learning from the Bible, faithful Christians, and wise quotes
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 8/13/17, 01:22 am

Author and pastor George Grant has helped to found educational institutions in Tennessee, Iraq, and Indonesia. Here are edited excerpts of an interview in front of students at Patrick Henry College.

What political lessons emerge from the successes and failures of what’s called the religious right?

The culture is in the mess it’s in because the church is in the mess it’s in. The solution, therefore, is not first and foremost politics. We’re not going to get the politics we want: We’ll have the politics we deserve. Right now we’ve got a mess.

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Lord and friend

Voices | A relationship with Jesus doesn’t mean throwing out religion
by Janie B. Cheaney
Posted 8/12/17, 11:11 pm

The 1950s was a religious decade, especially if you grew up in the South, as I did. In many ways that was a blessing: low crime, friendly neighborhoods, stable homes. In other ways, not so much—at least in certain denominations where the Word was weaponized and flaming darts of doctrine hurled from one True Church at another. Religion, among the faithful, seemed to be a matter of following the rules—after getting the rules right, of course. Imagine, after a childhood of dueling dogma, how refreshing it was to discover Jesus Himself under all the strictures. And what was He holding out?

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Trump’s evangelical advisers seek papal audience

by Leigh Jones
Posted 8/08/17, 01:03 pm

President Donald Trump’s evangelical advisers want to meet with the pope to discuss Vatican criticism over their alliance with conservative U.S. Catholics.

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