NFL Superbowl Christians

January 28, 2009 by Taylor Marshall  
Filed under Faith, Headlines

Arizona Cardinals running back Tim Hightower and quarterback Kurt Warner are both evangelical Christians who remain open about their faith in Christ. Interesting story from Fox.

The Cardinals face the Pittsburgh Steelers in the Superbowl on February 1.

               

Ted Haggard trying to make a comeback on HBO

January 27, 2009 by Taylor Marshall  
Filed under Faith, Headlines

Nancy Pelosi’s daughter and Ted Haggard – not a likely duo.

Alexandra Pelosi has put together a new HBO documentary entitled “The Trials of Ted Haggard” that debuts on Thursday. Pelosi’s film tracks the fallout after the Evangelical leader and pastor lied and then admitted to a sexual encounter with a homosexual massage therapist.

Haggard is now under further scrutiny for a new accusation that he masturbated in front of a church member in 2005.

               

Perspectives on Rick Warren and Barack Obama

December 23, 2008 by Taylor Marshall  
Filed under Faith, Headlines, Politics

Rick Warren is losing respect from Evangelicals and Barack Obama is losing respect from the Left.

Recent headlines from Real Clear Politics:

Will the Warren Risk Be Worth It? – E.J. Dionne, Washington Post
The Saddling of Rick Warren – Debra Saunders, SF Chronicle
Warren is Obama’s Booker T. Washington – DeWayne Wickham, USA Today

               

Are we obsessed about “God Bless America”?

December 16, 2008 by Taylor Marshall  
Filed under Culture, Faith

Why are Americans obsessed with the words “God bless America”? A new Canadian documentary looks at the American fascination with invoking God’s blessing.

The six-part documentary by award-winning Canadian journalist Ralph Benmergui probes why and when faith became such an important part in the life of that country.

It probes: When did it become obligatory for presidents to end every speech with the words “God bless America”? Why do so many Americans believe that their country enjoys the lord’s special favour?

“God Bless America”, to be aired on Canada’s VisionTV, premieres Jan 19 – just a day before the new US president Barack Obama takes oath of office.

From: Economic Times.

               

American Evangelicals and Left Behind

November 27, 2008 by Taylor Marshall  
Filed under Culture, Faith

The Day I Got Left Behind

As unfounded as many of the theocracy accusations from the far-left are, American evangelicals, especially those raised on Left Behind theology, are facing some tough questions right now, and will face many more in the future… The Call of Duty Blog – http://www.codserver.org/

               

Obama, Racism, and Evangelicals

October 31, 2008 by Taylor Marshall  
Filed under Faith, Headlines, Politics


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The Wall Street Journal has an interesting article entitled “The Obama Dilemma” by¬†WILFRED M. MCCLAY

McClay notes that Obama supporters are already asserting that an Obama loss on Tuesday will be accounted for by American racism, particularly Evangelical Christian racism.

Excerpt:

Slate columnist Jacob Weisberg has already published the indictment pre-emptively, in an Aug. 23 article subtly titled “If Obama Loses, Racism is the Only Reason McCain Might Beat Him.” Nowhere will this charge be made more angrily than against the evangelical Protestant community.

Read full story here.

               

Bill McCartney returns to Promise Keepers

September 20, 2008 by Taylor Marshall  
Filed under Culture


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Former University of Colorado football coach will return as the head of the nation’s once popular Promise Keepers movement. Known in the 1990s as the premier Christian men’s movement in America, Promise Keepers has since lost influence. McCartney left Promise Keepers in 2003 on account of his wife Lyndi’s poor health. It is hoped that his return to the organziation will reestablish the outreach and influence that Promise Keepers once held.

               

James Dobson statement on Palin teen pregnancy

September 10, 2008 by Taylor Marshall  
Filed under Culture


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James Dobson

Dr. James C. Dobson of Focus on the Family issued the following statement concerning the pregnancy of VP nominee Sarah Dobson’s pregnant teen daughter:

“In the 32-year history of Focus on the Family, we have offered prayer, counseling and resource assistance to tens of thousands of parents and children in the same situation the Palins are now facing. We have always encouraged the parents to love and support their children and always advised the girls to see their pregnancies through, even though there will of course be challenges along the way. That is what the Palins are doing, and they should be commended once again for not just talking about their pro-life and pro-family values, but living them out even in the midst of trying circumstances.

“Being a Christian does not mean you’re perfect. Nor does it mean your children are perfect. But it does mean there is forgiveness and restoration when we confess our imperfections to the Lord. I’ve been the beneficiary of that forgiveness and restoration in my own life countless times, as I’m sure the Palins have.

“The media are already trying to spin this as evidence Gov. Palin is a ‘hypocrite,’ but all it really means is that she and her family are human. They are in my prayers and those of millions of Americans.”

               

Are Evangelicals really sold on Palin?

September 7, 2008 by Taylor Marshall  
Filed under Faith


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From Time:

Sure, John McCain’s selection of Sarah Palin to be his running mate fully consumed a GOP convention that was supposed to be focused on thumping Barack Obama over the head. And it may have raised questions about McCain’s own judgment and seriousness. But, as we have been told ad nauseam since the surprise choice was announced last Friday, Palin has already provided one unquestionable, invaluable assist to the Republican campaign: with one sweep of her perfectly manicured hand, she has supposedly erased McCain’s Evangelical problem and united the base that proved so key to George W. Bush’s victory in 2004. (See photos of Sarah Palin here.)