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First Baptist-Dallas shot off fireworks and once again, linked Christian faith and American patriotism

Freedom Sunday service, First Baptist Church, Dallas

Illustration: Paul Spella

The Conversation

Anthea Butler explains how racism has been essential to growing the power of white evangelical Christians

Pastors tend to the spiritual needs of their congregations. Conspiracy theories have made their jobs a lot harder.

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, who identifies as Christian, has embraced QAnon conspiracy theories. Photo: Alex Edelman/AFP/Getty Images.

On YouTube, charismatic prophets are hurrying to reframe their failure for disillusioned followers

Image: Jeremiah Johnson Ministries/YouTube

Pastors who preached Christian nationalism and Trump’s promise from God are complicit in this violence

Supporters of Donald Trump pray outside the U.S. Capitol on January 6. Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images

The lawn signs suggest support for Trump, but they don’t exactly mean that Trump is Jesus

Marchers gather at the National Mall for the Washington Prayer March 2020. Photo: Michael A. McCoy/Getty Images

I grew up during the Satanic Panic and my evangelical dad thought it was the ‘Devil’s Holiday’

Photo: Jen Theodore/Unsplash

To understand her own extreme beliefs, Megan Phelps-Roper began listening to people who reached out to her on social media


Meet the activists creating safe spaces for LGBTQ students at the nation’s most conservative colleges

Illustration: Claire Merchlinsky

Amid backlash, evangelical leaders are finally acknowledging sexual abuse — but not a high-profile preacher allegedly facilitating it. Why?

Illustration: Glenn Harvey

“Silence in the face of evil is itself evil: God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act.”
— Unknown, frequently attributed to Dietrich Bonhoeffer


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