Some of you may recall our posts about The Trump Prophecy, an evangelical movie about a fireman who prophesied the election of Donald Trump. Students at Liberty University produced the film. VOX reporter Tara Isabella Burton saw the movie. Here is a taste of her review: But The Trump Prophecy is more than a feel-good, low-budget movie. It’s … Continue reading Tara Isabella Burton Reviews *The Trump Prophecy*
This is the name of filmmaker Chris Maloney’s new documentary. Over at VOX, Tara Isabella Burton talks with Maloney. Here is a taste of the interview: Tara Isabella Burton So we’ve established that white evangelicals were willing to vote for Trump, even if it was by “holding their noses.” But I’m curious, next, about what … Continue reading *In God We Trump*
You are a film program at a university that aspires to be the “evangelical Notre Dame.” You want to show that evangelical Christians can make high-quality films on subjects that will reach a wide audience or perhaps serve the common good. You want your program to be respected in the film industry. What do you … Continue reading Not All Liberty University Students are Happy about the “Trump Prophecies” Film
Read all about it in Sam Smith’s article at The Christian Post. Smith interviewed me for the piece: John Fea, a professor of American history at Messiah College in Pennsylvania, who has been critical of prophetic claims pertaining to Trump, told CP that Taylor is just one of several Pentecostal “prophets” who claim to have predicted … Continue reading Liberty University Cinema Department is Producing a Feature Film on a Fireman Who Prophesied the Election of Donald Trump
If want to get up to speed on the relationship between dispensational theology and evangelical support for Trump’s embassy in Jerusalem, check out Fred Clark’s roundup of news and opinion stories at Slacktivist. Here is a taste: The dedication of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem is viewed by Rapture Christians as an important step toward … Continue reading Trump, Evangelicals, and the Jerusalem Embassy: The Slacktivist Roundup
Will the 1998 Wayne Grudem return? Here is a post I did on August 2, 2016: I am guessing a lot of my readers have never heard of Wayne Grudem. He is an evangelical theologian and the author of a very popular one-volume treatment of evangelical systematic theology. He is also well-known within evangelical circles … Continue reading From the Archives: Wayne Grudem on Trump
Over at VOX, Tara Isabella Burton tackles this issue. She wonders why so many evangelical leaders reject anti-immigration rhetoric and so many of their followers embrace it. Here is a taste: From his dismissal of “shithole countries” to his attempts to institute a “Muslim travel ban,” from his incendiary rhetoric about Mexican immigrants being rapists and criminals, to … Continue reading Why are White Evangelicals Ambivalent About Refugees and Migrants?
This morning court evangelical Robert Jeffress appeared on Fox and Friends to talk about Monday’s opening of the American embassy in Jerusalem. Jeffress will say a public prayer at the event. I watched Jeffress’s appearance on Fox and Friends and it led me to embark on a small Twitter rant. Here it is: 1/Let’s be … Continue reading Robert Jeffress, Dispensationalism, and the American Embassy in Jerusalem
I write a bit about Lance Wallnau in my forthcoming book Believe Me: The Evangelical Road to Donald Trump. He is the guy who said God told him that Donald Trump is a new King Cyrus. He represents the INC wing of the court evangelicals. In this video, Wallnau says that Trump is not afraid of … Continue reading Court Prophet: Jim Acosta of CNN is a “Demon”
I am guessing a lot of my readers have never heard of Wayne Grudem. He is an evangelical theologian and the author of a very popular one-volume treatment of evangelical systematic theology. He is also well-known within evangelical circles for defending a “complementarian” view of gender roles in the church and society. Grudem is the … Continue reading What Wayne Grudem Thought About Presidential Character in 1998
I read this piece when it first appeared in 2010, but I read it again this morning with new eyes. (Thanks for calling it to my attention Marti Eads!) Hauerwas’s open letter to Christian young people heading to college is worth reading in light of the conversation taking place here and at The Pietist Schoolman … Continue reading Stanley Hauerwas’s Advice to Young Christians on Their Way to College
If you have been following the GOP presidential race, you know that New Hampshire has fewer evangelicals than Iowa or South Carolina. But though evangelicals do not make a large swath of the population in the Granite State, it does have its fair share of born-again Christians. One of them is apparently Susan DeLumus, a … Continue reading The Anti-Christ in New Hampshire
Tom Bartlett, writing at “Religion Dispatches,” tells the story of people who believed that the world was going to end on May 21, 2011. What are they doing now? What happens when prophecy fails? Can we learn anything from the Millerites? Bartlett writes: But I wanted to know what happens next. If you’re absolutely sure … Continue reading What Happens When the World DOESN’T End on May 21, 2011?