Christianity Today’s CEO Tim Dalrymple responding to critics of Mark Galli’s recent editorial calling for the removal of Donald Trump:
Reader responses to Mark Galli’s recent editorial have spanned the spectrum. We have received countless notes of encouragement from readers who were profoundly moved. They no longer feel alone. They have hope again. Many have told us of reading the editorial with tears in their eyes, sharing it with children who have wandered from the faith, rejoicing that at last someone was articulating what they felt in their hearts. They felt this was a watershed moment in the history of the American church—or they hoped it would prove to be. Stay strong, they told us, knowing we were about to reap the whirlwind.
I know some of these people. I met them when I was on the road with Believe Me: The Evangelical Road to Donald Trump. I am glad that those in the 19% are finding their voice!
Christianity Today plants the flag:
We nevertheless believe the evangelical alliance with this presidency has done damage to our witness here and abroad. The cost has been too high. American evangelicalism is not a Republican PAC. We are a diverse movement that should collaborate with political parties when prudent but always standing apart, at a prophetic distance, to be what Martin Luther King, Jr. called “the conscience of the state.” That is what we believe. This is where we plant our flag. We know we are not alone.
Read it all here.
Evangelicals will gather in Atlanta this weekend to commemorate 400 years since “20 And odd Negroes” landed on Virginia shores and introduced African slavery to British North-America. The event is sponsored by One Race, an organization that “exists to displace the spirit of racism and release a movement of racial reconciliation across Atlanta, the Southeast, and the nation.”
I am struck by the diverse list of speakers in terms of race (obviously), gender, and evangelical backgrounds. They include:
Tim Dalyrmple: The new CEO of Christianity Today.
John Hambrick: An evangelical pastor in Atlanta who has also served with Young Life and as a chaplain at King’s College, University of London.
Kendra Momon: Professor of Politics at Oglethorpe University
Teesha Hadra: Pastor of Los Angeles evangelical church and a former lawyer.
Lisa Fields: Leader of an apologeticd ministry in the Black Christian community who has an M.Div from Liberty University.
Justin Giboney: A lawyer and founder of the AND Campaign. I shared a stage with him earlier this year.
John Perkins: Evangelical civil rights activist and a living legend.
Louis Giglio: Evangelical megachurch pastor with a national following.
Learn more here.