Archbishop Chaput


Recent, ugly nonsense about those who supposedly cannot refrain from sinful sexual relations is pastoral cruelty disguised as kindness. The voice of Archbishop Chaput, by contrast, strikes a welcome and profound note of clarity and true compassion.

CHR Comment: A brief essay concerning the Archbishop’s recent book, Strangers in a Strange Land, reflecting also on the importance of this bishop.

Source: A Book for Me and All Protestants to Read | Carl R. Trueman | First Things

Why Evangelicals are Trump’s strongest travel-ban supporters


New polls show that, while support for a travel ban has dropped among most religious faiths, it has grown among Evangelicals – a sign of their cultural evolution and growing bond with the Trump administration.

CHR Comment: The article argues that Evangelicals have a “Christian America” theology, which feels threatened by Islam.

Source: Why Evangelicals are Trump’s strongest travel-ban supporters –

Small Church Focus in Southern Baptist Convention


An “average” church pastor is the president of the 2017 Southern Baptist Convention Pastors’ Conference.

CHR Comment: The article describes the election of a smaller church pastor to the presidency of the Pastor’s Conference and highlights differences between leadership from larger churches and from smaller churches, where most Southern Baptists attend.

Source: One on One with the Small Church Pastor who “Took Over” the SBC Pastors Conference to Highlight Smaller Churches | The Exchange | A Blog by Ed Stetzer

Evangelicals buy ad to blast Donald Trump’s refugee ban


Evangelical leaders have taken out a full-page newspaper advertisement to denounce President Donald Trump’s temporary ban on refugees.

CHR Comment: This issue illustrates a dividing point among American Evangelicals on issues of immigration and national security. Instead of using the Good Samaritan text to make their point, there are Old Testament texts about strangers and refugees that would better apply to the situation of modern refugees.

Source: Evangelicals buy ad to blast Donald Trump’s refugee ban – CNNPolitics