Clinton Describes Her ‘Activist, Social Justice Faith’ to Baptists

(RNS) Hillary Clinton quoted Scripture, hymns and even St. Francis of Assisi as she spoke at length about her faith — something she said doesn’t come naturally to a ‘Midwestern Methodist.’

CHR Comment: The article includes extensive comment on the candidates beliefs and experiences as a Methodist Christian. She addressed the National Baptist Convention, one of the oldest African American denominations.

Source: Clinton describes her ‘activist, social justice faith’ to Baptists | Religion News Service

Trump, Clinton, and Civic Ethics Discussion

There’s a Christian way to handle the GOP standard-bearer and his inveterate bad behavior.

CHR Comment: Tom Krattenmaker of Yale Divinity school explains his understanding of loving one’s political enemies. Here is another example where the current election raises ethical issues for those who follow the teachings of Jesus Christ.

Source: Jesus teaches us to love even Donald Trump: Column

Hillary Clinton Addresses African Methodist Episcopal Church Convention

The AME Church is holding its convention this week in Philadelphia. Members react to the deaths of five police officers, after a spate of police-related violence rocked Minneapolis and Baton Rouge.

CHR Comment: The article briefly describes the history of the convention and its on-going relationship with Democratic nominees.

Source: Hillary Clinton Addresses Recent Shootings At African Methodist Episcopal Church Convention : NPR

Donald Trump Has Recently Accepted Christ, Says James Dobson

Donald Trump has recently accepted Jesus Christ and become a born again Christian.

CHR Comment: I found this report surprising since I have seen different accounts of Trump’s faith (e.g., see the second article link below, which I shared earlier). Hillary Clinton is also mentioned in the article. I believe she grew up Methodist and her societal views reflect the progressive wing of that tradition.

Billy Graham is, of course, famous for his interaction with American presidents, who also influenced him. Its interesting to see Dobson and other Evangelicals carrying on those relationships and efforts. Evangelicals remain an important voting block in Republican politics.

Source: Donald Trump has recently accepted Christ, says James Dobson | Christian News on Christian Today

https://churchhistoryreview.org/2016/04/18/the-theology-of-donald-trump/