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Not flagging, merely changing stripes. The Washington Post via Getty Images

Think US evangelicals are dying out? Well, define evangelicalism …

The number of self-described evangelicals as a share of US population has held steady for the past decade. What is different is that they appear to identify less with church and more with politics.
Christian pastor Shawn Bolz has recently said the U.S. economy would surge despite the conronavirus. He has said: ‘Even now several vaccines are coming out as well as a natural dying out of the virus itself.’ There is no known vaccine for COVID-19. He is pictured here at an event in April 2016. (Bolz Ministries)

Coronavirus: Trump and religious right rely on faith, not science

Some neo-charismatic religious leaders have downplayed the coronavirus.
The Salvation Army is among the top few U.S. charities. CityOfFortWorth

How the Salvation Army’s red kettles became a Christmas tradition

Around this time of the year, the Salvation Army's red kettles become visible as part of holiday giving. How this British evangelical organization came to the US is interesting history.
Nov. 24, 2015: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign event in S.C. The bloc of Trump voters was significantly weighted with white born-again Christians. (AP Photo/Willis Glassgow)

Trump’s lies are white nationalist gospel

How did Trump came to be a symbol of national pride for evangelical Protestants who value strict morality and good manners? It has to do with their shared master narrative of white power and domination.
Anti-trafficking evangelical activists are often sensationalist and incite fear, prurient interest, and a sense of moral righteousness in their crusade against sex work. (A21)

Evangelical women are shaping public attitudes about sex work

In the past two decades, the fight against human sex trafficking has become an evangelical mission but sex-worker rights advocates have rejected the conflation of sex trafficking and prostitution.
The New Thought movement left behind an important legacy. Wesley Nitsckie

Why you should know about the New Thought movement

A 19th-century movement, New Thought, came to a have deep influence on the prosperity gospel - that faith could lead one to health and material wealth. What does it tell us about Trump's faith?

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