Evangelical support for Israel is neither permanent nor inevitable


(The Conversation) — Israel’s former ambassador to the U.S., Ron Dermer, made waves in May 2021 when he publicly suggested that Israel should prioritize its relationship with American evangelicals over American Jews. Dermer described evangelicals as the “backbone of Israel’s support in the United States.” By contrast, he described American Jews as “disproportionately among [Israel’s] … Read more

Students cry racism as Bible college shutters historic social work program


(RNS) — The first Bible college to open a social work program in the United States shut that program down in May after 55 years, opening a rift with a group of students and alumni who have accused the administration of killing a department that was teaching students to address racism. The leadership of Cairn … Read more

Why the legacy of Billy Graham continues to endure: 3 essential reads


(The Conversation) — A new two-hour documentary on PBS examines the life and rise of Billy Graham, the famed preacher, who died on Feb. 21, 2018 at 99. Graham’s enduring legacy is that he helped shape the modern-day American right. Graham’s rallies, known popularly as “crusades,” attracted millions of people all over the globe. His … Read more