On Praying for Enemies

Catherine M Wallace

I have been praying for Donald Trump just to see what would happen. Happen to me, not to him.

Christians are supposed to pray for our enemies, so I've been praying for Donald Trump. I have not been praying that he gets what he wants. Nor have I been advocating with God for Trump's agenda.That's not what prayer is or how prayer functions. Neither have I been been praying that Trump will miraculously awaken one day as a new and honorable man. As I see it, all the prayers in the world won't change Donald Trump.

Confronting Political Absolutism: How to Defend Democracy

Catherine M Wallace

We face the greatest threat to American democracy since the Civil War: a strategic alliance between Religious-Right absolutists and anti-government libertarian absolutists. Over the last fifty years, the Democratic party has repeatedly fallen into the traps they have set. Today's new progressives need a better strategy. Here's one possibility to consider. 

Can Christians Question?

Catherine M Wallace

Evangelical pastor Timothy Keller told New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof that he's probably damned for questioning the literal historicity of the Virgin Birth, the Resurrection, and the miracles, and so forth. That's nonsense. Here's why.