Jerushah Armfield, Billy Graham’s granddaughter, on Trump #2

“I think we can look at his life, look at the intolerance that he’s spoken, I think that my Jesus that I follow was really somebody who fought for the outliers, and I think that Trump has actually done the opposite – kind of ostracizing them.” — Jerushah Armfield

Jerushah Armfield is an evangelical writer, the granddaughter of the iconic evangelist Billy Graham, and Franklin Graham’s niece. Follow her on Twitter at https://twitter.com/jerushahruth.

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Abused grace much better than abundant legalism

“Grace appropriately received creates a desire to do good, not a desire to do bad. Abused grace is still much better than abundant legalism.”

Source: Max Lucado on Why Grace Isn’t Good Enough for Us

Max Lucado is a best-selling Christian author, writer and preacher at Oak Hills Church in San Antonio, Texas. Lucado chose to speak out against what he calls Trump’s “antics,” insisting that, “such insensitivities wouldn’t even be acceptable even for a middle school student body election.” Follow him on Twitter at: https://twitter.com/MaxLucado

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I deny the resurrection of Christ every time I do not serve at the feet of the oppressed

“I deny the resurrection of Christ every time I do not serve at the feet of the oppressed, each day that I turn my back on the poor; I deny the resurrection of Christ when I close my ears to the cries of the downtrodden and lend my support to an unjust and corrupt system.” — Peter Rollins

Peter Rollins is a Northern Irish writer, public speaker, philosopher and theologian who is a prominent figure in Radical Theology. Follow him on Twitter at: https://twitter.com/PeterRollins

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Following Jesus is not “family safe”

“We’re never going to be “family safe” – especially if you’re committed to sharing God’s message of hope with the world. Just ask the house church pastors in China, or Christian leaders in Darfur. Following Jesus is costly and involves a risk.” — Phil Cooke

See: The Sin of Living in the Bubble

Phil Cooke is a writer, television producer, and media consultant based in Burbank, California, as well as a critic of some aspects of contemporary American and American-influenced Christian culture. He is an evangelical Christian and, as Scott McClellan of Collide Magazine wrote, “At times, Cooke may appear to be Christian media’s biggest critic but, as he is quick to point out, he criticizes because he loves.” Follow him on Twitter at: https://twitter.com/PhilCooke

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Largest Canadian School System Will End Class Trips to U.S. Because of Travel Ban Uncertainty

“This is what happens when you have laws that target people arbitrarily, rules that are administered unevenly and often treat people unfairly—people stop coming. Not terrorists, not criminals, normal people stop coming. School children.” — Elliot Hannon

See: Largest Canadian School System Will End Class Trips to U.S. Because of Travel Ban Uncertainty

Elliot Hannon is a writer in New York City. Follow him on Twitter at: https://twitter.com/elliothannon

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Trump’s unwillingness to admit when he’s wrong is stunting him

“President Donald Trump is incurious, ignorant, and ill-informed.  He hides this with rudeness, bluster, and lies. He’s a bull-shitter, and he’s had lots of practice. Being Trump means never having to say you’re sorry. In his unapologetic blustering, Trump echoes the foreign leader he seems to admire most: Vladimir Putin. His unwillingness to admit when he’s wrong, his showboating to hide uncomfortable truths, are stunting him.” — William Astore

William Astore is a retired lieutenant colonel (USAF), professor of history, and writer/blogger.

See: Incurious Donald: The Woeful Trump Presidency

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Retreating with those who share our bias is dangerous

“In a world where the powers thrive via a divide-and-conquer strategy, nothing could be more dangerous than circling our wagons and retreating with those who share our bias about the world (be it “liberal” or “conservative”).” — Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove

See: Taking the Benedict Option? A Conversation Between Rod Dreher & Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove

Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove is a Christian writer and preacher who has graduated both from Eastern University and Duke Divinity School. He associates himself with New Monasticism. Follow him on Twitter at: https://twitter.com/wilsonhartgrove

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American fascism will be different — and no less serious

“American fascism combines the nationalism, illiberalism, bigotry, and violence of Hitler or Mussolini with unique aspects of American culture that have made the United States the most potent cultural force the world has ever seen. America’s main export is its culture and time will tell whether American fascism follows suit.” — Erika Heidewald

Erika Heidewald is a pro-democracy political activist with The Rose Resistance, writer, and filmmaker.

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Jerushah Armfield, Billy Graham’s granddaughter, on Trump

“To suggest the president-elect is an ambassador to further the kingdom in the world diminishes not only my Jesus but all he stood for and came to earth to fight against” — Jerushah Armfield

Jerushah Armfield is an evangelical writer, the granddaughter of the iconic evangelist Billy Graham, and Franklin Graham’s niece. Follow her on Twitter at https://twitter.com/jerushahruth.

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