President Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden met last night at Belmont University in Nashville for the final presidential debate before the November 3 election. Once again, who won depends on your partisan perspective: conservative John Podhoretz says the president “had the debate of his life,” while CNN‘s Chris Cillizza writes that Joe Biden “managed to land the best lines of the night.”
How has our culture become so divisive? Let’s consider two surprising factors.
Christian Broadcasting Network's Pat Robertson is claiming that God sent him a prophetic word regarding the 2020 presidential election. According to Robertson, God told him that President Trump would win reelection and as a result, the U.S. would be torn apart and a massive war would break out against Israel.
Editor's Note: This article (publication date: October 21, 2020) is part of a series leading up to the 2020 presidential election highlighting the professed faith of several of the candidates running for President and their vice-presidential candidates, including Donald Trump, Joe Biden, Kanye West, Mike Pence and Kamala Harris. Christian Headlines offers these faith summaries as a way of informing voters about the religious beliefs of the candidates.
Americans know a lot about the faith background of Vice President Mike Pence. He has made his faith central to his public persona as a politician. Most of us do not know as much about the faith of Democratic Vice-Presidential candidate, Senator Kamala Harris. However, this is not because Harris lacks faith or hasn’t spoken about her faith in public.
Harris has been vocal about her faith, both about its role in her upbringing and in her approach to public policy. She has just gone about explaining it differently than Vice President Pence has. David Cohen, a professor of political science and the interim director of the Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics at the University of Akron, said that this should not surprise Americans. He explained to Deseret News that, “Democrats tend to be more private about their faith; they don’t wear their faith on their sleeve.” However, through Senator Harris’s public writings, speeches, and interviews, it is not difficult to paint a picture of her religious background and beliefs.
Here are four things that Christians should know about Senator Kamala Harris’s faith:
Editor's Note: This article (publication date: October 20, 2020) is part of a series leading up to the 2020 presidential election highlighting the professed faith of several of the candidates running for President and their vice-presidential candidates, including Donald Trump, Joe Biden, Kanye West, Mike Pence and Kamala Harris. Christian Headlines offers these faith summaries as a way of informing voters about the religious beliefs of the candidates.
Vice President Mike Pence is one of the more outspoken Christians in the nation’s capital, frequently discussing faith during speeches and interviews and often thanking Americans for their prayers.
Here are five things Christians should know about his faith:
A faction fueling confusion amid the election is the group who says that Christians who support President Trump are hurting the gospel. I recently spent time with Christians who take this position. Though I left that meeting with a better understanding of how people feel, I was more convinced than ever of the dangers of allowing our feelings to outweigh objective truth.
In a video posted to Facebook, megachurch pastor Fredrick Price Jr. encouraged Christians to vote their conscience in November. He also asserted that voting for "the lesser of two evils" still meant one was voting for evil.