Read an excerpt from BELIEVERS: A JOURNEY INTO EVANGELICAL AMERICA (Viking, 2006) by Jeffrey L. Sheler:
Rick Warren loped onto the stage from somewhere near the rear, looking thoroughly relaxed in a blue-and-white Hawaiian shirt, khakis, and brown deck shoes. He … More
He is one of the few outsiders to be allowed into the Democratic People's Republic of Korea in the past 50 years, and he is deeply concerned about the situation.
According to a survey by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life, solid majorities of all major American religious groups back stronger measures to protect the environment. Even though some conservative evangelicals are less likely to make environmental protection a priority, evangelical leaders are speaking out about what they see as a biblical obligation to protect all of creation.
Part one of a four-part series on America’s evangelicals. They make up about a quarter of the population. Their political influence is strong. Their churches seem to be thriving. And yet, many evangelicals say they feel misunderstood by the wider culture — under siege — as if they were an estranged minority. More