Martin Luther King Jr and Abraham Lincoln loomed large over Glenn Beck’s recent Restore Honor rally. Both of them were exceptional historical figures who had an exceptional sense of caution when they spoke of God in relation to American destiny.
“President Barack Obama has faith in America. He both opened and closed his State of the Union address with remarks about his belief in the power of the American spirit, which he defined as our fundamental strength, optimism, generosity, and decency as a people and as a nation.” More
Timothy Shah, adjunct senior fellow for religion and foreign policy at the Council on Foreign Relations, comments on the Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly survey findings about evangelicals and non-evangelicals and on America's historical sense of covenant, calling, and self-criticism about its conduct in the world.