Politics in the Pulpit
In September 2014, the Pew Foundation released a report subtitled "Growing Appetite for Religion in Politics." In it, the Foundation reports that a growing number of Americans want their clergy members to weigh in on political issues, even to the point of endorsing candidates from the pulpit.
Contentious cultural issues often push back on religious input, or seek to garner religion's support. Should faith traditions publically weigh in on ballot issues or the positions of candidates for public office? How can religious congregations guide members in moral and social issues without specifically directing voting choices? Does a tradition have the right to mandate adherence to prescribed moral behavior?
Your Faith-Based Voter Guide
Public Jesus: Just Beyond the Politics of Anxiety
Politics in the Pulpit? Yes and No
Mormon Theocracy, or the Tribalization of Amurrica
Voting: A Ritual
A Voice in the Pulpit
Do We Really Want More Religion in Our Politics?
Voting Values, Not Religion
The Church Should Not Weigh In On Ballot Issues
Entrenched Diminished Expectations
Jesus in the Public Square