Nearly two-thirds of white evangelicals in the US believe the 2020 presidential election was stolen from Donald Trump – the only faith group to have a majority affirm the disproven claim that has been dubbed ‘The Big Lie.’
Mercy Jeyaraja Rao’s sense of being called to be a teacher soon after graduation from high school would shape the next 48 years of her life. Her story of redemption and release is the latest offering from Nurturing Faith.
Cynthia Mitchell is a retired college US history teacher. She currently serves as a member of the strategic advisory board for Good Faith Media’s publishing division.
Politicians and pundits have offered divergent views on systemic racism and whether or not it exists in the US. Several faith leaders tell Good Faith Media that racism can’t be denied and to deal with it requires honest repentance.
Public trust of journalists has been in decline for decades in the US. A recent study suggested that the public’s view of journalists isn’t shaped by people’s political affiliation, as many assumed, but by their moral values.
Faith groups and leaders across the US have welcomed the policy change announced by the Biden administration, which will increase the annual US refugee resettlement quota to 62,500.
Despite declines over the last decade, more than one-third of US children live in low-income households with Native American, Black and Latino children significantly more likely to live in poverty than white children, a report found.
Hal Bass is professor emeritus of political science at Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas. He is a member of the Good Faith Media strategic advisory board for news and opinion.
“Staring at Dementia” by Danny E. Akin and “Tension” by Gerald L. Borchert are the latest releases from Nurturing Faith books, the publishing imprint of Good Faith Media.
More than half a million people in the US were homeless in early January 2020, a federal report found. It’s the fourth year in a row that the total number of unhoused persons increased, a trend one official called ‘very troubling.’
India is seeing an unprecedented surge in COVID-19 cases, which began to spike in March with a seven-day average now surpassing 300,000 cases per day. Urging prayer, a pastor there called the situation ‘scary and heart-breaking.’
A slim majority (53%) of the US supports stricter gun regulations, a report found, dropping seven points from 2019 when 60% favored tighter laws. It is the first time since 2017 that the desire for stricter laws declined.
President Biden, like President Obama, is most popular with people claiming no religious affiliation, a report said. While 71% of ‘nones’ approve of Biden’s presidency, only 26% of church-going white Protestants feel the same.
William Neal is a retired Baptist minister who served during his career as a campus minister, journalist and CEO for a social services organization. He is currently serving as the chair of the strategic advisory board for Good Faith Media’s publishing division.
The latest book from Nurturing Faith, the publishing imprint of Good Faith Media, offers a collection of ‘sermons for special days.’ The authors’ goal is to help move beyond sentimental, shallow messages on such occasions.