The Long-Lasting Harm of Jerry Falwell

The Long-Lasting Harm of Jerry Falwell

The so-called Moral Majority was roaring to life in the early ’80s. Its loudest mouthpiece, Jerry Falwell (the original version), was bringing his show to metro Atlanta where I served as a young campus minister. Conservative pastors and other church leaders were abuzz...

How to Hijack a Religious Tradition

Randall Balmer’s recent analytical biography of Jimmy Carter, titled “Redeemer,” offers a thoroughly researched and insightful review of an evolution in the evangelical narrative that coincided with Carter’s presidency. With visible expressions...