Are Trump's evangelical advisers like the Biblical Daniel?
In an article for The Bulwark I examine the story of Daniel and its application for President Trump's evangelical advisory board. I write,
When evangelical leaders were first invited to join Trump’s board of religious advisers, I often heard the analogy of Daniel mentioned. Like Daniel, the reasoning went, they should not turn away requests to advise “the king.”
I’m often critical of evangelical leaders associating with Trump, but I’ll admit, this is their best argument. And maybe these evangelicals leaders could have convinced me they were right—if only they behaved more like Daniel.
Thanks to all who have sent me words of encouragement for writing this. Read the whole thing here.