Emily McFarlan Miller is an award-winning freelance journalist and social media consultant based in Chicago. Most recently, she managed social media for the Chicago Sun-Times, winning first place for the newspaper's social media presence and second place for her own from the Illinois Associated Press Media Editors Association. Previously, she was the education reporter at The Courier-News, then the Sun-Times publication in Elgin, Illinois. Her writing has appeared in RELEVANT magazine, The Washington Post's Acts of Faith, The Boston Globe's Crux, Religion News Service and other publications.

In addition to her work in journalism, she recently became president of Hope for the First Nations and is studying for a master's degree in intercultural studies through the North American Institute for Indigenous Theological Studies at George Fox Evangelical Seminary in Portland, Oregon. Connect with her at emmillerwrites.com.

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117th Congress, like the old, is overwhelmingly Christian, heavily Protestant

A total of 294 out of 535 House and Senate members are Protestant — nearly the same as the last Congress, while religiously unaffiliated Americans are vastly underrepresented.

Drive-thru live Nativities are tailor-made for a COVID-19 Christmas

The Living Nativity, which Faith Church of Lafayette, Indiana has hosted since 1991, may be one of the few Christmas traditions that go off in usual fashion in a pandemic year.

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Who will President Joe Biden listen to on faith matters?

Look for Biden to listen to key voices — some of whom may disagree with him on many issues — from his own Catholic community, from Judaism and, yes, evangelicals, but of a different ilk than those who counseled Trump.

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