Religious freedom has always been a priority for American evangelicals who rejected state control of the church. And Christians have likewise advocated for fellow believers around the world who do not have the right to worship and practice their faith freely. But in recent years Christians have become concerned as our own American government, under pressure from lobby groups and even voters, seems intent on enforcing a kind of secularism and restricting the free exercise of religion, especially when taxpayers funds are involved.

Are these Christians right to be worried? What’s at stake, and what is the state of religious liberty in our country and around the world?

This week on The Gospel Coalition Podcast I looked for help from James Lankford, a United States senator representing Oklahoma.