The Religion of American Greatness by Paul D Palmer is one I am adding to my “year in books.” I just listened to it on Audible and WOW! Palmer gets at the heart of Christian Nationalism and calls it out. He digs into the deep roots of our American problem. It is a clear callContinue reading “One more book”
Category Archives: Evangelicalism
I grew up in a fundamentalist/pentecostal/evangelical world. It’s my story. I grew more and more uncomfortable those last few years. (I’m a slow learner. I’ve embraced that.) This quote from Eugene Peterson hits on many points in my life.
Christian Nationalism calls for violence
This is the stuff happening in our American churches in this particular time period: calls for violence, even as someone says, “I’m not saying violence, I am saying…” (all while calling for some state official to be hanged).
I want hope and I cling to Christ
David Brooks is one of my favorite writers, thinkers, columnists, and any other category I can put him in. In this piece he lays out what I am already familiar with: why white American evangelicalism is a hot mess.
White evangelicalism is a political movement
David French knows how to get at the point and with incredible insight and well reasoned arguments. He is not afraid to adjust his assumptions and thinking as new shifts and actions come to light. I feel his pain all too often. I had a moment like that this past weekend.
Some things need to be torn down completely
There are things to deconstruct. There are things to burn down. Just don’t forget reconstruction as well. If your version of Christianity means waving a confederate flag, saying that Trump is the new Cyrus, complaining that free healthcare leads to death panels, arguing women can’t be police officers, CRT is nothing more than Marxist race-baiting,Continue reading “Some things need to be torn down completely”
The numbers representing White Christian Nationalism
There is no other way to say this. It is White Christian Nationalism. This is disheartening. This is sickening. Should America be a nation made up of people from a wide variety of religions? A growing number of religious and non-religious Americans say yes, according to a new study from Public Religion Research Institute. ButContinue reading “The numbers representing White Christian Nationalism”
Myth busting my evangelical life
I’ve spent quite a bit of time on the road the last couple of weeks, so that has meant a lot of audiobooks and podcasts. Three podcasts I listened to recently highlight the continual demythologizing going on in my life.
The major shifts… and we aren’t paying attention
This article by Pete Wehner is well worth the time. And I’m left again with the thought: “Are we even paying attention?” There is so much to absorb here… but some thoughts and quotes:
The illusion of being “pro-life”
For me, growing up in a conservative Christian environment and coming into voting age in the “Reagan Revolution” this is what I knew: It’s all about abortion. It’s all about being pro-life. Then, the narrator off to the side (who I didn’t hear at the time and wished to GOD he had been just aContinue reading “The illusion of being “pro-life””