There is a passage in Joshua where the Israelites are preparing to surround Jericho and Joshua sees a vision of man standing in front of him with a sword in his hand. He asks the man, “Are you with the enemy or with us?”
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”
What I’ve felt for awhile David French articulates so well. Whereas the far left sees America as irredeemably racist, the far right sees America as irredeemably woke. All of the institutions of American life are “captured” by the left—from the academy, to corporate America, to the military, to pop culture. Even our churches and religiousContinue reading “The extreme edges can be toxic”
This episode is worth your time. “Evangelical” Christians once complained about the power and overreach of government. The “solution” they present today? Take control of the government and make everyone else submit. This episode covers that and SO much more.
“…when it comes to American politics, Trump has discipled the church far more than the church has discipled Trump.” — David French. More HERE. Many millions of Republicans aren’t just Republicans on Election Day, they’re Republicans every day. And Donald Trump placed every-day Republicans in a constant dilemma. Did you point it out when heContinue reading “The discipled political church”
How in the world can you come to a place of despising Tim Keller? Keller pastored Redeemer Presbyterian in New York for decades. His engagement with an agnostic culture drew me in as I learned how to truly engage people who were skeptical of Christianity. His approach was life-changing to me. If there were “disagreements”Continue reading “More on the ugliness of Christian Nationalism”
I have been blogging over the past week on an article by Jonathan Haidt on how social media has rewired our brains over the last 10 years. What has been lost is nuance and the ability to live in the nuance in the power of the gospel. This video is a powerful example of notContinue reading “We have to stand up”
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.
I am reminding myself of this fact: it is a discussion about white evangelical voters. Here is the comment from David French: The bottom line is that the percentage of white Americans identifying as Evangelical grew from 25 to 29 percent between 2016 and 2020, powered mainly by the fact that 16 percent of TrumpContinue reading ““Evangelical” as a political label”