A few weeks ago I was in a meeting about race and racism and someone stood up and began by butchering even the letters “CRT.” He jumbled around for a bit, then I finally blurted out, “Critical. Race. Theory.” He then said, “Yeah THAT! Well, I don’t much about that but…” I should have jumpedContinue reading “The bogeyman of CRT”
David French is a politically conservative writer and evangelical Christian. He is one with a large following who has not taken the leap into the depths of culturalized Christianity and is giving a clear warning about Christian Nationalism. Rod Dreher is another politically conservative writer who is full on advocating for a strong “state” thatContinue reading “A clear view of Christian Nationalism”
A series of blogs I wrote in the past couple of weeks focused on an article from Jonathan Haidt about social media and how it’s made our culture more stupid. In particular was a statistic on the extreme positions in our country being white and wealthy. David French makes the same case:
I have thought for years the issue with Putin has been to reconstruct the old Soviet Union. Okay… I haven’t thought MUCH about it. It’s just where I land given Putin’s violent history and aggression. David French gives another take. It is about religious power.
There are two different threads I have been thinking about in the past few days. One is concerning prayer and Ukraine. We pray for the people of Ukraine. We pray for the million plus refugees. How do we pray for Putin. There are some guidelines in Scripture.
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).
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.
David French is bold: Let me respond bluntly: If you’re not seeing how reactionary politics and intolerant “anti-woke” militancy are manifesting themselves on the right, then you’re not seeing how Christianity and large segments of the new right are opposed to each other. A godless and hateful movement is taking root in all too manyContinue reading “When speaking up gets you called “elite””
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”
…in our efforts to define what it means to be a Christian man, we shouldn’t center our efforts on “masculinity” at all, but rather on understanding a person—a person who, “though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking theContinue reading “Mark Driscoll, Jordan Peterson, and masculinity”