By CBS News | 28m
Published in March of 2021
SUMMARY: From Ken Peters, founder of Patriot Church in Knoxville, TN, who believes that Americans are about to lose the country we have “always known” to pastor Franklin Graham who believes Christians are under attack CBS News profiles a handful of Christian Americans who believe the country was founded as a Christian nation. Historian John Fea provides the historical context in a short documentary that asks the question, what does it mean for religious liberty if Christian nationalists get their way?
KEY QUOTE: “What is troubling about the Christian right is not that they are Christian, not that they have a set of beliefs that other people don’t have. I think what is troubling is that there doesn’t seem to be a real investment in finding a way for us to find a way together. The investment seems to be in amassing power.” – Su’Ad Abdul Khabeer
DIG DEEPER: We have curated three guided learning paths to help you think distinctly Christian about Christian nationalism.
More curated resources on Christian Nationalism:
FIVE QUESTIONS: Christian Nationalism – Part II
Are Christian nationalists always white evangelicals? Why must we reject Christian nationalism? How can I help?
FIVE QUESTIONS: Christian Nationalism – Part I
What is Christian nationalism? What does the “Christian” mean in Christian nationalism? Is Christian nationalism a Christian movement? Is there a difference between Christian nationalism and patriotism? Was America ever a Christian nation? Does Christian nationalism have a racial component?
BOOK: The Religion of American Greatness
Many books taking on the subject of Christian nationalism identify, and rightly so, the idolatry, racism, and tribalism of the movement, but few theologically, academically, historically, and charitably dismantle the movement as well as Paul D. Miller, does in The Religion of American Greatness. But, dismantling Christian nationalism was not his sole goal in writing…