By Seven Oaks Church of Christ | Listen | Watch | 30m
Published in June of 2022
SUMMARY: Pastor Tyler Alverson of Seven Oaks Church (Mayfield, KY), preaching from Philippians 3:20-21, invites us to reconsider Christian nationalism. A term that he defines as when self-identifying Christians put the love of God and the love of country on equal ground with no distinction between the two.
KEY QUOTE: “Nationalism, the broad term, becomes the more specific, Christian Nationalism when a person believes his nation is so inherently and distinctly Christian that defending the nation’s culture and defending the Christian faith are practically one and the same.”
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