By Daniel Silliman | Christianity Today
Published in October of 2022

SUMMARY: Talk of Christian nationalism has skyrocketed. In 2021 there were 200,000 tweets on Christian nationalism for the entire year, in just July of 2022 there were over 289,000 tweets on the term. Journalist Daniel Silliman provides a thorough, nuanced look at the word, from those that see it as a positive and those that see it as a negative, along with polling statistics and interviews of pastors, authors, and historians.

KEY QUOTE: “Jesus has a different way of approaching worldly power. So the way that Christians navigate worldly power should be creative, imaginative, and suspicious of what it can to do to us.” – Shane Claiborne

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