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 Sillman 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.
Russell Moore, former head of the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, and director of the Public Theology Project at Christianity Today, shows that Christian Nationalism is a virulent flavor of secularism and cannot, as no secularism can, save the world, or even save an individual.
At one point in his life author Joe Forrest thought if we had more Christians in the world then the world would get better, but the current iteration of Christian nationalism has him abandoning his theory. The idolatrous mixture of nationalism and religion has birthed Christians who simply think, believe, vote, and fear like themselves. Self-critique is blasphemy and demonizing those we disagree with is a virtue. Forrest points out that this idolatry is doomed to fail and is a major reason why the 15 books of the prophets in the Bible focused so intently on idolatry as humans are prone to worship things other than God.
A question and answer article that presents the definitions and differences between patriotism, nationalism, Christianity, and Christian nationalism in addition to why Christian nationalism is a dangerous ideology.
By Andrew Whitehead and Samuel Perry | Time.comPublished in October of 2020 SUMMARY: Andrew Whitehead and Samuel Perry, authors of Taking America Back for God, define what Christian nationalism is, what the movement's key ideologies have been throughout history, and why the ideology is a threat to democracy. KEY QUOTE: "A political theology that co-opts…
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An excellent deep dive replete with songs, video, and tweets that traces the origin of woke, its multiple definitions, and how it is being used in our current cultural moment.
Two notable tweet threads from author Dr. Esau McCaulley and Love Thy Neighborhood founder Jesse Eubanks on why we need to be need to be thoughtful with the words we use and not parrot partisan lexicon.
A call to Christians to think about the words we use and to stop using the word "woke" as a pejorative.
A quick primer on the origins of the term woke. A must read for a term that has made its way into everyday American vernacular.
U.S. history professor at Bethel University John H. Haas suggests that Juneteenth is a time for Americans to reflect on how "how hard America has found it to live up to its own ideals" while pondering why America is the only nation that required a war, the bloodiest war in its history, to repeal slavery.