A recent article in The Atlantic is just the latest of many analyses that demonstrate the devil’s bargain white evangelicals have made in their unequivocal support of Donald Trump. White evangelicals gave up their moral high ground to get Supreme Court judges. Those who have made the bargain thought throwing their support behind a narcissistic … Continue reading The Moral Conundrum (Christianity, Nationalism and White Supremacy 5)
Growing up, I was always taught I was a wretched sinner. Uplifting message for a four-year-old, right? But there was good news. Though I was a sinner, there was forgiveness available in Jesus! Jesus had died on the cross for my sins and your sins and everyone’s sins. All we had to do was believe … Continue reading I Believe Systemic Racism Because of My Theology (Christianity, Nationalism and White Supremacy 4).
The pic is from this article: http://lifewayresearch.com/2020/09/29/most-evangelicals-choose-trump-over-biden-but-clear-divides-exist/ When asked who we hope our vote benefits most, 41% said “people like me” and 20% said “me and my family.” That’s 61% of evangelical Christians putting ourselves first. To be honest, this is disappointing but not necessarily surprising. It goes directly against the entire basis of our … Continue reading Self-Interested Evangelicals
This is the third post in a series. The first post was “The Dragon in the Room” and the second was “Are you a Christian or a Christian Nationalist?” Growing up, I constantly feared the rapture would happen and I’d be Left Behind. I had been a Christian as long as I could remember. But … Continue reading What the Book of Revelation is Really All About (Christianity, Nationalism and White Supremacy Post 3)
This is the second post in a series on Christianity, Nationalism and White Supremacy. You can read the first post here. Growing up, we had American flags in the front of our church. It wasn’t until years later that I saw something deeply wrong with that. Looking back, what we were taught it meant to … Continue reading Are You a Christian or a Christian Nationalist? (Christianity, Nationalism and White Supremacy Part 2)
White supremacy and Nationalism are the Dragon in the room of White Christianity in America.
It was at least 25 years ago when my grandmother said to me, “someday, other countries will be sending missionaries to the United States.” I grew up in a church with a heavy emphasis on foreign mission. Jesus had commanded his followers to go, and we honored those who heeded that call to travel to … Continue reading What if We’re the Target for Missionaries?
Well, summer is about over. I finished up summer by reading a few books that challenged both my heart and mind, as well as a few that were pure entertainment. Check out my September ministry update if you have not! Theological Territories by David Bentley Hart - Hart is my favorite contemporary theologian and I … Continue reading What I’ve Been Reading
In this book, Kevin McClone invites the reader to join him on the path to psycho spiritual health. To do this, he journeys through eight pathways: Follow your deepest desire, Discover true self, embrace heart intimacy, have integrity, rely on grace, live a simple life, embrace solitude and find joy. Joy comes at the end … Continue reading The Road to Joy by Kevin McClone
If you want a religion that enables you to gain and exercise power over other people, then maybe Christianity is not the religion for you?That thought came to mind when I read this article in the New York Times this past weekend: Christianity Will Have Power. Now, I’m not historically ignorant. I know that Christianity … Continue reading Maybe Its Not Jesus You are Following?