This semester CSF Berks and Brandywine are studying the book of Acts, following our study of Luke in the fall. Since I read, and loved, The Christian Imagination by Willie James Jennings in the fall I was delighted to learn he had a theological commentary on Acts. I quickly picked that one up to readContinue reading “Willie James Jennings on Nationalism”
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 narcissisticContinue 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 believeContinue reading “I Believe Systemic Racism Because of My Theology (Christianity, Nationalism and White Supremacy 4).”
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. ButContinue 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 toContinue 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.