Category Archives: Christian Nationalism

The Flotsam and Jetsam of Rights

Like equality, the West developed our concept of rights as a means of safeguarding people from their government and from one another. Rights are held in particularly high regard in America, where each and every individual’s rights to “life, liberty, … Continue reading

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The Triumph of Family

I’ve been blessed with the opportunity to teach Genesis to the middle-schoolers at my church this year, and one of the things that’s struck me about the first few chapters is the centrality of family to God’s design. The fact … Continue reading

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Assassinating America’s Common Ground

In their latest album, Toad the Wet Sprocket wonders why Americans don’t get along anymore: Give me your tired and your poor Who yearn to breathe free Send the homeless tempest-tossed to me Where’s the line that we crossed That … Continue reading

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The Ants’ Real Enemy?

I’ve seen this meme a lot this year: I’m sure you have too: Is it factually accurate? I have no idea. It does strike me as the kind of “experiment” that was never actually conducted. Nevertheless, I’m pretty ignorant when … Continue reading

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Cut Off From The Land

I’ve recently begun leading a study of Proverbs at my congregation, and was particularly stuck by the end of the 2nd chapter: So you will walk in the way of the good and keep to the paths of the righteous. … Continue reading

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What Can You Do About the Americans Next Door?

In his first epistle to Timothy, Paul talks about those whose consciences are seared through lies and insincerity. If you’ve ever been curious to know what that looks like from the inside, you can check out Virginia Heffernan’s tale of … Continue reading

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Hope Under El Presidente

So Joe Biden was inaugurated yesterday, and Donald Trump placidly left office without even bouncing the rubble on his way out. Those who were still hoping for some manner of last-minute Hail Mary on Trump’s part and those who had … Continue reading

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Does Christian Nationalism Cause National Christianity?

In my last post, I considered the differences between “Christian nationalism” and “national Christianity” (the former being a form of nationalism modified by Christianity and the latter being a form of Christianity modified by nationalism.)  While national Christianity would be … Continue reading

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Christian Nationalism vs. National Christianity

December brought a great deal of hand-wringing from Big Eva and mainline liberalism over the “threat” posed by Christian nationalism. The pieces range from attempts to be thoughtful to puerile scoffing that tries to tie Christian nationalism to things like … Continue reading

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Life After Election Night

There’s no question in my mind that the upcoming election is important. I’m usually pretty dismissive of the “most-importantest-election-evar” rhetoric that Republicans have typically used to elect neo-cons and cowards over the past few decades. But there really is something … Continue reading

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