On a recent Bulwark podcast David French and Charlie Sykes discuss the radicalization of some American Christians. Eric Metaxas is discussed in the podcast. This is a post about that podcast encouraging people who follow the Eric Metaxas situation to listen to the podcast.
“I never dared to be radical when young for fear it would make me conservative when old.”
While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, 7 and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no guest room available for them.
Luke 2:6-7 NIV
This blog has a lot of respect for conservatives like David French or Charlie Sykes. They have shown themselves to be independent in their thinking and also reject tribalism. I usually don’t talk about Charlie Sykes on here because the former Milwaukee, Wisconsin radio host focuses on politics which is not what this blog is about. However, the growth of Christian nationalism and the problems it poses has been a growing issues inside American evangelicalism. And this blog has written about that topic. Charlie Sykes, along with Bill Kristol write and led The Bulwark, which is a regular conservative opinion website. On Friday December 18, 2020 Charlie Sykes had David French on the Bulwark podcast. They spoke about a number of topics but one of them is the radicalization of evangelicals. They specifically discussed Eric Metaxas. You can listen to the podcast in, “David French: The Dangerous Radicalism of the Christian Right.” They discuss Eric Metaxas at about 21:00 minutes into the podcast if you want to skip ahead. For those following the Eric Metaxas problem this blog would encourage you to listen to this podcast.