Reflecting on Christian Nationalism in Evangelical Christianity and Being Caught Flat Footed in its 2016 Resurgence

This post is a reflection on Christian nationalism from 1999 until 2018. How it evolved over the years before surging in 2016 and catching me flat footed. Christian nationalism is deeply divisive and causes unnecessary conflict.  After coming back to the church it became one of the issues to drive me away from it. Why did Christian nationalism flare up to such an extreme version in 2016? This post attempts to answer that question toward the end. Continue reading

New Academic Research About Christian Nationalism and the COVID-19 Pandemic

A new academic study reveals that the resistance to rules in the COVID-19 pandemic is linked to what people believe about Christian nationalism. Several academics from various schools in the Midwest are involved in this research. This is a brief post encouraging people to read an article at the Religion News Service that explains the thinking behind this issue. Continue reading