How White Evangelical Christianity in the United States is American Carnage

President Trump coined the phrase “American carnage” in his 2017 inauguration address. This blog would like to ask a question. Should the phrase American carnage be used to describe American evangelicalism? All the sex scandals, financial scandals, abuse of power and much more begs the question is American evangelicalism the equivalent of Detroit’s Eight Mile or inner city Baltimore?  Continue reading

The January 6, 2021 Washington, D.C. Coup Attempt and Some Thoughts About Evangelical Christians and Personal Responsibility

The day after the attempted coup here in Washington, D.C. many Christian nationalists condemned the violence. However there is a problem. The statements rejecting violence ring hollow because they did not take responsibility for encouraging Trump’s behavior from 2016 until yesterday. After all many evangelicals found ways to justify his behavior of bullying, violence or authoritarianism. And as this blog points out this was done while evangelicalism teaches often about personal responsibility. The next time you hear about personal responsibility you are to dismiss that claim. Continue reading

A Message From my Former Elder at Wooded Hills Church Reveals Why its a Toxic Cult

Recently I got a message from a former elder at Wooded Hills Bible Church in the Milwaukee area. Wooded Hills is a cult outside Milwaukee that is a hodgepodge of hyper charismatic theology, hostility to science, with some anti -vaccination individuals mixed together.  My former elder accused me of supporting a baby killer. This is a gloves off post in response to this cult. Continue reading

How White Evangelical Christians of the United States Never Learned From the Christians of Nazi, Germany

It is some of the bleakest times in European and German history. In the 1930’s the Nazis obtained power in Germany and they used their influence in some of the darkest ways in human history and they tested German Christians in the process. Many German Christians embraced Nazism and people like Dietrich Bonhoeffer were in fact a minority. You study periods in history like Nazi, Germany to apply the lessons and learn from them. And yet the reaction and behavior by many white evangelicals who used faith to embrace Trumpism revealed the following lesson. Many white American evangelicals never learned their lessons from their Christian counterpart generations earlier in Nazi, Germany. Continue reading

Randy Discher of Constance Free Church in Andover, Minnesota on Voting While Engaging in Slander and Pushing Warped Facts

Randy Discher, the senior pastor of Constance Free Church in Andover, Minnesota called on people from his church to vote. Then he included highly polarized voting guides that were warped on facts. After all this blog would like to ask, what does gun control have to do with the Gospel? When did Jesus ever talk about gun control? Randy Discher helped illustrate the scandal of the evangelical mind in what he was pushing. For myself its garbage like this that will keep me from darkening a door of a church. Continue reading

Peter Wehner in The Atlantic When the Faustian Bargain Evangelical Christians Make Implodes

In The Atlantic magazine well known evangelical Peter Wehner wrote a damning article about evangelicals and their culture wars. Many evangelicals traded their faith for one Supreme Court seat and in the process made a deal with a devil – called a Faustian bargain. The bill is now due and with the Supreme Court handing down a major victory for gay rights groups what do evangelicals have to say? Can they still say “But Gorsuch.” Continue reading