The Damning of the Peacemakers. How the Embrace of Conspiracy Theories By White Evangelical Christians Will Open the Door to Violence in the United States

With more white evangelicals embracing conspiracy theories what are we to see? Conspiracy theories leading to more violence. Expect to see that violence be committed by some carrying a Bible or cross in one hand and an AR-15 or pipe bomb in the other. Likewise conspiracy theories will do what gay marriage and pornography could not do. They will destroy and divide the evangelical family. The death of facts will propel evangelicals into a new Middle Ages where science, education and art will be downplayed at a level not seen before. And as evangelicals are gullible and and easily played the scandal of the evangelical mind will change to the manipulation of the evangelical mind Continue reading

In a Disturbing Story The Washington Post Writes About How Conspiracy Theories Are Dividing One Family

At The Washington Post recently a story was published that is deeply troubling. Its about how a conservative Roman Catholic is going down the rabbit hole of conspiracy theories as she chooses her own sources of information and deciding what fact is. Her journey has even taken her to reading white supremacist material. This Post story is about how conspiracy theories are dividing a family and the conflict that has arisen between her children and her mother. Tomorrow expect a blog post looking at white evangelicals and conspiracy theories and providing some additional analysis on the problem. This article in the Post is important to understanding conspiracy theories and yet its profoundly sad to read. As always this blog encourages you to support your local newspaper. Continue reading

Are Neo-Nazis Present at Liberty University and Will Jerry Prevo Act?

A Neo-Nazi sticker was found at Liberty University on January 27, 2021 which raises questions. Has a Neo-Nazi  group that broke off one of the participants of the “Unite The Right” riot in Charlottesville, Virginia penetrated Liberty University? Has The Falkirk Center attracted Neo-Nazi individuals? Its especially relevant when Charlie Kirk regularly pushes anti-Semitic material. This post is aimed at asking questions that need to be asked. And will Jerry Prevo act or will his silence tell people that Neo-Nazism is welcome at Liberty University? Continue reading

#PastorParler Alleged D.C. Terrorist Tyler Ethridge is Influenced by John Guandolo Whose Organization is Listed on the Southern Poverty Law Center Website as a Hate Group

This blog is doing a deep dive of a Christian nationalist pastor who was involved in storming the United States Capitol in January 6, 2021. In looking at Tyler Ethridge’s Facebook page I noticed that this Christian nationalist is influenced by John Guandolo. Its one of many individuals that shaped Ethridge. Guandolo is a disgraced former FBI agent known for his conspiracy theories and warnings about the threat Islam poses to the United States. Guandolo is a troubled individual that sadly inspired a lost soul in Florida. Continue reading

In a Key Moment in American History Here is How the EFCA Should Roll Out the COVID-19 Vaccine in a Safe, Effective Way for the Denomination

The United States of America is at a key moment in American history now that a COVID-19 vaccine is being rolled out. While the rules for the vaccine will differ state by state, this blog has a proposal for how the EFCA should encourage people to take the vaccine. From Kevin Kompelien down to the local EFCA church pastor here is a possible campaign to get people on the same page and take the COVID-19 vaccine. In the process the EFCA can be a force multiplier for the denomination, American evangelicalism and the culture in which it operates in communities across the country. 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

The Coming Fracture of White American Evangelicalism Will Be Over Christian Nationalism and Donald Trump

This is a post that has been on my mind for a while. Recent developments in evangelicalism tell me its the time to compose this post. American evangelicalism is going to fracture into two camps. The cause of the split will be Donald Trump and Christian nationalism. Expect pain, division of churches and families to continue and Christian nationalism to lead to the demise of evangelicalism. Evangelicals are going to have to pick sides, and many will choose wrong and end up on the wrong side of history as many have done already.  Continue reading

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

A Closer Look at Jerry Prevo Formerly of Anchorage Baptist Temple and Now the Acting President of Liberty University

When Jerry Falwell Jr left Liberty University Jerry Prevo became the acting president. But who is Jerry Prevo? Prevo is a culture warrior from Alaska who is quite political. He was close to Jerry Falwell Sr and is a loyalist to the Falwell family. This is an overview of his history and his time at the Anchorage Baptist Temple and what his selection of president means for Liberty University.  Continue reading