Franklin Graham Raises the Issue of the 2020 Election Being Stolen

Franklin Graham tweeted on November 4, 2020 that there were attempts to steal the election. Its was disturbing and troubling to see that communicated. Not only is it a danger to our democracy, but what role is Franklin Graham playing these days? As Rick Wilson of The Lincoln Project says, #FuckYouKeepCounting. This blog hopes Franklin Graham takes that message to heart, as all the ballets are counted and the chips fall where they may. Continue reading

Franklin Graham Speaking at Liberty University’s Convocation Reveals Why Liberty Will Most Likely Not Change Nor Learn

Liberty University held its first convocation on Wednesday September 16, 2020. And its first speaker was Franklin Graham. The choice is troubling because of Graham’s controversy and did Liberty need such a polarizing individual after Jerry Falwell Jr’s departure? Franklin Graham has not repented for a number of issues that this post looks at. The selection of Franklin Graham sends an ominous message that Liberty has not learned from the problems of Jerry Falwell Jr.  Continue reading

When a Faustian Bargain Implodes For a Christian Nationalist. Some Thoughts on the Recent Supreme Court Decision Protecting Gays From Workplace Discrimination

In the evangelical culture wars in 2016 a lot of evangelicals rallied around candidate Donald Trump for the Supreme Court. Christian nationalists made the Supreme Court essential. This former evangelical saw people buy into that narrative. But what does that mean today? When you make a Faustian Bargain and then a major Supreme Court decision rules against what you hope what do you do? Monday’s major decision on Bostock vs. Clayton County, Georgia revealed quite a bit about evangelicals and their culture wars.  Continue reading

Considering Christian Nationalism. How Franklin Graham and Robert Jeffress Are Nothing But Fluffers

On June 1, 2020 a political stunt was staged in Washington, D.C. Protesters in Lafayette Square were attacked, tear gassed and beaten so the President can have a photo op in front of St. John’s Church. While many remained shocked court evangelicals like Robert Jeffress and Franklin Graham responded with awe and approved of the use of violence. Christian nationalism keeps going further and further into the sewer and in trying to analyze the court evangelicals this blog states that Franklin Graham and Robert Jeffress should be thought of as fluffers. Continue reading

A Pivotal Week in Evangelical Christianity. A Christianity Today Editorial Calling for Trump’s Removal. A President Responds in Rage While the “Court Evangelicals” Double Down and Other Moderate Evangelicals Begin to Push Back

The week of December 19, 2019 through December 26, 2019 was quite dramatic. In it a fracture appeared in the Evangelical Christian culture in the United States after Donald Trump’s impeachment by the House of Representatives. The “court evangelicals” who are known for defending President Trump were caught off guard and the moderates who reject Christian nationalism pushed back. In the 1950’s when Wisconsin Senator Joseph McCarthy created chaos with his investigations of imagined communists, it was an attorney for the United States Army that boldly asked him if he had any decency. Did we witness that moment of the fight for decency in the Christianity Today editorial? This post is a narrative of what happened in a week and what it could mean for evangelical culture. Continue reading

Considering Christian Nationalism: When the Mormon Understands the Gospel Better Than the Evangelical Christian

Christian Nationalists are advancing a claim that God placed Donald Trump in power and that there is no free will. In this debate a Mormon pushed back hard and defended the belief of free will. This post would like to ask the question for those evangelicals who are blindly stating that God placed Trump in power, could Mormonism be a healthier alternative for them? Could they learn more about the Gospel inside Mormonism? Maybe some need to consider that issue. Continue reading