January 20, 2017

Robert Jones: An Obituary for White Christian America

An Obituary for White Christian America After a long life spanning nearly two hundred and forty years, White Christian America— a prominent cultural force in the nation’s history— has died. WCA first began to exhibit troubling symptoms in the 1960s when white mainline Protestant denominations began to shrink, but showed signs of rallying with the […]

Civil Religion Series: “In dire need of creative extremists”

Civil Religion, part ten “In dire need of creative extremists” Presidential election years in the U.S. provide American Christians an opportunity to reflect upon our faith and how it applies to our lives as citizens and to the public issues that affect us all. We are taking many Tuesdays throughout 2016 to discuss matters like these. […]

Civil Religion Series: Post-War Alignments

Civil Religion, part ten Post-War Alignments Presidential election years in the U.S. provide American Christians an opportunity to reflect upon our faith and how it applies to our lives as citizens and to the public issues that affect us all. We are taking many Tuesdays throughout 2016 to discuss matters like these. At this point […]

Civil Religion Series: Wealth, the Social Gospel, and Holy War

Civil Religion, part nine Wealth, the Social Gospel, and Holy War Presidential election years in the U.S. provide American Christians an opportunity to reflect upon our faith and how it applies to our lives as citizens and to the public issues that affect us all. We are taking many Tuesdays throughout 2016 to discuss matters like […]

Civil Religion Series: The Other NRA

Civil Religion, part eight The Other NRA Presidential election years in the U.S. provide American Christians an opportunity to reflect upon our faith and how it applies to our lives as citizens and to the public issues that affect us all. We are taking many Tuesdays throughout 2016 to discuss matters like these. At this point […]

Civil Religion Series: America as a “Christian Nation” in the 19th Century

Civil Religion, part seven America as a “Christian Nation” in the 19th Century Presidential election years in the U.S. provide American Christians an opportunity to reflect upon our faith and how it applies to our lives as citizens and to the public issues that affect us all. We are taking many Tuesdays throughout 2016 to […]

Civil Religion Series: Let History Speak

Civil Religion, part six Let History Speak Presidential election years in the U.S. provide American Christians an opportunity to reflect upon our faith and how it applies to our lives as citizens and to the public issues that affect us all. We are taking many Tuesdays throughout 2016 to discuss matters like these. • • • Today we […]

Civil Religion Series: The Fundamentalists, Then and Now

I hope we answer the alarm clock and take this nation back for Christ. • Mike Huckabee, 1998 • • • Civil Religion, part five The Fundamentalists, Then and Now Presidential election years in the U.S. provide American Christians an opportunity to reflect upon our faith and how it applies to our lives as citizens and to […]

Civil Religion Series: The Second Great Awakening and Manifest Destiny

The far-reaching, the boundless future will be the era of American greatness. In its magnificent domain of space and time, the nation of many nations is destined to manifest to mankind the excellence of divine principles; to establish on earth the noblest temple ever dedicated to the worship of the Most High — the Sacred […]

Civil Religion Series: The Nations as “Babylon”

But the Bible is a profoundly political book in this fundamental sense: It describes a struggle between two kingdoms, the kingdom of God on the one hand and the nations on the other. • Richard Hughes • • • Civil Religion, part three The Nations as “Babylon” Presidential election years in the U.S. provide American Christians an […]