US Theocracy Movement Gets A Boost [3]

As outlined previously, the shift towards Dominionism / theocracy gained considerable momentum during the term of the Trump presidency and the lingering effects continue to the present day, not least because Trump is likely to seek a second term of office and has never ceased campaigning. Previous Republican presidents, however, saw the potential for the… Continue reading US Theocracy Movement Gets A Boost [3]

US Theocracy Movement Gets A Boost [2]

Along with the previous post in this series expounding the many problems that the current direction of the SCOTUS is creating, it’s time to take a fresh look at the impetus for theocracy and the divisions between different groups of orthodox / conservative Christians along theological and political lines. This is mostly over dominionism/theocracy and… Continue reading US Theocracy Movement Gets A Boost [2]

US Theocracy Movement Gets A Boost [1]

Recent decisions by the US Supreme Court intentionally push North America further in the direction of a theocracy. As explained in previous posts in this blog, the current ideal of theocratic government is strongly intertwined with the significant following that dispensationalist theology has gained in the US since the mid-19th century. The USA is an… Continue reading US Theocracy Movement Gets A Boost [1]

Against Gun Idolatry – David French

David French has written another informed commentary about the gun violence situation in the US, and here we see again the contrast between New Zealand and the American nation, and our different heritages. French sees the key problem as it happens in America today as being one of gun idolatry, and perhaps that is a… Continue reading Against Gun Idolatry – David French

David French’s Take On Critical Race Theory

Critical Race Theory (CRT) has become the latest conservative evangelical bogeyman in the American church ever since the Trump Administration, whereby a relatively obscure and mostly unknown set of concepts (outside of the legal profession, where it has been taught at academic level for some decades) suddenly attained a very questionable amount of prominence as… Continue reading David French’s Take On Critical Race Theory

America Stumbles Towards Theocracy

The big news in the USA in the last few weeks has been the possibility of the conservative-dominated Supreme Court repealing current federal abortion law (Roe v Wade). This is far from an open-and-shut case for theologians, despite the widespread support for this direction from conservative evangelicals in the US and worldwide. That’s because the… Continue reading America Stumbles Towards Theocracy

US Christian Nationalism Politics Splits America, Church [3]

Everyone’s seen the disturbing unfolding of seditious political insurrection at the US Capitol in Washington DC on January 6. There’s no real need to go over that here, the main concern for this blog is the fatal attraction that the outgoing administration has held for evangelical Christianity in America and the apparent reluctance of its… Continue reading US Christian Nationalism Politics Splits America, Church [3]

US Christian Nationalism Politics Splits America, Church [2]

This is a really quick update to the first blog post about this subject. Delving into the subject in Google has turned up quite a bit more stuff, and whilst this post will be shorter than the last one, the additional information is really pertinent to this topic. Firstly, Ed Stetzer of Wheaton College has… Continue reading US Christian Nationalism Politics Splits America, Church [2]

US Christian Nationalism Politics Splits America, Church [1]

The Southern Baptist Convention is facing substantial backlash after six white seminary presidents met and issued a resolution denouncing Critical Race Theory, a “theoretical social sciences framework that examines society and culture as they relate to categorisations of race, law and power” (Wikipedia definition). CRT is something of a red flag to political conservatives, and… Continue reading US Christian Nationalism Politics Splits America, Church [1]

“Trump Is Anointed By God” – White Evangelicals Claim – As They Call For Election Reversal

Back in a previous post on this blog the idea was floated that evangelical leaders had decided Trump was anointed / appointed by God to his role as US president, this was predicated on the strong language being used by these leaders to describe what would happen if Trump was impeached or lost the election,… Continue reading “Trump Is Anointed By God” – White Evangelicals Claim – As They Call For Election Reversal