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]

NZ Churches Seek Judicial Review of Government Covid Protection Framework (Traffic Lights) [2]

In the first part of this series we briefly examined the circumstances of the establishment of lodging court cases against the Government’s vaccine mandate policies by two separate groups of Christians. These groups are FreeToBeChurch, and the much more widely known Family First. The purpose of this part is to dig into some of the… Continue reading NZ Churches Seek Judicial Review of Government Covid Protection Framework (Traffic Lights) [2]

NZ Churches Seek Judicial Review of Government Covid Protection Framework (Traffic Lights) [1]

The New Zealand Government in October 2021 announced the Covid-19 Protection Framework, otherwise known as “traffic lights”, for managing the impacts of Covid-19 in the community. The system was brought into effect on 2 December 2021 with most of NZ at the Orange level at that time. Nationwide pro-family lobby group Family First organised a… Continue reading NZ Churches Seek Judicial Review of Government Covid Protection Framework (Traffic Lights) [1]

Theological Controversies Influencing US and NZ Churches [2]

An article in “The Atlantic” in October 2021 highlights huge division in US evangelical churches, which is a high price to pay for years of craven obeisance to conservative politics. The author lays the blame squarely at the feet of Donald Trump in the present term whilst also acknowledging that the issue has been steadily… Continue reading Theological Controversies Influencing US and NZ Churches [2]

Conservativism vs Humanitarianism In Church Theology [3] : Compromise vs Courage

Between 2016 and 2020, the US presidency of Donald Trump divided the Church like no president ever before. Trump proved to be more willing to step over an unconscionable line than any of his wiser Republican predecessors, all of whom (as well as all Democrats) professed at least a nominal level of adherence to the… Continue reading Conservativism vs Humanitarianism In Church Theology [3] : Compromise vs Courage

Conservativism vs Humanitarianism In Church Theology [1]

For decades, perhaps centuries, it was taken for granted that the wealthy and powerful of society were aligned with conservative political interests. This expectation has been largely captured in old-school political parties like the Tories in the UK, Republicans in the US, and in New Zealand, the National Party and latterly New Conservatives. However, recent… Continue reading Conservativism vs Humanitarianism In Church Theology [1]

Conspiracy Theories and Christian Nationalism Contrarian To Church Growth [3]

Continuing on this theme, the key political alignment for Christians in the US is with the Republican Party, and this is despite the failure of Christians to see much commitment from Republican presidents. Voters in the last term got possibly more from Trump than from a good many of his conservative predecessors, but it is… Continue reading Conspiracy Theories and Christian Nationalism Contrarian To Church Growth [3]

Conspiracy Theories and Christian Nationalism Contrarian To Church Growth [2]

In the first part of this series we took a look at the issue of conspiracy theories and how by feeding into a Christian Nationalist narrative, actual growth of the Kingdom of God is hindered rather than helped. As is often the case on this blog, further reflection on this subject has led to a… Continue reading Conspiracy Theories and Christian Nationalism Contrarian To Church Growth [2]

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]