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]

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

US Voter Suppression Tied To Race. Questions For Churches’ Political Alignments?

This blog has no desire to become a commentary on American politics in general and it is firmly intended to steer future posts away from this topic and concentrate mainly on theology; it is unavoidable, however, that the present political situation in the US is inextricably entangled within the evangelical church community there. Hopefully the… Continue reading US Voter Suppression Tied To Race. Questions For Churches’ Political Alignments?

“The American Conservative” Pans Trumpist Evangelical Electoral Campaign

Rod Dreher, the senior editor of “The American Conservative”, is hardly a R.I.N.O. (a pejorative slung at Republicans disdaining the Trump campaign’s shrill shrieking, meaning Republican In Name Only), nor would it be accurate to describe him as a C.I.N.O. (Christian In Name Only). He has, however, expressed a great of concern at the themes… Continue reading “The American Conservative” Pans Trumpist Evangelical Electoral Campaign

American Evangelical Angst Over Trump Loss Disproportionate In Western Churches

Unless one lives under a rock, it would be hard to be unaware of the considerable disquiet and unrest within the evangelical community in the US over the Trump election loss, the extent of which appears to be almost unprecedented. Almost immediately at the time that mainstream media outlets were calling the election for Biden,… Continue reading American Evangelical Angst Over Trump Loss Disproportionate In Western Churches