Tag: christianity

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Lillian E. Smith and Christian Nationalism Syllabus

Each year I teach a Lillian E. Smith Studies Course, and each course, while using Smith as the center or the class, is extremely different. Since the course has a small enrollment, I let the students dictate what we will focus on in the course. One semester, the students wanted to look at mass incarceration and the legal system, so we read Michelle Alexander, … Read More Lillian E. Smith and Christian Nationalism Syllabus

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2022 Year in Roundup: Part I

Interminable Rambling has been around, in various forms, since 2015. Over the course of these seven years, I’ve published about 715 posts, around 1,000 words per post. That means, I’ve written over 715,000 words during that period. That is hard for me to fathom. At the end of the year, I typically either do a most read posts roundup or a roundup of some of … Read More 2022 Year in Roundup: Part I

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The Dangers of Preaching the Persecution of Christians in the United States Continued

In my last post, I wrote about the dangers of preaching persecution in the United States. Since writing that post, I finished Candida Moss’ The Myth of Persecution: How Early Christians Invented a Story of Martydom and read Jason Stanley’s How Fascism Works: The Politics of Us and Them. Each of these books have helped, in different ways, me with thinking about the harm … Read More The Dangers of Preaching the Persecution of Christians in the United States Continued

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The Dangers of Preaching the Persecution of Christians in the United States

Growing up in the evangelical church, and continuing to attend during adulthood, I’ve noticed that the sermons from the pulpit typically, but not always, revolve around a handful of themes: service, spiritual gifts, tithing, relationships, evangelicalism, and a few more. Along with this carousel of themes, various comments continues to arise again and again. For me, the one that pops up all of the … Read More The Dangers of Preaching the Persecution of Christians in the United States

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White Supremacy and The American Patriot’s Bible

About a year ago, I was in a book club where we read discussed White Jesus: The Architecture of Racism in Religion and Education. During our conversations, we learned about The American Patriot’s Bible, edited by Dr. Richard G. Lee. The Patriot’s Bible, as the subtitle says, shows “The Word of God and the Shaping of America,” clearly marrying the United States to a … Read More White Supremacy and The American Patriot’s Bible