Confronting Christian Nationalism

Confronting Christian Nationalism

A limited series from Vote Common Good about the troubling rise of Christian Nationalism in America.

Episodes

February 6, 2023 1 min

**COMING SOON**

 

Christian Nationalism was on full display during the January 6 Insurrection in the form of flags, t-shirts, and a troubling prayer from the floor of the sacked Senate (as heard in this trailer). But what exactly is Christian Nationalism? Why is it attractive to a growing number of Americans? And what can churches and individuals do to confront it?

 

This limited series from Common Good Media sets out to answer tho...

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What was once a fringe ideology took center stage during the January 6, 2021 insurrection when a mob mobilized by former president Trump, many with Christian flags or shirts, violently stormed the capitol. But what is Christian Nationalism? We don't want to mischaracterize or debate straw-man arguments, so in this episode we hear straight from those who espouse this ideology including Congresswoman Mayra Flores, former Attorney Ge...

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March 10, 2023 37 mins

In this episode we’ll hear from experts, authors and theologians who will help articulate what Christian Nationalism is, what it’s not, and why it’s a a threat to both the church and democracy. 

Contributors include:

Katherine Stewart, Author of The Power Worshipers: Inside the Dangerous Rise of Religious Nationalism

Amanda Tyler of the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty and Christians Against Christian Nationalism

Socio...

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March 17, 2023 33 mins

How are people drawn into Christian Nationalism in the first place? Why is attractive to so many people? In this episode we explore five streams of Christian Nationalism - including the myth that America was founded as a Christian nation and the belief that some christians hold that the US is the "New Israel," a nation uniquely chosen to fulfill God's purpose in the world.

You can dig deeper by exploring our curriculum for individu...

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March 24, 2023 29 mins

Over the last three episodes, we’ve learned a lot about what Christian nationalism is and the reasons many find it attractive. This episode we respond to the question we get asked the most: so what do we do? How can churches and individuals talk about Christian Nationalism and offer people an off-ramp from this destructive ideology? How can we help de-radicalize our friends, family members or neighbors?

There’s not a cookie cutter,...

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March 31, 2023 51 mins

Back in Episode 3 we talked about five different streams of Christian Nationalism. In this episode we dive deeper into one of those streams called the Seven Mountains Mandate. 

The Seven Mountains Mandate is the belief that America is unique in human history, chosen by God to achieve God’s work in the world, second only to the nation of Israel. The Seven Mountains refers to the seven areas of society in which God has chosen and ano...

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In episode 4 we talked about empathy and engagement as ways to respond to the threat of Christian Nationalism. In this final episode we want to expand on that and offer five ways churches and individuals can help de-radicalize our neighbors, friends and family.

Here are some of the books referenced in this series:

Jesus and John Wayne by Kristin du Mez

The Power Worshipers by Katherine Stewart

Preparing for War by Bradley Onishi

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