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Nationalism

Seeking a way to reconcile your religious commitments to the stormy circumstances of our current political situation? What you need is a less risky ‘Jesus-free’ Christianity! You won’t believe how cheap it is! […] Read More

In the United Kingdom and United States, certain politicians seek – or hold – the highest office in the land while making statements designed to attract attention and appear to be on the side of ordinary folks. Or am I being paranoid? […] Read More

The lines between patriotism and nationalism, between faith and civil religion, are exceedingly fine. Some will try to blur the lines and cross over to swaggering nationalism, but faithful patriots must guard the line with care. […] Read More

White supremacy, nationalism and racism threaten many people of faith. Those of us undeniably privileged by our culture at birth must use that privilege to benefit those who do not move through the world as easily as we do. […] Read More

The president has a difficult time understanding and relating to others not of his fold. He persists in making comments based upon preconceived ideas he has about the world, which often tend to be false stereotypes based upon race. […] Read More

It’s the greatest danger to authentic Christianity, becoming a quasi-religion competing with authentic Christianity even among Christians. Check out what it is, and what comes in second. […] Read More

The more we cooperate with others, the more we are likely to help. That’s the finding of a recent working paper. While not a study of religious faith, expanding our circle of concern sounds very Christian. […] Read More

Nationalism means putting country above humanity, while patriotism means putting humanity ahead of country and self. We must never allow the former to be equated with the latter. […] Read More

Are you an American Christian or a Christian American? The difference is important and has everything to do with which part of your identity comes first. […] Read More

Jesus’ opponents were fueled by the mindset of the Maccabees, who held contempt for foreigners, sought a return to an idealized past and were committed to violent revolution. Ring a bell? […] Read More