Power, Deception, and the Church

Christendom, like all institutions when threatened, tries to protect itself. There continues to be a lot of headlines about Christian leaders and Christian systems that look nothing like our Lord. Christendom is not Christ. We must not be deceived.https://t.co/LnI2PGX1Ok— Diane Langberg, PhD (@DianeLangberg) May 22, 2019

Dominionism Rising: A Theocratic Movement Hiding in Plain Sight | Political Research Associates

Dominionism Rising: A Theocratic Movement Hiding in Plain Sight | Political Research Associates — Read on http://www.politicalresearch.org/2016/08/18/dominionism-rising-a-theocratic-movement-hiding-in-plain-sight/

Q&A: How Do We Avoid the Draw toward Toxic Power, to Institutionalize Egalitarian, Organic Faith Community?

Another way of asking thos question is, “What does egalitarian, organic faith community even function; and how do we keep it that Non-institutional?” “I was involved in a study group for about 15 yrs and one rule we had was everyone at the meeting was equal and not welcome if they felt they had to […]

One Nation Under God by Kevin M. Kruse and Jeff Cummings – Listen Online

Listen to One Nation Under God by Kevin M. Kruse, Jeff Cummings for free with a 30 day free trial. Listen to unlimited* audiobooks on the web, iPad, iPhone and Android. — Read on http://www.scribd.com/audiobook/315854297/One-Nation-Under-God-How-Corporate-America-Invented-Christian-America

The Betrayal of Jesus by… Eusebius

I couldn't agree more. I trace it back to when Eusebius wrote Christ out of ecclesiastical history in order to create Christendom and prop Constantine up as the god ordained emperor of Rome.https://t.co/i8IdfUpfip— Mark Charles (@wirelesshogan) April 18, 2019

How Prominent Women Built and Sustained the Religious Right | Religion & Politics

In September 1983, Beverly LaHaye gave a press conference in Washington, DC, to announce that her four-year-old lobbying group Concerned Women for America (CWA) — Read on religionandpolitics.org/2019/04/16/how-prominent-women-built-and-sustained-the-religious-right/

How an Old Religious Idea “Trickles Down” into Contemporary American Politics | Roger E. Olson

How an Old Religious Idea “Trickles Down” into Contemporary American Politics One of my observant and astute blog visitors pointed me to the current issue of The Atlantic—an influential American magazine filled with in depth cultural and political analysis and commentary. The following article in the December 5, 2017 — Read on http://www.patheos.com/blogs/rogereolson/2017/12/old-religious-idea-trickles-contemporary-american-politics/

FACT CHECK: Did Billy Graham Warn Against Mixing Religion and Politics?

The evangelical leader said in a 1981 profile that people in his position "can't be closely identified with any particular party or person." — Read on http://www.snopes.com/fact-check/did-billy-graham-warn-against-mixing-religion-and-politics/ __________________________________ I'm so damned tired of people recycling this trope. The (well-documented) religious right crusade to take over the #GOP began in the early 1980s. Conservative icon Barry …

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On the Conservative Movement and Evangelical Spin Doctoring: A Response to A. J. Nolte – Not Your Mission Field

The Big Picture: The Power of Denial in the Conservative Movement If there's one consistent thing that many #NeverTrump conservatives have tried to get the American public to believe, it's that the only problem in the conservative movement and the current iteration of the Republican Party is Donald J. Trump. If we could just get… …

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