Paul Wasn’t Sent to Baptize; Me Neither

...Christ didn’t send me to baptize, but to preach the Good News—and not with clever speech, for fear that the cross of Christ would lose its power. ---Paul, 1 Corinthians 1:17 The Context When Paul makes the above statement, he is attempting to settle controversies between groups of believers. These groups were making "carnal" divisions …

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‘The Power Worshippers’ Explores Religious Nationalism In The U.S. | Here & Now

Katherine Stewart's new book is called "The Power Worshippers: Inside the Dangerous Rise of Religious Nationalism." — Read on http://www.wbur.org/hereandnow/2020/03/05/religious-nationalism-christianity-united-states

Thread by @randallbreanna: “So, Francis Chan is planning to move to Hong Kong in order to carry out ministry in Myanmar, …”

Thread by @randallbreanna: "So, Francis Chan is planning to move to Hong Kong in order to carry out ministry in Myanmar, and he introduced tg, “There’s no one fishing over there.” That’s a very white person thing to say. crazylove.org/updates Years […]" — Read on threadreaderapp.com/thread/1193159244805111811.html https://t.co/L4lEkuUC06 — Lamb's Harbinger (@OtterFella) (@LambsHarbinger) November 10, 2019 …

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A Recent Local Controversy Reveals the Theocratic Heart of ‘Project Blitz’ – Rewire.News – Religion Dispatches

The Christian nationalist intentions of Project Blitz have also received much attention, but a remarkable episode in Minnesota this past state legislative session may be a harbinger of a more profoundly theocratic politics on the horizon. — Read on rewire.news/religion-dispatches/2019/06/24/a-recent-local-controversy-may-reveal-the-soft-theocracy-at-the-heart-of-project-blitz/

A Brief History of Fundamentalist Christianity in the USA

When we talk about the history of Fundamentalism & rightwing Politics, we have to go all the way back to the mid-to-late 1800s, when both Darwin’s theory of evolution AND the field of archaeology’s discoveries led to a controversy over the reliability of the Bible to give Western societies a proper account of humanity’s origins. …

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Apocalypse Now : NPR

Evangelicals have played an important role in modern day American politics - from supporting President Trump to helping elect Jimmy Carter back in 1976. How and when did this religious group become so intertwined with today's political issues? In this episode, what it means to be an evangelical today and how it has changed over …

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