I’d tried to dodge this one for a while.
The political scientist Eric Kaufmann is no bringer of good news for us conservatives. In his latest CSPI research, there’s a lot of handwriting on the wall for our kind. I tell you this not to discourage you, but to help you understand the immensity of the task in front of us.
When I reached into a box of books that had been stored, I pulled out a paperback from graduate school. A bit dusty, its pages yellowed with age, with the distinctive smell of old ink and paper, my copy of The Search for Christian America made me wince a little.
Supporters of Republican gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake pray at an election-night gathering on August 2, 2022. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images.) Three things are true at once. First, the United States is the most Christian advanced democracy in the world.
When I taught confirmation classes at our church, I looked upon a room of eager (or not-so-eager) middle schoolers with their parents and said, “I care a lot less about whether you become a member of this church than that you become a follower of Jesus Christ.
What is “Christian Nationalism” and how should Methodists think about it? Arkansas United Methodist Bishop Gary Mueller recently commented to the Arkansas Democrat Gazette about United Methodism’s split: “There are parts of the church in which traditional Trinitarian thinking is beginning to