Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Wednesday Long Reads: Trump and White Evangelicals; New Book on Trump and Evangelicals; How to Alienate Millennials from Pro-Life Movement



Three long-read excerpts from essays I've read today that I think are very good reads — and which I'd like to recommend:

Sunday, April 15, 2018

"Getting Crueler, Smaller, Uglier" — "And We're Being Led Into War by a Corrupt President"



Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Friday, April 6, 2018

In the News: Another Day, Another Police Shooting of Unarmed Black Man; POTUS Race-Baits Again; White Evangelicals Stage Coup



These are thought-provoking things I've read in the past several days I thought I'd pass on to you; if any theme links them, it’s, Only in America:

Monday, April 2, 2018

POTUS Headed to Church on Easter Day: "NEED WALL!" — Deep Shame of White American Christianity As Hatred of Immigrants Normalized


In my mind as I watched the hate directed towards immigrants pour out on Easter day, from the man in the White House as he walked to church, down to his followers, many of them using bible verses to prop up their hate:

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Jesus' Crucifixion and Resurrection, and His Table Open to All: Why Politics Are Unavoidable on Good Friday and Easter



Because of the very powerful slaveholder religion (and here) crafted by Southern Christian apologists for slavery, which pretends that salvation and Jesus are all about the "spiritual" realm and not this world and the muddy, sordid political realities that shape this world, many American Christians find it distasteful to talk about Jesus, or Easter, and the political at the same time.