If America truly did what Jesus would do, how would the political scene and family life of this country look?
WHY CHRISTIAN NATIONALISM?
Yeah, we know it’s a sensitive topic in 2022 America. Christian Nationalism is the belief that there is an ultimate, “God-ordained” way to direct the nation of America. We’ll look at how it began (the vacuum), what it was (evangelical Christianity’s movement into politics) and the after effects (Purity Culture & more).
The Color of Compromise: The Truth about the American Church’s Complicity in Racism by Jemar Tisby
Jesus and John Wayne by Kristin Du Mez
[An] engaging history of the shifting ideal of Christian masculinity. . . . Persuasively arguing that the evangelical dismissal of Trump’s flaws is the culmination of believing that ‘God-given testosterone came with certain side effects,’ Du Mez closes with a bruising chapter on recent evangelical leaders’ abuses and sex scandals . . . This lucid, potent history adds a much needed religious dimension to understanding the current American right and the rise of Trump.”– Publishers Weekly
Pure by Linda Kay Klein
“A revelation… Part memoir and part journalism, Pure is a horrendous, granular, relentless, emotionally true account.” – New York Magazine’s The Cut
Taking America Back for God: Christian Nationalism in the United States by Andrew Whitehead and Samuel Perry (Here “Christianity” is simply reduced to Christianism, an organizing element for a reactionary ideology.)
The Great Emergence: How Christianity Is Changing and Why by Phyllis Tickle
With understated humility, The Great Emergence unpacks the chaos of contemporary cultural upheaval and the religious consequences of the changes we now face. After reading these pages, neither the church nor the world looks the same."--Diana Butler Bass, author
Virgin Nation: Sexual Purity and American Adolescence by Sara Moslener
This book historicizes the contemporary purity movement by examining how earlier movements established the rhetorical and moral frameworks utilized by the leading purity organizations, True Loves Waits and Silver Ring Thing. This historical investigation reveals that purity work over the last two centuries has developed in concert with widespread fears of changing traditional gender roles and sexual norms, national decline, and global apocalypse. The book contends that the idea of sexual purity is most compelling at points in history when evangelical beliefs and values appear the most viable explanation for and solution to widespread cultural crises. As historian Angela Lahr has shown, the cultural and political influence of evangelicals is directly related to their ability to effectively address widespread fears. For nineteenth-century purity advocates, it was the ability to address the fear of declining Anglo-Saxon privilege; for twentieth-century fundamentalists, threats of nuclear destruction and communist invasion; and for later evangelicals: the excesses of the sexual revolution coupled with lingering Cold War fears. In each case, sexual purity rhetoric proved an asset to evangelicals seeking to maintain political and cultural influence. By asserting a causal relationship between sexual immorality, national decline, and apocalyptic anticipation, leaders shaped a purity rhetoric that positions Protestant evangelicalism as the salvation of American civilization.
The evangelical purity culture is firmly situated at the intersection of evangelical political activism, nationalism, and millennialist theology. This convergence occurs at points in US history when evangelical Christians have sought to restore or maintain their political influence and have been able to map theological frameworks onto widespread cultural crises. In response to the threat of moral and national decline, the movement provides ethical regulations derived from religious values and nationalist ideologies. At this intersection of nation and religion, purity reformers, now and then, employ theories of rise and decline in order to position sexual purity, and the adolescents who embody it, as the greatest hope for restoring America’s lost innocence.
White Christian Privilege by Khyati Y. Joshi
“Her argument is simple: Christianity (particularly the European Protestant strain) has been established as the unacknowledged common culture, not simply religion, of the United States, leading to a situation where anything not white, Western, and Christian is seen as abnormal…This brisk overview is a must-read for those interested in America’s Christian foundation.” - Publishers Weekly
The Immoral Majority: Why Evangelicals Chose Political Power over Christian Valuesby Ben Howe
Red State Christians by Angela Denker
The Myth of Colorblind Christians by Jesse Curtis
Shoutin’ in the Fire: An American Epistle by Danté Stewart
The Bible Told Them So: How Southern Evangelicals Fought to Preserve White Supremacy by J. Russell Hawkins
Myth of the American Dream: Reflections on Affluence, Autonomy, Safety, and Power by DL Mayfield
The Coffee, Theology & Jesus Podcast (all episodes)
10 Episode Series on the Dangers of Christian Nationalism, BJC
Joshua Harris Talks About Faith Deconstruction and How To Clarify Your Message, Ep #30, Frontier FM Podcast
The New Evangelicals Podcast (all episodes!)
The Dangers of Purity Culture - with Sarah Lacour, Creator of the Deconstructing Purity Culture IG Page, Trust and Thrive
Abortion, Racism and the True Origins of the Religious Right, Jemar Tisby
Why ‘Merry Christmas’ is better than ‘Happy Holidays’ for Americans of all faiths, by Khyati Y. Joshi
John Piper’s Son criticizes his upbringing to 935K Tiktok followers, by Jesse Jackson
What is Christian nationalism? by BJC Online
The Growing Anti-Democratic Threat of Christian Nationalism in the U.S., Andrew Whitehead
America is not a Christian nation, and here’s why it matters, by Andrew Daughtery
TIMELINE OF ABSTINENCE-ONLY EDUCATION IN U.S. CLASSROOMS, by National Coalition Against Censorship
How Evangelical Purity Culture Can Lead to a Lifetime of Sexual Shame (a review of “Pure” by Linda Kay Kline), by Stephanie Dubick
How an Abstinence Pledge in the ’90s Shamed a Generation of Evangelicals, by Clyde Haberman
To End Sexual Abuse in Churches, Dismantle Purity Culture, by Leslie Goldman
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Our name comes from the incredible novel “The Count of Monte Cristo” by Alexandre Dumas. In the story, Edmond Dantès was ready to give up and die in prison. Just then, the "Mad Priest" (or Abbe Faria) came on the scene and gave him a reason to hope again, along with the practical skills he needed to win at life. So the Mad Priest is a fictional character that embodies the fight for justice, freedom, and opportunity.
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