Black congregants — as recounted by people in Chicago, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Fort Worth and elsewhere — had already grown uneasy in recent years as they watched their white pastors fail to address police shootings of African-Americans. They heard prayers for Paris, for Brussels, for law enforcement; they heard that one should keep one’s eyes … Continue reading ““Then white evangelicals voted for Mr. Trump by a larger margin than they had voted for any presidential candidate.””
For those who think that these impulses are somehow at a great distance from Trump’s campaign and his White House, we need only note the appointment of Stephen Bannon as Trumps strategist and senior counselor, a position with direct access to and great influence over the president. Bannon himself described his own work as a … Continue reading ““Many evangelical supporters of Trump have been quick to note that they are not racists…””
Last week in the Washington Post Max Lucado, a well-known pastor and author called out Donald Trump for his lack of decency. We can only hope, and pray, for a return to verbal decency. Perhaps Mr. Trump will better manage his comments. (Worthy of a prayer, for sure.) Or, perhaps the American public will remember … Continue reading “Lucado, Trump, and the Gospel”
I’ve enjoyed watching Donald Trump steamroll his way through the Republican primaries. It’s cathartic to watch so many of the typically hushed ideologies and pathologies that I find so destructive get their prime-time moment. The man’s lack of nuance or compassion is a breath of – well, maybe not fresh air, but it’s better than the stale … Continue reading “Loving The Trump-Lovers”
White Christianity cannot be redeemed. It must be renounced, again.