Do you remember how Hitler gained power through his grand nationalistic ideals? Really the Nazi party was simply trying to make Germany great again. So as they gained power through increasing intolerance and even though they were kind of rigid and fascist, people turned a blind eye, they stayed silent as tensions within became darker than they could have ever imagined. They had only wanted their nation to be great again.
Sound familiar? I hope it does because as someone who has studied and taught history, what we are seeing in our own self-proclaimed “Christian” nation today, looks disturbingly similar. I mean we aren’t at the point of total fascism with a side of genocide, but we are well on our way.
I’m sure most Germans also thought it would never get to the point of mass extermination of people groups in their “civilized” society.Read More
When will we all truly speak out against the blatant racism that embodies this self-proclaimed Christian nation? We just watched hundreds of white supremacists, adorned in kkk and Nazi gear, stroll through the University of Virginia with tiki torches shouting phrases like “blood and soil” as they encircled and even attacked counter-protesters. We then watched the following day as up to a thousand white fascists rallied in this small college town and as they were met with the resistance of you know - people not okay with blatant racism - violence broke out and white terrorist drove a car into the crowd of counter-protesters killing one woman. We should all be vocally outraged - silence is not an option.Read More
Just because I indeed hate oppression doesn’t mean I hate the individuals who enable oppression. And just because I don’t hate the individual who enables oppression doesn’t mean that I don’t loudly speak out against their ideology.Read More
This past election has been one of the most divisive elections in history, it seriously sucks. But stop telling us we are not peacemakers if we vocally oppose the ideology of American Conservative Christians that leads to the oppression of others.Read More
This world is such a mess, it is without a doubt that the time for change is now. The pursuit of vocally opposing the gross oppression in our nation while advocating for loving others first - naturally and expectantly - brings a lot of antagonism from the Conservative American Church whose ways are being challenged. However, what has really thrown me off guard, has been some of the criticism from those who lean towards progressivism.
Those who know the issues and believe in the cause, but think we need to tone it down, take a more passive approach. Those who have told me to essentially censor how I speak about the insane oppression we see happening right before our eyes so as to not offend the oppressors.Read More
There are countless churches and organizations across America that have programs teaching people how to evangelize others into their version of Christianity, some that I have participated in. These groups are typically focused on the idea of trying to follow what is called ‘the Great Commission’ of Jesus, but in practice, the attitudes and actions of these organizations can sometimes produce a form of (American) Christian Supremacy.Read More