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Getting Serious (& Precise) About Christian Nationalism

(RNS) — One unfortunate aspect of the American culture war is the tendency to weaponize words in ways that stretch them beyond any semblance of their original meanings. Terms such as “woke,” “PC,” and “cancel culture” are now deployed to signal that something is bad without shedding meaningful light on the reasons why it’s bad. […]

Still Baptist. Still Evangelical.

(RNS) — The Baptist church I attended with my family as a girl in The Middle of Nowhere, Maine, was a one-room affair. The old clapboard building had no running water and — until we raised enough funds for an addition — no bathroom but the outhouse at the back corner. An old hitching post […]