Religious Nationalism, Revivalism Rising on the world stage

  By Joe LaGuardia Every election year, we see the influence of a demographic voting block, often pitched as a uniform, monolithic movement, called “evangelicalism”. Evangelicalism, a loosely-defined subculture in American Christianity, rose to political prominence under the Christian Coalition in the late 1970s and has championed major reforms and legislation that transcend partisanship. Now, nearly 40 years later, evangelicalismContinue reading “Religious Nationalism, Revivalism Rising on the world stage”

The long and dangerous road of theological tradition

By Joe LaGuardia As a requirement for her Master of Divinity degree at the McAfee School of Theology, Atlanta, Georgia, the Reverend Karen Woods wrote a thesis on race relations in the local church.  In it, she argues that slavery, discrimination, and contemporary conflicts surrounding race did not suddenly appear out of nowhere. Rather, the dysfunction of racism grewContinue reading “The long and dangerous road of theological tradition”