For a lot of Christians, the prevalence of the non secular imagery on the Jan. 6 assault on the U.S. Capitol—crosses, rosary, a flag proclaiming “Trump Is My President—Jesus Is My Savior”—got here as a shock. However not for this week’s visitor, Brad Onishi, who joined (and finally left) an evangelical church that mixed the conservative politics and “God and nation” religion embraced by many who sought to overturn the 2020 election that day.
Brad is a co-host of the “Straight White American Jesus” podcast and the creator of the brand new e-book, Making ready for Struggle: The Extremist Historical past of White Christian Nationalism — And What Comes Subsequent. We focus on the historical past of white Christian nationalism, how Catholics and evangelicals turned allies in our political and tradition wars, and if there’s a non-toxic technique to combine religion and politics.
In Indicators of the Occasions, Zac and Ashley mark the passing of Sister André, a French nun and oldest identified particular person on the earth, who died this week on the age of 118; the late Pope Benedict XVI’s custom-made cologne; and the way forward for the March for Life on its fiftieth anniversary.
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