Mar 9, 2023
A Threat to Church and State
In this episode we’ll hear from experts, authors and theologians who will help articulate what Christian Nationalism is, what it’s not, and why it’s a a threat to both the church and democracy.
Katherine Stewart, Author of The Power Worshipers: Inside the Dangerous Rise of Religious Nationalism
Amanda Tyler of the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty and Christians Against Christian Nationalism
Sociologists Samuel Perry and Andrew Whitehead, authors of Taking America Back for God: Christian Nationalism in the United States
Brian Zahnd pastor and author of Postcards From Babylon: The Church in American Exile
Shane Claiborne, activist, author and co-founder of Red Letter Christians
Rev. Dr. Michael Waters, pastor of the Abundant Life AME Church in Dallas, Texas and author of Something in the Water: A 21st Century Civil Rights Odyssey
Most of the content for this episode comes from a live presentation on the Vote Common Good tour from October 2022 in Pittsburgh, PA. You can watch extended interviews with each of the guests featured in this episode as part of our Confronting Christian Nationalism Curriculum found here:
Confronting Christian Nationalism is brought to you by Vote Common Good. Whether it’s cycling along the entire US/Mexico border to call for immigration reform, traveling the country in a bright orange tour bus holding get out the vote rallies, or training candidates to connect with evangelical and Catholic voters, Vote Common Good is mobilizing people of faith to make the common good their voting criteria.
Produced by Daniel Deitrich at Common Good Media
Doug Pagitt is the Executive Director and one of the founders of Vote Common Good. He is also a pastor, author, and social activist. @pagitt
Daniel Deitrich is a singer-songwriter, former-pastor-turned-activist, and Lead Producer at Common Good Media. @danieldeitrich