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Transmission - Daniel Wolpert and Mark Van Steenwyk EPISODE 156, 15th January 2021
Episode 156: Christianity After Fascism
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Episode 156: Christianity After Fascism

White Christianity in America is complicit with the resurgence in right wing authoritarianism. But this isn't new. If we look to the most odious moments in US history, we can find toxic Christian influence.

Most discussions of this Trumpian moment have focused on evangelical power brokers. Or charismatic prophets declaring Trump to be God's chosen. Now, as things fall apart, the few prophets who have publicly repented for falsely prophesying Trump's reelection have received death threats.

But this isn't simply an evangelical problem. White Christianity is in decline in the US. Every major denomination is struggling financially. And institutions in decline will almost always sacrifice people for power, stability, and position. Instead of treating evangelicals as easy scapegoats, we need to break our addiction to relevance and influence. We need to let white Christianity die.

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