The Other

Thanks to a question posed by patron Rev. Michael Sluder, in the next episode I’m going to tackle a subject that’s very difficult for me: how politicians gain power by dividing people against each other. The context, of course, is the Nazi period, and how the church failed in its mandate to love neighbor, and…

New survey finds pockets of support for Christian nationalism across the country

(RNS) — A new report released Wednesday (Feb. 28) found that roughly 3 in 10 Americans express some sympathy for Christian nationalism, with its greatest popularity concentrated in the Southeast and Upper Midwest. The findings appear in a study from the Public Religion Research Institute, which probed public support for Christian nationalism as part of a broader…

UM Insight: Pastor Creates New Podcast to Explore America’s Right-Wing Threat

When the Rev. Steven D. Martin was in seminary, he read a book titled “Theologians Under Hitler.” The book examined how seemingly faithful, moral German Christians could have supported the tyrannical, murderous Nazi regime in the 1930s and 1940s. He’s been struggling ever since with the knowledge that the theologies he studied were formed by…