In which I discover Henry Wallace and reflect on his his diagnosis of different types of fascism in his 1944 essay about American fascism. I suggest two different types of Trumpism and conclude that both types are fascist, in the way in which Wallace understood fascism.
Monthly Archives: May 2021
The point of Psalm 139
The point of Psalm 139 is not theological speculation, and certainly not prooftexting for contemporary partisan politics, but to move me to desire to seek God’s leading.
Nation-state myth and the Kingdom of God; or patriotism and salvation history
If we are Christian, the story that we tell about our nation will be compatible with and subordinate to the story that God is writing in the history of salvation.
On dissing (or not) the ESV
(My reply to a friend’s comment pointing out that the English Standard Version of the Bible was conceived as a complementarian blast in our culture wars, as can be seen by its manipulation of several gender-related passages.) The ESV “translators” fiddle with more than a few gender-related passages. They know more than the Bible andContinue reading “On dissing (or not) the ESV”
You thought that I was one just like yourself (Psalm 50)
Psalm 50 opens with an announcement of coming of God to call the people of the covenant to account. On the day of judgment God shines forth and “does not keep silent” but speaks forth. The reader of this psalm should remember the nonsilence of the heavenly Judge with some trepidation on arrival at verseContinue reading “You thought that I was one just like yourself (Psalm 50)”
What I have seen and where I stand: my Democratic manifesto
Why and how I have come to believe that as a Christian citizen of the United States of American in 2021 I must support the Democratic Party.