Episode 33: Is America a Christian Nation?

July 08, 2021 00:51:32
Episode 33: Is America a Christian Nation?
Latter-day Contemplation
Episode 33: Is America a Christian Nation?

Jul 08 2021 | 00:51:32

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Riley Risto

Show Notes

Following US Independence Day with all of its pomp and circumstance, Christopher and Riley raise the question of whether America is a Christian nation. They recount America’s history of subjugation, displacement, and slavery; episodes in US history that do not embody the Christian ideals expressed in its Declaration of Independence and in its Constitution vis-à-vis the stories of Americans that have struggled against power for those Christian ideals. They then walk listeners through a contemplative exercise of juxtaposing Cristian and American ideals in a Venn diagram to discover any overlapping ideals, as a way of answering the question of whether American is a Christian nation.

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