Video: White Christian Nationalism in the United States

White Christian Nationalism is one of the most dangerous and urgent social issues of our day. Learn more in this video replay of a conference on the topic.

A few weeks ago I participated in a conference simply titled “White Christian Nationalism in the United States.” I served on a panel with the theme, “Engaging White Christian Nationalism in Public Spaces.”

I maintain that white Christian nationalism is the greatest threat to the witness of the Church in the United States (not Critical Race Theory or the 1619 Project!).

If my claim sounds baseless or you just want to learn more, then tune into this replay.

We had an informed and enlightening conversation about white Christian nationalism in its many dimensions. You might be especially interested in the portions where we ponder how to talk to the white Christian nationalists in our midst.

A journalist reporting for Baptist New Global captured how I explained the urgency of addressing white Christian Nationalism.

It isn’t enough to denounce the toxic mixture of the white supremacist and patriotic form of evangelical Christianity that animated the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol and the deadly “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Va., in 2017, said panelist Jemar Tisby, author of The Color of Compromise: The Truth About the American Church’s Complicity in Racism.

The nation is in the midst of a modern-day civil rights struggle that “requires direct action, nonviolent protests and marches and, as we have seen already, people getting arrested,” Tisby said. “This isn’t going to just be hashtag activism.”

Here are links to both sessions. Let me know what you think in the comments!

Session 1: White Christian Nationalism Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

Session 2: Engaging White Christina Nationalism in Public Spaces