Racism, religion, and American exceptionalism provide the foundational pillars of Christian nationalism, the belief that America is and must remain a uniquely virtuous “Christian nation.”
Religious nationalism is not a new phenomenon. In this two part series will explore the elements of religious nationalism and how the book of Jonah serves as a call to repentance and restoration.
By challenging the hearer as to whether they will “hear” and follow the teacher, the Parable of the Sower and the Soils (Matthew 13:1-9) offers a larger framework for considering parables as part of the Master Teacher’s toolkit.
Today’s post on the Parable of the Sower and the Soils is the second in a series exploring Parables Jesus Told. The first post, Entrusted . . ., considered the Parable of the Three Servants, or, The Talents (Matthew 25:14-30), blog.emergingscholars.org/2018/05/entrusted/.
Why does a book of the Bible spend so much time on a king who isn’t following God? Check out Kathy Cooper’s study notes for some ideas.