The first topic Phil, Skye Jethani, and Christian Taylor tackle is magic in the Bible – and man do they nail it! In fact, I would say that if you only have 16 minutes, you need to watch the first 16 minutes of this podcast as they hit some GREAT points!
The remaining 27 minutes is spent talking about a recent New York Times article which suggest that “‘Christian America’ is not just a modern idea, but a modern idea invented by corporate America!” The article was written by Kevin M. Kruse, a professor of history at Princeton, who recently released a book entitled “One Nation Under God: How Corporate America Invented Christian America” (which, BTW, I have not read.)
While this topic may be controversial among citizens of the United States, I also firmly believe that we need to know our history. Things are a lot more complicated and twisted then we tend to want to believe. In the podcast Phil, Skye and Christian do a great job at trying to make sense of the twists and turns of history while acknowledging how hard it is. The fact remains that each of us may draw different conclusions from history, which is fine as long as we know what happened and love/care for those who draw different conclusions. 🙂
How’s that for a teaser? Have fun watching the video.
Also, if the topic of “Christian America” is of interest to you – I would recommend reading Greg Boyd’s “The Myth of a Christian Nation How the Quest for Political Power Is Destroying the Church.”