The Marriage of Rightwing Politics and Social Darwinism

Preface: several years ago I used to be super rightwing. However, as I’ve grown in Christ and studied more, I’ve realized that rightwing political positions don’t always align with Scripture. I’ve realized that I have the choice to follow Scripture completely or follow rightwing politics completely—but I can’t do both. So, I’ve chosen to alignContinue reading “The Marriage of Rightwing Politics and Social Darwinism”

Christians and the Undoing of America

America totters on the edge of collapse. Or so it seems, anyway. The nation which was self proclaimed a “light on a hill” now seems to give no more light than a glow-in-the-dark sticker. The manifest destiny which once was defined by greatness, now leans toward destruction. In this dark hour in American history, ChristiansContinue reading “Christians and the Undoing of America”

Rethinking My Christianity: Follow Through

By Nate Labadorf I want to say, thank you for your response to my earlier post. I certainly have benefited from the feedback I’ve received. I felt it might be necessary to add a few points that may easy some tensions. First, why do I bring up segregation and racism so much? Do I thinkContinue reading “Rethinking My Christianity: Follow Through”

Rethinking My Christianity: Why I’ve Changed in the Last Year

Some people are probably wondering what happened to me. I used to be a super rightwing guy with a fundamentalist view of Scripture and life. Now, I lean center in my politics and only agree with fundamentalism in that there are narrow doctrinal positions that define Christianity. Why this change? This process has been goingContinue reading “Rethinking My Christianity: Why I’ve Changed in the Last Year”

COVID19, BJU v. US, and Christian Rights

The COVID19 pandemic has opened the floodgates on the discussion of governmental control over its people. If you’ve had any contact with people on Facebook, you will quickly realize that conservative proportionate claim that the governments’ lock-down of the US economy is unconstitutional. The local, state, and federal governments do not have the right, accordingContinue reading “COVID19, BJU v. US, and Christian Rights”

Awakened Church: Part 3

Race and the American Church Unfortunately, the United States of America has consistently denied all these Scriptural principles to African Americans. African Americans have been consistently segregated to the worst parts of the cities.[1] Policing, past and present, has often enforced the law unequally on African American communities.[2] In the past, the financial industry consistentlyContinue reading “Awakened Church: Part 3”

A Parable on Racial Relations

A certain man went down from Morocco to South Africa and fell among slave-traders, which stripped him of his raiment, and brought him to America. They beat him and left him half dead in the ghetto. His brother saw him in the way, but he had no resources to help. He begged for help fromContinue reading “A Parable on Racial Relations”

Red Herrings and the Racial Divide

Another problem in the ethnic relations debate is the systematic use of red herrings. The white church uses this so much that we are about to cause this fish to go extinct. Here’s what I mean. When we white evangelicals come to the table, we bring along our political views and place them alongside ourContinue reading “Red Herrings and the Racial Divide”

On Racial Dialogue in Evangelicalism

I’ve noticed something in my study of ethnic relations in the church. It is that often the white majority simply ignore the minorities. We see the social justice movement and we read the books. And we point out again and again the hermeneutical issues of the social justice movement. It is not wrong to critiqueContinue reading “On Racial Dialogue in Evangelicalism”

Racism and Fundamentalism: Why We Need to Pursue Accurate Exegesis

Here more of my thoughts on fundamentalism. I was scrolling through Twitter last Saturday (yes, I have a twitter account @NateLabadorf) and noticed something that really disappointed me. I did a search for my alma mater Bob Jones University to find out what people were saying about it. To my disappointment, the most repeated topicContinue reading “Racism and Fundamentalism: Why We Need to Pursue Accurate Exegesis”