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How Should Christians Think about Christian Nationalism: Should the Federal Government Advocate Uniquely Christian Values

January 17, 2024
00:00 52:08
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In this episode, James and his guest Alin Vrancila discuss the Neighborly Faith research on Christian Nationalism that came out in December of 2023. They focus on one of the statements with which those identified as Chrisitan Nationalist adherents strongly agreed. The statement concerns the federal government's role in instituting "Christian values." James and Alin discuss the implications of such a statement for the Church, for the meaning of the word "Christian," and highlight the difficulties of the statement for an orthodox understanding of the Bible and theology.

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James Spencer earned his Ph.D. in Theological Studies from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He believes discipleship will open up opportunities beyond anything God’s people could accomplish through their own wit and wisdom. As such, James seeks to help believers think Christianly about social, cultural, and political assumptions. His desire is to see Christians test God by trusting God so that they conform ever more closely to the image of Christ.

In addition to being a regular contributor to and, James has published multiple works, including Christian Resistance: Learnign to Defy the World and Follow Christ, Useful to God: Eight Lessons from the Life of D.L. Moody, Thinking Christian: Essays on Testimony, Accountability, and the Christian Mind, and Trajectories: A Gospel-Centered Introduction to Old Testament Theology.

James currently serves as president of the D. L. Moody Center, an adjunct instructor at Wheaton College Graduate School, and faculty member at Right On Mission.

You can find out more about James at his personal website
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