The Lurking Evil of Christian Nationalism

Column by Rev. Dr. Jeffrey Frantz on May, 25 2023

Christian nationalists – who are overwhelmingly white – think they are privileged and that their privileged status comes from God.  Historically, they see the United States as the new Israel, a nation designated by God as a shining light on a hill to the rest of the world.  

The Sources of Political Gridlock and Anger

Column by Bishop John Shelby Spong on March, 3 2016

It has been a very unconventional political primary season. In the last three weeks two public debates sank to what seem to me to be new lows in presidential …

On the Separation of Church and State

Column by Bishop John Shelby Spong on November, 26 2015

(Publisher’s note: On November 9th 2015, in Washington, D. C. the national organization known as Americans United for the Separation of Church and State, held …

A Political Q and A

Column by Bishop John Shelby Spong on January, 9 2014

From time to time I receive a letter which requires an answer that is too long for the question and answer format of this column, so I have to …

Gun Control, Immigration and Senator Hagel: The Manifestations of Cultural Paranoia in our Current Political Debate

Column by Bishop John Shelby Spong on February, 7 2013

There are times when listening to the political debate in this country that I am absolutely astonished. Many of the participants in the current struggles regarding the proposed limitation …

Our Political Debate – A National Embarrassment

Column by Bishop John Shelby Spong on July, 21 2011

Either those who now run the legislative wing of our government are irresponsible and frivolous with this nation’s health and well being or there is something I do not …