Amid the sea of Trump flags outside the Capitol on January 6th, there were signs that read "Jesus is my Savior, Trump is my President." A group of protestors carried a giant cross as they marched around the Capitol.
Why were these Christian images on prominent display? What role did Charismatic Christianity play in the buildup to the riot at the capitol? How is it continuing to shape our politics?
In this two-part episode, Matthew Taylor (writer and creator of the audio-documentary series “Charismatic Revival Fury: The New Apostolic Reformation" ) joins Ron Steslow to discuss how the non-denominational Charismatic Christianity built to the attack on January 6th and what it will mean going forward.
Segments to look forward to:
(04:55) Matt’s Background
(10:42) Why January 6th made him examine this brand of Charismatic Christianity
(17:00) Why he used “Charismatic Revival Fury"
(21:21) How January 6th intersected with Charismatic Christianity
(26:19) How independent Charismatic leaders became early Trump supporters
(35:18) Why “Christian Supremacy" is a better than “Christian Nationalism"
(38:38) How the term “White Christian Nationalism" misses the multi-racial makeup of the movement (44:47) The theology that led to an increase in political engagement among Charismatic Christians
Listen to the full Charismatic Revival Fury series: https://bit.ly/49jqqVb
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