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Episode 518: Christian Nationalism Round-Up & Disability Justice with Amy Kenny


With Trump out of office and the pandemic restrictions eased, Christian Nationalists are looking for new causes to rally the MAGA faithful. The Holy Post crew looks at the latest stories from these holy trollers including Michael Flynn’s incoherent argument that the Bible “wrote” most of the Constitution. A new exposé of MAGA worship leader Sean Feucht by Rolling Stone shows his ministry, which has one employee, has raised millions in donations and purchased three houses. And Jemar Tisby offers a useful definition of Christian Nationalism that reveals why it’s not Christian at all.


Then Kaitlyn Schiess interviews disabled scholar and Shakespeare lecturer, Amy Kenny, about her book My Body is Not a Prayer Request: Disability Justice in the Church. Together, they unpack overlooked or misinterpreted passages in the gospels about disabilities, and Kenny explains why the church is missing out on the prophetic witness and blessing of disability.


News Segment: 0:00 - Intro 3:56 - Rolling Stone article on Sean Feucht 13:37 - Michael Flynn on the Bible and the Constitution 15:38 - 7 Mountain Dominionists event 24:30 - What do we do about Christian nationalism? 34:37 - Jemar Tisby's definition of Christian nationalism 38:50 - PRRI stat on addressing common problems 48:00 - Holy Post announcements

Interview with Amy Kenny "My Body is Not a Prayer Request: Disability Justice in the Church" - https://amzn.to/3OkMfIc 49:51 - Amy Kenny Intro 51:08 - Book background 55:01 - Damaging things Christians say 1:00:13 - Theological errors 1:02:50 - Disability and Scripture 1:20:26 - How churches can think differently about disability 1:26:24 - Credits Articles mentioned in news segment: "MAGA Preacher Sean Feucht Scored Millions From His Trump-Loving Flock" (Rolling Stone) - https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-features/maga-preacher-sean-feucht-scored-millions-from-his-trump-loving-flock-1380126/ "Former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn Says 75-80% of the Constitution was ‘Created by the Bible Itself’" (Mediaite) - https://www.mediaite.com/politics/former-national-security-advisor-michael-flynn-says-75-80-of-the-constitution-was-created-by-the-bible-itself/ "The 7 Mountain Dominionists converge on Duluth, Georgia" by John Fea (Current) - https://currentpub.com/2022/07/17/the-7-mountain-dominionists-converge-on-duluth-georgia/ "Christian Nationalism's Influence on American Politics" (with Jemar Tisby, NPR) - https://www.npr.org/2022/07/11/1110949385/christian-nationalisms-influence-on-american-politics PRRI stats on prioritizing political cooperation to solve common problems - https://twitter.com/profsamperry/status/1548794843652128774

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19 comentarios


this is my first listen to your podcast. I am finding it very interesting. Is there something wrong with praying for people around us to come to Christ? Not for power but to pray.

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Phil Vischer
Phil Vischer
05 ago 2022
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Nope! Nothing wrong with that.

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Late to the party but I'm here to point out the resemblance between the Seven Mountain Dominionists declarations and Michael Scott declaring bankruptcy on The Office. "I didn't say it...I declared it!"


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Kristen Eunson
Kristen Eunson
03 ago 2022

Thank you for this interview with Amy Kenny! This resonates not only for people with disabilities, but those with chronic illnesses as well. I recently went through treatment for cancer and was thrown very suddenly into an existence where I could not function anywhere close to what I could do before and that was so hard to come to terms with. Even now, post treatment, my body will never be the same or have the same capacity as it did before. I so appreciated how Amy talked about the way we cling to the myth of independence, that we are what we can do, but that really our value comes from being made in the image of God. It's made…

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sbsalzer
sbsalzer
27 jul 2022

I wore my Holy Post t-shirt to church and was telling a woman the creator of VeggieTales and others are on the podcast. She responded that Eric Metaxes worked for VeggieTales. Well okay, then.

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Phil Vischer
Phil Vischer
27 jul 2022
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😂

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Doug Ingram
Doug Ingram
25 jul 2022

My wife and I chuckle as we wonder what would happen if Dutch Sheets and the My Pillow Guy, Mike Lindell, got together under an American quilt!

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