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Showing posts with label Nationalism. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Nationalism. Show all posts

Sunday, July 30, 2023

A clear statement on the dangers of Christian Nationalism

Churchtoons has long avoided political associations or commentary, but the rise of Christian Nationalism in mainstream churches necessitates we make this very simple and clear statement: 

Christian Nationalism is wrong, sinful and dangerous. 

It is a cultural framework that undermines the spirituality of the Kingdom of God, and is the opposite of Christ's person and teachings.

While United States of America has benefited from God's grace and gifts, so have many other nations. The United States is NOT the Kingdom of Heaven or the Kingdom of God. It is, at best, a unique blending of cultures and practices and we shine when we open our hearts to that diversity, welcome it, and encourage it.

Also, like any other nation past or present, the United States has its share of sin and short-comings. Naming sins like slavery, discrimination, and greed do not lessen our country's greatness, but rather encourage us to become better.

The Church is separate from any earthly kingdom and is greater than any political, geographical, or social context. The Church is the Body of Christ, gathered from all nations and people groups.

May the Church denounce the folly of using political power and tactics that are in stark contrast to the work and message of Jesus Christ, and live out the gospel fully, thus drawing all to the love of our savior.

John 13:31-35,


Each of the cartoons on this site is an expression of a sermon I heard in church. As a cartoonist, my method of understanding complex theological topics is to boil them down to simple images.

These images will never do justice to the sermons from which they are derived, but hopefully, they convey at least one aspect of those sermons to you, the reader.

I hope that you gain some benefit from the cartoons and will reuse them in ways that honor Christ.