|~ ‘Is Christian Nationalism a threat to America?’ focus of Centennial Institute debate Oct. 27 at Colorado Christian University ~|
|The Centennial Institute, Colorado Christian University’s (CCU) public policy think tank, will host a spirited discussion on Christianity, nationalism, theocracy and religion in American society. “Is Christian Nationalism a Threat to America” will be held on Thursday, October 27 from 7:00–8:30 p.m. MDT/9:00–10:30 p.m. EDT. The conversation will seek to answer questions like: What is Christian Nationalism? Is Christian Nationalism a threat to America and its founding principles? Are Christian Nationalists calling for a theocracy? How does religion intersect with the American public square today? |
In his article Every Christian Is a Christian Nationalist, E. Wils writes, ”Christian nationalism can be summarized by this: God instituted governments to promote good and punish evil and it is a duty of the Christian to inform the magistrate of what God calls good and evil. This is because Romans 13 details that the government is established by God and is His minister. The word ‘minister’ used here is the same word used for both deacon and servant— ‘diakonos;’ the Christian then must inform the rulers on how they are to honor God with laws that promote good and punish evil.”
About the panelists:
Jeff Hunt is Director of the Centennial Institute at CCU and co-Chairman of the Western Conservative Summit. He oversees the Centennial Institute’s lobbying team, working to shape policy at the Colorado Capitol to advance faith, family and freedom.
Scott Wasserman is President of the Bell Policy Center and has worked to expand economic mobility for every Coloradan by educating policymakers about the state’s fiscal options. Scott served Governor John Hickenlooper as a Deputy Chief of Staff, and Lt. Governors Joe Garcia and Lt. Governor Donna Lynne as Chief of staff.
Luige del Puerto is a veteran political reporter and award-winning journalist. He is Editor of Colorado Politics and The Denver Gazette. A native of the Philippines, Del Puerto cut his journalistic teeth at the Philippine Daily Inquirer, where he pursued stories about labor, elections and national security, covering coup d’état attempts in his home country.
Register here to attend in person.
The event can be viewed online here.
The Centennial Institute at Colorado Christian University works to enhance public understanding of the most important issues relating to faith, family, and freedom. As part of this endeavor, the Institute focuses its efforts on conducting research, analyzing public policy options and sponsoring seminars, conferences, and other activities that involve students, faculty, staff and outside experts. Each summer, it is the host of the nation’s largest annual conservative gathering west of the Mississippi, the Western Conservative Summit.
Colorado Christian University is a nonpartisan 501(c)(3) organization that does not endorse or oppose any candidate or political party for public office. More information on the Centennial Institute is available here.
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