First Church’s Progressive Christian Reading Group begins a four-week discussion of Obery Hendricks, JR., Ph.D.’s Christians Against Christianity: How Right Wing Evangelicals Are Destroying Our Nation and Our Faith on March 23 at their Zoom gathering. The conversation will take place online on Thursdays, 1:00-2:15pm, March 23-April 13.


Hendricks scathingly indicts the religious leaders who helped the notoriously unchristian Donald Trump, likening them to “court jesters” and hypocritical priestly sycophants of bygone eras who unquestioningly supported their sovereigns’ every act, no matter how hateful or destructive to those they were supposed to serve. In the wake of the deadly insurrection its attack on the U.S. Capitol, Christians Against Christianity is a clarion call to stand up to the hypocrisy of the evangelical Right, as well as a guide for Christians to return to their faith in a life-affirming message that Jesus brought and died for. What Hendricks offers is a provocative diagnosis, an urgent warning that right-wing evangelicals’ aspirations for Christian nationalist supremacy are a looming threat. Not only to Christian decency but to democracy itself. What they offer to America is anything but good news.


The Progressive Christianity Reading Group gathers weekly on Thursdays (currently online) to reflect on and discuss readings selected by the group. New participants are always welcome.


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