Resisting Christian Nationalism with the Gospel of Peace

Taught by Drew Strait, PhD

Dates: April 12 – May 9, 2023

Early registration deadline: March 22, 2023
Final registration deadline: April 5, 2023

This short course defines Christian nationalism and offers a biblical response for pastors and congregations. In conversation with texts from the Old and New Testaments, we will discuss how ancient faith communities negotiated and resisted political idolatry. Special attention will be given to how political power can co-opt the mind of the worshiper. After laying a historical foundation, the course will pivot to offer suggestions for how pastors and congregations can faithfully resist Christian nationalism, along with the systems of oppression that Christian nationalism amplifies.

Short course students are expected to read assigned materials and complete short assignments, writing in an online discussion forum. Students manage their own time to meet weekly assignment deadlines. 


How short courses work

This course is offered online and lasts four weeks. Short course students are expected to complete readings and coursework on their own and post to an online forum weekly. You won’t receive a grade, but readings and discussion are comparable to seminary-level work, and professors assume you have critical thinking skills and some previous academic study.

Short courses also include optional weekly live video conversations that are typically recorded for class members who cannot attend.

Learn more about our other Anabaptist Short Courses.

More details

Visit the short course details page for more information about what to expect from a short course, how you can get CEUs, and what technology requirements you’ll need to participate in an online course.

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