Episode 33: Is America a Christian Nation?

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Episode 33: Is America a Christian Nation?
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Following US Independence Day with all of its pomp and circumstance, Christopher and Riley raise the question of whether America is a Christian nation. They recount America’s history of subjugation, displacement, and slavery; episodes in US history that do not embody the Christian ideals expressed in its Declaration of Independence and in its Constitution vis-à-vis the stories of Americans that have struggled against power for those Christian ideals. They then walk listeners through a contemplative exercise of juxtaposing Cristian and American ideals in a Venn diagram to discover any overlapping ideals, as a way of answering the question of whether American is a Christian nation.

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Shiloh lives in Bakersfield, CA, with his wife and four children. He spent his formative years growing up in Memphis, TN, and graduated from Brigham Young University with dual degrees in philosophy and geography. Shiloh is currently a graduate student at Claremont Graduate University pursuing a PhD in religion (focusing on Mormon Studies). He is the founder of Latter-day Peace Studies and co-produces LDPS Come, Follow Me's weekly podcast.