Rolling Back the Curtain: Engaging Christian Nationalism and Evangelicals

The insurrection of January 6, 2021 was more than a moment of national infamy. Among the images of rioters storming the US Capitol, there were views of gigantic banners one of which read “Jesus 2020,” and another “Jesus Saves.” In his editorial of December 19, 2019, Mark Galli called for Trump’s impeachment and removal from office. Galli’s editorial was of momentous significance for Evangelicals who were profoundly troubled by the seductive force of Trump’s populist authoritarianism. Evangelicalism constitutes a significant segment of Christianity in the US. Evangelical students at BUSTH seldom find the conversation partners that they need in order to integrate the theological formation they are receiving at STH with their Evangelical faith. Moreover, BUSTH students from other religious traditions as well as nonreligious students may not have sufficient exposure to core tenets of Evangelical faith, including common views on eschatology that have so much influenced US foreign policy. The purpose of this event is to provide a forum for the discussion of the nexus between American Evangelicalism and Christian nationalism. The guest speaker, Nikki Toyama-Szeto, PhD, is the Executive Director of Christians for Social Action, a progressive Evangelical organization with ties to Eastern University ( . The second speaker, Rev. Ben Lowe, is a frequent collaborator with Christians for Social Action in events dealing with anti-Racism and Christian nationalism (

When 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm on Monday, April 26, 2021
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Speakers Nikki Toyama-Szeto, PhD; Rev. Ben Lowe