[Note: Christianity Today is a conservative evangelical magazine founded in 1956 by Billy Graham.]
An emaciated and malformed evangelical political theology got us where we are now. Jeffrey Goldberg describes the insurrection at the capitol as “chaos … rooted in psychological and theological phenomena, intensified by eschatological anxiety.” He tells how one protestor told him, “It’s all in the Bible … Everything is predicted. Donald Trump is in the Bible.” Goldberg continues, “The conflation of Trump and Jesus was a common theme at the rally. ‘Give it up if you believe in Jesus!’ a man yelled near me. People cheered. ‘Give it up if you believe in Donald Trump!’”
Wednesday January 6 was the Feast of Epiphany, when Christians celebrate how the light of Christ spreads to all nations. The season of Epiphany-also called Theophany in the East-focuses on Jesus’ revelation of his true identity to all the world.