In this issue of A Public Witness, Brian takes us inside the latest iteration of the ReAwaken America Tour that occurred Nov. 4-5 in Branson. Based on what he heard from the stage and what he saw walking around inside the event, it was clear
Each faith leader took turns denouncing ReAwaken and its headliner, General Michael Flynn, in front of a mobile billboard that offered messages like “stop twisting our faith to attack democracy” and “beware of false prophets.” The ministers also called out other notable far-right speakers at
As the Jan. 6 insurrection showed, our democracy is under attack. And Christian nationalism, which seeks to privilege one faith tradition over others, has fueled the anti-democratic efforts. Rather than serving as a balm for our fractured nation, religion is being used to further divide
Welcome to Branson, Missouri, where the holy trinity of faith, flag, and family reign supreme and where an inspirational, God-and-country style of Christian nationalism serves as comfort food for the American soul. For more than a century, weary pilgrims have sought spiritual renewal and rest
Southern Baptists in Missouri will gather in Branson at the Branson Convention Center Oct. 28-29 for their 185th annual meeting at the Branson Convention Center for reports, business, meetings, and worship.