Tim Keller Says American Church’s Championing of Republicanism Has Provided Christian Nationalism With ‘a Place to Incubate’

Famed pastor and author Tim Keller said the American Church’s championing of the Republican Party over the last several decades has given Christian nationalism “a place where it could incubate.”

“Christian nationalism works on fear and resentment,” Keller, founder and former pastor of Redeemer Church in New York City, said in an interview with the Church Leaders Podcast on Wednesday. “Friedrich Nietzsche said there is no truth. So you can’t appeal to truth. What you appeal to is fear and resentment, and that’s how you get power and that’s how you win.”

Keller said that while he agrees with the Christian Right on policies like abortion and same-sex marriage, but asserted that the way many Christians handled hot-button issues in the ’80s and ’90s simply fueled fear, resentment, and anger in their communities.

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SOURCE: Christian Post, Leah MarieAnn Klett