This message was delivered at Arch Street United Methodist Church in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on August 16, 2015. My argument is that the claim that the United States was founded as a Christian nation is both bad history and bad theology. For further reading on the topic, I suggest the following books:
- Steven K. Green – Inventing a Christian America: The Myth of the Religious Founding
- Richard T. Hughes – Christian America and the Kingdom of God
- Kevin Kruse – On Nation Under God: How Corporate America Invented Christian America
- Gregory A. Boyd – Myth of a Christian Nation: How the Quest for Political Power is Destroying the Church
Note: A manuscript will be posted in the future. An article based on this message, has been submitted for publication.