In the pages of To Love and To Cherish From This Day Forward, Dr. Randy Millwood sets out to paint a different picture, a new picture of the Church: a portrait of a Church which is not a building, a business, an institution, a school, or an organization. Rather, a Church who is a person – a Bride – a Bride who adores Her Groom.

The goal of the book is to call Church members and leaders to get off the Church-As-Merry-Go-Round…take a deep breath…and to make the hard decision to look into the mirror and compare our churches to this portrait of a healthy Bride.

God guides us into faith. Looking at how God led the Israelite nation, the disciples, and Christians post-Pentecost, we see that God longs to bring into a faith where we lean on His guidance day-by-day, not our own self-reliance that plans our future. God wants us to wake up each morning asking Him to give us today what we need for today and only today. That is His goal as He forms us.

In David Fitch’s new book, he looks at the evangelical concept of the Christian nation through the lens of Zizek’s political theory. In the first post on this chapter, I describe the history of the Christian nation concept. In the next post I will describe Fitch’s application of Zizek’s theory and see why the idea as currently embodied shapes us for dispassion.