Progressive Christians are familiar with the biblical reading strategy: identify a prophetic moment—best if you can quote Jesus—and extend the pure meaning of the passage in support of the world’s marginalized over against their oppressors. While I am sympathetic to this sort of engagement with the Bible, I wonder how useful this tactic is in the United States of Trump. Indeed, if Trump won the presidency because he mobilized disenfranchised rural, white voters with appeals to xenophobia and misogyny, is a reading strategy that pits…Continue Reading “Hearing Voices in Haunted Scriptures”