American Exceptionalism: Heresy?

Who is Jim Wallis? He’s a liberal pastor, social activist, and spiritual adviser to President Obama. Earlier this week, a short interview with Wallis was posted on LifeTree Café’s website. In it, Wallis stated that “America is not a Christian nation,” and has “never been a Christian nation.” He isn’t fond of the concept of American Exceptionalism, either: “We are accountable to God’s purposes and God’s principles, but there’s no special covenant with America here…It doesn’t exist and to say so is really…a heresy. It’s not true and it’s very dangerous.” I could write a book arguing Wallis’s statement that America...

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