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What, to an American Christian, is the Fourth of July?

On the threat of Christian Nationalism, and our duty to speak out

And announcing a special series on Christian Nationalism this July - with book excerpts every Tuesday in your inbox with a free subscription to this newsletter.


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A Few Notes:

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Rev. Angela Denker