James Hudnut-Beumler is the Anne Potter Wilson Distinguished Professor of American Religious History at Vanderbilt University and former Dean of Vanderbilt Divinity School. He is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA). His most recent book is Strangers and Friends at the Welcome Table: Contemporary Christianities in the American South.
The morning after President Donald Trump strode the short distance to St. John’s Episcopal Church in Washington, D.C. for a staged show of force and a gesture towards invoking religion, I was asked to comment on the event by a British based international Catholic publication, The Tablet. I commented then: “While going to church holding […]