Back in April 2021, I wrote a piece at Current titled, “The Education of an Evangelical Insurrectionist.” It told the story of Tyler Ethridge, a graduate of Charis Bible College who entered the United States Capitol on January 6, 2021 during the insurrection.
This weekend Charis Bible College, which is headed by New Apostolic Reformation culture warrior Andrew Wommack, hosted its annual Truth & Liberty Coalition Conference. Speakers included U.S. Congresswoman Lauren Boebert, “prophets” Mario Murillo and Lance Wallnau, and Christian nationalist “historians” Bill Federer and David Barton.
Another speaker was author and radio host Eric Metaxas. I got a chance to listen to his Saturday afternoon talk at the event and did a little live tweeting:
If I have time I will try to check out the Barton and Federer speeches since these interest me the most as an American historian. The writings of Barton, as I argue in the piece I linked to above, was an influential part of Tyler Ethridge’s training. In fact, the school of politics at Charis Bible College was once called the “David Barton School of Government.”
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