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"Dominionism"­ by former Preacher Brandon Christian. Don't Miss! You'll love him.

America is playing host, as we speak, to a virulant form of charismatic
Christianity called the New Apostolic Reformation. This Reformation, often
called the NAR, has sent its roots through the U.S. and expanded into other
nations on other continents as well. The NAR believes, among other things,
that their leaders (often called Apostles or Prophets) are able to directly
communicate with God and perform miracles just like the apostles from the
New Testament.

These beliefs alone do not make the NAR that significantly different from
any other charismatic group or cult. However, the NAR has extensive
funding, organization, and political allies that most other smaller
charismatic churches do not have. These political aspirations are formally
set out in a theological extension, basically, of the NAR which is called
Seven Mountain Dominionism.

Seven Mountain Dominionism is the belief that society is constituted by
seven "mountains" or "pillars", and that they are: Government, Education,
Business, Religion, Family, Entertainment, and News Media. The NAR and
Dominionists all believe that in order to "turn the nation towards Christ",
they must maneuver their brand of Christian leaders to the top of each of
these "mountains" and, from the top down, restructure society itself into a
conservative Christian theocracy.

My talk with cover several topics:
1.) What is the New Apostolic Reformation, and what do they believe?
2.) What is Seven Mountain Dominionism, and what do its adherents believe?
3.) Who are some key players and organizations with Dominionism/The New
Apostolic Reformation?
4.) Where have Dominionists come close to winning real political victories?
5.) What are Dominionists allies and politicians doing in other parts of
the world?
6.) What threat does Dominionism present for American secularists here at



I'm a former Church of Christ preacher turned Atheist philosopher. My area of specialty is communications theory and ethical philosophy, and I'm researching the communicative problems that underlie problematic Atheist/Christian communicative efforts. 

I feel I'm qualified to speak on the topic simply by virtue of the amount of research I've done on it, and the relatively little that is known at large about the Dominionist movement. I've given this talk for SOMAA, SSA at UCM, and at Reasonfest. 

As for my profession, I'm currently taking the summer off to conduct research and write philosophy. Starting in August, I'll be a teaching assistant for UCM's communication department, teaching public speaking while I finish writing my thesis. 

(I asked Brandon if he slept with stuffed animals) And nope, no stuffed animals. Just one beautiful fiancee and four smelly cats. 


We'll go to Blue Moose afterwards.  Cole[masked]

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  • cole m.

    Great time, Brandon. Thanks for sharing what you know about a problem that we need to be aware about. Look forward to your return. It was fun at the Blue Moose too.

    June 16, 2013

  • Anna S.

    i forgot how much i love discussing Philosophy. i think people do that a lot less as they get older. Wonderful night, and the bedtime song was awesome.

    1 · June 16, 2013

  • Kathryn

    Great! The discussion at Blue Moose was super great as well!

    June 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Jack is sick, I'm with him at the emergency animal clinic.

    June 15, 2013

  • ~Sweet T.

    While we'd love to attend this one, we have another commitment. See you at a meet up soon!

    June 15, 2013

  • Kathryn

    I just read an article my cousin sent me that says Jesus's real birthday is February 17, 1AD something about Luke 2:2 and the Roman governer and census records and some type of Roman Celebration of a God of War same date as Joseph and Mary went to Bethleham because of the census. My birthday is Feb 17 and so is Jackie's. Now, I think you all should worship us as goddesses since we share the same birthday as the Bible and Roman dates of when Jesus was born and, of course, we could celebrate the God of WAR! NOT! Posting because same as Jackie and my birthdays and for fun. Live life and be happy!!!!! Katie

    June 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Damsies. I'll be in Colorado. You guys should go though! I saw a version of this talk at Reasonfest, and it's really interesting.

    June 6, 2013

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