Muscular Jesus and His Tough-Guy Followers

Muscular JesusRodney Howard-Browne is the co-founder (with his wife Adonica) of Revival Ministries International, a Tampa-based Christian organization committed to revivals of “signs and wonders and miracles.”  He is a court evangelical who includes his meeting with Donald Trump as an important part of his biography.  Here is a taste of his bio:

On July 10, 2017, the last day of the meetings at the DAR, Drs. Rodney and Adonica were given the opportunity to spend the day at the White House. With a group of twenty-five others, they were invited into the Oval Office to visit President Trump. It was a surreal and humbling moment. They saw Protestant, Evangelical, and Pentecostal leaders coming together with the common purpose to pray for the President of the United States of America. President Trump was open to and sincerely welcomed their prayers.

While standing in the Oval Office, Dr. Rodney was asked to pray for President Trump. He prayed for his protection, for godly wisdom to be his portion, and that the wicked would be cut off and rooted out. It wasn’t a long prayer; it was a fervent and heartfelt one. Once Dr. Rodney left the Oval Office, he successfully launched a 24/7 prayer initiative for President Trump.

Pastor Howard-Browne is apparently very upset about John Bolton’s book manuscript.  He is so upset that he decided to tweet about it:

Howard-Browne is a real tough guy.  Don’t mess with him:

We are seeing a lot of this kind of macho Christianity lately.  I am guessing seminary professor Owen Strachan, the defender of Christian complementarianism, might have some theological differences with Pastor Howard-Browne. But Strachan seems to be playing in the same general arena when it comes to muscular Christianity.  Here is one of his recent tweets:

Strachan’s tweet reminds me of a recent tweet from conservative pundit Michelle Malkin: