This Is How the World Ends, Part Two: Jack Crabtree’s Vision of the American Beast

In his Summer Institute paper, Jack Crabtree argues that the United States of America and its government have become not only hostile, but also increasingly so, to something he calls “the Good.” The Good is everything that pertains to the Christian God, Jesus, the Bible, and all things “righteous.” The level of hostility has reached such an intensity that Christians will soon be forced to either conform to this anti-Goodness or “suffer some kind of harm.” On account of this, Jack argues that Christians ought to focus on creating a new counterculture of “under-the-radar” communities that shun modern churches, schools, and sexuality.