Pastor Jeremy Coleman uses TikTok to reach people and discuss difficult topics, and to confront difficult issues facing the American evangelical church. Coleman is the worship pastor at West Metro Community Church in Yukon, Oklahoma. He’s been in the ministry for 15 years and leads his church’s music ministry, but more people may recognize him as “That Pastor from Oklahoma” on TikTok. Listen in to today’s episode to hear about the messages Pastor Coleman is trying to get across, what he thinks about Christian Nationalism, and why he thinks Trump and his message resonate with evangelical Christians.
Topics Discussed in This Episode
- What Pastor Coleman is trying to tell people
- Pastor Coleman’s backstory
- When Pastor Coleman decided that he wanted to go into the ministry
- Christian Nationalism
- What Evangelicalism is
- What part of Trump’s message resonates with evangelical Christians
- The 2016 election and Trump Republicanism
- Pastor Coleman’s views on misogyny
- Pastor Coleman’s pro-life/pro-choice videos
- Why Pastor Coleman feels it’s important to talk about race issues
- The effects that speaking out has had on Pastor Coleman’s family and congregation
- The value of community and love
Note: The interview with Pastor Coleman was recorded on March 15, 2021. The Norman High School (OK) Girls Varsity Basketball Team protest was on March 11, 2021. The Derek Chauvin trial began on March 29, 2021.
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