The Point: America’s Most Hated Museum

The press really hates this museum. For the Colson Center, I’m John Stonestreet with The Point.

Since the Museum of the Bible in Washington, D.C. opened, news outlets have been having a cow of biblical proportions. The Washington Post ran a piece faulting the museum for not devoting more space to skeptics:

“Bible narratives are presumed true,” the reporter wrote, “and there is little or no discussion of their manifold contradictions.”

Even more bizarrely, he slams the museum for daring to teach the “that there is one sweeping human story…” In other words, a Christian worldview.

Hobby Lobby’s Steve Green has assembled over 40,000 biblical artifacts, telling the story of the book that shaped the West to the nation’s capital. But you’d think he’d gored the media’s prized ox. Last week The New York Times called the Museum of the Bible “a safe space for Christian nationalists.”

What’s on display in D.C. is not “Christian nationalism.” It’s a world-class museum devoted to the most important book in history. What’s on display in the press is their own agenda and a profound hatred of this book.




The Museum of the Bible is a Safe Space for Christian Nationalists
  • Katherine Stewart | New York Times | January 6, 2018

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  • The whole secular world and 99.99% of media are “skeptics”! Thank you, Museum of The Bible, for being so hated by the world. If you weren’t, I’d worried you aren’t being faithful to the Gospel.

  • Stephen Caldwell

    Both articles quoted are opinion pieces and only one by a journalist, but the point is well-taken. This is to be expected. I spent several decades working for mainstream newspapers. I can assure you we should never expect non-believers to act or react as if they believe. But I’ve read a few balanced accounts of the museum, so that’s actually encouraging.

  • Bevan Thomas

    While John is right whats on display is not Christian Nationalism. But I still laugh at the hypocrisy of the press when they applaud US universities creating “safe spaces” for the triggered snowflake generation, but mock if Christians create “safe spaces for their faith” which they really aren’t but appear that way to the press.

  • Tyler

    I actually would point this a previous Breakpoint article about “nut picking.” I think this is a great example of setting ourselves (as Christians) up to be nut-picked. I’m glad the Museum of the Bible is there and that it has at its core, a Christian worldview. But with that reality, necessarily comes push back, and we should expect it, not write about it (even amongst ourselves as Christians) as if it shouldn’t happen. “In this world you will have trouble, but fear not, I have overcome the world.” This article doesn’t speak well of our adherence to that advice.

    • Scott

      “In this world you will have trouble, but fear not, I have overcome the world.”

      Our pastor ends his sermons with this verse… love it!