In this installment of our Being a Christian in the USA series, we talk with D.L. Mayfield about the ways we have conflated the values of God’s kingdom with the values of America, and how Christianity actually challenges much of the “American Dream.” This is the topic of her book The Myth of the American Dream: Reflections on Affluence, Autonomy, Safety, and Power.
D. L. Mayfield is a writer and neighbor in Portland, OR where she lives with her husband and two children. She has written for places as varied as McSweeneys, Christianity Today, Image journal, the Rumpus, and The Washington Post.
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