In episode 23 of Dangerous Dogma, Angela Denker, a Lutheran pastor and former journalist, talks about her book Red State Christians. She also discusses issues involving Jan. 6, COVID-19, George Floyd, Trump flags, and more.
In episode 21 of Dangerous Dogma, John Fea, professor of American history at Messiah University and executive editor of Current, talks with Word&Way President Brian Kaylor about contemporary politics and how history informs our understanding of it.
The core issue runs deeper than simply vaccine hesitancy in certain pockets of White evangelicalism. At its root, evangelical vaccine hesitancy likely results from the acceptance of conspiracy theories and the ubiquity of far-right misinformation in certain corners of the evangelical world.
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What constitutes an evangelical, or what is evangelicalism in the United States today? Scholar Terry Shoemaker explores the various definitions and history of this decentralized, umbrella term within Protestant Christianity and what it means for our current religious landscape.
When Ryan Burge reviewed survey data he didn't find much evidence for the popular narrative that evangelicals are lagging behind on vaccinations. In fact, he found that those without any religious affiliation were the least likely to have received at least one dose of any
In this bonus edition of A Public Witness, editors Brian Kaylor and Beau Underwood look at vaccine hesitancy among Christians, especially White evangelicals, and consider its causes and ways of addressing it. With the spread of the Delta variant raising alarms, time is short for
Describing insurrectionists who attacked the U.S. Capitol as “terrorists” who “perceived themselves to be Christians,” District of Columbia police officer Daniel Hodges told a congressional committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection on Tuesday that the crowd brandished banners steeped in Christian symbolism along with those
When historian Kristin Du Mez’s latest book, “Jesus and John Wayne,” came out in the summer of 2020, it received little attention from mainstream gatekeepers and reviewers. But the book, which explores evangelical fondness for former president Donald Trump and strong masculine figures, has since sold
President Jair Bolsonaro on Tuesday named Attorney General Andre Mendonca, who is also an evangelical pastor, to fill a vacated seat on Brazil’s supreme court, the conservative president’s second appointment to the 11-member court.