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Examining the systems and institutions of Christianity in America. Season 1: White evangelicalism & Christian nationalism. Support this podcast: postevangelicalpost.substack.com

Powers & Principalities Blake Chastain

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 44 Ratings

Examining the systems and institutions of Christianity in America. Season 1: White evangelicalism & Christian nationalism. Support this podcast: postevangelicalpost.substack.com

    Episode 12: What We've Learned in the Past 4 Years with Reza Aslan

    Episode 12: What We've Learned in the Past 4 Years with Reza Aslan

    In the season 1 finale of Powers & Principalities, I speak with Reza Aslan about what we've learned about the United States in the past four years. In particular, we discuss what it means that 70 million Americans voted for Trump to be re-elected, the cult-like characteristics of Trumpism, the 'geography of identity' of Trumpism, the role of the media, and much more.
    Reza Aslan is author of several books, including God: A Human History, Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth, and Beyond Fundamentalism. He is also Professor of Creative Writing at the University of California, Riverside and executive producer of Rough Draft with Reza Aslan and the CNN documentary series, Believer.
    Stay tuned after the interview for more info on season 2 of Powers & Principalities.
    Follow Reza on Twitter @rezaaslan and learn more about his work at rezaaslan.com.
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    • 1 hr 5 min
    Episode 11: Coup Attempts & Police Nationalism with Jeff Sharlet

    Episode 11: Coup Attempts & Police Nationalism with Jeff Sharlet

    In this episode, I speak with Jeff Sharlet, author of The Family (which was turned into a Netflix documentary series of the same name). We discuss the actions of President Trump and the GOP to undermine the results of the election, the role of QAnon, "police nationalism," and much more. 
    Read Jeff Sharlet's missives from the Trump campaign rallies in Vanity Fair and follow him on Twitter.
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    • 58 min
    Episode 10: Post-Election Debrief with Bradley Onishi

    Episode 10: Post-Election Debrief with Bradley Onishi

    Prof. Bradley Onishi from Straight White American Jesus returns to the show to discuss Election Week. We discuss the historical significance of the election of Vice President Kamala Harris, the decisive victory of Joe Biden & the GOP's refusal to concede, and what comes next.
    Follow Brad on Twitter @BradleyOnishi and listen to Straight White American Jesus if you aren't already!
    Follow Blake @brchastain on Twitter & @brchastain_ on Instagram. Support the show via a subscription to The Post-Evangelical Post, or other methods found at exvangelicalpodcast.com/support.
    This episode was produced by Jake Lewis. Thank you, Jake!
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    • 56 min
    One Day to the Next Stage

    One Day to the Next Stage

    We're one day out until the November 3rd election. In this brief episode, Blake reviews this season's guests and the threats that remain regardless of the outcome of election day.
    If you haven't voted early, please make your plan to vote and make your voice heard. Use the Vote Save America resources to make your plan to vote.
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    • 6 min
    Episode 9: The Religious Left with Jack Jenkins

    Episode 9: The Religious Left with Jack Jenkins

    My guest this week is Jack Jenkins, national reporter for Religion News Service and author of the book American Prophets: The Religious Roots of Progressive Politics and the Ongoing Fight for the Soul of the Country (Amazon, Bookshop). We discuss how one defines "the religious left," how the religious left differs from the religious right, the historical predecessors of the current religious left, and how the media has adapted to covering religion since the 2016 election.
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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Episode 8: White Evangelical Racism with Dr. Anthea Butler

    Episode 8: White Evangelical Racism with Dr. Anthea Butler

    My guest this week is Dr. Anthea Butler, associate professor of religion and Africana Studies at the University of Pennsylvania and author of the upcoming book White Evangelical Racism: The Politics of Morality in America. In addition to her upcoming book (to be released in March 2021), we discuss her experience as a public scholar, how the media covers religion & Trump, and many of the trends and headlines of the past four years. 
    Follow Dr. Butler on Twitter @AntheaButler. 
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    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

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44 Ratings

44 Ratings

A_lowe ,

A must listen

This podcast is essential in understanding what has happened in the US between 2016-2021 and what led to it. Blake does an amazing job of asking thought provoking questions and giving a platform to specialist in these areas, many who are women and people of color. I highly recommend to anyone who has/is grappling with putting their life back together after deconstruction or watching family fall prey to these systems.

509Daves ,

Fantastic series

Blake does a great job booking experts and walking that fine “host line” of engaging conversation and questions that spur the experts to unpack their views! Episode 1-2 are PHENOMENAL…can’t wait to enjoy the rest.

NicReneePDX ,

Thought provoking and engaging

I have been listening to these the past few months and look forward to season 2. The podcast features fantastic guests and Blake asks interesting and thought provoking questions that we must be asking ourselves. Highly recommend!

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