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An in-depth examination of the culture and politics of white Evangelical Christians by two ex-evangelical ministers-turned-religion professors. If you have ever wondered what social and historical forces led white evangelicals to usher Donald Trump into the White House this is the show for you.

As former insiders and critical scholars of religion, Dan Miller and Bradley Onishi have a unique perspective on the Religious Right. Guests have included Chrissy Stroop, R. Marie Griffith, Janelle Wong, Randall Balmer, Katherine Stewart, and many others.

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An in-depth examination of the culture and politics of white Evangelical Christians by two ex-evangelical ministers-turned-religion professors. If you have ever wondered what social and historical forces led white evangelicals to usher Donald Trump into the White House this is the show for you.

As former insiders and critical scholars of religion, Dan Miller and Bradley Onishi have a unique perspective on the Religious Right. Guests have included Chrissy Stroop, R. Marie Griffith, Janelle Wong, Randall Balmer, Katherine Stewart, and many others.

    The Missionary-Spies Who Helped to Form the CIA

    The Missionary-Spies Who Helped to Form the CIA

    Brad talks with Dr. Matthew Avery Sutton, author of the new book "Double-Crossed: The Missionaries Who Spied for the United States During the Second World War". They discuss how missionaries became undercover agents during WWII, how religious professionals and rhetoric have shaped US diplomacy, and how the legacy of these missionary-spies still informs our public square.

    • 38 min
    The Christians Who Want to Rule the World -with André Gagné

    The Christians Who Want to Rule the World -with André Gagné

    Dominionists are shaping your life: from your kid's sex-ed program, to local gun laws, and national elections. They see themselves as called to rule the world as proxies for God. Dominionists strategize as to how to infiltrate and control every aspect of human life--government, economics, culture, media, education, and so on. They are not fringe. They are operating in local, state, and national governments.

    • 46 min
    Weekly Roundup: Romney vs Trump, Evangelicals vs. LDS, the National Prayer Breakfast, and More

    Weekly Roundup: Romney vs Trump, Evangelicals vs. LDS, the National Prayer Breakfast, and More

    Brad and Dan discuss how we should interpret Mitt Romney's vote to convict Trump as an expression of how the Latter Day Saints view the president, and why they are less likely to be Christian nationalists. They also dig into the National Prayer Breakfast, the Southern Baptist Convention's views on the LGBT community, and Franklin Graham's woes in the UK.

    • 46 min
    The Super Bowl Halftime Show and Purity Culture

    The Super Bowl Halftime Show and Purity Culture

    Brad dissects the evangelical scrutiny of the halftime show, demonstrating how Franklin Graham's (et al) criticism comes from the misogyny of purity culture, a history of othering people of color through a sexual lens, and willful ignorance on forms of exploitation.

    • 25 min
    Her Name Was Hisao: On Love, Loss, and the Lakers

    Her Name Was Hisao: On Love, Loss, and the Lakers

    Brad's audio essay on his great grandmother, Hisao, a picture-bride who couldn't speak English, but who became an American, a Californian, and an Angelino through the Lakers; the woman who began four generations of his family's love of basketball. In the wake of Kobe Bryant's death, it's a reflection on the joy and sorrow of migration, love, and 'Ohana.

    • 15 min
    Weekly Roundup: Paula White, Satanic Pregnancies, and the Prosperity Gospel

    Weekly Roundup: Paula White, Satanic Pregnancies, and the Prosperity Gospel

    Brad and Dan talk about Jerry Falwell's call for secession, harmful transgender treatment bills, and Paula White, Trump's spiritual advisor, the woman who called for the miscarriage of satanic pregnancies, and a prosperity preacher.

    • 56 min

Customer Reviews

Former Memphis Evangelical ,

Excellent Podcast

As a former Evangelical, I have recommended this podcast to my friends in order to help them understand the history behind the Evangelical movement and to also begin to grasp the overwhelming and mind blowing white Evangelical support for Trump. Excellent podcast!!!!

ragamuffin_girl ,

Ex-Evangelical Haven

This podcast has made me feel heard...like there's a community of likeminded folx, who are also processing both the personal and societal damaging effects of the white evangelical world. Brad and Dan break down the complexities of the subculture that I grew up in, and have loudly stepped away from. Grateful these guys are brilliantly doing what they're doing. THANK YOU!

chandracloud ,

Beautiful!

Thank you for sharing your story of Grandmother Hisao. It was so very beautiful - it brought me to tears. In this time when external events feel so overwhelming, it helps to remember life’s gratitudes. Like our Grandmothers and their strength and wisdom ❤️

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