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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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    • Politics
    • 4.8, 164 Ratings

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.

    Weekly Roundup: Suburban Dream Demon Sperm

    Weekly Roundup: Suburban Dream Demon Sperm

    Brad tells a story about a mishap during a colonoscopy. He and Dan then cover the myriad of stories from a crazy news week:
    -Eric Metaxas thinks Jesus is White
    -Tom Cotton: slavery was a necessary evil
    -Herman Cain dies from COVID after Trump rally
    -Remembering John Lewis
    -Trump's favorite doctor and her theology of demon insemination -Jared Kushner's failed COVID response
    -Trump's abysmal poll numbers on COVID, race, and the suburbs
    -John Ortberg resigns

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Old School-The Orange Wave, Ep. 7

    Old School-The Orange Wave, Ep. 7

    If you want to take the country back for God, if you want to have dominion over every level of society, if you want to ensure a white Christian patriarchy rules over the land--you have to start with the children. Christian school movements are part of the fabric of the Religious Right. On this episode, Brad examines why the Christian schooling movement--including homeschooling--took off in the 60s, how it has shed government oversight, and what effects its having on our public education system and our public square. This episode features interviews with Dr. Chrissy Stroop and Scott Okamoto.

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Weekly Roundup: I Can't Kneel - I'm a Christian

    Weekly Roundup: I Can't Kneel - I'm a Christian

    Dan talks about his house, or at least television, being struck by lightning. He and Brad then discuss Trump's messaging failures, Biden's candidacy as an appetizing saltine cracker, the scary situation in Portland, a baseball player who can't kneel for Black lives "because he's a Christian," the dangerous push to open schools no matter what, and AOC's absolute fire on the House floor.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Sexless Ed: The Orange Wave, Ep. 6

    Sexless Ed: The Orange Wave, Ep. 6

    You might be surprised to learn that the history of sex ed in the USA is a religious history. Christians were not always the enemies of science-based sex education programs. But during the 1960s, the Religious Right began a war against comprehensive sex education. Since then, it has been able to implement abstinence-only sex ed programs through tens of millions of dollars in federal funding. Where did this war start? Who are its major players? And why are evangelicals so afraid of condoms? This episode include an interview with Dr. Kristy Slominski, Assistant Professor of Religion, Health, and Science at Arizona University, and the author of the forthcoming book Teaching Moral Sex: An American Religious History of Sex Education.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Weekly Roundup: The Science Shouldn't Get in the Way

    Weekly Roundup: The Science Shouldn't Get in the Way

    Brad tells a story of scowling at a Supreme Court justice at the super market. Dan reveals he worked in Yellowstone National Park with Bill Clinton. They then discuss Trump's abysmal poll numbers and their causes: the anti-science approach to schools re-opening and the CDC; the anti-teacher approach to education; the deployment of secret police in Portland; the white nationalism of Tucker Carlson. All of this is discussed in the context of Christian nationalism.

    • 59 min
    Weekly Roundup: We Didn't Start the Ire

    Weekly Roundup: We Didn't Start the Ire

    Dan tell us why he hates the beach. Brad finishes his weeping on election night story. Then, they discuss Trump's Christian nationalist Confederate strategy (5:03), the Ministerial Exception expanded by SCOTUS (20:46), Religious Institutions receiving COVID relief money (29:24), Betsy Devos' attempt to weaken public schools, Dominionism, and the Religious Right's claim that abortion = slavery.

    • 1 hr 13 min

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164 Ratings

164 Ratings

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I found this podcast from Brad’s interview with Deirdre Sugiuchi, sent to an evangelical reform school in the Dominican Republic that I also attended. I quickly caught up on all the past episodes and it has given me insight to what I had been feeling for a long time but couldn’t wrap my head around. The church claiming to be loving, kind, just, and caring but in reality hellbent in keeping power and defending the identity of the conservative high moral ground that really is based on a house of cards.

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