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Faith Angle brings together top scholars and leading journalists for smart conversations around some of the most profound questions in the public square. Rather than a current-events debrief, our goal is a substantive conversation one notch beneath the surface, drawing out how religious convictions manifest themselves in American culture and public life.

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Faith Angle brings together top scholars and leading journalists for smart conversations around some of the most profound questions in the public square. Rather than a current-events debrief, our goal is a substantive conversation one notch beneath the surface, drawing out how religious convictions manifest themselves in American culture and public life.

    Ken Miller and George Seay: Texas vs. California

    Ken Miller and George Seay: Texas vs. California

    This week on the Faith Angle podcast, we are joined by Ken Miller and George Seay.
    Guests
    Ken Miller
    George Seay
    Links
    Texas vs. California: A History of Their Struggle for the Future of America
    Annandale Briefing Call with George Seay
    George Seay On Bloomberg Radio
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    • 50 min
    Andy Smarick and Tim Schultz: ‘Juristocracy’ and the Supreme Court, from Bostock to Espinoza

    Andy Smarick and Tim Schultz: ‘Juristocracy’ and the Supreme Court, from Bostock to Espinoza

    This week on the Faith Angle Podcast, we are joined by Andy Smarick and Tim Schultz.
    Guests:
    Andy Smarick
    Tim Schultz
    Links:
    The Bostock Ruling with Tim Schultz
    Congress Should Act to Balance LGBT Rights and Religious Freedom
    Letters in the Time of Covid
    Liberty, Government, and the Preservation of Civil Society
    Protecting the Products of Liberty
    What the Espinoza Decision Means for Other Aspects of Religious Freedom
    Who’s winning the culture war? Answer: No one
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    • 43 min
    Rod Dreher and Andrew Sullivan: Live Not by Lies

    Rod Dreher and Andrew Sullivan: Live Not by Lies

    This week on the Faith Angle Podcast, we are joined by Rod Dreher and Andrew Sullivan.
    Guests:
    Rod Dreher
    Andrew Sullivan
    Links:
    Live Not by Lies: A Manual for Christian Dissidents
    Technology: A Threat to the Human Soul?
    The Weekly Dish
    Rod Dreher’s Monastic Vision
    See You Next Friday: A Farewell Letter
    The Benedict Option: A Strategy for Christians in a Post-Christian Nation
     
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    • 48 min
    Mustafa Akyol and Richard Reeves: Reconversion of Hagia Sophia

    Mustafa Akyol and Richard Reeves: Reconversion of Hagia Sophia

    This week on the Faith Angle Podcast, we are joined by Mustafa Akyol and Richard Reeves.
     
    Mustafa Akyol is a Turkish journalist and author. In June 2018, he joined the Cato Institute in Washington DC as a senior fellow at the Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity, to work on the intersection of public policy, Islam, and modernity.
     
    Richard Reeves is a senior fellow in Economic Studies, where he holds the John C. and Nancy D. Whitehead Chair. Richard is Director of the Future of the Middle Class Initiative and co-director of the Center on Children and Families. His research focuses on the middle class, inequality and social mobility.
     
    Guests
    Mustafa Akyol
    Richard Reeves
    Links
    Erdogan Should Not Erase Turkey’s Christian Past
    Would the Prophet Muhammad Convert Hagia Sophia?
    Lessons from Jerusalem: The Hagia Sophia in Turkey is too disputed to turn back into a mosque
    Islam without Extremes: A Muslim Case for Liberty
    The Islamic Jesus: How the King of the Jews Became a Prophet of the Muslims
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    • 47 min
    Tara Isabella Burton and Jack Jenkins: Strange Rites and the Religious Left

    Tara Isabella Burton and Jack Jenkins: Strange Rites and the Religious Left

    This week on the Faith Angle Podcast, we are joined by Tara Isabella Burton and Jack Jenkins.
     
    Tara Isabella Burton is a columnist for the Religion News Service, and is a contributing editor at The American Interest. She is the author of Social Creature as well as her latest book Strange Rites: New Religions for a Godless World.
     
    Jack Jenkins is an award-winning journalist and national reporter for the Religion News Service where he covers religion and politics. He is also the author of the book American Prophets: The Religious Roots of Progressive Politics and the Ongoing Fight for the Soul of the Country.
    Guests
    Tara Isabella Burton
    Jack Jenkins
    Links
    Strange Rites: New Religions for a Godless World
    American Prophets: The Religious Roots of Progressive Politics and the Ongoing Fight for the Soul of the Country
    “CrossFit is my church”
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    • 46 min
    Ross Douthat and Lyman Stone: On American Religiosity

    Ross Douthat and Lyman Stone: On American Religiosity

    This week on the Faith Angle Podcast, we are joined by Ross Douthat and Lyman Stone.
    Ross Douthat joined The New York Times as an Op-Ed columnist in April 2009. His column appears every Tuesday and Sunday, and he co-hosts the Times Op-Ed podcast, "The Argument." Previously, he was a senior editor at The Atlantic and a blogger on its website. He is the author of "The Decadent Society," which published in March 2020.
    Lyman Stone is an Adjunct Fellow at AEI, a Research Fellow at the Institute for Family Studies, and a former International Economist at the US Department of Agriculture, where he forecasts cotton market conditions. He blogs about migration, population dynamics, and regional economics at In a State of Migration.
    Guests
    Ross Douthat
    Lyman Stone
    Links
    Promise and peril: The history of American religiosity and its recent decline
    The Decadent Society: How We Became the Victims of Our Own Success
    Webinar — Religiosity in America: Trends of the past and options for the future
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    • 46 min

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