Straight White American Jesus

An in-depth examination of the culture and politics of Christian Nationalism and Evangelicalism 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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Weekly Roundup: Bad Fathers, Nation-Building, a...
+ The 130 Acre MAGA Incubator in Tennessee
53 min
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Mild at Heart: Love, Sex, and Masculinity After...
Is He the One?
20 min
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The Real and Present Danger of Male Supremacist...
31 min
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Weekly Roundup: Pledge Allegiance to the Januar...
+Closing Libraries and the Politicization of SCOTUS
55 min
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Mild at Heart: Love, Sex, and Masculinity After...
Performance Anxiety: Fear and the Masculine Gaze
17 min
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The Rise and Fall of the Mars Hill Podcast
33 min
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Weekly Roundup: MAGA Conservatives vs "Non Amer...
+ the Womens March and a New Generation of Activists
57 min
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Mild at Heart: Love, Sex, and Masculinity After...
I Am Not a Real Man
22 min
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Why Will No One Listen to Ex-Evangelicals?
+ The Mars Hill podcast from CT
37 min
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Weekly Roundup: White Discomfort is a Powerful ...
53 min
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Mild at Heart: Love, Sex, and Masculinity After...
You Get to Hate Yourself Twice
22 min
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Kissing Cousins: Biblical Inerrancy + Constitut...
White Supremacy, Anti-Modernism, and Ways of Reading
37 min
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Weekly Roundup: The Blueprint for a Coup
+ Reproductive Rights are Religious Rights
49 min
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Mild at Heart: Love, Sex, and Masculinity After...
Sexual Savages, God-Ordained Leaders
21 min
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Christian Nationalism as National Body Dysphoria
with Dan Miller
30 min
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Weekly Roundup: Justice for J6 and Moral Respon...
57 min
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Mild at Heart: Love, Sex, and Masculinity After...
I Hated My Mind and My Body
16 min
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Satanic Panic, Then and Now
What We Can Learn From the Precursor to QAnon
32 min
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Weekly Roundup: 9/11, COVID, and American Freedom
54 min
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Ex-Evangelical Apologetics: Vaccines
19 min
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Free Britney (from the Evangelicals)!
The Ex-Evangelical Component of Britney's Conservatorship
35 min
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Weekly Roundup: The Antebellum South
Abortion, Guns, Voting Restrictions, and Outlawing History in Texas
53 min
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Emergency Re-Release: Abortion, Religion, and T...
On the History of Reproductive Rights
30 min
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Ex-Evangelical Apologetics: Stand for the Flag,...
Christianity, Violence, and War
20 min
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White Christian Supremacy vs. Multi-Racial Demo...
The Shocking Research on the Unique Hate of Trump Voters and MAGA Nation
28 min
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Weekly Roundup: God's Empire
53 min
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Ex-Evangelical Apologetics: Christianity and Ca...
What About Denmark?
30 min
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Race, Xenophobia, and the History of White Evan...
32 min
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Weekly Roundup: Bombing for God and Country
55 min
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Ex-Evangelical Apologetics: "There Are Only Two...
+ 5 Minutes on Josh Harris
24 min
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On "Pray Away" -the New Documentary on "Convers...
32 min
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Weekly Roundup: The Make America Great Again Mi...
Sean Feucht, the Proud Boys, 2020 Census Data, and What's Happening in Idaho
45 min
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Religious Trauma and Purity Culture: Part II
Podcaster and Writer Emily Torres
31 min
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Sexual Purity and Religious Trauma: Part I
30 min
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Weekly Roundup: Patriarchal Nationalism is a He...
Tucker Carlson in Hungary, Latino Evangelicals, and COVID Culture Wars with Uncle Ron DeSantis
53 min
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Ex-Evangelical Apologetics: "Racism is a Heart ...
23 min
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There's Less of Them, But They're More Violent
Can Autocracy and Nihilism Work for the GOP?
30 min
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Weekly Roundup: This is America
55 min
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Ex-Evangelical Apologetics: Are Leavers Broken ...
Response to Skillet's John Cooper
31 min
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New Age Spirituality, MAGA Nation, and Conspiri...
35 min
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Weekly Roundup: COVID, Conspiracies, and Anti-V...
+1/6 Select Committee and Texas KKK in Schools
50 min
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Biblical Commas? On Controlling Textual, Nation...
Response to Owen Strachan's Misguided Biblicism
31 min
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White Feminine Innocence, the Body Politic, and...
+ Catholicism's White Supremacy Problem
37 min
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Weekly Roundup: The Country is at Stake
Trump's Reichstag Moment, Texas Democrats Try to Save Voting Rights, and Child Tax Credits as Good
60 min
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Why Non-Denominational Churches Scare Me
23 min
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The Maliciousness of Christian Xenophobia
On Paul Gosar, Nick Fuentes, Timothy Keller, Ralph Drollinger, and More
38 min
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Weekly Roundup: Genocide is Not Good Actually
The Cruel Nihilism of the Right's "Brain Trust"
42 min
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The Bible, the Constitution, and the Confederac...
25 min
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Mormon MAGA Nation
Benjamin Park on Hidden Christian Nationalist Histories and Contemporary Trumpism of the LDS Church
26 min
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Weekly Roundup: The Cold Civil War Heats Up
52 min
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Modest is Hottest is Rape Culture
37 min
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The Catholic Bishops vs. Joe Biden
Abortion, the Church, and the Return of an Old Culture War
27 min
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Weekly Roundup: The Witch Hunt Begins
+ The GOP Abandons the "Woke" Military
54 min
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Out of the Closet . . . and Into the Pews
Doing Religion Queerly
24 min
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Trying to Save a Sinking Ship: Race, Power, and...
27 min
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Weekly Roundup: White Panic is Destroying the C...
SBC, CRT, MTG, and AZ
53 min
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A House Divided: Dispatches From SBC 2021
Sexual Abuse, CRT, and the Future of White Protestantism
37 min
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The Opportunistic Radicalism of Charlie Kirk
Tracing the "Conversion" of America's Christian Nationalist Youth Pastor
36 min
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Weekly Roundup: On the Road to Minority Rule
The Stories Inciting Panic, Fear, and Violence Across the Nation
52 min
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Patriarchy, Critical Race Theory, and Christian...
A Preview of the Drama Brewing at the Southern Baptist Convention 2021
38 min
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Radicalized at Home
Christian Nationalism and Abuse in Christian Homeschool Culture
42 min
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Weekly Roundup: A New Jim Crow or Reconstructio...
American on the Precipice of a New Era
41 min
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Comparing the 1/6 Coup to George Floyd Protests
How to Respond to the "Whatabout That" Question?
34 min
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Unmaking Biblical Womanhood
A Critical Response to Beth Allison Barr's New Book
32 min
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Weekly Roundup: Why Are We Not Allowed to Remem...
On Memorial Day, George Floyd, 1/6, and More
50 min
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Christian Nationalist Nostalgia, Violence, and ...
On the Nature of Fundamentalist Religions
41 min
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The Bad Faith War on Critical Race Theory
A Historical Perspective
44 min
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Weekly Roundup: Don't Believe Your Eyes
The 1/6 Commission and Myth Making in Real Time
50 min
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Re-Release: A Historical View of Evangelical Vi...
w/ Professor R. Marie Griffith, author of Moral Combat: How Sex Divided American Christians and Fractured American Politics
30 min
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The Eugenicist Origins of Evangelical Family Va...
The Hidden History of Focus on the Family with Dr. Audrey Clare Farley
29 min
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Weekly Roundup: Their Only Truth is the Big Lie
+ The God Bless the USA Bible (?)
54 min
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Evangelicals, Christian Zionism, and Israel
Re-Release of an Interview with Dr. Chrissy Stroop
34 min
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Check Your Worldview, Bro.
The Dangerous Relativism and Will to Power of Reformed Theology
26 min
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The Long History of a National Menace
Philip Gorski on the History and Future of Christian Nationalism in the USA
40 min
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Weekly Roundup: Extremism is the Virtue
The Grand Obstructionist Party
56 min
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The Rise of the Illiberals
Fascism is Trending and the Worst is Yet to Come
22 min
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"I'm a Fascist"
Orthodoxy, Putin Veneration, and Fascism in Rural Appalachia
36 min
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Weekly Roundup: This is Not Not a Racist Country
On Rick Santorum, Promise Keepers, Josh Duggar, and Caitlyn Jenner
55 min
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The Museum of the Bible
Monument to White American Evangelicalism and Christian Nationalism
34 min
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Weekly Roundup: The Civil War Never Ended
America First, George Floyd, and Racial Violence
53 min
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Police Brutality, Family Values, and White Supr...
Thoughts on the Derek Chauvin Murder Conviction
28 min
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Teaching Creationism = Gateway for LGBTQ+ Bigotry
With Constitutional Lawyer Andrew Seidel
29 min
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Weekly Roundup: Tragically Back to Normal
52 min
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Satisfying Yourself
Response #2 to Timothy Keller
28 min
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Weekly Roundup: The Problem with the Focus on t...
54 min
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White Supremacists, Border Vigilantes, and Surv...
41 min
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The Christian Soulmate Fallacy--Response to Tim...
35 min
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Weekly Roundup: Why Are They Trying Write Trans...
55 min
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Being a Woman of Color in Purity Culture with A...
38 min
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Focus on Your Own Family: Response to Focus on ...
29 min
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Weekly Roundup: Is There Anything Wrong with Ch...
52 min
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Ravi Zacharias, the Atlanta Shooter, Anti-Asian...
27 min
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Sex, Theology, Purity--Response to Al Mohler
27 min
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Weekly Roundup: A Massacre in Atlanta
53 min
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Anti-Asian Hate, Purity Culture, and Christian ...
27 min
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Faith After Evangelicalism
14 min
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Weekly Roundup: Jim Crow in a Suit and Tie
52 min
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Inside the World of Christian Nationalism with ...
44 min
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The Church Where Defying COVID Orders Takes on ...
<p>Sam Kestenbaum is an award-winning freelance journalist who regularly contributes to the New York Times. He recently wrote a <a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/religion/2021/02/26/godspeak-calvary-covid-rob-mccoy/">feature</a> on Godspeak, a Calvary Chapel church in Ventura County, CA. At Godspeak, Sam writes, defiance to COVID mandates takes on a holy aura. It is the reason business is booming--attendance has tripled during the pandemic and the head pastor, Rob McCoy, is a rising star in the Right-Wing influencer world. Sam shares his experiences reporting on Godspeak and how it is a nexus for understanding what's happening in conservative churches all over the country.&nbsp;</p> --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/straightwhiteamericanjesu/message Support this podcast: <a href="https://anchor.fm/straightwhiteamericanjesu/support" rel="payment">https://anchor.fm/straightwhiteamericanjesu/support</a>
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Weekly Roundup: The Seuss Potato Head Party
<p>Brad compares the current moment to other times in American history when crisis and conflict led to a new normal. What will be our new normal after COVID? Will myth or policy drive us forward? On one hand, the Dems are tepidly putting forward legislation on COVID relief, voting rights, and protections for the LGBTQIA+ community. On the other, the GOP is driving the Big Lie forward, along with culture war items like Dr. Seuss and Potato Head. Which story--and which future--will prevail?&nbsp;</p> <p>Brad and Dan also discuss how 1/6 was an inside job and an Evangelical adoption agency deciding to work with LGB families.&nbsp;</p> --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/straightwhiteamericanjesu/message Support this podcast: <a href="https://anchor.fm/straightwhiteamericanjesu/support" rel="payment">https://anchor.fm/straightwhiteamericanjesu/support</a>
53 min