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God and Guns Part 2: White Evangelicals and Gun Culture
June 17, 2022
Guns and God continues. This week we take a closer look at the way gun culture has been cultivated and intertwined with evangelical faith over the last 75 years.
Kristin Kobes Du Mez
A Generation Embraces Raising Knights June 18, 2022
Kristin Kobes Du Mez is a historian and the best-selling author of Jesus and John Wayne: How White Evangelicals Corrupted a Faith and Fractured a Nation talks about the role of Christian pop culture in reshaping evangelical attitudes about gun rights, gender, and demographic changes sweeping across the country.

Then Du Mez discusses the role of religious political influencers from the religious right and how the “us versus them” mentality has contributed to polarization dividing America.

Kristin Kobes Du Mez, Ph.D. Professor of History and Gender Studies at Calvin University. Du Mez holds a Ph.D. from the University of Notre Dame and her research focuses on the intersection of gender, religion, and politics. She has written for The New York Times, The Washington Post, NBC News, Religion News Service, and Christianity Today,  Her most recent book is Jesus and John Wayne: How White Evangelicals Corrupted a Faith and Fractured a Nation.

Jesus and John Wayne
Michael W. Austin
On God and Guns in American Christianity June 18, 2022
Michael Austin, Christian ethicist and author of Gods, Guns and America shares reflections and insights from contemplating whether a Christian can find a theology that supports gun ownership? And why it's so difficult to discuss so-called “common sense” gun laws in white evangelical spaces.

Michael W. Austin, Ph.D. Professor of Philosophy at Eastern Kentucky University. specializing in the study of ethics, family, sports, religion and spirituality, and technology. Author, most recently of God and Guns In America.

God and Guns In America