First Impressions #72: Seth Dowland on Family Values and the Rise of the Christian Right

“Family values” is more than a political slogan. It’s a core feature in the identity of conservative evangelicals born from a response to the 1960s counterculture. Art Remillard talks with Seth Dowland about his new book, Family Values and the Rise of the Christian Right. Dowland is assistant professor of religion at Pacific Lutheran University … Continue reading First Impressions #72: Seth Dowland on Family Values and the Rise of the Christian Right

How much does Trump really know about hi …

How much does Trump really know about his "favorite book," the Bible? And how do conservative Christians feel about his praise of Planned Parenthood, or his three marriages? Our guest answers these questions and introduces us to a new voting base: Trumpvangelicals......http://goo.gl/Czcblq Evangelicals who support or endorse Donald Trump are either stupid or hyper hypocritical … Continue reading How much does Trump really know about hi …

Religion and the History of Violence by …

Religion and the History of Violence by Karen Armstrong http://goo.gl/dx7SaO Karen Armstrong at Politics and Prose Bookstore Armstrong demonstrates again and again that the great spasms of cruelty and killing through history have had little or no religious overlay. In modern times Hitler, Stalin and Mao were all atheists, and the power behind the Holocaust, … Continue reading Religion and the History of Violence by …