I just had the pleasure of recording a new episode of the podcast with new (and hopefully frequent) contributor Jay Eldred. Jay contacted me through the Facebook page and proposed an episode about the Evangelical, self-styled historian David Barton. What came of this idea was truly fascinating for me, and I hope that you find it equally educational.
Our conversation led us in, out, and around the subjects of Seven Mountain Dominionism, Christian Nationalism, and the vast reaches of the Christian Mediasphere - among many other things. Why does a significant segment of American Christians believe the United States has divine origins? What is at stake in this ideology? And of course ethics. What are those?
The episode is now up and running and waiting for your feedback. Also, check out these links, which will give you a nice preview of the discussion:
Chris Gertz: "What it is Christian Historians Do"
John Fea: The Way of Improvement blog
Special thanks to Crazy and the Brains for allowing us to use their song "It's Alright" as our new opening. Check them out at crazyandthebrains.com.
The Sectarian Review Podcast is hosted by Danny Anderson, who is an Assistant Professor of English at Mount Aloysius College in Cresson, PA.