Unless you’re living in total media blackout, you’ve got at least an awareness of the effect Christianity has on every aspect of America. What you might not know is how deep that rabbit hole goes. The brilliant history professor Kristin Du Mez does, though, so I brought her on for an exploration of evangelical Christianity, its obsession with “warrior Christ”, the contortion and cherry-picking of doctrine, and how it ties into politics and the military. Kristin Kobes Du Mez is a Professor of History and Gender Studies at Calvin University. She 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 Washington Post, NBC News, Religion News Service, Christianity Today, and The Daily Beast, and has been interviewed on NPR, CBS, and the BBC, among other outlets. Her most recent book is Jesus and John Wayne: How White Evangelicals Corrupted a Faith and Fractured a Nation. Connect with Kristin Website - https://kristindumez.com/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/kkdumez Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/kkdumez Book: Jesus and John Wayne: How White Evangelicals Corrupted a Faith and Fractured a Nation - https://kristindumez.com/books/jesus-and-john-wayne/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.