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Ep. 143 – History of the Religious Right Part 6: End of the Christian...

This final episode in our podcast series on the religious right explores how the religious right ends in America. We go from the heights of power to 2016.
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Ep. 142 – History of the Religious Right Part 5: The Culture Wars of...

The 1980s saw great prominence for the rise of the religious right. The beliefs and politics of this group transitioned from a subculture to the mainstream and set the stage for the Culture Wars of the 1990s.
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Ep. 141 – History of the Religious Right Part 4: A Born Again President...

After the tumult of the 60s and Watergate, Americans were burnt out by the mid 1970s. Jimmy Carter entered the scene as America’s first born again president. He wouldn’t be good enough for the standards of the religious right and the newly formed organization of the moral majority.
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Holding It Together

That stressed out and anxious feeling you have when you look at the world...it's a global reality. It's also a sign of dangerous times ahead.
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Ep. 140 – History of the Religious Right Part 3: Christian America Undone the...

The idea of a Christian America began falling apart in the 1960s. The social turbulence of this time period actually worked to solidify the religious right as a movement and political force beyond anti-Communism. This episode is about the undoing of America and the coming together of the Christian right.
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Ep. 139 – History of the Religious Right Part 2: The Christian Nation, America...

Ep. 2 in this series on the history of the religious right looks at the Christian nation of the 1950s. There is a reason why American conservatives...
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Hold. The. Line.

An inherent characteristic of the Christian faith is judgment. Christians must know how to judge correctly in order to be the light of the world.
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Ep. 138 – History of the Religious Right Part 1: Before We Were Republicans

The origin of Christian involvement in American politics has a longer history than most people realize but it probably does not begin where you would imagine. Episode 1 of this series on the history of the religious right in America examines early 20th century Christian involvement in politics. Some of the most devoted and progressive Christians in American politics in the early 20th century would not even be allowed in the Republican party by today’s standards.
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History of the Religious Right Podcast Series: Show Notes

This podcast series runs 5 podcast episodes long and tells the story of the religious right history without prejudice. Christians and conservatives will enjoy...
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Divided We Stand

“A house divided against itself cannot stand.” Abraham Lincoln   Yesterday’s podcast episode (11/9/16) looked at the issue of social divisions in America that have been...