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438: The Year that Unveiled Evangelicalism with John Fea


We’re starting the new year with a look back. John Fea, history professor from Messiah College, author of “Believe Me: The Evangelical Road to Donald Trump,” and the official historian of the Holy Post podcast, says 2020 was a year that “unveiled” the truth about American evangelicalism. He also explores how different court evangelicals have responded to Trump’s loss, and what may happen next. Fea also looks at Phil’s recent video about the history of evangelicalism, and how the Second Great Awakening shaped so much of what we’re seeing today. Also this week—Skye goes skiing and Phil replaces Plinky Pete.



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josephsherene
josephsherene
Jan 21, 2021

Would it be possible to share the details of the Civil Rights Tour you guys mentioned on this episode?

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perkins.melissa
perkins.melissa
Jan 15, 2021

I want to second or third the motion for a Holy Post Civil Rights tour.

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Nathan Keathley
Nathan Keathley
Jan 09, 2021

Just popping in here to express interest in the Civil Rights tour that your Mr. Fea mentioned. Being able to learn from closer-to-the-ground sources for a dedicated amount of time sounds wonderful.

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J Zook
J Zook
Jan 08, 2021

@organikanskywalker Boy I can relate... but my awakening was earlier during the Bush years and this relates to JRM's attempt to exonerate, prop up, whatever... "God's Own Party"... the invasion of Iraq was an act of revenge and following lies... and so NO, the "Republican Party is more friendly to Christian values" wasn't true then, nor is it true now...especially under the thrall of trump. Oh, they can talk Christianeze, lots of lots of it! - they "sound" like they're more friendly... but are they really? IMO, the american church is really confused on what "Christian" values really are... I hope you're not like these, but most of the die-hard, trumpist GOP "christian" people I know - all believe american individualism…


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Phil I know you are a man of God and you’re just trying to do what is right and make sense out of a terrible situation. But I have gotten to the point where I really don’t want to hear any politics from anyone. It would be one thing thing to say you don’t like domestic terrorists invading the Capital. But far too much of your discussion has been about Trump and politics in general. Half a billion dollars in damage was done in Minneapolis last summer. I am outraged that so called christians and Americans love Trump and hate Biden so much they behaved in a despicable manner. But domestic terrorism is unacceptable no matter where it happens. T…

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