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Episode 436: The Jericho March, SBC vs. CRT (Cont.), & Evangelical Elites


Trump supporters who believe the election was stolen, including Eric Metaxas and the My Pillow Guy, marched on Washington D.C. to blow their horns and sell their merch. Notable was the absence of many of the President’s evangelical allies.




Why didn’t they show? Influential black pastors are leaving the Southern Baptist Convention over their blanket opposition to Critical Race Theory. Given the SBC’s racist heritage, have they chosen the wrong battle? Sociologist Ryan Burge reports on the widening gap between evangelical elites and those in the pews. It’s becoming clear that the real leaders of evangelicalism aren’t found in churches, seminaries, or denominations, but in conservative media. Also this week—Vietnamese honey bees outsmart murder hornets with chicken poop.


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Sarah Lowe
Sarah Lowe
Dec 31, 2020

This was a great episode! However, the part where you seemed to indicate that Christian leaders (citing Russell Moore of the SBC and Beth Moore as examples) are at odds with many of the lay members of the church when it comes to "culture war" issues, etc., didn't really ring true for me. For example, it seems to me like Al Mohler is far more influential than Russell Moore as a leader within the SBC (and would already be the SBC president had the pandemic not stopped the annual meeting/vote from occurring this year). And, likewise, Beth Moore lost a lot of support within complementarian Christian organizations when she started speaking out against sexism in the church. (Just as an…

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Tiegan Johnson
Tiegan Johnson
Dec 29, 2020

Hi, Holy Post crew! I want to say I’m so glad I found this podcast through Phil’s race video as I have been going through a time of spiritual growth over the last year, and this podcast has really helped me to get my spiritual life back on track. I was raised in a very conservative, small rural church that did not consider any outside perspectives, and when I started questioning the status quo of white evangelicalism I was treated like someone who was renouncing Christ, which is completely opposite of what I felt inside. I am closer to God now than I have ever been even though my former pastor and many others who claim to know me would…


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Thanks for mentioning that one can purchase Mr. Phil TV gift cards. I just ordered a bunch for friends! I've lost most of my xmas gifts to The Great Unknown of Post Office Purgatory, so it's nice to know at least one gift will make it!

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aubs
aubs
Dec 24, 2020

i feel sooo similarly.

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I met several of the people at their museum and they were great. I don't agree with their dogmatic view on Young Earth Creationism, but its just a secondary issue. Even if you disagree with them or you're like me and don't know for sure, his museum was fun. Lots of rocks and collections of insects. They really are good Christian people. I just don't buy their view on Genesis

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