top of page

Jesus & John Wayne: Episode 1: Cold Warriors (The '50s & 60's)

Updated: Jan 31, 2022


Calvin University history professor Kristin Kobes Du Mez joins Skye Jethani (co-host of The Holy Post) to discuss her bestselling book, “Jesus & John Wayne.” In this episode, they discuss how the Cold War shaped and defined American evangelicalism, how it differed from earlier 19th-century evangelicalism, and the lingering effects of the Cold War on the way many white evangelicals still think about culture, politics, and gender.


Part 1 - Revivalism and the Military (2:23) Part 2 - Billy Graham and the Bomb (16:34) Part 3 - Civil Rights and Vietnam (30:48) Part 4 - From Cold War to Culture War (45:08) Jesus & John Wayne: How White Evangelicals Corrupted a Faith and Fractured a Nation: https://amzn.to/3l6mkHT





The Holy Post is supported by our listeners. We may earn affiliate commissions through links listed here. As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases.

12 Comments


Larry Rouse
Larry Rouse
Apr 07, 2022

The opening was very much a slander of Trump. I took the time to see the YouTube of his comments in context. I do want to hear his perspective but I am deeply skeptical of drinking from a well poisoned by another form of political pride and prejudice.

Like
Larry Rouse
Larry Rouse
Apr 13, 2022
Replying to

Thank you for your kind and thoughtful reply!

Like

Such great content! HOWEVER... I'm saddened that its posture, right out of the gate, is unwelcoming to my conservative brothers and sisters (read: Trump supporters). I wish I could share it with so many folks, but I know they'll be turned off by Skye's opening words that slam Trump, as well as by the theme song, which conveys the notion that mainstream Christians are a bunch of redneck wahoos.


Don't get me wrong, as a member of the "choir" you're preaching to, I love everything about this series. But I also love much of what John Oliver, Seth Meyers, Samantha Bee, and other cultural commentators have to say. But their tone, not to mention their salty language, means the people…


Like
Lisa Konz O'Dell
Lisa Konz O'Dell
Jul 22, 2021
Replying to

I agree completely.

Like

Thank you for doing this deep dive. It is really helpful.

Like

Paul Colligan
Paul Colligan
Jun 26, 2021

Will these be available at all the Podcast directories - Apple, Spotify, Google, Audible, etc.?

Like
Paul Colligan
Paul Colligan
Jun 26, 2021
Replying to

Dooooh! Was thinking it would be a new show - not a batch of episodes of the "old one. My silly bad.


Like

The 1968 election was not between Richard Nixon and George McGovern. Nixon's opponent in 1968 was Hubert Humphrey. His opponent in 1972 was George McGovern.

Like
Teacher Denney
Teacher Denney
Aug 08, 2021
Replying to

And the reason why I did not vote in the first election after I turned 21...because I could not vote for either Nixon nor McGovern.

Like
bottom of page