Mormons in America, the White House & on Evangelical Radio with Jana Riess [podcast 170]

What would a PhD in American Religious History who converted to Christianity as a teen and then to Mormonism while at Princeton Seminary have to say about Romney’s run for the White House?  Well guess what?  Jana Riess is here to chat about it.

We discuss much more than the election including a number of rumors I picked up off evangelical talk radio, bits of Mormon history, and the faith’s changing relationship to America and Christianity.  Buckle Up!

Jana is the author, co-author, or editor of nine books, including Flunking Sainthood: A Year of Breaking the Sabbath, Forgetting to Pray, and Still Loving My Neighbor; What Would Buffy Do? The Vampire Slayer as a Spiritual Guide; Mormonism for Dummies; and The Writer’s Market Guide to Getting Published. Jana is an awesome blogger for Religion News Service.

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For more Mormon-casting check our the Culture Cast’s “I Love Mormons” episode and the Theology Nerd Throwdown where Bo and I chat about Jana’s last challenge to me.
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Thursday Night – October 25th – 7pm – Monkish Brewing Company

Come on out for a live mutinous podcasting experiment. Join Captain Brewin, Peg-Legged Pete, & Barry the Skull Keeper for some philosophical swash-buckling & fresh brewed pints at the Monkish Brewing Co.

Kester Brewin is bringing the good news of pirate inspired mutiny to the USA. We shall be seeking the wisdom of Blackbeard, Luke Skywalker, Peter Pan and Odysseus and other eye-patched heroines as we reflect on personal development, art, economics and faith. If hearing from Kester about his newest book Mutiny! wasn’t enough… he’s bring two fellow philosophical swashbucklers, Peter Rollins & Barry Taylor, who shall assist him in over-throwing the intellectual & cultural scurvy.

Get your Mutiny! tickets here. They are $15 in advance and $20 at the door.

Those in attendance are encouraged to come in Pirate gear. Should you NOT come with at least an eye patch you will be publicly shamed into purchasing Tripp an additional pint and yell ‘Arr’ with gusto.

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