We’re stoked to finally have Richard Cizik, co-founder of the New Evangelical Partnership for the Common Good and former Vice President at the National Evangelical Association, on the show. He spent nearly three decades at the NAE until he became a wee bit too tolerant of the gays and concerned about the earth. Cizik talks about what constitutes a “new evangelical,” the power of Christian hegemony and how little it takes to lose all standing with the old evangelical guard.
We continue talking about hegemony in the echo chamber, chatting up Paul Kivel’s new book, “Living in the Shadow of the Cross.” Turns out the reach of Christendom within the United States has a broader reach in our culture than just within organized religion. Go figure.
Jess the Intern shares her fear of the week (thanks a lot, Bill Clinton), and in recommendations, Christian gives props to another book from fellow Portlanders, and Andy Campbell talks up the best stout beers to pick up this season.
Oh, and Jess also explains how it is that yogurt actually has feelings. Worth the price of admission for this alone.
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