Press Mentions and Articles that Quote Me:

“In U.S. Evangelical Capital, a New Progressiveness and Differing Views on Israel.” Josiah Hesse, The Guardian, May 19, 2018.

“Onward, Christian Soldiers: Right-Wing Religious Nationalists Launch Dramatic New Power Play.” Paul Rosenberg, Salon, April 29, 2018.

“Trump and White Evangelicals: Support for President Grows, but Millennials Leave Movement.” Nina Burleigh, Newsweek, April 17, 2018.

“#ChurchToo:Abuse Survivors Speak Out about Harassment in their Religious Communities.” Tara Isabella Burton, Vox, November 22, 2017.

“‘Exvangelicals’: Why More Religious People are Rejecting the Evangelical Label.” Josiah Hesse, The Guardian, November 3, 2017.

“What Should We Do About Trump? Ask Ex-Evangelicals.” Sarah Posner, Splinter, September 26, 2017.

“The Emerging Alliance between Putin and Trump’s God Squad.” Jack Jenkins, Think Progress, July 12, 2017.

“VP Pence’s No-Lady-Company Policy is Not about Respecting his Wife.” Kate Tuttle, Dame Magazine, April 2017.

“America in the Shadow of Russia.” Andrew Purcell, The Sunday Herald, March 26, 2017.

“How Russia Became the Leader of the Global Christian Right.” Casey Michel, Politico, February 7, 2017.

“A Model for Civilization”: Putin’s Russia has Emerged as “A Beacon for Nationalists” and the American Alt-Right. Natasha Betrand, Business Insider, December 10, 2016.

The Conservative Crack-Up: Managing a Disintegrating Political Message. Jason Wilson, The Guardian, March 31, 2016.

Is an Exodus of Ph.D.s Causing a Brain Drain in the U.S.? David Wheeler, New Republic, October 1, 2014.

Interviews and Podcast Appearances:

Discussion with Rick Smith on The Rick Smith Show, March 22, 2018. We revisited the topic of white Evangelicals supporting Trump in light of foreign policy and John Bolton becoming National Security Advisor.

Podcast guest appearance on Twisted Sisterds, March 19, 2018. In working to unpack the “Evangelical Trump card,” the hosts and I have a wide-ranging discussion about the history of illiberal Christianity. And also the rebranding of Playboy.

Discussion with Rick Smith on The Rick Smith Show, March 8, 2018. We talked about white Evangelicals’ continuing Trump support in light of the Stormy Daniels revelations.

Guest spot on Wayne K. Spear’s The Roundtable Podcast, where we discussed white Evangelical authoritarianism and U.S. politics.

Discussion of #RaptureAnxiety on the How-To Heretic Podcast. Released January 24, 2018.

Discussion of #EmptyThePews and more on The Life After Podcast, hosted by Chuck Parson and Brady Hardin. Released January 9, 2918.

Discussion of the ex-Evangelical movement and the #EmptyThePews campaign on the BadChristian Podcast. Released November 9, 2017.

“What Should You Do When Your Church Does Not Condemn Hatred?” Catherine Woodiwiss, Sojourners, September 12, 2017. Interview with me about the #EmptyThePews campaign.

Discussion of the #EmptyThePews campaign with Rev. Dr. Welton Gaddy on State of Belief Radio. Released August 25, 2017.

Discussion with Rick Smith on The Rick Smith Show, May 25, 2017. Topics include the Maddi Runkles/Heritage Academy incident; the problem with focusing on religious extremism abroad when we have a Christian extremism issue in the U.S.; the Christian Right’s reaction to Trump in Saudi Arabia and Israel; and the #YouDontKnowEvangelicals hashtag.

Discussion with Rick Smith on The Rick Smith Show, March 31, 2017. Topics include Mike Flynn’s request for immunity, the #TrumpRussia scandal, and ideological affinities and direct connections between Russians and the US Christian Right.

Interview with Alan Kasuja on BBC World Service’s Newsday, December 12, 2016. We discuss Donald Trump’s denial of Russian hacking and influence in the 2016 US election and concerns regarding Rex Tillerson in the role of Secretary of State:


“‘Weird Everywhere’: Expats of Jesusland with Dr. Chris Stroop.” Podcast appearance with Blake Chastain, Exvangelical, November 7, 2016.

“The Rise of Russia’s Traditionalist International.” Interview with Casey Michel. August 2, 2016.

Hear me discuss my Christian school required Old Testament class experience with Lauren O’Neal and Niko Bakulich on the Judges episode of Sunday School Dropouts (timestamp 39:22 if you want to skip straight to the relevant segment), May 1, 2016.