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The Brian Lehrer Show

Evangelicals Falling

Monday, December 23, 2013

Jim Hinch, reporter/columnist at The Orange County Register and contributor to The American Scholar, tells about a shift in fortunes for the U.S. evangelical movement through one Orange County mega-church.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Adoption and the Culture Wars

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

"Adoption is often described as a “win-win” solution—for a child in need of a home and for adoptive parents longing for a son or a daughter to raise. However, in the fuller equation adoption is too often a zero-sum game, in which the happiness of one family comes at the expense of another." Excerpt from Kathryn Joyce's new book.

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It's A Free Country ®

In Immigrant Rights Movement, Split Between Gays and Evangelicals

Monday, June 18, 2012

Latinos are a rapidly growing population in evangelical churches and have led many Christian groups to embrace immigration reform. The groups mean well, but they pose a danger of fracturing the immigrant rights alliance.

The Evangelical Immigration Table, which counts more than 150 influential evangelical leaders among its ranks, is ...

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The Brian Lehrer Show

When God Talks Back

Monday, April 02, 2012

T. M. Luhrmann, psychological anthropologist and a professor in the Department of Anthropology at Stanford University and author of When God Talks Back: Understanding the American Evangelical Relationship with God, talks about her book on the science of how evangelicals experience a relationship with God in the brain, and why some connect more through prayer than others.

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On Being

Steven Waldman — Liberating the Founders [remix]

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Americans remain divided about how much religion they want in their political life. As we elect a new president, we return to an evocative, relevant conversation from earlier this year with journalist Steven Waldman. From his unusual study of the American

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On Being

[Unedited] Steven Waldman with Krista Tippett (On Liberating the Founders)

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Americans remain divided about how much religion they want in their political life. As we elect a new president, we return to an evocative, relevant conversation from earlier this year with journalist Steven Waldman. From his unusual study of the American

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Richard Cizik — The Evolution of American Evangelicalism [remix]

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Last month, conservative Christian leaders demanded that Richard Cizik be silenced or removed from his post. They charged that his concerns about climate change and torture have shifted attention away from moral issues such as gay marriage and abortion. B

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James Smith and Nancey Murphy — Evangelicals, Out of the Box

Thursday, October 20, 2005

Stereotypes tell us this: Evangelical Christians are politically conservative, closed-minded, morally judgmental, and anti-science. We speak with two creative members of a new generation of Evangelical thinkers and teachers, who defy stereotypes and revea

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Studio 360

Contemporary Christian Art

Saturday, December 11, 2004

Roman Catholicism inspired centuries of great Christian painting by artists like Giotto and Michelangelo. But after the Reformation, many Protestants were content to let the visual tradition wither. Trey Kay spoke to one contemporary Christian artist who is trying to help evangelicals embrace pictures again.

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Left Behind

Saturday, December 11, 2004

Novelist Jerry Jenkins might not have the name recognition of Stephen King or John Grisham, but his book sales are setting publishing records. Jenkins is the co-author of the Christian fiction series, Left Behind. Aimee Rinehart takes a look at the 11-volume series that has become ...

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The Danielson Famile

Saturday, December 11, 2004

The Danielson Famile regularly plays trendy rock clubs, like New York's Knitting Factory, but they're not your average rock band. They've built quite a following among Christians and non-Christians and they say that they want their shows to express faith, and create spectacle. Produced by Michael Raphael.

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Special Guest: Randall Balmer

Saturday, December 11, 2004

Kurt Andersen and religion professor Randall Balmer look at art and entertainment made by Evangelical Christians — from rock bands such as The Danielson Famile to the best-selling Left Behind novels.

Randall Balmer is a professor of American Religion at Barnard College and an editor-at-large for Christianity Today. His books ...

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Left Behind

Saturday, March 06, 2004

Novelist Jerry Jenkins might not have the name recognition of Stephen King or John Grisham, but his book sales are setting publishing records. Jenkins is the co-author of the Christian fiction series Left Behind. Aimee Rinehart takes a look at the 11-volume series that has become a cornerstone of the ...

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Special Guest: Randall Balmer

Saturday, March 06, 2004

Kurt Andersen and Randall Balmer look at art and entertainment made by Evangelical Christians — from rock bands such as Jars of Clay to the best-selling Left Behind novels.

Randall Balmer is a professor of American Religion at Barnard College and an editor-at-large for Christianity Today. His books include the ...

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Studio 360

Contemporary Christian Art

Saturday, March 06, 2004

Roman Catholicism inspired centuries of great Christian painting by artists such as Giotto and Michelangelo. But after the Reformation, many Protestants were content to let the visual tradition wither. Trey Kay spoke to some contemporary Christian artists who are trying to help Evangelicals embrace pictures again.

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Christians, Go-Go, Danielson

Saturday, November 22, 2003

Kurt Andersen and religion professor Randall Balmer look at the art of evangelical Christians - from rock bands like P.O.D. to the best-selling Left Behind novels.

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Special Guest: Randall Balmer

Saturday, November 22, 2003

Kurt Andersen and religion professor Randall Balmer look at the art of Evangelical Christians — from rock bands like P.O.D. to the best-selling Left Behind novels.

Randall Balmer is a professor of American Religion at Barnard College and an editor-at-large for Christianity Today. His books include the Encyclopedia of Evangelism ...

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The Danielson Family

Saturday, November 22, 2003

The Danielson Family regularly plays trendy rock clubs, like New York's Knitting Factory, but they're not your average rock band. They've built quite a following among Christians and non-Christians and they say that they want their shows to express faith, and create spectacle. Produced by Michael Raphael.

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Studio 360

Left Behind

Saturday, November 22, 2003

Novelist Jerry Jenkins might not have the name recognition of Stephen King or John Grisham, but his book sales are setting publishing records. Jenkins is the co-author of the Christian fiction series, Left Behind. Aimee Rinehart takes a look at the 11-volume series that has become ...

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