In this essay, Smith points out that while influential journalists may find much to criticize and parody in Evangelical red America, such attitudes of condescension contribute to a sense of victimhood that galvanizes the religious right.
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 reveal an evolving character for this vast movement that describes 40 percent of Americans.
About the Image
Evangelical Christian Leonard Knight mixes adobe for his future straw bale and adobe museum for Salvation Mountain — a large hill painted with expressions of Biblical messages.
Voices on the Radio
Smith is an associate professor and Director of the Seminars in Christian Scholarship Program at Calvin College.
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