Straight White American Jesus

Straight White American Jesus

An in-depth examination of the culture and politics of Christian Nationalism and Evangelicalism by two ex-evangelical ministers-turned-religion professors. If you have ever wondered what social and historical forces led white evangelicals to usher Donald Trump into the White House this is the show for you. As former insiders and critical scholars of religion, Dan Miller and Bradley Onishi have a unique perspective on the Religious Right. Guests have included Chrissy Stroop, R. Marie Griffith, Janelle Wong, Randall Balmer, Katherine Stewart, and many others.

Recent Episodes

Special Episode: The Southern Baptist Convention's Apocalypse with Robert Downen

May 26, 2022

This past week a 400-page report outlining the culture of coverup and the widespread abuse in the Southern Baptist Convention was released. The SBC is the country’s largest Protestant denomination with roughly 14 million mem…

It's In the Code, Ep. 5: Wherever You Are on Your Spiritual Journey

May 25, 2022

“No matter where you are on your spiritual journey, you’re welcome here.” This is a slogan we might read on church flyers, websites, or signs. We might here it in the welcome given by the pastor of a church. But what does it…

A Sex Educator and Abortion Care Provider on Organizing and Fighting Back

May 23, 2022

Brad speaks with sex educator Erica Smith about her experiences working in abortion care and what the overturning of Roe looks like on the ground for ordinary Americans. They discuss how and why abortion is healthcare and th…

Weekly Roundup: The Deadliness of Caucasian Replacement Theory (CRT)

May 20, 2022

Brad and Dan begin by discussing the various dimensions of the Buffalo massacre and the shooter's understanding of Caucasian Replacement Theory (CRT). Dan demonstrates that this ideology is farm from fringe in today's Americ…

It's In the Code, Ep. 4: Cool Kid Church

May 18, 2022

What is “cool kid church?” It’s the gleaming church-that-doesn’t-look-like-a-church in suburbia. It’s the church with the pastor who’s just a “cool guy” talking with the congregation. It’s the church of modern consumer capit…

The Post-Roe Landscape and the Fissures in the Anti-Abortion Movement

May 16, 2022

Brad speaks with Teddy Wilson of Radical Reports about the trickle down effect of overturning Roe. They discuss how this will lead to an expanded police state that surveils women who have miscarriages, stillbirths, and abort…

Related Shows

Dirty Rotten Church Kids

Millennial dads figuring out life, art and culture on the other side of the evangelical b…

Visit Page

Exvangelical

Exploring the world inside and outside the evangelical subculture, one conversation at a …

Visit Page

Your Favorite Aunts

Your burning questions will have their thirst quenched in this dope podcast featuring you…

Visit Page

Powers & Principalities

Examining the systems and institutions of Christianity in America. Season 1: White evange…

Visit Page

Straight White American Jesus

An in-depth examination of the culture and politics of Christian Nationalism and Evangeli…

Visit Page

Making Spaces with Rev. Sarah Heath & J…

We live in a social/political climate that thrives on making us divided. Changing that wi…

Visit Page

White Homework

White Homework is a podcast for people wanting to learn about antiracism, the non-revised…

Visit Page

Activist Theology Podcast

A conversation fueled by analysis and activism, all in pursuit of getting our hands dirty…

Visit Page

Speaking In Church with Spencer Rose Ta…

We are the women that 1 Corinthians 14:34-35 warned you about. This is a podcast about Ch…

Visit Page

A Tiny Revolution

Because all revolutions begin as conversations between friends. Join digital pastor and s…

Visit Page

Go Home Bible, You're Drunk

Grab your beverage of choice and join Tori Williams Douglass and Justin Gentry as we dust…

Visit Page

A People's Theology

Visit Page

God Has Not Given

An exvangelical podcast featuring Janice Lagata and her failing faith in conversations wi…

Visit Page

REVcovery

A podcast about leaving ministry, recovering from being a professional Christian, and fin…

Visit Page