Jesus and John Wayne
Join us on Friday, September 25 at 7 PM for a conversation with Kristen Kobes Du Mez about her latest book, Jesus and John Wayne: How White Evangelicals Corrupted a Faith and Fractured a Nation. Du Mez is a professor of history at Calvin University. Her research interests include the intersection of religion, gender, and politics in American history. Jesus and John Wayne is a sweeping account of the last seventy-five years of white evangelicalism, showing how American evangelicals have worked for decades to replace the Jesus of the Gospels with an idol of rugged masculinity and Christian nationalism, or in the words of one modern chaplain, with “a spiritual badass.”. Grab a cold drink (or perhaps a warm one as summer comes to a close), and a snack, and join us.