Vocation of an American Citizen w/ Angela Denker
Angela Denker, author of Red State Christians: Understanding the Voters Who Elected Donald Trump, will join us for a discussion on what it means to be a citizen and a Christian in today’s political landscape. We’ll touch on the intersections of politics, faith, identity, and call, along with Angela’s research and wisdom from her book. If you can, check out her book before the event (it is available through the UMN library system online!) or listen to this recent podcast interview about the book.
To write Red State Christians, Angela spent 2018 traveling across America to interview Christians and Christian leaders in red states and counties. While spending time with the people in her book – and her own loved ones living in red states and counties, she found surprise, warning, opportunity, and hope. In retelling those stories, she hopes to build empathy and dialogue without shying away from telling hard truths about the politicization of religion and the prevalence of Christian Nationalism in churches across America.