The midterms … truly the spookiest season of them all.
Everyone seems to be talking about Christian nationalism right now. The phrase is in the air. And, while, there’s plenty of focus on the evangelical vote every election cycle, this is not quite the same.
Religion News Service, and especially religion and politics correspondent Jack Jenkins, has long been covering this new iteration of Christian nationalism. So, for this special episode, in the run up to the midterms, Roxy talks with Jack about his (award-winning) reporting on Christian nationalism over the past few years.
What is it? Where did it come from? And why is it playing such an outsized role in American politics right now?
- Jack Jenkins is a national reporter for RNS based in Washington, covering the intersection of religion and politics as well as U.S. Catholics. He is the author of “American Prophets: The Religious Roots of Progressive Politics and the Ongoing Fight for the Soul of the Country.”
This episode was produced with support from The Stiefel Freethought Foundation.