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Potstirrer Podcast

87 EpisodesProduced by Jaye PoolWebsite

Where politics, religion and history collide - and it's not always polite! Political opinion podcast hosted by former political science instructor and current political observer Jaye Pool. Left-leaning yet not perfectly bound by ideology. Historical context with a dose of progressive Christianity … read more

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19 - Truth for a Lie

Today’s episode is a reminder that truth still matters, even in a “post-truth” era. Jaye discusses the abandonment of truth among many conservative evangelicals in the United States in pursuit of political power. What does the Bible say about truth, and what does it mean for those in American society who claim to hold the Bible as the inspired or literal word of God, yet also profess allegiance to Trump, nationalism, and the Republican Party?

*Apologies in advance for unforeseen technical difficulties in post-production (i.e. a running train has been stuck behind my house for the past couple of days! - Jaye).

Citations:

Fisher, Max. 2017. The Jerusalem Issue, Explained.” The New York Times. December 9. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/09/world/middleeast/jerusalem-trump-capital.html (December 9, 2017)

Haltiwanger, John. 2017. “Roy Moore: Last Time America was ‘Great’ was During ‘Slavery.’” Newsweek. December 7. http://www.newsweek.com/roy-moore-last-time-america-great-during-slavery-741845 (December 9, 2017)

Johnson Pool, Jessica. 2012. "Cultural Worldview, Religious Influence and Interpretation, and American Political Behavior." Department of Political Science. University of Cincinnati. http://rave.ohiolink.edu/etdc/view?acc_num=ucin1337716583 (December 9, 2017)

Smith, Laura, and Derek Kravitz. 2017. “Governors and Federal Agencies are Blocking Nearly 1,300 Accounts on Facebook and Twitter.” ProPublica. December 8. https://www.propublica.org/article/governors-and-federal-agencies-are-blocking-accounts-on-facebook-and-twitter (December 9, 2017)

Sullivan, Sean, Scherer, Michael, and David Weigel. 2017. “RNC to Support Roy Moore in Senate Race in Alabama, Weeks After Cutting Ties with His Campaign.” The Washington Post. December 4. https://www.washingtonpost.com/powerpost/with-trumps-support-moore-could-gain-influence-in-washington/2017/12/04/02da209c-d917-11e7-b1a8-62589434a581_story.html?utm_term=.6368144b680d (December 9, 2017)

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