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Evangelicals meet to discuss their political base and its connection to Trump, forming two cohorts with markedly different ideas about how to respond, and Jeff helps Allen develop a more nuanced understanding of cult-like culture.
Evangelical Summit on Trump (01:04)
The Culture of a Cult (19:52)
Judging a Book by It’s Cover (44:12)
From Our Conversation on the Evangelical Summit on Trump
- At a Private Meeting in Illinois, a Group of Evangelicals Tried to Save Their Movement from Trumpism (Article that prompted our first conversation segment)
- Leaving Evangelicalism – BONUS Episode – 001.5 (Irenicast Bonus Episode where Mona and Allen give a comprehensive history of Evangelicalism’s place in Christendom)
- California Proposition 8 (A 2008 Proposition against same sex marriage)
- Firing the House chaplain politicized one of the last apolitical parts of Congress (Article)
From Our Conversation on the Culture of Cults
- Wild Wild Country (2018 Netflix Docuseries)
- A Running List of the Women Allison Mack Attempted to Recruit to Nxivm (Article about former Smallville Actress involved in recruiting women to an alleged sex trafficking cult)
- The Kingdom of the Cults by Walter Martin (Book - AMazon Affiliate Link)
- Larson's New Book of Cults by Bob Larson (Book - Amazon Affiliate Link)
- Case for Christ by Lee Strobel (Book - Amazon Affiliate Link)
- Evidence that Demands a Verdict by Josh McDowell (Book - Amazon Affiliate Link)
- Exorcist Bob Larson confronts demons of Scientology and Orion! (YouTube Video)... pretty disturbing
- Bill Cosby's Special BBQ Sauce (YouTube Video)... also disturbing now
- Create-a-cult episode
- Five Proven Keys to Improve Your Well-Being (Psychology Today Article)
- 5,000 Pastors Rally to Defend Housing Tax Break Ruled Unconstitutional (Article)
- North Carolina pastor says swanky $1.7 million mansion is a ‘gift from God’ (Article)
- Largest collection of books autographed
- The Three-Martini Playdate: A Practical Guide to Happy Parenting by Christie Mellor (Book - Amazon Affiliate Link)
- The Relaxed Rabbit: Massage for Your Pet Bunny by Chandra Beal (Book - Amazon Affiliate Link)
- Do Penguins Have Knees? by David Feldman (Book - Amazon Affiliate Link)
- The Sidepiece Handbook by toniwo (Book - Amazon Affiliate Link)
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Jeff Manildi | co-host and producer | email@example.com
Jeff is the husband to an incredibly strong woman and father of two captivating young ladies. He is currently the Director of Discipleship at a United Methodist church on the central coast of California. In addition to getting his B.A. in Theology, he also received his ordination through the prestigious online organization of The Universal Life Church whose alumni include the likes of Conan O’Brien and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. Jeff loves all things that tell a story: people, movies, tv, music, comics, etc.
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Allen received his B.A. in Biblical Studies from The Master's College and an M.A. in Theology and Biblical Studies from Fuller Theological Seminary, making him the illegitimate child of both conservative and moderately progressive evangelicalism. He has worked in church ministry since 2006 and is currently solo-pastoring at his local UCC congregation. When not ministering, Allen throws things to his border collie Sonata and writes for multiple platforms.
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