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Impolite Conversation #19: Religion and Politics in Contemporary China

Impolite Conversation #19: Religion and Politics in Contemporary China

Impolite Conversation January 3, 2017 0

On this month’s Impolite Conversation, our friend Courtney Bruntz stops by the studio to talk us through which forms of religion are legal in contemporary China, which ones are banned, and which ones fall

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Impolite Conversation #18: Waging War on Christmas and Hanukkah

Impolite Conversation #18: Waging War on Christmas and Hanukkah

Impolite Conversation December 6, 2016 0

On this episode of Impolite Conversation, Tim and Dan get into the holiday spirit by talking about the alleged war on Christmas with historian Jarret Ruminski, who is skeptical that the war amounts to much,

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Impolite Conversation: Election Results 2016

Impolite Conversation: Election Results 2016

Impolite Conversation November 13, 2016 0

Will there be a difference between Trump the candidate and Trump the president? In this Impolite Conversation Supplemental, Dan and Tim talk (and vent, and curse a little) about the outcome of the presidential

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Religion, Conservatism, and American Public Life: 2016 – by Benjamin Rolsky

Religion, Conservatism, and American Public Life: 2016 – by Benjamin Rolsky

Charles Halton November 4, 2016 0

Is Trump Archie Bunker? With less than a week before the election, political pundits and academic commentators are scrambling for the latest polling data in hopes of convincing themselves that the inevitable is anything

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Impolite Conversation #17: The “God Gap” and Final 2016 Campaign Thoughts

Impolite Conversation #17: The “God Gap” and Final 2016 Campaign Thoughts

Impolite Conversation November 1, 2016 0

This month on Impolite Conversation, we talk with a scholar who wants to challenge the conventional wisdom on the “God gap,” and then look back on the 2016 campaign, as well as forward to

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MRBlog | Saint Donald of Trump Tower?

MRBlog | Saint Donald of Trump Tower?

David G. Hunter October 12, 2016 1

  By David G. Hunter Last Sunday on CBS’ Face the Nation Trump advisor, Rudy Giuliani, responded to questions from John Dickerson regarding the now-infamous recording of Trump’s boasts about sexually assaulting women. “He

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Impolite Conversation #16: Reading the Bible With Latinx Eyes

Impolite Conversation #16: Reading the Bible With Latinx Eyes

Impolite Conversation October 4, 2016 0

On this episode of Impolite Conversation, Miguel de la Torre joins us to talk about how the marginalization of Latinx culture creates new space for Biblical interpretation. And in One Last Thing, Dan has

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Impolite Conversation #15: Teaching Evolution and Trump in Utah

Impolite Conversation #15: Teaching Evolution and Trump in Utah

Impolite Conversation September 6, 2016 0

For the month of September, Tim Hill and Dan Clanton discuss the challenges to teaching evolution with Josh Rosenau of the National Center for Science Education and Donald Trump’s difficulties in Utah with Quin Monson of

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Impolite Conversation #14: Supreme Court Roundup 2016

Impolite Conversation #14: Supreme Court Roundup 2016

Impolite Conversation August 2, 2016 0

  On this episode, we chat with friend of the show Ann Duncan about the Supreme Court term that just ended and how the death of Justice Scalia affected the decisions (or lack thereof).

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Impolite Conversation #13: Using the Bible in Political Debate

Impolite Conversation #13: Using the Bible in Political Debate

Impolite Conversation July 5, 2016 0

In this month’s episode we talk with Frances Flannery, co-editor of the forthcoming book, The Bible in Political Debate: What Does It Really Say?, about how politicians use the Bible and how biblical scholars

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