Jon Ward (Journalist and author of Testimony: Inside the Evangelical Movement That Failed a Generation) joins Ron Steslow to discuss growing up in the Evangelical Church, "Christian Trumpism," and his new memoir.
(03:28) Why Jon wrote the book
(08:10) Being a “border-stalker"
(14:36) The Jesus Movement
(21:07) Understanding the different motivations (abortion and race) for Evangelicals joining the Republican party
(23:00) The insular church community and how it impacted his worldview
(30:00) How Christian belief in the end times impacts action
(32:50) The connection between being a spiritual warrior and a political warrior
(36:15) Spiritual ecstasy as a sign of devotion to God (and the burnout it caused)
(41:41) How anti-intellectualism reinforced the social bubble
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