Evangelicals in Power: A Beliefnet Roundtable Archives

Hey, everybody! It’s great to have the chance to interact with a group that has thought so much about the ascent of American evangelicals. After interviewing several hundred elite evangelicals, I’ve concluded that the evangelical movement is a lot more […]

Greetings, all. I’m honored to be invited to interact with thinkers far above my academic pay grade (read GPA). Before I speak to Hanna’s cogent comments re Hollywood, let me say that I have long been uneasy about Evangelicals in […]

Since I’m going to disagree with Hanna, I’ll start with some good feelings about her new book, God’s Harvard, the first real work of narrative nonfiction about Christian fundamentalism and political power. Hanna has gone further than any other writer […]

Hi everyone. I’ve spoken to most of you but I’m thrilled to have a chance for this slightly more organized discussion. Something is changing out there in evangelical land – politically, sociologically, culturally. Jerry Falwell’s death sort of made it […]

Hi Hanna, Jeff, Jerry, Michael, and David, Welcome one and all. Each of you has already made significant contributions to the matter at hand—either by fostering it, covering it, or studying it—and I’m glad for the chance to bring your […]

David Kuo blogs for Beliefnet at “J-Walking.” A former special assistant to President George W. Bush, Kuo chronicled his time at the White House in his book “Tempting Faith: An Inside Story of Political Seduction.” ] Kuo is also the […]

D. Michael Lindsay is a sociologist at Rice University who specializes in issues surrounding leadership, religion, and culture. The author of several books, scholarly articles, and research reports, Lindsay most recently completed “Faith in the Halls of Power: How Evangelicals […]

Jerry B. Jenkins is the author of more than 170 books, including the 65,000,000-selling Left Behind series. Riven, Jenkins’ standalone novel, will release in March 2008. Jenkins’s writing has appeared in Time, Reader’s Digest, Parade, Guideposts, and dozens of Christian […]

Jeff Sharlet is a contributing editor for Harpers and Rolling Stone, and his writing on religion, culture, and politics has appeared in The Dallas Morning News, Nerve, Oxford American, and Salon, among other publications. Sharlet was a founding editor of […]

Hanna Rosin is the author of “God’s Harvard: A Christian College on a Mission to Save America.” She has covered religion and politics for the Washington Post. She has also written for the New Yorker, the New Republic, GQ, and […]