Chris Stroop and I connect online because we are both #EXvangelicals, which is a term coined by our mutual friend, Blake Chastain, who has a podcast by the same name. It means that evangelicalism is both a shaping influence of our lives and a system we have rejected. Chris has an academic background on Russian history and for now most well known for his writing and hashtag activism, which has been featured in many mainstream news outlets. Chris has been instrumental to me, particularly in lifting some blinders on the ways evangelicalism has controlled the narrative. Part of Chris’s mission, I think, is to help exvangelicals disrupt that narrative, so that we are well represented in the media, and subsequently, in everyday culture. The latest viral trending hashtag that Chris has started is especially relevant to Parenting Forward, it is #ExposeChristinSchools, and was started as a way to boost the stories of people who have been raised in Christian schools. Some stories that have been shared include purity culture teachings, alternative Christian facts on science and history, and political indoctrination. Chris unpacks the history of the Christian school and homeschooling movement and how deregulation of homeschooling from the State has proliferated rampant abuse of children. Links (affiliates): Chris Stroop Twitter - https://twitter.com/C_Stroop Empty the Pews blogpost - http://religiondispatches.org/i-created-the-hashtag-emptythepews-because-its-time-for-evangelicals-to-walk-out-of-toxic-churches/ Spotlight - https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1895587/ Mark Ruffalo tweets https://twitter.com/MarkRuffalo/status/901549629506039812 https://twitter.com/MarkRuffalo/status/1079107689316274176 #ExposeChristianSchools - https://chrisstroop.com/2019/01/20/whats-wrong-with-karen-pence-teaching-at-an-anti-lgbtq-christian-school-exposechristianschools-has-your-answer/ Associated press coverage of #ExposeChristianSchools - https://apnews.com/4202bedd44b54572a74dc152dbb65b72 Why the Media Must Not Cede Coverage of Ex-Evangelicals to the Right - https://chrisstroop.com/2019/02/04/setting-the-record-straight-on-exposechristianschools-why-the-media-must-not-cede-coverage-of-ex-evangelicals-to-the-right/ Protestant-Catholic-Jew - https://press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/chicago/P/bo3640906.html Exvangelical Podcast by Blake Chastain - https://exvangelicalpodcast.com Join us at the Parenting Forward Patreon Team - https://www.patreon.com/cindywangbrandt Parenting Forward - https://amzn.to/2GB6eDB Preorder Bonus Information - https://cindywangbrandt.com/parenting-forward/
Join the Sisterds, with monthly guest host Jessi Knippel, in a discussion about freelancing and Christian colleges, a conversation with Chris Stroop. Find Chris on Twitter @C_Stroop and at his blog, "Not Your Mission Field," at ChrisStroop.com Find links to our Fangirling at our Twitter: @twistedsisterds and Facebook: facebook.com/twistedsisterds Subscribe and drop us a 5-star review on Apple Podcasts. Support us at www.patreon.com/twistedsisterds to join our private FB group the Twisterd Tavern, get Sisterds swag, and even shape the content of the episodes. Tweet at us @TwistedSisterds @sauronthequeen @calliesearch79 @jessiknippel (Jessi, September guest host) Follow us on Instagram @twistedsisterds @queensauron @callie079 @seattlerainartist (Jessi, September guest host)
Chris Stroop is an ex-Evangelical seeking to create space for other ex-Evangelicals and exiles from other forms of religious fundamentalism. He writes, “Reclaiming and sharing our ex-Evangelical stories will serve both to foster healing and to raise awareness of the threat to democracy and human rights posed by theocratic views, and of the real human harm caused all too often by conservative Evangelicalism.” Follow Chris on Twitter @C_Stroop and read more of is writing here!
Join the Sisterds, with monthly guest host Casey Forrester, in a discussion about christianity, communism, and rebranding playboy, a conversation with Chris Stroop. Find Chris on Twitter @C_Stroop and at his blog, "Not Your Mission Field," at ChrisStroop.com For further reading (if you're so inclined): https://www.academia.edu/27600336/Bad_Ecumenism_The_American_Culture_Wars_and_Russia_s_Hard_Right_Turnhttps://www.academia.edu/5949640/The_Russian_Origins_of_the_So-Called_Post-Secular_Moment_Some_Preliminary_Observationshttp://religiondispatches.org/pence-meets-with-one-of-putins-top-clerics-strange-bedfellows-at-bgaes-world-summit-in-defense-of-persecuted-christians/https://publicorthodoxy.org/2016/10/25/yarovaya-conservatives-traditional-values/http://religiondispatches.org/franklin-graham-blames-democrats-for-escalating-tensions-with-russia/https://www.politicalresearch.org/author/c-stroop/ Find links to our Fangirling at our Twitter: @twistedsisterds and Facebook: facebook.com/twistedsisterds We're now on Instagram @twistedsisterds Subscribe and drop us a 5-star review on Apple Podcasts: www.tinyurl.com/sisterds Support us at www.patreon.com/twistedsisterds to join our private FB group the Twisterd Tavern, get Sisterds swag, and even shape the content of the episodes. Tweet at us @TwistedSisterds @sevillenmdbecky @AchtungCasey (Casey, March monthly guest host) Twisted Sisterds is a production of the Inglorious Pasterds Network of podcasts.
Chris Stroop, PhD created the #EmptyThePews Movement to ask Evangelicals to examine the fruits of their religion and walk away from its grip. Chris joins Brady and Chuck on this episode of The Life After, focusing on the community of ex-evangelicals, bound together through the WWW. Chris discusses the history of how abortion became the foundation of religious right-wing politics, how his degree in Russian history has made him a unique expert in these unpredictable political times, and Chris shares their heart-breaking story of spiritual abuse. You can find Chris’s blog, Not Your Mission Field, at chrisstroop.com. They are a common guest and contributor to our friends, the #Exvangelical community. The Life After Podcast and Community | Live Real-LifeWe Hold Space for Those Leaving Their Faith in a Secret Facebook Group and Slack Channel.thelifeafter.org
Many Atheists, Agnostics, and Christians, despite their stark differences, have the common ingredient of being “Ex-Evangelical.” Within the faith of Christianity, the scales have been tipped (credit the November 2016 Presidential Election) to cause a large sect of Christianity to bow out of evangelicalism. How important is it for this movement to grow? Self-identified nerd and Ph.D. in Russian history (Stanford), Christopher Stroop is an Ex-Evangelical and started the movement #EmptyThePews. He is a compelling voice for evangelicalism to pack its bag and go the hell back to where it came from. Matt’s eccentric personality is reflected in his parenting as he shares a story on his refusal to allow his daughter to comply. Links & Sponsors: badchristianmedia.com thebcclub.com emerymusic.com Lyft: lyft.com/BADCHRISTIAN Indochino: indochino.com code BADCHRISTIAN
My guest this week is Chris Stroop. Chris was a guest back on episode 15 of the show, and since that time he has become well-known for his essays on Religion Dispatches (as well as his threads on Twitter, including the trending hashtag #EmptyThePews) about the global Religious Right, particularly in American and Russian politics, as well as Exvangelical experience more broadly. He is also a fellow administrator of the Exvangelical Facebook group. We talk at length about #EmptyThePews and the stories people have told through it, as well as the value of sharing ex-Evangelical stories in private and in public. You can support Chris's work via Patreon at patreon.com/cstroop and follow him on Twitter @C\_Stroop. You can also support this show via Patreon at patreon.com/exvangelicalpod. Join the Exvangelical facebook community here: http://bit.ly/2gZQEql. Follow me on Twitter @brchastain, and follow the show on Twitter @exvangelicalpod. Follow the ephemeral podcast at anchor.fm/exvangelicalpod. Intro/Outro: "Night Owl" by Broke for Free Interlude 1: "Pure Comedy" by Father John Misty Interlude 2: "Culture War" by Arcade Fire--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/exvangelical/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/exvangelical/support Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
"Weird Everywhere" - Expats of Jesusland with Dr. Chris Stroop
This week's episode features a conversation with Dr. Chris Stroop. Chris is an historian and a Provosts's Postdoctoral Scholar in the Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of South Florida, and the co-editor of the upcoming anthology By the Rivers of Babylon. We discuss his experience with K-12 Christian education, how he wrestled with faith in college and beyond, his reporting on the conservative crackdown of students and faculty on Christian college campuses, as well as his recent adoption of the "no religious affiliation" moniker. It's a great conversation. Discuss this show on twitter with the hashtag #weirdeverywhere. Follow Chris on Twitter @c_stroop Read his work at Religion Dispatches: religiondispatches.org/special-repor…cal-paranoia/ Chris also publishes under the name Christopher Stroop. Follow the show on Twitter and Instagram @exvangelicalpod. Like the show on Facebook at facebook.com/exvangelicalpod. Follow Blake on Twitter @brchastain. Support the show on Patreon at patreon.com/exvangelicalpod. Intro, Interlude, and Outro: "Indiana" by Louis Armstrong. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/exvangelical/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/exvangelical/support Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices