Author: Danny Anderson

Sectarian Review 17: Monuments and Memory, part 1

Download or Stream this Episode In this, the first of two episodes about cultural monuments, Danny Anderson is joined by Jay Eldred and Jordan Poss. The three discuss the indeterminacy of symbols in collective memory. From the Confederate Flag to the erasure of dissent in Stalin’s Soviet Union, we explore the controversies inherent in our…

Sectarian Review 13: Dominionism, part 2

Join Danny as he welcomes Jay Eldred back to the show for Part 2 of our mountaineering expedition. Here we pick up where episode 1 left off. Defined broadly, Dominionism is the ideology that Christians need to infiltrate and control the 7 “Mountains” of secular social institutions: Family, Religion, Education, Media, Entertainment, Business, and Government.…

Sectarian Review 12: Dominionism, Part 1

Download or Stream this Episode Join Danny as he welcomes Jay Eldred back to the show. Jay first brought up the subject of Christian Dominionism in our previous episode about David Barton. That topic seemed to warrant its own show, so here we are. Defined broadly, Dominionism is the ideology that Christians need to infiltrate and…

Sectarian Review 11: Conspiracy Theories, Part 2

Download or Stream this Episode Join Danny Anderson and Jordan Poss as they break out their tin foil hats for part 2 of their exploration of conspiracy theories and conspiratorial thinking. Topics include anti-semitism, aliens, Sandy Hook, Crisis Actors and other aspects of the paranoid style. Also, the Sectarians discuss the importance of viewing conspiracy theorists generously.…

Sectarian Review 10: Conspiracy Theories

Join in for the first of a two-part episode that is both depressing and fun. Danny Anderson is joined once again by Jordan Poss for a discussion about conspiracy theories. Jordan’s expertise in history provides an illuminating (not illuminati) framework and taxonomy for a great discussion about conspiracies past and present. From Nero to 9/11 Trutherism, conspiracy…

Sectarian Review 9: David Barton and the End of History

In this episode Danny Anderson speaks with Jay Eldred about the evangelical historian, David Barton, once named by Time as one of the 25 most influential evangelicals in America. Danny and Jay talk about Christian Nationalism, Seven Mountain Dominionism, and the ethics of historical scholarship. Why does a significant segment of American Christians believe the…

Sectarian Review 8: Merle Haggard

Download or Stream this Episode Danny Anderson is joined by the Christian Humanist Podcast’s Michial Farmer and are joined by special guest….Mike Farmer, Michial’s dad! Join in for a nostalgic discussion about a true American master, the late, great Merle Haggard.What exactly made this former criminal and hobo a musical genius? Listen for some answers.

Sectarian Review 7: Trumpism

Download or Stream this Episode Join Danny Anderson, Ed Simon, and new contributor Jordan Poss as they fret over the disturbing rise of Donald Trump. What does the rise of Angry White Populism mean for a post-Trump America? Are there historical precedents for this moment? What might a political realignment look like in America’s winner-take-all…

Sectarian Review 6: Against Praise Movies

Download or Stream this Episode Danny Anderson throws down on praise movies, films with an express aim to save souls and galvanize evangelicals against an unclean culture, with Todd Pedlar of The Book of Nature and Nathan Gilmour of The Christian Humanist Podcast. Gilmour, egomaniacal as always, makes reference to his own blog post on God’s…

Sectarian Review 3: The Ethical Imagination of Horror

Download or Stream this Episode In this Godzilla-sized episode, Danny Anderson and Drew Van’tland are joined by Ed Simon to talk about the intersections between horror, religion, and ethics. This month’s Sectarians talk horror films, Nietzsche, H.P. Lovecraft, Flies, Babadooks, and, James Robertson’s The Testament of Gideon Mack. Also, Danny interviews Dr. Jamie McDaniel of…

The Sectarian Review 1: Vocation

Musical Intro – Jason Isbell “If it Takes a Lifetime” Opening Quotation – “The Place God calls you to is the place where your deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet” – Frederick Buechner Introductions and small talk   Episode topic: Vocation example of Drew’s kids Terms and Definitions Labor – subsistent survival (crying/signing…

The Sectarian Review: An Invitation

Mark Greif recently published an essay in the Chronicle of Higher Education that considered the importance of Partisan Review in American intellectual life (http://chronicle.com/article/Whats-Wrong-With-Public/189921/). What Greif identified as important about PR, its intellectual cultural contribution, many listeners of the Christian Humanist network of podcasts desire to experience in our own historical moment. This is why…