Straight White American Jesus

A podcast on religion and politics hosted by Daniel Miller and Bradley Onishi, ex-ministers who are now scholars of religion.

Mini-Episode: How Christian Nationalists Will Interpret the Attempted Assassination of Trump

Brad delivers a mini episode analyzing how Christian nationalists are likely to interpret the attempted assassination of Donald Trump. He emphasizes his condemnation of political violence and its anti-democratic nature. Brad references Lauren Kirby’s book ‘Saving History,’ explaining that white Christian nationalists see themselves either as founders or victims. Trump’s assassination attempt reinforces their view […]

NAR Watch Episode 3: They Want to Hold Religious Tribunals

Subscribe for $5.99 a month to get bonus content most Mondays, bonus episodes every month, ad-free listening, access to the entire 500-episode archive, Discord access, and more: https://axismundi.supercast.com/ In this third episode of NARWATCH, Brad sits down with Matt Taylor to discuss the increasingly concerning influence of the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) as the 2024 […]

Weekly Roundup: Project 2025, NatCon, and the Call for a Christian Nation

Subscribe for $5.99 a month to get bonus content most Mondays, bonus episodes every month, ad-free listening, access to the entire 500-episode archive, Discord access, and more: https://axismundi.supercast.com/ Brad and Dan dive deep into the controversial Project 2025, which involves figures like Donald Trump distancing himself from its details despite many from his camp being […]

It’s in the Code Ep 105: “The Idol of the Bible”

Subscribe for $5.99 a month to get bonus content most Mondays, bonus episodes every month, ad-free listening, access to the entire 500-episode archive, Discord access, and more: https://axismundi.supercast.com/ What is the idea that the Bible is “inerrant,” that it is without error of any kind, is not a central Christian affirmation? What if it’s actually […]

White Christian Replacement Paranoia w/ Robert Downen

Subscribe for $5.99 a month to get bonus content most Mondays, bonus episodes every month, ad-free listening, access to the entire 500-episode archive, Discord access, and more: https://axismundi.supercast.com/ Brad discusses the alarming rise of white Christian replacement fears and Christian nationalism in Texas. The episode highlights a meme retweeted by the True Texas project, which […]

Weekly Roundup: SCOTUS Anoints a King Above the Law

In this episode of ‘Straight White American Jesus Weekly Roundup,’ host Brad Onishi discusses the significance of the recent SCOTUS ruling on presidential immunity and its implications for American democracy. Brad explains the connections to Christian nationalist movements and the Heritage Foundation’s Project 2025, which seeks to reshape the executive branch under a potential Trump […]

It’s in the Code Ep 104: “Bad Theology”

Subscribe for $5.99 a month to get bonus content most Mondays, bonus episodes every month, ad-free listening, access to the entire 500-episode archive, Discord access, and more: https://axismundi.supercast.com/ What exactly does it mean when someone levels an accusation that an individual, or a church, or even a whole denomination, affirms “bad theology”? Is it intended […]

The Religious Revival Tour That May Swing 2024 w/ Anne Nelson

Subscribe for $5.99 a month to get bonus content most Mondays, bonus episodes every month, ad-free listening, access to the entire 500-episode archive, Discord access, and more: https://axismundi.supercast.com/ Brad interviews Anne Nelson, author of the Shadow Network, about the modern intersection of religious movements and political campaigns in the U.S. They discuss the ‘Courage Tour,’ […]

Weekly Roundup: The Debate From Hell

Subscribe for $5.99 a month to get bonus content most Mondays, bonus episodes every month, ad-free listening, access to the entire 500-episode archive, Discord access, and more: https://axismundi.supercast.com/ We’re discussomg the fallout from Thursday’s presidential debate, highlighting President Biden’s poor performance and its potential impact on his campaign. We also cover significant Supreme Court decisions […]

It’s in the Code Ep 103: “God Needs Demons”

Subscribe for $5.99 a month to get bonus content most Mondays, bonus episodes every month, ad-free listening, access to the entire 500-episode archive, Discord access, and more: https://axismundi.supercast.com/ “Why so angry?” That’s the question many people have when confronted by Christian and social conservatives who have different views on politics, religion, or policy than they […]

Bonus Ep. 5: That Time Brad Ugly Cried for Obama

Subscribe for $5.99 a month to get full access to this episode, bonus content most Mondays, bonus episodes every month, ad-free listening, access to the entire 500-episode archive, Discord access, and more: https://axismundi.supercast.com/ In this month’s bonus episode, Brad and Dan discuss the impact of June’s personal happenings and analyze Pew data on religion, gender, and […]

The Inflection Election: Democracy or Fascism in 2024 – w/ Mark Green

Subscribe for $5.99 a month to get full access to this episode, bonus content most Mondays, bonus episodes every month, ad-free listening, access to the entire 500-episode archive, Discord access, and more: https://axismundi.supercast.com/ Brad discusses with author Mark Green about his new book, ‘The Inflection Election: Democracy or Fascism in 2024’. They explore the critical choice […]