Politics of Christianity, I Scream For Ice Cream!
Top of Mind with Julie Rose
- Aug 24, 2018 9:00 pm
- 1:39:51 mins
The Politics of Christianity in America (Originally aired: 5/4/18) Guest: Matthew Bowman, PhD, Professor of History at Henderson State University, author of "Christian: The Politics of a Word in America" White evangelical support for President Donald Trump is at an all-time high, according to a survey by the Public Religion Research Institute: 75-percent hold a favorable view of the president. On the other hand, 23 prominent Christian leaders, including an Episcopal Bishop, a Catholic priest and author, and a well-known evangelical commentator, recently published a letter rejecting policies central to the Trump administration – including “America First” - as “theological heresy for followers of Christ.” So, being a good Christian either means supporting or opposing Trump. How did Christianity become so politically divided? I Scream for Ice Cream! Guests: Jeffrey Worthen, Dairy Production Manager, Brigham Young University; Justin Williams, Owner, Rockwell Old Fashioned Ice Cream Company; Scott Rankin, PhD, Professor of Food Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison The average American eats 23 pounds of ice cream every year. You might think its simplicity is what makes it so popular – creamy, sweet and cold. But ice cream is one of the most complicated foods to manufacture – from the ice crystals and air bubbles that have to be just-right, down to the flavor that can’t over-power, but needs to be strong enough to please frozen taste buds.