Samuel L. Perry is associate professor of sociology at the University of Oklahoma. He is an expert on conservative Christianity and American politics, race, sexuality and families. He is the author or co-author of numerous books, including Growing God’s Family, Addicted to Lust, Taking America Back for God and The Flag and The Cross.
Bobby Griffith is co-pastor of City Pres Church in Oklahoma City. In 2018, he supported Oklahoma’s ballot initiative legalizing medical marijuana.
The Rev. Danny Daniels is lead pastor of Better Life Community Church in Lindsay, Okla. When Oklahoma voters considered a ballot initiative on medical marijuana in 2018, Daniels spoke out in favor of the policy, explaining that his work with hospice patients helped him recognize the value of marijuana use.
Kathleen Crowther is an associate professor in this history of science at the University of Oklahoma. She specializes in this history of the Reformation with a focus on women’s experiences and Luther’s supposed misogyny. She is the author of Adam and Eve in the Protestant Reformation (2010).
Thomas Winters is an attorney at Winters and King in Tulsa, Okla., and a literary agent working in the realm of evangelical publishing.
Chad Bonham is a communications professional and author of Glory of the Games: Biblical Insights From the World’s Greatest Athletes, a book of profiles of Christian athletes, including some in the current Olympics. He conducted a series of interviews with Christian athletes for Beliefnet.com, many of them 2010 Olympians. He lives in Broken Arrow, Okla.
The Native American International Caucus is an ethnic caucus within the United Methodist Church that serves the approximately 18,000 Native American members of the church. The Rev. Alvin Deer is executive director and is based in Oklahoma City, Okla.
Josh Brecheen is an Oklahoma State Senator who has sponsored several science education bills deemed by some as evolution work-arounds. In January 2016, he was the sole sponsor of SB1322, the “Oklahoma Science Education Act” that would allow teachers to teach evolution as a “controversial” theory — something the majority of scientists say it is […]
Brooks Flippen is a professor of history at Southeastern Oklahoma State University in Durant, Okla., and a scholar of religion and American politics. He is the author of Jimmy Carter, the Politics of Family, and the Rise of the Religious Right.