Peter G. Heltzel is associate professor of systematic theology at New York Theological Seminary and an ordained minister of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). He is the author of Jesus and Justice: Evangelicals, Race and American Politics.
John S. Dickerson is an evangelical Christian pastor and author of The Great Evangelical Recession: 6 Factors that Will Crash the American Church … and How to Prepare. He has written about evangelicals and presidential politics for The New York Times. Dickerson is the teaching pastor at Venture Christian Church in Los Gatos, Calif.
Melanie Brooks is a writer and memoirist who was raised in an evangelical home. Her father contracted HIV-AIDS through a blood transfusion and the criticism of Jerry Falwell and other evangelicals of people with HIV-AIDS deeply affected her and her family. She has written critically of Jerry Falwell Jr.’s support of Donald Trump. She lives […]
Carl Abrams is a professor of social science at Bob Jones University in Greenville, S.C., who specializes in American religion and politics. He comments on religion and American culture for national and international publications.
Scott Waller is an associate professor of political science at Biola University in La Mirada, Calif. He is a frequent commentator on religion and politics and evangelicals in local and national media.
Steve Parson Sr. is the founding pastor of The Richmond Christian Center in Richmond, Va. He has been a vocal Donald Trump supporter and was among a group of black pastors that met with Trump in late 2015 in a meeting that some in attendance classified as an endorsement and some did not. Parson made […]
Darryl Hart is distinguished visiting assistant professor of church history at Hillsdale College in Hillsdale, Mich. His books include Refurnishing the Public Square: Religion and Public Policy in America; That Old-Time Religion in Modern America: Evangelical Protestantism in the Twentieth Century; and From Billy Graham to Sarah Palin: Evangelicals and the Betrayal of American Conservatism.
Kedron Bardwell is an associate professor of political science at Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa. Bardwell’s focus includes American politics, public policy, civic engagement and collaboration. He has tracked the courting of evangelical voters in Iowa in the lead-up to the 2016 election.
Matthew Vines is a gay evangelical Christian activist who works for full inclusion of LGBT people in the Christian church. He is the author of God and the Gay Christian. Vines is based in Wichita, Kan. Contact through Helena Brantley.