Kristin Kobes Du Mez

Author; Professor of History and Gender Studies, Calvin University
Kristen Kobes Du Mez Crosscut festival 2021

Session: Worshipping Trump

10 a.m. Saturday, May 8

White evangelicals face an identity crisis after the Donald Trump presidency. Some would say they made a deal with the devil, undermining any moral high ground for raw power. But not all Evangelicals are Trump die-hards and there are important conversations led by these voices inside the church that are more vital than ever. Join us for this panel discussion with Kristin Kobes Du Mez, the Rev. Rob Schenk, Lenny Duncan and moderator Kirsten Powers.

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About Kristin Kobes Du Mez

Kristin Kobes Du Mez is a Professor of History and Gender Studies at Calvin University. She holds a PhD from the University of Notre Dame and her research focuses on the intersection of gender, religion, and politics. She has written for the Washington Post, NBC News, Religion News Service, and Christianity Today and has been interviewed on NPR, CTV, the BBC, and by CNN, the New York Times, the Economist, and the AP, among other outlets. Her most recent book is Jesus and John Wayne: How White Evangelicals Corrupted a Faith and Fractured a Nation.


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About Crosscut Festival 2021


Join journalists, politicians, authors, creators and newsmakers from our community and around the nation May 3-8, 2021 as we come together to take a hard look at the people, policy and events that shape our lives.


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Your submitted questions could help shape our conversations in May. We’ll accept questions until mid-April, then pass along popular and thought-provoking topics for moderators to potentially include in their scripts.