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ICJS in the News

The Bulwark
Mike Johnson Is Mainstreaming the Spirituality that Gave Us the Capitol Riot.

Op-ed by Matt Taylor.

The Baltimore Sun: Columnist Dan Rodricks
Digging into the roots of evangelical support for Trump
On the ICJS documentary Spiritual Warriors: Decoding Christian nationalism at the Capitol riot.

WYPR: On the Record
Understanding the threat Christian nationalism poses to democracy
Matt Taylor interviewed about ICJS’ short documentary, Spiritual Warriors: Decoding Christian nationalism at the Capitol riot.

The Economist
Many Trump supporters believe God has chosen him to rule

Matt Taylor quoted in this article on Christian nationalism and the presidential campaign.

NPR All Things Considered
Speaker Mike Johnson draws scrutiny for ties to far right Christian movements.

Features an interview with ICJS Protestant Scholar Matthew D. Taylor.

NPR Morning Edition
Speaker Johnson’s close ties to Christian right — both mainstream and fringe.

Matt Taylor offers his analysis on U.S. House Speaker Mike Johnson and Christian nationalism.

Rolling Stone Online
The Key to Mike Johnson’s Christian Extremism Hangs Outside His Office

Article by Matt Taylor and Bradley Onishi of Straight White American Jesus.

The Bulwark
Mike Johnson: Polite Extremist
Article quotes ICJS’ Matt Taylor

Mother Jones
She’s a Prophet. She’s a Theocrat. She’s the Most Powerful Lobbyist You’ve Never Heard Of.

Article quotes ICJS’ Matt Taylor.

Rolling Stone Online
MAGA Messianic Rabbi Blames Hamas Violence on Israeli Indifference to Jesus

Article quote ICJS’ Matt Taylor.

Interview with Dr. Walter Earl Fluker
Dr. Fluker, the 2023 ICJS Manekin-Clark Lecturer, speaks about his work on the life and teaching of Howard Thurman.

The Washington Post
What is Christian Nationalism, Anyway? Article providing a basic background on Christian Nationalism quotes Matthew D. Taylor.

The Bulwark
Roger Stone and the Key to Trump’s Evangelical Support. Article by Matthew D. Taylor.

Christianity Today
Sola Scripturas: Can Evangelicals Befriend the ‘Protestant Reformers of Islam’? Interview with Matthew D. Taylor on his forthcoming book.

Rolling Stone Online
This Christian ‘Prophet’ Backed Trump in 2020. Now He Says God Favors DeSantis. Article quotes Matthew D. Taylor.

Yahoo! News:
Radical beliefs in ‘spiritual warfare’ played a major role in Jan. 6, an expert argues. Article quotes Matthew D. Taylor.

Christian Nationalism on the Rise: What it Means for America’s Future. Interview with Matthew D. Taylor.

Religion Dispatches Evidence Strongly Suggests Trump was Collaborating with Christian Nationalist Leaders Before January 6th. Article co-authored by Matthew D. Taylor

Straight White American Jesus
Charismatic Revival Fury, podcast by ICJS Protestant scholar Matthew D. Taylor. ICJS Resource Page.

ICJS Experts

Heather Miller Rubens, Ph.D.

  • Interreligious Dialogue in History & Practice
  • Roman Catholicism & Interreligious Relations
  • Jewish-Christian Relations
  • Religion, Law, & the Courts
  • Religion in the Public Square
  • Women & Interreligious Leadership

Interview Heather Miller Rubens

Zeyneb Sayilgan, Ph.D.

  • Islamic Theology and Spirituality
  • Islam in Europe
  • Women in Islam
  • Christian-Muslim Relations
  • Religion and Migration

Interview Zeyneb Sayilgan

Fatimah Fanusie, Ph.D

  • Islamic Development in America up to 1965
  • African American Islam
  • African American Religion and the Long Civil Rights Movement

Interview Fatimah Fanusie


Alisha Wimbush, Th.D.

  • Chaplaincy and Interreligious Encounter
  • Interreligious Engagement in Congregations
  • Interreligious Leadership Development in Congregations
  • Women, Healing, and Dance in African American Christianity
  • Spiritual Care in Community

Interview Alisha Tatem

Benjamin E. Sax, Ph.D.

  • Philosoph(ies) of Dialogue
  • Modern Jewish Thought
  • Jewish History and Culture
  • Jewish-Christian Relations
  • Interreligious Dialogue
  • Holocaust and Genocide Studies

Interview Benjamin Sax

Matthew D. Taylor, Ph.D.

  • Muslim-Christian Relations
  • Evangelicalism and Pentecostalism
  • Salafism in the U.S.
  • Christian Nationalism
  • Interreligious Encounter

Interview Matthew Taylor

Christine Gallagher

  • Interreligious Encounter in the Classroom
  • Role of Interreligious Leadership in Educational Settings
  • Religious Literacy Professional Development 
  • Interreligious Perspectives and Pedagogy 
  • Mission-based Institutional Reflection 

Interview Christine Gallagher

Christine Krieger

  • Interreligious Leadership Development in Congregations
  • Gender and Intersections of Identity
  • Community-building in Diverse Spaces
  • Religious Exploration for Adolescents
  • Women and Society

Interview Christiine Krieger