In this long-form conversation, Brooklyn-based journalist and author Katelyn Beaty reflects on her Midwestern upbringing, why she got into writing, and her time with the evangelical magazine Christianity Today (founded by the late Billy Graham). She also discusses how her identity as a feminist (which she calls a “dirty word”) has been fed by scripture, and how that has shaped her writing, from a Washington Post op-ed about Donald Trump and the Access Hollywood tapes, to her recent book A Woman’s Place.
You’ll also hear her opinion on why evangelicals continue to support Donald Trump and QAnon, and how younger Christians are experiencing a crisis of confidence and trust, not just with the traditional evangelical establishment, but with the news media and even truth itself.
Katelyn’s work has appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, and The New York Times on topics such as politics, gender, and theology. She has also provided commentary on faith and culture for CNN, ABC, NPR, Associated Press, Religion News Service, and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.
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