Religion Behind the News

Dr. Julie Ingersoll
“Religion Behind the News”

Worship Leaders: Kris Kines
Accompanist: Dr. Gary Smart
Special Music by Caleb Crowder, Bassoon

Exploring how the “evangelical vote” is shaping current issues.

About our speaker:

Julie Ingersoll is Professor of Religious Studies and Religious Studies Program Director at the University of North Florida. She teaches and writes about religion and politics, violence and the Christian right. She is an occasional contributor to Religion Dispatches, The HuffPost, and The Conversation and her work has been widely cited including in the New Yorker, the Washington Post, and the New York Times.    

Her books include “Evangelical Christian Women: War Stories in the Gender Battles” and “Building God’s Kingdom: Inside the World of Christian Reconstruction.”

About our Guest Musician:

Caleb Crowder is a bassoonist originally from Houston, now studying music performance at the University of North Florida under Conrad Cornelison – the principal bassoon of the Jacksonville Symphony. The bassoon originally attracted eleven-year-old Caleb because it is the largest woodwind instrument.  Now Caleb plays for the UNF Wind Symphony, the UNF Orchestra, the UNF Tech ensemble, and various UNF chamber ensembles. He has won the Virtuosi of Houston Concerto competition, and various other musical awards.