Announcement: Lecture Series: "Right, Left, and Sometimes Together: Varieties of Religious Engagement in American Political Life (1960-2020)"


This theme will be explored in a series of four presentations by Gustavus Professors Dr. Sarah Ruble (Religion) and Dr. Chris Gilbert (Political Science) as well as guest speaker Rev. Angela Denker, author of Red State Christians: Understanding the Voters who elected Donald Trump (Fortress, 2019).

DATES:         October 12, 19, 26, and November 2, 2020

TIME:            7-9 p.m.

PLACE:         Held Virtually (via Zoom)

Join us for one or all four presentations. 

Registration is free for faculty, staff, and students ($35 for the general public).

To register and receive the zoom link, contact Jodi Maas (

All are welcome!


October 12, Dr. Sarah Ruble - “A Changing Religious and Political Landscape”

October 19, Dr. Chris Gilbert - “Religious Group Behavior in Recent U.S. Politics”

October 26, Rev. Angela Denker - “Red and Blue State Christians: Finding Hope in a Divided Country”

November 2, Dr. Sarah Ruble - “Where Are We and Where Might We Go?”

For more information about the series, sessions, and speakers, please see the attached.

This event is part of the Exploring Religious Questions Series, which is co-sponsored by Rev. Grady St. Dennis, Director of the Office of Church Relations, and Dr. Marcia J. Bunge, the Bernhardson Distinguished Chair of Lutheran Studies at Gustavus Adolphus College.