Rev. Angela Denker

Rev. Angela Denker

Rev. Angela Denker is a Lutheran pastor and journalist based in Minneapolis. She has written for Sports Illustrated, the Washington Post, and FORTUNE magazine. Denker has appeared on CNN, BBC, SkyNews, and NPR to share her research on politics and Christian Nationalism. Her book, "Red State Christians: Understanding the Voters who elected Donald Trump," was the 2019 Silver Foreword Indies award-winner for political and social sciences. Subscribe to Angela's Substack, I'm Listening, at


Book excerpt: A pastor comes to terms with the Church’s idols of Trump, money and power

By: - December 22, 2022

Editor’s note: This is an excerpt from  “Red State Christians:  A Journey into White Christian Nationalism and the Wreckage it leaves behind,” available everywhere books are sold. On Sunday, January 10, 2021, I woke up early, stepped out my back door into frigid, biting air, and drove from one America into another. I drove from […]