Follow Rev. Dr. Susan K. Williams Smith on Twitter | @cassady2euca

@ASoulAFire @JaniceOCG Follow @cassady2euca & watch Rev. Dr. Susan K. Williams Smith, live, Thurs., Jan. 20 at 8 pm ET, w/ “If America Fails?” on TWN, for our chat on cults, cultures & religion in @HandmaidsOnHulu & modern practices.

Dr. Cynthia Ann Baron Shares Insight on Declining Movie Theater Industry

@JaniceOCG Film expert #CynthiaAnnBaron offers insight on declining movie theater industry in interview by @EllieBuerk for @toledonews. Dr. Baron is live, Thurs., Jan. 20 at 8 pm ET, w/ “If America Fails?” on TWN, for our chat on cults, cultures & religion in @HandmaidsOnHulu & other films.

On Surviving Tyranny: Rev. Dr. Susan K. Williams Smith Recalls Deep Spirituality of Rev. C.T. Vivian on His Passing in July, 2020

@JaniceOCG Biographer of #CTVivian, @cassady2euca, recalls how spirituality sustained Civil Rights Movement in @Sojourners. Dr. Smith is live, Thurs., Jan. 20 at 8 pm ET, w/ “If America Fails?” on TWN, for our chat on cults, cultures & religion in @HandmaidsOnHulu & modern practices.

“And God Said, Billy! – A Novel,” by Frank Schaeffer

@JaniceOCG And God Said, Billy! by @Frank_Schaeffer & @OutskirtsPress about a fundamentalist making a soft-porn movie in apartheid-era SA, is reviewed as LOL funny. Schaeffer is live Thurs., Jan. 27 at 8 pm ET, w/ “If America Fails?” on TWN YouTube channel, for discussion on gender issues.

See “Appetites and Anxieties: Food, Film, and the Politics of Representation,” by Cynthia Baron, Diane Carson, and Mark Bernard

@ASoulAFire @JaniceOCG #AppetitesAndAnxieties by #CynthiaAnnBaron leads us to ask: How is food represented in @HandmaidsOnHulu & what does it suggest to us about the culture being created in Gilead? Dr. Cynthia Ann Baron is live on Thurs., Jan. 20 at 8 pm ET, w/ “If America Fails?” on the TruthWorks Network YouTube channel, for our discussion on cults, cultures & religion in The Handmaid’s Tale & other films.

Dr. Cynthia Ann Baron’s Bio Added to IAF Guest Book

@ASoulAFire @JaniceOCG A bio of #CynthiaAnnBaron is now live in the IAF Guest Book. It’s a start on getting to know this honored expert guest panelist. Dr. Cynthia Ann Baron is live on Thurs., Jan. 20 at 8 pm ET, w/ “If America Fails?” on the TruthWorks Network YouTube channel, for our discussion on cults, cultures & religion in The Handmaid’s Tale & other films.

Read “Religion and Authoritarianism: A Match Made in Heaven,” by Ruth Ben-Ghiat | Lucid

@ASoulAFire @JaniceOCG The relationship between religion and strongmen is examined by @ruthbenghiat in this article from her Lucid blog on Substack. Join Thurs., 8 pm ET, 1/13 – 4/7/22, “If America Fails?: The Coming Tyranny.”

See “Book of Jeremiah: The Life and Ministry of Jeremiah A. Wright, Jr.” by Susan Williams Smith

@ASoulAFire @JaniceOCG #BookOfJeremiah by @cassady2euca & @ThePilgrimPress address propaganda in @BarackObama campaign. Now we need her to counter current toxic narratives! Rev. Dr. Susan K. Williams Smith joins Thurs., 8 pm ET, 1/20, “If America Fails?: The Coming Tyranny.”

See “The Calvin Becker Trilogy,” a Collection of Fiction by Frank Schaeffer

@ASoulAFire @JaniceOCG The Calvin Becker Trilogy is a coming-of-age collection of fiction by @Frank_Schaeffer following a boy growing up in a fundamentalist family. Frank Schaeffer joins Thurs., 8 pm ET, 1/27, “If America Fails?: The Coming Tyranny.”

See “Why I Am an Atheist Who Believes in God: How to Give Love, Create Beauty and Find Peace,” by Frank Schaeffer

@ASoulAFire @JaniceOCG In 2014 book #WhyIAmAnAtheistWhoBelievesInGod by @Frank_Schaeffer, he wrestles with faith. Frank is live on Thurs., Jan. 27 at 8 pm ET, w/ “If America Fails?” on the TruthWorks Network YouTube channel, for our discussion on gender issues in The Handmaid’s Tale.