The Nazis, the Pastors, and Christian Nationalism

In our latest episode of ‘The Altar and the Eagle,’ we unpack the chilling legacy of eugenics and its misuse for political gains, tracing from Galton up to the atrocities of Nazi Germany. By examining the weaponization of us-versus-them rhetoric, we see how it not only shaped historical tides of tyranny but warns us of…

Understanding the Unthinkable: Hitler’s Speeches in English and Their Relevance Today

We’re launching a new feature of this podcast. In addition to the longer-form episodes, we’re releasing a short, weekly recording that addresses an important historical or current-day topic or event. In this episode of “The Altar and the Eagle,” host Steven Martin dives into a controversial topic: Hitler’s speeches. He discusses the unsettling experience of…

The Sacrament of Baptism: In Nazi Germany, a Tool of Love and Hatred

In this episode of The Altar and the Eagle, host Reverend Steven D. Martin delves into the complex and controversial topic of baptism, exploring its historical and contemporary significance. With the voices of Robert Ericksen and Hartmut Lehmann, the focus is on baptism’s misuse by the Nazi regime. The episode delves into the deep connections…

What in Heaven’s Name Does Race Have to Do With Baptism?

Stop for a minute and think: what is baptism?  What does it mean to you? Does it include some people and exclude others? Or is it a sign of something more universal, more human? Learn the horrifying ways the Nazis classified people according to their race, and learn how Christian baptism played a role in…