Chrissy Stroop

Chrissy Stroop

is creating a blog, commentary, journalism, and advocacy
Hi, I'm Chrissy!

Thanks for your interest in my work!

If you've found your way here, you may know me as a Twitter personality and blogger, or you may have Googled me after coming across my name in in The New York Times, Newsweek, The EconomistAP, ThinkProgress, Business Insider, The New Republic, Politico, The Guardian, Daily Kos, or Right Wing Watch.

I get mentioned and quoted in outlets like those by virtue of being both a Russian area studies and foreign policy expert--Stanford Ph.D. in modern Russian history, 2012--and a visible member of the growing exvangelical community and movement of former fundamentalists and evangelicals speaking out in opposition to Christian Right abuse and extremism.

In the latter capacity I've helped to shift the needle on our national conversation around evangelicalism as the troublemaking creator of viral hashtags including #EmptyThePews#ChristianAltFacts, and #ExposeChristianSchools. My own work has appeared in Foreign PolicyPlayboyReligion Dispatches (now part of Rewire.news), Dame MagazinePolitical Research Associates (see also this feature article on Christian colleges and LGBTQ issues not listed on my PRA author page), Eurasianet, and elsewhere.

My blog, Not Your Mission Field, mostly deals with aspects of evangelical authoritarianism, and features a number of essays in which I draw on both data and scholarship, and my own experience, for an engaging and informative approach that can be described as autoethnographic. My public profile has grown since the 2016 election, when many Americans discovered an urgent need to understand both Russia and the U.S. Christian Right.

My work speaks not only to both Putinist Russia and homegrown Christian authoritarianism, but also to the connections between them. with respect to the serious threat to human rights and democracy represented by global right-wing networks. I have strived to meet the demand for information on these topics as a public intellectual, and in summer 2018 I gave up searching for a traditional, tenure-track academic job in order to work full-time as a writer, blogger, commentator, advocate, and public speaker.

As there are no ads on my website, which also features an annotated list of resources for those who have left fundamentalist religion or are considering doing so, and freelance writing fees do not provide enough to earn a living, I am currently able to work full-time in this capacity only thanks to financial support from my Patreon patrons! If you are able to join their ranks with a pledge of even a few dollars a month or to point others to this page, that is immensely helpful to me. 

If you would like to make a one-time gift in support of my work instead of a monthly commitment, click here for PayPal or here for Cash (which allows anonymous donations). To book me as a speaker (I am always grateful for recommendations to your local university, humanist organization, progressive religious organization, etc.), you may use this contact form. Or you might find that some of the products featured in my CafePress shop, also called Not Your Mission Field, are just what you need for yourself or as a gift for just about any occasion!
Tiers
Supporter
$5 or more per month
  • If you support me at $5 per month or more, you'll receive an occasional newsletter with the inside "Stroop scoop" via e-mail. Sometimes these come with bonus content!
Fan
$10 or more per month

As a "fan," you'll get both my occasional "Stroop scoop" newsletter and a magnet from my CafePress shop featuring the slogan "Ask me about my pluralist agenda" and "NotYourMissionField.com" (that url redirects to cstroop.com). If you prefer, you may request a magnet featuring "#EmptyThePews" instead. 

Super Fan
$25 or more per month

As a "super fan," you'll receive a Not Your Mission Field coffee mug (#EmptyThePews available upon request) in addition to receiving the "Stroop scoop" occasional newsletter.

Mega Fan
$50 or more per month
  • As a "mega fan," you will receive both a Not Your Mission Field coffee mug and magnet (#EmptyThePews available upon request), as well as the occasional "Stroop scoop" newsletter! 
Ultra Fan
$100 or more per month

As an "ultra fan," you'll receive a t-shirt of your choice from all the designed available in my CafePress shop, as well as a Not Your Mission Field magnet (#EmptyThePews available upon request) in addition to receiving the "Stroop scoop" occasional newsletter.

Very Important Patron
$250 or more per month
  • As a VIP, or "very important patron," you may book me for a talk with my speaking fee waived (a $250 - $1k value), although I may require travel assistance. If you prefer, you may choose to have me write a guest post for your blog or website instead. In addition, you will receive a t-shirt of your choice from my CafePress shop, a Not Your Mission Field magnet and coffee mug (#EmptyThePews available upon request), and the "Stroop scoop" occasional newsletter. This is the ultimate package! 
Hi, I'm Chrissy!

Thanks for your interest in my work!

If you've found your way here, you may know me as a Twitter personality and blogger, or you may have Googled me after coming across my name in in The New York Times, Newsweek, The EconomistAP, ThinkProgress, Business Insider, The New Republic, Politico, The Guardian, Daily Kos, or Right Wing Watch.

I get mentioned and quoted in outlets like those by virtue of being both a Russian area studies and foreign policy expert--Stanford Ph.D. in modern Russian history, 2012--and a visible member of the growing exvangelical community and movement of former fundamentalists and evangelicals speaking out in opposition to Christian Right abuse and extremism.

In the latter capacity I've helped to shift the needle on our national conversation around evangelicalism as the troublemaking creator of viral hashtags including #EmptyThePews#ChristianAltFacts, and #ExposeChristianSchools. My own work has appeared in Foreign PolicyPlayboyReligion Dispatches (now part of Rewire.news), Dame MagazinePolitical Research Associates (see also this feature article on Christian colleges and LGBTQ issues not listed on my PRA author page), Eurasianet, and elsewhere.

My blog, Not Your Mission Field, mostly deals with aspects of evangelical authoritarianism, and features a number of essays in which I draw on both data and scholarship, and my own experience, for an engaging and informative approach that can be described as autoethnographic. My public profile has grown since the 2016 election, when many Americans discovered an urgent need to understand both Russia and the U.S. Christian Right.

My work speaks not only to both Putinist Russia and homegrown Christian authoritarianism, but also to the connections between them. with respect to the serious threat to human rights and democracy represented by global right-wing networks. I have strived to meet the demand for information on these topics as a public intellectual, and in summer 2018 I gave up searching for a traditional, tenure-track academic job in order to work full-time as a writer, blogger, commentator, advocate, and public speaker.

As there are no ads on my website, which also features an annotated list of resources for those who have left fundamentalist religion or are considering doing so, and freelance writing fees do not provide enough to earn a living, I am currently able to work full-time in this capacity only thanks to financial support from my Patreon patrons! If you are able to join their ranks with a pledge of even a few dollars a month or to point others to this page, that is immensely helpful to me. 

If you would like to make a one-time gift in support of my work instead of a monthly commitment, click here for PayPal or here for Cash (which allows anonymous donations). To book me as a speaker (I am always grateful for recommendations to your local university, humanist organization, progressive religious organization, etc.), you may use this contact form. Or you might find that some of the products featured in my CafePress shop, also called Not Your Mission Field, are just what you need for yourself or as a gift for just about any occasion!

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Tiers
Supporter
$5 or more per month
  • If you support me at $5 per month or more, you'll receive an occasional newsletter with the inside "Stroop scoop" via e-mail. Sometimes these come with bonus content!
Fan
$10 or more per month

As a "fan," you'll get both my occasional "Stroop scoop" newsletter and a magnet from my CafePress shop featuring the slogan "Ask me about my pluralist agenda" and "NotYourMissionField.com" (that url redirects to cstroop.com). If you prefer, you may request a magnet featuring "#EmptyThePews" instead. 

Super Fan
$25 or more per month

As a "super fan," you'll receive a Not Your Mission Field coffee mug (#EmptyThePews available upon request) in addition to receiving the "Stroop scoop" occasional newsletter.

Mega Fan
$50 or more per month
  • As a "mega fan," you will receive both a Not Your Mission Field coffee mug and magnet (#EmptyThePews available upon request), as well as the occasional "Stroop scoop" newsletter! 
Ultra Fan
$100 or more per month

As an "ultra fan," you'll receive a t-shirt of your choice from all the designed available in my CafePress shop, as well as a Not Your Mission Field magnet (#EmptyThePews available upon request) in addition to receiving the "Stroop scoop" occasional newsletter.

Very Important Patron
$250 or more per month
  • As a VIP, or "very important patron," you may book me for a talk with my speaking fee waived (a $250 - $1k value), although I may require travel assistance. If you prefer, you may choose to have me write a guest post for your blog or website instead. In addition, you will receive a t-shirt of your choice from my CafePress shop, a Not Your Mission Field magnet and coffee mug (#EmptyThePews available upon request), and the "Stroop scoop" occasional newsletter. This is the ultimate package!