Chrissy Stroop


The creator of the viral hashtags #EmptyThePews and #ChristianAltFacts, Chrissy Stroop is a writer, researcher, and evangelical activist and advocate who grew up in central Indiana, earned a Ph.D. in modern Russian history from Stanford University, spent several years living in Moscow, and currently resides in a north suburb of Indianapolis. Stroop's journalism and commentary has appeared in Playboy, Religion Dispatches, and other outlets. Stroop's personal blog, Not Your Mission Field, can be found at

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