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Not Even Close to What Was Projected: A Few Facts about Ark Encounter Attendance

by William Trollinger  The “Rainbow Entrance” at Ark Encounter. Image via BruceGerenscer.net Last week a reader sent a snarky note in response to a 2017 post I  wrote about the failure of the newly-opened Ark Encounter to live up to its first-year...

MAGA Evangelicals, or, Believing “Crazy” Leads to Following “Crazy”

by Rodney Kennedy Rodney Kennedy has his M.Div. from New Orleans Theological Seminary and his Ph.D. in Rhetoric from Louisiana State University. He pastored the First Baptist Church of Dayton (OH) – which is an American Baptist Church – for 13 years, after which he...

The Nature of the Religious Right:  An Interview with Neall Pogue

by William Trollinger Image of Neall W. Pogue’s book cover for The Nature of the Religious Right: The Struggle Between Conservative Evangelicals and the Environmental Movement (Cornell University Press, 2022) Neall Pogue is an assistant professor of instruction...

The Best of rightingamerica in 2022

by William Trollinger Exterior of Ark Encounter. Image by Susan L. Trollinger (March 15, 2022). It was another good year for rightingamerica, both in the variety of authors’ voices and topics, and in the number and variety of visitors/viewers. Regarding the latter,...

The Christian Right, Dispensational Premillennialism, and Antisemitism

by William Trollinger  Bar Graph showing the rise in anti-semitic incidents in the United States: 2012 – 2021. Via the Anti-Defamation League. A few years ago I was interviewed by a reporter for a national Jewish publication who wanted my take on the fact...