High School Students Trying to Understand Evangelicalism

Returning to high school was great fun! Last Friday we had the good fortune of speaking in Ms. Barbara Acker’s three Comparative Religion classes at Oakwood High School (just south of Dayton). We talked about young Earth creationism, and Sue showed slides from the...

The Specter of Jesus

The fact that white evangelicals have given us President Donald Trump has forced a significant minority of American evangelicals into profound self-examination. Some are simply abandoning the label. One of the most prominent is David Gushee, Distinguished University...

Fundamentalism, Creationism, and the Escape from History

Jason A. Hentschel has a Ph.D. in theology from the University of Dayton, and is currently senior pastor at Wyoming Baptist Church (Wyoming, OH). His research focuses on the intersection of evangelicalism and modern American culture. He has contributed chapters to The...

Interpreting the Ark’s Apocalypse: Responding to Praise from Answers in Genesis

Today’s post comes from our colleague Emma Frances Bloomfield, an Assistant Professor at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, who studies the intersection of science, religion, and politics from a rhetorical perspective. She received her PhD from USC Annenberg and...

Anti-Intellectualism at Warp Speed

In the end, is the point to make it possible for evangelicals not to think? Bryan Osborne of Answers in Genesis (AiG)  has recently explained the organization’s purpose thusly: The revelation that the Bible’s plain history is true, that real science confirms...