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Another Ken Ham Attack Goes Awry, or, The Evangelical Con Job that is Creationism

by Rodney Kennedy Rodney Kennedy has his M.Div. from New Orleans Theological Seminary and his Ph.D. in Rhetoric from Louisiana State University. The pastor of 7 Southern Baptist churches over the course of 20 years, he pastored the First Baptist Church of Dayton (OH)...

Mark Meadows: Before the Attempted Coup, the Tawdry World of Young Earth Creationism

by William Trollinger Insurrectionists enter the US Capitol building on January 6, 2021. Photo by: John Minchillo (Associated Press) An evangelical young Earth creationist played a central role in Donald Trump’s coup attempt? Not a shock. Late last night the House of...

Evangelical Ziggurats, and The State of Babel after the Fall

by Camille Kaminski Lewis Camille Kaminski Lewis is an Assistant Professor of Communication Studies at Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina. She holds a Ph.D. from Indiana University in Rhetorical Studies with a minor in American Studies. Her...

Mirror Images: The Jefferson Bible and The Fundamentalist Bible

by William Trollinger Teachings of Jesus placard on display at the Creation Museum. Photo by Susan L. Trollinger (2021). I taught for eight years at Messiah University (PA), which is – as the name might indicate – an evangelical school.  (Side note: At my campus...

More Fun in Fundamentalism: Halloween is now National Evangelism Day!

by William Trollinger A screenshot from the Answers in Genesis Online Store featuring a National Evangelism Day resource by AiG’s Bodie Hodge. This semester here at the University of Dayton I am teaching my Ph.D. seminar on American Evangelicalism, with a...

What Pandemic? The Amish and Amish Country Tourists Dispense with Masks

by William Trollinger Promotional photo for the Amish Country Theater (2021) Every other year my wife Sue teaches a course here at the University of Dayton (UD) entitled “The Arguments and Visual Rhetoric of Two Religious Traditions.” Not surprisingly, the two...