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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...

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 Gospel According to Ken Ham: Chapter 1

by William Trollinger  Screenshot of Ken Ham’s September 24, 2022 Facebook post featuring the carousel at Ark Encounter. Image via Facebook. I did this painful work, so you don’t have to. Over the past few months it became increasingly clear that, for me to...

A New Museum: Competition in the Land of Young Earth Creationism

by William Trollinger  Screenshot from David Rives Ministries. Last Friday a reporter visited my office to interview me about the KKK in 1920s Ohio. He came here  having just visited Ark Encounter, and so I naturally asked him for his impression of Ken Ham’s...

Learning About Abortion at VBS

by Brian Kaylor and Beau Underwood  Editor’s Note: Rev. Brian Kaylor is editor and president of Word&Way – which we strongly urge you to support – as well as the host of the podcast, Baptist Without an Adjective.  Today’s post appeared...

At a popular evangelical tourist site, the Ark Encounter, the image of a ‘wrathful God’ appeals to millions

By Susan Trollinger and William Trollinger We at RightingAmerica are pleased to share below our article on Ark Encounter, which appears today over at The Conversation. Many thanks to the editors at The Conversation for their permission to re=post our work here! A...