Righting America

A forum for scholarly conversation about Christianity, culture, and politics in the US
Ark Encounter | Righting America

Why science communication needs more storytelling

by Emma Frances Bloomfield Today’s post comes from our colleague Emma Frances Bloomfield, Associate Professor of Communication Studies at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, who studies the intersection of science, religion, and politics from a rhetorical...

Between the Progressives and the Fundamentalist Young Earth Creationists: How to Understand the Story of Noah and the Flood

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...

Top 10 Posts of 2023 on rightingamerica

by William Trollinger Image of student protesters at Cedarville University. Photo by Emilie Schulze. It was another good year for rightingamerica, both in the variety of authors’ voices and topics, and in the number and variety of viewers. Below are the top ten read...

Ken Ham’s Creation Story Meets Biblical Scholarship

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...

Before he was House speaker, Mike Johnson represented a creationist museum in court. Here’s what that episode reveals about his politics.

by William Trollinger Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared at The Conversation. Speaker of the House Mike Johnson takes questions from reporters at the Capitol in Washington on Nov. 14, 2023. AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite Speaker of the House Mike...

Agency, Authority, and the Bible: What Has Happened to Evangelicals?

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...