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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 originally at...

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...

The Bible, and the Creation Museum Bible

by William Trollinger President Donald Trump holds a Bible as he visits outside St. John’s Church across Lafayette Park from the White House Monday, June 1, 2020, in Washington. Part of the church was set on fire during protests on Sunday night. (AP...

Slaves Should Have Stayed Put on the Plantation: Al Mohler’s “Apology”

by William Trollinger Al Mohler, President of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. April 27, 2006. Photo Credit: james.thompson via Wikimedia Commons. Southern Baptist fundamentalists are not having a good time of it these days. There is, for example, the ongoing...

Take the Young Earth Creationist Quiz Used in a Kentucky School

by William Trollinger An acquaintance passed along to Dan Phelps a quiz – displayed below – that was given to pre-high school students at a private school in rural Kentucky. If you find this young Earth creationist quiz ludicrous, please understand that the logic...