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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...

John Hagee and the Evolving Basis for Christian Zionism

by Daniel G. Hummel Daniel G. Hummel works at Upper House, a Christian study center on the campus of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and is an honorary research fellow at UW-Madison. He is the author of Covenant Brothers: Evangelicals, Jews, and U.S.-Israeli...

Teaching the Bible in Public Schools: A Bad Idea . . . for Conservatives

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)...

Ken Ham, White Evangelicals, and Fighting Racism

by William Trollinger “Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., speaking at an AFL-CIO event” by Kheel Center At Answers in Genesis (AiG) Ken Ham has put up a post entitled “Martin Luther King Jr. Day: The Gospel is the Answer to Racism.” In this post Ham asserts that...