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Wayne Grudem on Divorce: The Right Conclusion for the Wrong Reason

by Emily Hunter McGowin Today’s post is from Emily Hunter McGowin, who  is Associate Lecturer of Theology at Wheaton College. She is the author of  Quivering Families: The Quiverfull Movement and Evangelical Theology of the Family. She holds a PhD in theology from the...

Slaughtering 200 Million Unborn (Among Others): The Angry God of Young Earth Creationism

by Susan Trollinger “Cemetery of the Innocents” by cindy47452 is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0  Susan Trollinger is Professor of English at the University of Dayton (UD), where she teaches courses in visual rhetoric, religious rhetoric, and writing. Her...

Getting Educated on Faith, Race, and Power at a Christian College

by Kelsey Lahr Kelsey Lahr is a communication professor at Los Angeles Pacific University. Her scholarly interests include climate change communication and environmental rhetorics. She also works summers as a seasonal Ranger in Yosemite National Park. Her writing...

Creating “Models” to “Confirm” Young Earth Creationism, or, How a Pair of Tortoises Travelled from the Amazon to the Seychelles

by William Trollinger “Seychelles Giant Tortoise eating” by flicksmores is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0  Young Earth creationism has its own, unusual scientific method. Most scientists will not recognize it as a “scientific method.” Be that as it may, it...

Child Soldiers in the Creation/Evolution War

by Adam Laats Adam Laats is Professor of Education and History (by courtesy) at Binghamton University (State University of New York). His books include: Fundamentalism and Education in the Scopes Era: God, Darwin, and the Roots of America’s Culture Wars...

The Fundamentalist Quest for a Gentler God: Rewriting the Story of the Flood

by William Trollinger Photograph taken by Susan Trollinger. Righting America, p. 55. For more images and information about the museum, go to creationmuseum.org In her blog post, “Death Outside the Ark . . . Made Vivid,” Sue Trollinger discusses the...