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Ken Ham and Tucker Carlson Agree: Leftists (i.e., Liberals and Democrats) are Satanic

by William Trollinger Screenshot from Ken Ham’s August 26, 2021 Facebook post. Every time I think that Ken Ham cannot go any lower, he does. And he takes his followers with him. On his Facebook page, Ham posted this image of a Daily Wire article entitled...

The Immaculate Mistake: How Evangelicals Gave Birth to Donald Trump: An Interview with Rodney Kennedy

by William Trollinger 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...

The True Story of Sodom

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)...

What a Title IX lawsuit might mean for religious universities

By William Trollinger and Susan Trollinger Today we share our article, which appears at The Conversation. Our thanks to the editors’ generous sharing policy, which allows us to share our article in its entirety here. A recent lawsuit has charged the U.S....

Tony Perkins Vult: The Conflation of Pilgrimage and Crusade in the Modern Evangelical Imagination

by Matthew Merringer Matthew Merringer is an M.A. Student at the University of Dayton in the Department of Religious Studies. He studies the history and politics of American Protestantism. His interests include radicals such as Dorothy Day, Jerry Falwell, and nativist...

“Social Justice is Anti-Biblical”: Ken Ham as Promoter of Biblical Illiteracy

by William Trollinger Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Image via abc7Chicago.com. Every time I think that things can’t get worse at Answers in Genesis (AiG), they do. The ever-intrepid Dan Phelps has noticed that on March 05, 2021 AiG replaced their original...