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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...

At a popular evangelical tourist site, the Ark Encounter, the image of a ‘wrathful God’ appeals to millions

By Susan Trollinger and William Trollinger We at RightingAmerica are pleased to share below our article on Ark Encounter, which appears today over at The Conversation. Many thanks to the editors at The Conversation for their permission to re=post our work here! A...

A House Divided: Evangelicals, An Insurrection, and Donald Trump

by Terry Defoe Rioters at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021 carry a flag saying “Jesus is my Savior. Trump is my President.” Image by Selcuk Acar via The New Republic. Pastor Terry Defoe is an emeritus member of the clergy who served congregations in...

Another Ken Ham Attack Goes Awry, or, The Evangelical Con Job that is Creationism

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)...

Evangelical Ziggurats, and The State of Babel after the Fall

by Camille Kaminski Lewis Camille Kaminski Lewis is an Assistant Professor of Communication Studies at Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina. She holds a Ph.D. from Indiana University in Rhetorical Studies with a minor in American Studies. Her...

Respectful Discussion

by Terry Defoe Ptolemaic and Copernican Models of orbit. Image via tofspot.blogspot.com. Pastor Terry Defoe is an emeritus member of the clergy who served congregations in Western Canada from 1982 to 2016, and who ministered to students on the campuses of the...