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The Gospel According to Ken Ham: Chapter Two

by William Trollinger Screenshot from Ken Ham’s Facebook page, with a quote from the Gospel of Matthew and linking to a Fox News story. Image via Facebook. One of the distinctive ways in which fundamentalists make use of the Bible is proof-texting, i.e., pulling...

The Gospel According to Ken Ham: Chapter 1

by William Trollinger  Screenshot of Ken Ham’s September 24, 2022 Facebook post featuring the carousel at Ark Encounter. Image via Facebook. I did this painful work, so you don’t have to. Over the past few months it became increasingly clear that, for me to...

A New Museum: Competition in the Land of Young Earth Creationism

by William Trollinger  Screenshot from David Rives Ministries. Last Friday a reporter visited my office to interview me about the KKK in 1920s Ohio. He came here  having just visited Ark Encounter, and so I naturally asked him for his impression of Ken Ham’s...

The End is Nye, or, Science Goes Apocalyptic

by Rodney Kennedy Rodney Kennedy has his M.Div. from New Orleans Theological Seminary and his Ph.D. in Rhetoric from Louisiana State University. He pastored the First Baptist Church of Dayton (OH) – which is an American Baptist Church – for 13 years, after which he...

Science And Politics At The Creation Museum

by Paul Braterman Editor’s Note: Below is Dr. Paul Braterman’s review of Righting America at the Creation Museum. For us, the best part of this generous review is that Braterman covers and understands all parts of our argument. More than this, we...

Teaching Environmental Issues in Christian School Education

by Neall Pogue Neall Pogue is an assistant professor of instruction at The University of Texas at Dallas.  His research on the relationship between the environment and white conservative evangelicals of the religious right was published in April of 2022 by Cornell...