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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...

The REAP lawsuit: An Apocalyptic Moment for Evangelical Colleges

by William Trollinger “Meet the Plaintiffs” image courtesy of the Religious Exemption Accountability Project (REAP), 2021. In the wake of the 2015 Supreme Court ruling (Obergefell v. Hodges) legalizing same-sex marriage, a good friend of mine predicted...

The Cedarville Interpreter, or, Thomas White Can’t Silence (all) the Students

by William Trollinger Homepage of The Cedarville Interpreter. For the past nine years the Cedarville University administration has done everything in its power to eliminate discussion of any ideas mildly at variance with the patriarchal Christian Right ideology...

The Racist Silence at the Heart of Answers in Genesis

by William Trollinger Supporters of US President Donald Trump protest in the US Capitol Rotunda on January 6, 2021, in Washington, DC. – Demonstrators breeched security and entered the Capitol as Congress debated the a 2020 presidential election Electoral Vote...