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A “Culture of Silencing, Denial, and Psychological Manipulation”: The Stories from Cedarville University Just Keep Piling Up

Introduced by William Trollinger Image for Dr. Thomas White’s Chapel Podcast. Image via Cedarville University. Here’s the very short version of what has been going down at Cedarville: Southern Baptist fundamentalist and Paige Patterson protégé Thomas White...

The Murder of George Floyd, and Ken Ham Finds His Voice

by Susan Trollinger and William Trollinger Photo Credit: Allie Caren, Washington Post (2020) In late 2007, we were asked by Mike Castle, then pastor at Cross Creek Church here in Dayton, to give a presentation on Evolution Sunday (which in 2008 was February 10). In...

The Murder of George Floyd, and Ken Ham’s Very Loud Silence

by William Trollinger George Floyd, who died May 25th, 2020 after a white police officer knelt on his neck for at least seven minutes. Photo from Facebook via Wikimedia Commons. So, when does silence equal racism? As everyone knows by now, on the evening of May 25, in...

Slaves Should Have Stayed Put on the Plantation: Al Mohler’s “Apology”

by William Trollinger Al Mohler, President of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. April 27, 2006. Photo Credit: james.thompson via Wikimedia Commons. Southern Baptist fundamentalists are not having a good time of it these days. There is, for example, the ongoing...

The (De)Evolution of Truth

by Rachael Griggs Rachael Griggs is a science advocate and a Jesus advocate. Her awe of nature and appreciation for the sciences began with her first telescope at the age of twelve. As an adult, she participated in various evangelical congregations until she converted...

It’s the End of the World As We Know It…and I Feel…Weirdly Ok?

by Jennifer Jones Hamilton Jennifer Jones Hamilton is an Instructional Assistant and Substitute Teacher with Carroll County Public Schools in Eldersburg, Maryland, as well as an application reviewer for Teach for America.  She has a bachelor’s degree in History and is...