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Rape, Sexual Harassment, and More: The Cedarville Stories are Multiplying

by William Trollinger Thomas White, president of Cedarville University with Founders Hall in the background on May 6, 2014. (Columbus Dispatch photo by Tom Dodge) Here is the short version of the Cedarville scandal. (For the full version, see here, here, and here.)...

No Safeguard, No Whole: Why I Left Cedarville University

by Julie L. Moore Julie L. Moore is the author of four collections of poetry, most recently Full Worm Moon, which won a 2018 Woodrow Hall Top Shelf Award, and which received honorable mention for the Conference on Christianity and Literature’s 2018 Book of the...

The Scandal Deepens at Cedarville University

by William Trollinger Portrait taken by HAF/IMMP, via thouarttheman Things are bad at Cedarville University, with the revelation a few days ago that in 2017 the school knowingly hired a sexual predator who rapidly became a central figure at the school.  (Go here for...

“Biblically Consistent” Cedarville University Knowingly Hires and Then (Three Years Later) Fires Sexual Abuser

by William Trollinger Inauguration of Thomas White as President of Cedarville University. Photo Credit: Samuel L. Huck, Cedarville University (2014) Just when I thought I had seen it all in American evangelicalism, here comes this story from Cedarville University....

Endangering the Least of These: A Word From the (Evangelical) World of Wrestling

by William Trollinger Photo Credit: Smiley N. Pool, Staff Photographer, Dallas Morning News While the NCAA responded to the COVID-19 pandemic by shutting down all sporting events (including March Madness for both men’s and women’s teams), the National Collegiate...

Discrimination as Love: Asbury, BYU, and LGBTQ+ Students

by Rebecca Barrett-Fox Rebecca Barrett-Fox is Professor of Sociology at Arkansas State University. The author of God Hates: Westboro Baptist Church, American Nationalism, and the Religious Right (University Press of Kansas 2016), she researches and writes...