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The Strange, Closed Cosmos of Evangelical Secularism

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)...

Getting Beyond the Culture War: One Inspiring Example

by Susan Trollinger Just about a week ago, Qasim Rashid (a Democrat running for Congress in Virginia’s first district) was speaking at an outdoor campaign event to about 30 supporters in the beautiful setting of Aquia Harbor in Stafford, Virginia. As you would expect,...

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...

Jews and the Perils of Christian Zionism

by William Trollinger  Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister, Tzipi Hotovely,  Rabbi Dr. Shlomo Riskin, David Nekrutman and Rabbi Dr. Kenneth Brander, Pastor John Hagee and Rabbi Aryeh Scheinberg at the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs, November 11, 2018. Photo courtesy...

Saints, Scholars, and Charlatans: Christian Nationalism and the War for America’s Historical Soul

by Earl Crown Earl Crown is a doctoral student and graduate assistant in American Studies at Penn State Harrisburg, where he also teaches American history and works at the Center for Holocaust and Jewish Studies. His scholarly interests include 20th century American...