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“Pro-Life” Christian Right Loves the Death Penalty

by William Trollinger “san marco florence 320” by Walwyn is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0  Robert Jeffress, pastor of First Baptist Dallas, is a big fan of the death penalty.  As he told Fox and Friends (where he is a regular contributor),  Let’s admit the...

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...

Playing Nice with Fundamentalists is a Recipe for Disaster, or, See the Southern Baptist Convention

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)...

“A Spirit of Rebellion”: The Real Politics of Young-Earth Creationism

by Carl R. Weinberg Today’s post comes from Carl R. Weinberg, Senior Lecturer in the College of Arts and Sciences and Adjunct Associate Professor of History at Indiana University in Bloomington. He is the author of Labor, Loyalty, and Rebellion: Southwestern Illinois...

Ken Ham Proves the Point: For Evangelicals, Every Child is a Gift, Except When They Aren’t

by William Trollinger 2-year-old Yanela Sanchez and her mother, Sandra Sanchez, taken into custody June 12, 2018. Photo credit: John Moore (via Getty Images) In the previous post, “Every Child is a Gift . . . Except When They Aren’t,”  Emily Hunter...

Every Child is a Gift…Except When They Aren’t

by Emily Hunter McGowin Today’s post is from Emily Hunter McGowin, who  is Associate Lecturer of Theology at Wheaton College. She is the author of Quivering Families: The Quiverfull Movement and Evangelical Theology of the Family. She holds a PhD in...