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Wayne Grudem on Divorce: The Right Conclusion for the Wrong Reason

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 theology from the...

John Hagee and the Evolving Basis for Christian Zionism

by Daniel G. Hummel Daniel G. Hummel works at Upper House, a Christian study center on the campus of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and is an honorary research fellow at UW-Madison. He is the author of Covenant Brothers: Evangelicals, Jews, and U.S.-Israeli...

Getting Educated on Faith, Race, and Power at a Christian College

by Kelsey Lahr Kelsey Lahr is a communication professor at Los Angeles Pacific University. Her scholarly interests include climate change communication and environmental rhetorics. She also works summers as a seasonal Ranger in Yosemite National Park. Her writing...

“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)...