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When the Juice is Not Worth the Squeeze: Distinguishing between Productive and Unproductive Conversations

by Emma Frances Bloomfield Today’s post comes from our colleague Emma Frances Bloomfield, an Assistant Professor at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, who studies the intersection of science, religion, and politics from a rhetorical perspective. She received...

Talking with Climate Skeptics: How to Engage Separators, Bargainers, and Harmonizers (Part 2)

by Emma Frances Bloomfield Today’s post comes from our colleague Emma Frances Bloomfield, an Assistant Professor at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, who studies the intersection of science, religion, and politics from a rhetorical perspective. She received...

Talking with Climate Skeptics: How to Engage Separators, Bargainers, and Harmonizers (Part 1)

by Emma Frances Bloomfield Today’s post comes from our colleague Emma Frances Bloomfield, an Assistant Professor at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, who studies the intersection of science, religion, and politics from a rhetorical perspective. She received...

Mike Pence, Taylor University, and the Political Realities of White Evangelicalism

by William Trollinger Conservatives at Taylor University can breathe a sigh of relief. Mike Pence is on his way. The leftist assault has been thwarted. Just 14 months ago the alarm was sounded at the evangelical school of 1900 undergraduates in Upland, Indiana. A...

White Jesus at Westmont College: The Controversy

by William Trollinger Image of Jesus from the Nancy Voskuyl Prayer Chapel at Westmont College. Photo courtesy of The Horizon Last weekend Sue and I were at Westmont College (Montecito CA) for the 18th annual Conversation on the Liberal Arts. The theme of this year’s...

So Many Fascinating Articles This Year (2019!) on Evangelicals and Trump

by William Trollinger It is absolutely impossible to keep up on all the articles being written by smart journalists and scholars on white evangelicals, the Christian Right, and Donald Trump. Below are seven articles that have appeared since New Year’s Day. They range...