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The Gospel According to Ken Ham: Chapter Two

by William Trollinger Screenshot from Ken Ham’s Facebook page, with a quote from the Gospel of Matthew and linking to a Fox News story. Image via Facebook. One of the distinctive ways in which fundamentalists make use of the Bible is proof-texting, i.e., pulling...

The Gospel According to Ken Ham: Chapter 1

by William Trollinger  Screenshot of Ken Ham’s September 24, 2022 Facebook post featuring the carousel at Ark Encounter. Image via Facebook. I did this painful work, so you don’t have to. Over the past few months it became increasingly clear that, for me to...

The End is Nye, or, Science Goes Apocalyptic

by Rodney Kennedy Rodney Kennedy has his M.Div. from New Orleans Theological Seminary and his Ph.D. in Rhetoric from Louisiana State University. He pastored the First Baptist Church of Dayton (OH) – which is an American Baptist Church – for 13 years, after which he...

Daniel Phelps, Strimple Award Winner: Fighting the Good Fight on Behalf of Science, Reason, and the Separation of Church and State v. Young Earth Creationism

Strimple Award Winner Daniel Phelps. Image via the Journal of Paleontology. Daniel Phelps is a retired environmental geologist for the commonwealth of Kentucky. He has also taught part-time in Kentucky’s Community College system. Phelps is founder and president of the...

Teaching Environmental Issues in Christian School Education

by Neall Pogue Neall Pogue is an assistant professor of instruction at The University of Texas at Dallas.  His research on the relationship between the environment and white conservative evangelicals of the religious right was published in April of 2022 by Cornell...

No Doubt Creation Takes Time – Lots and Lots of Time

by Rodney Kennedy Rodney Kennedy has his M.Div. from New Orleans Theological Seminary and his Ph.D. in Rhetoric from Louisiana State University. He pastored the First Baptist Church of Dayton (OH) – which is an American Baptist Church – for 13 years, after which he...