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American Lament: Navigating the Apocalypse with Michael Flynn and Oliver North

by Dominic Sanfilippo Dominic Sanfilippo is researching political and theological polarization, conspiratorial rhetoric, and emerging fundamentalist influences on American Catholicism while pursuing a master’s degree in theological studies at the University of...

Stay With Your Abusive Husband: John MacArthur and Evangelical Patriarchy

by William Trollinger  A screenshot of Ken Ham’s post to Facebook on John McArthur’s “Truth Matters!” Conference. Image via Facebook. It’s hard to imagine that anyone outside the Christian Right bubble is unaware of the fact that white...


The Disturbing Fantasies at the Heart of Evangelical Climate Denial

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)...

Ken Ham the Huckster and Inventor of a New Arithmetic, or, The Trials and Travails of Trying to Have a Letter Critical of Ark Encounter Published in the Local Newspaper

by Daniel Phelps Daniel Phelps is a retired environmental geologist for the commonwealth of Kentucky. He has also taught part-time in Kentucky’s Community College system. His work to expose the pseudoscience behind Ham’s Ark Encounter was featured in the award-winning...

The Lives of Amish Women: An Interview with Karen M. Johnson-Weiner

by Susan L. Trollinger Karen M. Johnson-Weiner is a Distinguished Service Professor of Anthropology Emerita at SUNY Potsdam in Potsdam, NY, where she taught courses in linguistic anthropology. She received a B.A. in 1975 from Hope College (Holland, MI) and an M.A....

The Same Old Evangelical Enemies

by Rodney Kennedy Editor’s Note: this piece appeared earlier this week at Word&Way. We are happy to share it here for our readers! Book Cover, Righting America at the Creation Museum by Susan L. Trollinger and William Vance Trollinger, Jr. (2016). Historians...