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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...

Hijacking History: An Interview with Kathleen Wellman

by William Trollinger Book cover for Kathleen Wellman’s Hijacking History: How the Christian Right Teaches History and Why It Matters (Oxford University Press, 2021). Kathleen Wellman is Dedman Family Distinguished Professor of History and Altshuler...

Learning About Abortion at VBS

by Brian Kaylor and Beau Underwood  Editor’s Note: Rev. Brian Kaylor is editor and president of Word&Way – which we strongly urge you to support – as well as the host of the podcast, Baptist Without an Adjective.  Today’s post appeared...

Evangelical Ziggurats, and The State of Babel after the Fall

by Camille Kaminski Lewis Camille Kaminski Lewis is an Assistant Professor of Communication Studies at Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina. She holds a Ph.D. from Indiana University in Rhetorical Studies with a minor in American Studies. Her...

“Social Justice is Anti-Biblical”: Ken Ham as Promoter of Biblical Illiteracy

by William Trollinger Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Image via abc7Chicago.com. Every time I think that things can’t get worse at Answers in Genesis (AiG), they do. The ever-intrepid Dan Phelps has noticed that on March 05, 2021 AiG replaced their original...

“You Are Made to Feel Like an Enemy”: Even More Stories from the Toxic Academic Community that is Cedarville

Introduced by William Trollinger Cedarville President Thomas White in Chapel. Photo credit: Anna DeWine, Xenia Daily Gazette For those of you who have not kept up on the ongoing Cedarville scandal, see here, here, here, here, and here.  And here are some...