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Child Soldiers in the Creation/Evolution War

by Adam Laats Adam Laats is Professor of Education and History (by courtesy) at Binghamton University (State University of New York). His books include: Fundamentalism and Education in the Scopes Era: God, Darwin, and the Roots of America’s Culture Wars...

Saints, Scholars, and Charlatans: Christian Nationalism and the War for America’s Historical Soul

by Earl Crown Earl Crown is a doctoral student and graduate assistant in American Studies at Penn State Harrisburg, where he also teaches American history and works at the Center for Holocaust and Jewish Studies. His scholarly interests include 20th century American...

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)...

“A Spirit of Rebellion”: The Real Politics of Young-Earth Creationism

by Carl R. Weinberg Today’s post comes from Carl R. Weinberg, Senior Lecturer in the College of Arts and Sciences and Adjunct Associate Professor of History at Indiana University in Bloomington. He is the author of Labor, Loyalty, and Rebellion: Southwestern Illinois...

Ken Ham Proves the Point: For Evangelicals, Every Child is a Gift, Except When They Aren’t

by William Trollinger 2-year-old Yanela Sanchez and her mother, Sandra Sanchez, taken into custody June 12, 2018. Photo credit: John Moore (via Getty Images) In the previous post, “Every Child is a Gift . . . Except When They Aren’t,”  Emily Hunter...