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On Martin Luther King Day, A Patriot’s Lament: Donald Trump and the Insurrections to Come

By Raymond Screws Raymond D. Screws earned his Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska in 2003.  He also has an MA from Pittsburg State University and a B.A. from School (now College) of the Ozarks, where his advisor was William Trollinger.  Throughout his...

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...

A House Divided: Evangelicals, An Insurrection, and Donald Trump

by Terry Defoe Rioters at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021 carry a flag saying “Jesus is my Savior. Trump is my President.” Image by Selcuk Acar via The New Republic. Pastor Terry Defoe is an emeritus member of the clergy who served congregations in...

Mark Meadows: Before the Attempted Coup, the Tawdry World of Young Earth Creationism

by William Trollinger Insurrectionists enter the US Capitol building on January 6, 2021. Photo by: John Minchillo (Associated Press) An evangelical young Earth creationist played a central role in Donald Trump’s coup attempt? Not a shock. Late last night the House of...

Decoding the Digital Church: Evangelical Storytelling and the Election of Donald J. Trump: An interview with Stephanie A. Martin

by Patrick Thomas Sam (Stephanie A. Martin) is a scholar of public address and political communication, with a particular interest in the public discourses of conservative social movements, especially evangelical voters. She has written or edited three books, most...

What Did Trump Know? The Presidency, Prosperity, and Pentecostals

by Dara Coleby Delgado Dara Coleby Delgado is Assistant Professor of Religious Studies and Black Studies at Allegheny College in Meadville, PA. Coleby Delgado is a third-generation Pentecostal, reared in the Apostolic/Oneness tradition. In 2019, she completed her...