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Flags, Snakes, Jesus, and Insurrection

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)...

1619 vs. 1776 vs. 1861, or, Whose History is It?

by Raymond D. 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 career, he...

What Might Islamists Teach Americans About Democracy?

by Ahmed Khanani Ahmed Khanani, author of All Politics are God’s Politics: Moroccan Islamism and the Sacralization of Democracy (Rutgers University Press, January 2021), is Plowshares Assistant Professor of Politics and co-director of the Center for Social...

Killing as Many as They Can, as Long as They Can

by William Trollinger Brandon Bernard, who is scheduled for execution today, December 10, 2020. Photo via The New Yorker. Just when you imagine that the Trump Administration could not get any crueler, it does, even as it is heading out the door. After a seventeen-year...

Salvation is Not Forthcoming Any Time Soon: Trumpism and the Soul-Destroying Corruption of White Evangelicalism

by William Trollinger Evangelical leaders pray over Trump in the Oval Office. Photo via The Chicago Tribune (2017). “What does it profit a faith to gain a whole country and then lose it, along with its own soul?” (Sarah Jones) Four years ago, just after the...