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Mike Pence, Taylor University, and the Political Realities of White Evangelicalism

by William Trollinger Conservatives at Taylor University can breathe a sigh of relief. Mike Pence is on his way. The leftist assault has been thwarted. Just 14 months ago the alarm was sounded at the evangelical school of 1900 undergraduates in Upland, Indiana. A...

White Supremacists, Fundamentalists, and the Ideology of Separation

by William Trollinger “Earth 2 – from Apollo 12” by Marc Van Nordenis licensed under CC BY 2.0 Once you “other” someone, then you can do anything to them. Rebecca Solnit is a wonderful writer, not just because she is masterful with words (and here I...

White Jesus at Westmont College: The Controversy

by William Trollinger Image of Jesus from the Nancy Voskuyl Prayer Chapel at Westmont College. Photo courtesy of The Horizon Last weekend Sue and I were at Westmont College (Montecito CA) for the 18th annual Conversation on the Liberal Arts. The theme of this year’s...

Ken Ham, White Evangelicals, and Fighting Racism

by William Trollinger “Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., speaking at an AFL-CIO event” by Kheel Center At Answers in Genesis (AiG) Ken Ham has put up a post entitled “Martin Luther King Jr. Day: The Gospel is the Answer to Racism.” In this post Ham asserts that...

So Many Fascinating Articles This Year (2019!) on Evangelicals and Trump

by William Trollinger It is absolutely impossible to keep up on all the articles being written by smart journalists and scholars on white evangelicals, the Christian Right, and Donald Trump. Below are seven articles that have appeared since New Year’s Day. They range...