Romans 13:1-2: How to Quell Dissent in Two Short Bible Verses

by William Trollinger “Let every person be subject to the governing authorities; for there is no authority except from God, and those authorities that exist have been instituted by God. Therefore whoever resists authority resists what God has appointed, and those who...

Between Us and Them

In the final chapter of her wonderful new book, The Second Coming of the KKK, Linda Gordon provides a very helpful discussion of the ways in which the Ku Klux Klan of the 1920s fit and did not fit the label “fascist.”  In this regard, she noted the KKK’s extreme...

Why the Obsession with Sex?

Why do evangelical leaders and pastors devote so much energy, so much attention, to sex? In particular, evangelical pastors and leaders spend an enormous amount of time delineating what constitutes God-ordained sexuality and God-ordained sexual roles. Man is to be the...

The Specter of Jesus

The fact that white evangelicals have given us President Donald Trump has forced a significant minority of American evangelicals into profound self-examination. Some are simply abandoning the label. One of the most prominent is David Gushee, Distinguished University...

So Much Good Stuff to Read (about Evangelicals and Donald Trump): Part Two

One of the few benefits of the Donald Trump presidency that many smart journalists and scholars are now writing about white evangelicals in an effort to understand these Christians who make up his most loyal constituency. The challenge is that so many great articles...