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by Terry Defoe Ptolemaic and Copernican Models of orbit. Image via tofspot.blogspot.com. Pastor Terry Defoe is an emeritus member of the clergy who served congregations in Western Canada from 1982 to 2016, and who ministered to students on the campuses of the...

Mirror Images: The Jefferson Bible and The Fundamentalist Bible

by William Trollinger Teachings of Jesus placard on display at the Creation Museum. Photo by Susan L. Trollinger (2021). I taught for eight years at Messiah University (PA), which is – as the name might indicate – an evangelical school.  (Side note: At my campus...

More Fun in Fundamentalism: Halloween is now National Evangelism Day!

by William Trollinger A screenshot from the Answers in Genesis Online Store featuring a National Evangelism Day resource by AiG’s Bodie Hodge. This semester here at the University of Dayton I am teaching my Ph.D. seminar on American Evangelicalism, with a...

What Pandemic? The Amish and Amish Country Tourists Dispense with Masks

by William Trollinger Promotional photo for the Amish Country Theater (2021) Every other year my wife Sue teaches a course here at the University of Dayton (UD) entitled “The Arguments and Visual Rhetoric of Two Religious Traditions.” Not surprisingly, the two...

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...