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Looking Back at 2018

by William Trollinger Faithland map, 2018. Created by Alex Egoshin using data provided by the Association of Religion Data Archives. 2018 was significant for the rightingamerica blog, both in the variety of authors’ voices and topics featured, and the number of...

Righting and Wronging America at the Creation Museum

by William Trollinger What will happen to museums in this post-truth age? Is there a productive way in which to respond to culture war rhetoric? These were but two of the questions Sue and I were asked in response to our presentation last Wednesday on “Righting and...

Studying Religious Rhetorics in the Time of Trump and Kavanaugh: Part One

by William Trollinger On the Saturday that Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed by the Senate as the newest justice on the Supreme Court, it was energizing and therapeutic to be in the company of smart and gracious scholars devoted to studying and explaining religious...

Presuppositionalism, the Fundamentalist Bubble, and Donald Trump

William Trollinger The fundamentalist bubble is not simply a matter of separate schools, institutions, and media. It is also a matter of separate ideas that cannot be challenged or disputed or proven untrue. It is a matter of impregnable presuppositions. At the...

The Evolution of Creationism in American Higher Education: Part 2

by Adam Laats Today, our colleague Adam Laats continues his exploration of the history of young earth creationism as a doctrine of evangelical colleges and universities. As he demonstrates below, in the last century creationist colleges have wrestled with many...