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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...

Ken Ham and Tucker Carlson Agree: Leftists (i.e., Liberals and Democrats) are Satanic

by William Trollinger Screenshot from Ken Ham’s August 26, 2021 Facebook post. Every time I think that Ken Ham cannot go any lower, he does. And he takes his followers with him. On his Facebook page, Ham posted this image of a Daily Wire article entitled...

The Immaculate Mistake: How Evangelicals Gave Birth to Donald Trump: An Interview with Rodney Kennedy

by William Trollinger 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...

The True Story of Sodom

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)...

The Christian Right and the Decline of White Evangelicalism

by William Trollinger Update: This post is republished over at Red Letter Christians on July 30, 2021. A participant in the January 6, 2021 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol poses with a Bible. Image credit: John Minchillo/AP via Word and Way . The headlines tell the...