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The Making of The Making of Biblical Womanhood: An Interview with Beth Barr

by Susan Trollinger Beth Allison Barr (PhD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) is professor of history and associate dean of the Graduate School at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, where she specializes in medieval history, women’s history, and church...

Tony Perkins Vult: The Conflation of Pilgrimage and Crusade in the Modern Evangelical Imagination

by Matthew Merringer Matthew Merringer is an M.A. Student at the University of Dayton in the Department of Religious Studies. He studies the history and politics of American Protestantism. His interests include radicals such as Dorothy Day, Jerry Falwell, and nativist...

“Social Justice is Anti-Biblical”: Ken Ham as Promoter of Biblical Illiteracy

by William Trollinger Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Image via abc7Chicago.com. Every time I think that things can’t get worse at Answers in Genesis (AiG), they do. The ever-intrepid Dan Phelps has noticed that on March 05, 2021 AiG replaced their original...

The Rhetoric of the Lost Cause All Over Again, and Again

by Susan Trollinger Statue of Robert E. Lee in Richmond, VA. Photo by Salwan Georges of The Washington Post (2020) The other day, I was reading David Blight’s fine book, Race and Reunion: The Civil War in American Memory, in preparation for a project that I am going...

A “Culture of Silencing, Denial, and Psychological Manipulation”: The Stories from Cedarville University Just Keep Piling Up

Introduced by William Trollinger Image for Dr. Thomas White’s Chapel Podcast. Image via Cedarville University. Here’s the very short version of what has been going down at Cedarville: Southern Baptist fundamentalist and Paige Patterson protégé Thomas White...

The Murder of George Floyd, and Ken Ham’s Very Loud Silence

by William Trollinger George Floyd, who died May 25th, 2020 after a white police officer knelt on his neck for at least seven minutes. Photo from Facebook via Wikimedia Commons. So, when does silence equal racism? As everyone knows by now, on the evening of May 25, in...