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Dear Evangelicals: How Much Leviticus Do You Really Want?

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 God of Scarcity v. The God of Excess

by William Trollinger One of the story lines in 21st-century evangelicalism has been the rise of the New Calvinists, a movement which comes, to quote a Time article on the phenomenon, “complete with an utterly sovereign and micromanaging deity, sinful and puny...

Incest Used to be Ok. Gay Marriage Never Was.

William Trollinger For Righting America we were determined to read the Creation Museum as a text, taking the time to understand the messages that the museum is conveying. Toward that end, I visited the Creation Museum eight times, and Sue seven. Some aspects of the...

Why the Obsession with Sex?

by William Trollinger 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...

Evangelical Colleges and the Shrinking of White Evangelicalism

by William Trollinger The numbers tell a remarkable story. White evangelicalism is shrinking, and at a brisk rate. While 23% of Americans identified as white and evangelical in 2006, that number had dropped to 17% by 2017. More than this, white evangelicalism is...