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A Scopes Trial Redux: Evolution, Coronavirus, and the Evangelical War on Science

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)...

Endangering the Least of These: A Word From the (Evangelical) World of Wrestling

by William Trollinger Photo Credit: Smiley N. Pool, Staff Photographer, Dallas Morning News While the NCAA responded to the COVID-19 pandemic by shutting down all sporting events (including March Madness for both men’s and women’s teams), the National Collegiate...

Responding to COVID-19, or, Evangelicals v. Science

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)...

Finally, An Evangelical Defense of Donald Trump Worth Responding To (It’s Still Terrible, but There It Is)

by Rodney Kennedy Evangelical Leaders Pray over Donald Trump. November, 2019. White House Photo. 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...

Jerry Falwell Jr.: The Latest in a Century of Fundamentalist Autocrats

by William Trollinger Donald Trump attends the Liberty University Commencement Ceremony and delivers remarks Saturday, May 13, 2017, Lynchburg, Virginia. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead) Over the past few months, the lid on the inner workings at...

So Many Fascinating Articles This Year (2019!) on Evangelicals and Trump

by William Trollinger It is absolutely impossible to keep up on all the articles being written by smart journalists and scholars on white evangelicals, the Christian Right, and Donald Trump. Below are seven articles that have appeared since New Year’s Day. They range...