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While the Planet Burns, Ken Ham Fiddles

by William Trollinger Over the past week there have been innumerable news reports on the increasingly dramatic effects of global warming: A firefighter walks in front of a huge blaze heading towards a home in Strawn, TX. Image via The Telegraph. From NPR: “This very...

Whither Evangelical Colleges?: The LGBTQ+ Moment is Here

by William Trollinger Graduating Seattle Pacific University students hand rainbow Pride flags to Interim President Pete Menjares while receiving their diplomas. Image via Religion News Service. Fact #1: Approximately 2/3 of evangelicals between the ages of 18 and 35...

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...

Follow Your Conscience: An Interview with Peter Cajka

by William Trollinger Peter Cajka is Assistant Teaching Professor in the Department of American Studies at the University of Notre Dame. He earned his Ph.D. from Boston College, and before that he was an undergraduate student here at the University of Dayton, where I...

The Bible, and the Creation Museum Bible

by William Trollinger President Donald Trump holds a Bible as he visits outside St. John’s Church across Lafayette Park from the White House Monday, June 1, 2020, in Washington. Part of the church was set on fire during protests on Sunday night. (AP...

SpongeBob SquarePants Bad, Tucker Carlson Good: The Moral Universe of Ken Ham

by William Trollinger SpongeBob SquarePants. Image courtesy of Nickelodeon. This past Saturday Nickolodeon celebrated Pride Month by very strongly suggesting that their popular cartoon character,  SpongeBob SquarePants, is gay. LGBTQ+ activists immediately celebrated...