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What a Title IX lawsuit might mean for religious universities

By William Trollinger and Susan Trollinger Today we share our article, which appears at The Conversation. Our thanks to the editors’ generous sharing policy, which allows us to share our article in its entirety here. A recent lawsuit has charged the U.S....

The REAP lawsuit: An Apocalyptic Moment for Evangelical Colleges

by William Trollinger “Meet the Plaintiffs” image courtesy of the Religious Exemption Accountability Project (REAP), 2021. In the wake of the 2015 Supreme Court ruling (Obergefell v. Hodges) legalizing same-sex marriage, a good friend of mine predicted...

The Seven Biggest “Devils” in Evangelicalism: Names Given

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)...

An Evangelical Purge, an Evangelical Rebellion and then, Signs of Hope (Really?)

by William Trollinger Harold Heie. Photo via Respectful Conversations It is absolutely true that, as John Fea likes to point out, not all evangelical colleges are the same. Not all evangelical schools have signed on to Ken Ham’s uninspiring list of Creation Colleges....

Was Jerry Falwell, Jr. the Last Great Fundamentalist Emperor?

by William Trollinger William Bell Riley. Photo courtesy of Minneapolis Star-Tribune. I will get to Jerry Falwell, Jr. in a moment. But first, a look at the first great fundamentalist emperor. I fell in love with the “new social history” at the University of...

Jerry Falwell, Jr. Unzipped His Pants for the Camera . . . But It’s Not About Sex

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)...