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Facing the Apocalypse: The REAP lawsuit and Moderate Evangelical Universities

by William Trollinger Baylor’s Gay Prom. Image via Baylor University Gamma Alpha Upsilon. As reported in an earlier post, 33 former and current college and seminary students – under the auspices of the Religious Exemption Accountability Project (REAP) – have...

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...

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....

BioLogos, Answers in Genesis, and Two Wildly Different Evangelical Responses to the Pandemic

by William Trollinger In the Age of Trump it is very easy to imagine that white evangelicalism is a monolith. But when it comes to science, in general, and the pandemic, in particular, it turns out that it is not. In 2007 Francis Collins – who then was director of the...

If It Sounds Unbelievable, It Probably Is

by Mark Wastler Mark Wastler is a sheep farmer in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley and an Episcopal priest serving a village church in Maryland. Mark’s spirituality, politics, and way of life have been deeply shaped by agrarian thought and American Pragmatism. He studied...

William James and a Journey into the Land of the Faithfully Unafraid

by Earl Crown Earl Crown teaches high school United States and Modern European history at Chapelgate Christian Academy in suburban Maryland. He has a bachelor’s in history from Messiah College and a master’s in liberal arts from McDaniel College. His scholarly...