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Young Earth Creationism is Gnosticism Lite

by Rodney Kennedy Rodney Kennedy has his M.Div. from New Orleans Theological Seminary and his Ph.D. in Rhetoric from Louisiana State University. He pastored the First Baptist Church of Dayton (OH) – which is an American Baptist Church – for 13 years, after which he...

The Gospel According to Ken Ham: Chapter Two

by William Trollinger Screenshot from Ken Ham’s Facebook page, with a quote from the Gospel of Matthew and linking to a Fox News story. Image via Facebook. One of the distinctive ways in which fundamentalists make use of the Bible is proof-texting, i.e., pulling...

Creationism and Climate: The Birth of a New Pseudo-Science

by Paul Braterman Paul Braterman is Professor Emeritus in Chemistry, University of North Texas, and Honorary Research Fellow (formerly Reader) at the University of Glasgow. His research has involved topics related to the early Earth and the origins of life, and...

Science And Politics At The Creation Museum

by Paul Braterman Editor’s Note: Below is Dr. Paul Braterman’s review of Righting America at the Creation Museum. For us, the best part of this generous review is that Braterman covers and understands all parts of our argument. More than this, we...

Culture War Christianity, and The Joys of Damning To Hell Those With Whom You Disagree

by William Trollinger According to Ken Ham, Joe Biden and his ilk are “The Enemy.” As it was in the days of Noah, so it is now. And damnation is coming. The year after Ark Encounter opened in 2016, Answers in Genesis (AiG) put out a booklet entitled A Pocket Guide to...

Learning About Abortion at VBS

by Brian Kaylor and Beau Underwood  Editor’s Note: Rev. Brian Kaylor is editor and president of Word&Way – which we strongly urge you to support – as well as the host of the podcast, Baptist Without an Adjective.  Today’s post appeared...