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Anti-Vaxxers and Answers in Genesis

by William Trollinger (with Susan Trollinger) “They are concerned about a virus that doesn’t kill very many people at all.” – Georgia Purdom, Answers in Genesis (AiG)“They are trying to manipulate me into getting a vaccine that I don’t believe in and don’t see any...

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...

Galloping to Hell: Genesis: Paradise Lost

by Susan Trollinger and William Trollinger Genesis: Paradise Lost Movie. Image copyright Answers in Genesis (2019) In our recent article at The Conversation, “At the evangelical Creation Museum, dinosaurs lived alongside humans and the world is 6,000 years...

Righting America appears at The Conversation

by William Trollinger and Susan Trollinger We were delighted to write the following article, which was published today at The Conversation! We have shared the article below in its entirety, thanks to The Conversation’s generous republishing policy. Enjoy! At the...

Charles Taylor and the Disenchanted World of Fundamentalism

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...

Creating “Models” to “Confirm” Young Earth Creationism, or, How a Pair of Tortoises Travelled from the Amazon to the Seychelles

by William Trollinger “Seychelles Giant Tortoise eating” by flicksmores is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0  Young Earth creationism has its own, unusual scientific method. Most scientists will not recognize it as a “scientific method.” Be that as it may, it...