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Playing Nice with Fundamentalists is a Recipe for Disaster, or, See the Southern Baptist Convention

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)...

Looking Back at 2018

by William Trollinger Faithland map, 2018. Created by Alex Egoshin using data provided by the Association of Religion Data Archives. 2018 was significant for the rightingamerica blog, both in the variety of authors’ voices and topics featured, and the number of...

Papal Inerrancy For All but Francis

by Sean Martin Sean Martin is a fifth-year theology doctoral student at the University of Dayton writing on Catholic fundamentalism and Scott Hahn. Sean and his wife, Beth, currently live in Cincinnati with their infant daughter, Gwen. Sean has an MA in philosophy...

Complementarianism, Rich Fundamentalists, and #SBCMeToo

With the May 2018 firing of Paige Patterson as president of the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (SBTS) the #MeToo movement hit the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) full force. But in response a group of wealthy donors –  pledging their “absolute and...

Southern Baptist Fundamentalists Strike Back!

by William Trollinger It appears the battle in the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) is just beginning. And that is not a surprise. At the most recent SBC convention in Dallas the moderate (or, somewhat less conservative) forces seemed to have carried the day, with...