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Tom Cotton’s Thanksgiving, or, My Second-Grade Textbook Told the Truth and I Don’t Want Actual History to Get in the Way of My Feeling Good About Myself as a White Male

by William Trollinger Senator Tom Cotton. Image courtesy of Newsweek. The masters of Twitter and the Blogosphere are once again dismantling Tom Cotton, Senator from Arkansas and Donald Trump wannabe. Cotton might have two Harvard degrees, but he is certainly proving...

Lincoln’s Second Inaugural: The Best Medicine is the Truth

by Rachael Griggs Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address, engraved at the Lincoln Memorial. Photo: the U.S. National Parks Service Rachael Griggs is a science advocate and a Jesus advocate. Her awe of nature and appreciation for the sciences began with her first...

Two Peas in a Pod: The Insecurities and Shame of Donald Trump and White Evangelicals

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)...

The Evangelical Mind: Going, Going, Gone

by William Trollinger Screenshot from Trey Smith’s The Coming Storm: A Donald J. Trump Documentary. Image via Youtube “Many, many soldiers . . . died for the freedom of many people of other shades and colors, some of whom were sold out by their own kinsmen and...

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...

The Bible, and the Creation Museum Bible

by William Trollinger President Donald Trump holds a Bible as he visits outside St. John’s Church across Lafayette Park from the White House Monday, June 1, 2020, in Washington. Part of the church was set on fire during protests on Sunday night. (AP...