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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...

The Nature of the Beast: Fossil Fuel Corporations, the Cornwall Alliance, and Climate Change Denial

by Scott Howland Scott Howland is a doctoral student at the University of Dayton in the Department of Religious Studies. Scott earned his BA in Psychology from Holy Cross College in South Bend, IN, and his MA in Theological Studies from the University of Dayton. His...

“Climate Change Scientists Are Part of an Anti-Capitalist Conspiracy”: Another Fallacy Promoted by Climate Change Deniers

by Bob Brecha Bob Brecha graduated from Wright State University (B.S. in Physics, 1983) and from the University of Texas at Austin (Ph.D. in Physics, 1990).  Since 1993 he has been at the University of Dayton where he is Professor of Physics and of Renewable and Clean...

Finally, An Evangelical Defense of Donald Trump Worth Responding To (It’s Still Terrible, but There It Is)

by Rodney Kennedy Evangelical Leaders Pray over Donald Trump. November, 2019. White House Photo. 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...