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Getting Educated on Faith, Race, and Power at a Christian College

by Kelsey Lahr Kelsey Lahr is a communication professor at Los Angeles Pacific University. Her scholarly interests include climate change communication and environmental rhetorics. She also works summers as a seasonal Ranger in Yosemite National Park. Her writing...

A Black Evangelical Has Schooled Ken Ham on Race and Racism . . . and Ken is Not Pleased

by William Trollinger Martin Luther King, Jr., three-quarter length portrait, standing, facing front, at a press conference / World Telegram & Sun photo by Walter Albertin. June 7, 1964. In August, Ken Ham (Answers in Genesis CEO) and Charles Ware (founder and...

“Pro-Life” Christian Right Loves the Death Penalty

by William Trollinger “san marco florence 320” by Walwyn is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0  Robert Jeffress, pastor of First Baptist Dallas, is a big fan of the death penalty.  As he told Fox and Friends (where he is a regular contributor),  Let’s admit the...

Ken Ham Proves the Point: For Evangelicals, Every Child is a Gift, Except When They Aren’t

by William Trollinger 2-year-old Yanela Sanchez and her mother, Sandra Sanchez, taken into custody June 12, 2018. Photo credit: John Moore (via Getty Images) In the previous post, “Every Child is a Gift . . . Except When They Aren’t,”  Emily Hunter...

Every Child is a Gift…Except When They Aren’t

by Emily Hunter McGowin Today’s post is from Emily Hunter McGowin, who  is Associate Lecturer of Theology at Wheaton College. She is the author of Quivering Families: The Quiverfull Movement and Evangelical Theology of the Family. She holds a PhD in...