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Two Peas in a Pod: QAnon Conspiratorialism and Young Earth Creationism

by William Trollinger Doug Jensen gestures to U.S. Capitol Police in the hallway outside of the Senate chamber at the Capitol in Washington on Jan. 6. Jensen, 41, of Des Moines, Iowa, was jailed Jan. 9 on federal charges, including trespassing and disorderly conduct...

A House Divided: Evangelicals, An Insurrection, and Donald Trump

by Terry Defoe Rioters at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021 carry a flag saying “Jesus is my Savior. Trump is my President.” Image by Selcuk Acar via The New Republic. Pastor Terry Defoe is an emeritus member of the clergy who served congregations in...

Advent, Apocalyptic, and the Blind Teachers of the Blind

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)...

Debunking the Original Birther Story

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)...

What Did Trump Know? The Presidency, Prosperity, and Pentecostals

by Dara Coleby Delgado Dara Coleby Delgado is Assistant Professor of Religious Studies and Black Studies at Allegheny College in Meadville, PA. Coleby Delgado is a third-generation Pentecostal, reared in the Apostolic/Oneness tradition. In 2019, she completed her...

The Immaculate Mistake: How Evangelicals Gave Birth to Donald Trump: An Interview with Rodney Kennedy

by William Trollinger 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...