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Good and Evil in the Garden of Democracy: 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. He pastored the First Baptist Church of Dayton (OH) – which is an American Baptist Church – for 13 years, after which...

Greedy for Certainty: The Strange Fruit of Literalism 

by Rodney Kennedy Rodney Kennedy has his M.Div. from New Orleans Theological Seminary and his Ph.D. in Rhetoric from Louisiana State University. He pastored the First Baptist Church of Dayton (OH) – which is an American Baptist Church – for 13 years, after which he...

Another Racial Divide

by Br. Thomas Nguyen, G.H.M. An Asian woman holds a sign during an anti-violence rally in New York City. Photo by Jim Wilson of The New York Times. Br. Thomas is a brother of The Glenmary Home Missionaries, a community that ministers to rural populations in the United...

The Nature of the Religious Right:  An Interview with Neall Pogue

by William Trollinger Image of Neall W. Pogue’s book cover for The Nature of the Religious Right: The Struggle Between Conservative Evangelicals and the Environmental Movement (Cornell University Press, 2022) Neall Pogue is an assistant professor of instruction...

The Best of rightingamerica in 2022

by William Trollinger Exterior of Ark Encounter. Image by Susan L. Trollinger (March 15, 2022). It was another good year for rightingamerica, both in the variety of authors’ voices and topics, and in the number and variety of visitors/viewers. Regarding the latter,...

American Lament: Navigating the Apocalypse with Michael Flynn and Oliver North

by Dominic Sanfilippo Dominic Sanfilippo is researching political and theological polarization, conspiratorial rhetoric, and emerging fundamentalist influences on American Catholicism while pursuing a master’s degree in theological studies at the University of...