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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...

Righting America appears at The Conversation

by William Trollinger and Susan Trollinger We were delighted to write the following article, which was published today at The Conversation! We have shared the article below in its entirety, thanks to The Conversation’s generous republishing policy. Enjoy! At the...

A “Culture of Silencing, Denial, and Psychological Manipulation”: The Stories from Cedarville University Just Keep Piling Up

Introduced by William Trollinger Image for Dr. Thomas White’s Chapel Podcast. Image via Cedarville University. Here’s the very short version of what has been going down at Cedarville: Southern Baptist fundamentalist and Paige Patterson protégé Thomas White...

“Biblically Consistent” Cedarville University Knowingly Hires and Then (Three Years Later) Fires Sexual Abuser

by William Trollinger Inauguration of Thomas White as President of Cedarville University. Photo Credit: Samuel L. Huck, Cedarville University (2014) Just when I thought I had seen it all in American evangelicalism, here comes this story from Cedarville University....

Take the Young Earth Creationist Quiz Used in a Kentucky School

by William Trollinger An acquaintance passed along to Dan Phelps a quiz – displayed below – that was given to pre-high school students at a private school in rural Kentucky. If you find this young Earth creationist quiz ludicrous, please understand that the logic...

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...