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Teaching the Bible in Public Schools: A Bad Idea . . . for Conservatives

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)...

Six Smart Responses to the Wedding of White Evangelicalism and the Political Right

by William Trollinger We have said it again and again, but the emergence of the Christian Right as the GOP’s most reliable constituency AND then – most dramatically – the election of Donald Trump as president has resulted in all sorts of very smart people looking...

Complementarianism, Rich Fundamentalists, and #SBCMeToo

With the May 2018 firing of Paige Patterson as president of the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (SBTS) the #MeToo movement hit the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) full force. But in response a group of wealthy donors –  pledging their “absolute and...

Is Revolution Brewing among the Southern Baptists?

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) – which is an...

White Anger Will Not Have the Last Word

As it is Holy Week for Christians, and just a few days after the March for Our Lives, it seems appropriate to post this poetic reflection from our old friend Rod Kennedy. Rodney Kennedy has a Ph.D. in Rhetoric from Louisiana State University and 45 years of preaching...