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Sin is Something Others Do

by William Trollinger Jerry Falwell, Sr. Photo by  William Sauro of the New York Times. In her magisterial work, The Evangelicals: The Struggle to Shape America, Frances FitzGerald brilliantly explains a dynamic at the very heart of the contemporary Christian Right....

The Murder of George Floyd, and Ken Ham Finds His Voice

by Susan Trollinger and William Trollinger Photo Credit: Allie Caren, Washington Post (2020) In late 2007, we were asked by Mike Castle, then pastor at Cross Creek Church here in Dayton, to give a presentation on Evolution Sunday (which in 2008 was February 10). In...

Wayne Grudem on Divorce: The Right Conclusion for the Wrong Reason

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 theology from the...

“A Spirit of Rebellion”: The Real Politics of Young-Earth Creationism

by Carl R. Weinberg Today’s post comes from Carl R. Weinberg, Senior Lecturer in the College of Arts and Sciences and Adjunct Associate Professor of History at Indiana University in Bloomington. He is the author of Labor, Loyalty, and Rebellion: Southwestern Illinois...