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Mark Meadows: Before the Attempted Coup, the Tawdry World of Young Earth Creationism

by William Trollinger Insurrectionists enter the US Capitol building on January 6, 2021. Photo by: John Minchillo (Associated Press) An evangelical young Earth creationist played a central role in Donald Trump’s coup attempt? Not a shock. Late last night the House of...

Decoding the Digital Church: Evangelical Storytelling and the Election of Donald J. Trump: An interview with Stephanie A. Martin

by Patrick Thomas Sam (Stephanie A. Martin) is a scholar of public address and political communication, with a particular interest in the public discourses of conservative social movements, especially evangelical voters. She has written or edited three books, most...

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...

White Nationalism and Faith: An Interview with Camille Kaminski Lewis

by William Trollinger Camille Kaminski Lewis is, as of this fall, an Assistant Professor of Communication Studies at Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina. She holds a Ph.D. from Indiana University in Rhetorical Studies with a minor in American Studies. Her...

The 1776 Report: A Crime Against History

by William Trollinger An escaped slave named Peter showing his scarred back at a medical examination in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 1863. Library of Congress. Martin Luther King’s February 12 1965 speech in Selma, Alabama. Horace Cort/AP. The 1619 Project – the...

Dinosaur Bones, Mark Meadows, Neo-Confederates, and the Tawdry World of Young Earth Creationism

by William Trollinger Ebenezer the Allosaurus on display at the Creation Museum. Copyright Susan L. Trollinger (2014). Ebenezer the Allosaurus is a star at the Creation Museum. But the story of Ebenezer is a window into the corruption, fraudulence, and right-wing...