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What’s Faith Got to Do With It?: Young Earth Creationism and the Promise of Certainty

by Susan and William Trollinger As part of the 2023-2024 Science and Faith Series here at the University of Dayton, we are giving this presentation on Wednesday, February 28, 4.00-5.00 pm in Sears Recital Hall, Jesse Phillips Humanities Center. The event is free, and...

100 years ago, the KKK planted bombs at a U.S. university – part of the terror group’s crusade against American Catholics

by William Trollinger Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared at The Conversation. KKK Demonstration in Dayton, OH on September 21, 1923. Photo courtesy of Dayton Metro Library. It was Dec. 19, 1923 – 100 years ago. The first day of Christmas break at...

Agency, Authority, and the Bible: What Has Happened to Evangelicals?

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...

Amish Culture Prizes Peace − But You Wouldn’t Necessarily Know It from a Stop in Amish Country Tourist Towns

by Susan Trollinger Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared at The Conversation. We are grateful to republish it here at rightingamerica. Gift items for sale in Walnut Creek, Ohio, in May 2023. Photo by Susan Trollinger Ohio’s Amish Country, located in...

The One Time an F is (Better than) Acceptable: Turning Point USA’s Dean’s List

by Tucker James Hoffmann Tucker James Hoffmann is an undergraduate student at the University of Dayton. Under the mentorship of Drs. Susan Trollinger and William Trollinger Jr., Tucker has written – among other works – “Gen Z Gen Free: The Rise of Christian Right...

The Appallingly Bad History Promoted by Answers in Genesis

by William Trollinger Photo by Patricia Engler, via Answers in Genesis Sometimes this blog simply writes itself. A few weeks ago we ran a post on Kathleen Wellman’s Hijacking History: How the Christian Right Teaches History and Why It Matters (Oxford, 2021). In this...