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Playing Nice with Fundamentalists is a Recipe for Disaster, or, See the Southern Baptist Convention

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)...

Ken Ham Proves the Point: For Evangelicals, Every Child is a Gift, Except When They Aren’t

by William Trollinger 2-year-old Yanela Sanchez and her mother, Sandra Sanchez, taken into custody June 12, 2018. Photo credit: John Moore (via Getty Images) In the previous post, “Every Child is a Gift . . . Except When They Aren’t,”  Emily Hunter...

Every Child is a Gift…Except When They Aren’t

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...

Taking Hate Seriously, or, Countering Christian White Nationalism

by Camille Lewis Camille Kaminski Lewis is currently a Lecturer in the Department 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...

Cheap Grace: White Evangelicals and the Matter of Race

by William Trollinger There’s no getting around it. White evangelicalism has a race problem. And some white evangelicals are getting the message. So it is that some Westmont College students are agitating for the removal of the “white Jesus” in the campus...

Mike Pence, Taylor University, and the Political Realities of White Evangelicalism

by William Trollinger Conservatives at Taylor University can breathe a sigh of relief. Mike Pence is on his way. The leftist assault has been thwarted. Just 14 months ago the alarm was sounded at the evangelical school of 1900 undergraduates in Upland, Indiana. A...