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Perspectives on Christian Nationalism

by Terry Defoe  Educated at Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia (BA, Sociology, 1978), Lutheran Theological Seminary, Saskatoon Saskatchewan (M.Div., 1982), and the Open Learning University, Burnaby British Columbia (BA, Psychology, 2003). Defoe...

Pot Calling the Kettle Black: Ken Ham Attacks “Secular Media” for Its Lies

by William Trollinger Newly elected Speaker of the House Mike Johnson (right) with Ken Ham (left). Image via Answers in Genesis. Ken Ham has to be thrilled.  Mike Johnson – young Earth creationist, anti-LGBTQ and anti-abortion extremist, and election denier – is...

Yikes! Creationist “Scholar” Attacks RightingAmerica

by William Trollinger Image of Ken Ham & A. Charles Ware’s 2007 book Darwin’s Plantation. Dear Jerry (if I may): Oh my. It appears that my discussion of your article on Darwin and the Vietnam War has struck a nerve. So it is that you have mustered your...

Good and Evil in the Garden of Democracy: 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. He pastored the First Baptist Church of Dayton (OH) – which is an American Baptist Church – for 13 years, after which...

The Christian Right, Dispensational Premillennialism, and Antisemitism

by William Trollinger  Bar Graph showing the rise in anti-semitic incidents in the United States: 2012 – 2021. Via the Anti-Defamation League. A few years ago I was interviewed by a reporter for a national Jewish publication who wanted my take on the fact...

How did I become a “Godless Globalist?”

by Rodney Kennedy  Advertising banner for RedVoiceMedia’s “ReAwaken America Tour”. Image via RedVoiceMedia. Rodney Kennedy has his M.Div. from New Orleans Theological Seminary and his Ph.D. in Rhetoric from Louisiana State University. He...