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The Revolution at the SBC Annual Meeting

by Rev. Brian Kaylor Rev. Brian Kaylor is editor and president of Word&Way, as well as the host of the podcast, Baptist Without an Adjective. Today’s post appears originally at Word&Way. After Ed Litton emerged victorious in the Southern Baptist...

“Social Justice is Anti-Biblical”: Ken Ham as Promoter of Biblical Illiteracy

by William Trollinger Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Image via abc7Chicago.com. Every time I think that things can’t get worse at Answers in Genesis (AiG), they do. The ever-intrepid Dan Phelps has noticed that on March 05, 2021 AiG replaced their original...

Pat Robertson on Police Brutality, or, Onward Christian Police Marching as to War

by Matthew Merringer Matthew Merringer is a Master Student at the University of Dayton in the Department of Religious Studies. He studies the history and politics of American Protestantism. His interests include radicals such as Dorothy Day, Jerry Falwell, and...

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 REAP lawsuit: An Apocalyptic Moment for Evangelical Colleges

by William Trollinger “Meet the Plaintiffs” image courtesy of the Religious Exemption Accountability Project (REAP), 2021. In the wake of the 2015 Supreme Court ruling (Obergefell v. Hodges) legalizing same-sex marriage, a good friend of mine predicted...

Thank God This is Lent: Evangelicals and the Irony of Parrhesia

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...