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Sin is Something Others Do

by William Trollinger Jerry Falwell, Sr. Photo by  William Sauro of the New York Times. In her magisterial work, The Evangelicals: The Struggle to Shape America, Frances FitzGerald brilliantly explains a dynamic at the very heart of the contemporary Christian Right....

SpongeBob SquarePants Bad, Tucker Carlson Good: The Moral Universe of Ken Ham

by William Trollinger SpongeBob SquarePants. Image courtesy of Nickelodeon. This past Saturday Nickolodeon celebrated Pride Month by very strongly suggesting that their popular cartoon character,  SpongeBob SquarePants, is gay. LGBTQ+ activists immediately celebrated...

The Murder of George Floyd, and Ken Ham Finds His Voice

by Susan Trollinger and William Trollinger Photo Credit: Allie Caren, Washington Post (2020) In late 2007, we were asked by Mike Castle, then pastor at Cross Creek Church here in Dayton, to give a presentation on Evolution Sunday (which in 2008 was February 10). In...

The Murder of George Floyd, and Ken Ham’s Very Loud Silence

by William Trollinger George Floyd, who died May 25th, 2020 after a white police officer knelt on his neck for at least seven minutes. Photo from Facebook via Wikimedia Commons. So, when does silence equal racism? As everyone knows by now, on the evening of May 25, in...

Rape, Sexual Harassment, and More: The Cedarville Stories are Multiplying

by William Trollinger Thomas White, president of Cedarville University with Founders Hall in the background on May 6, 2014. (Columbus Dispatch photo by Tom Dodge) Here is the short version of the Cedarville scandal. (For the full version, see here, here, and here.)...

Getting Educated on Faith, Race, and Power at a Christian College

by Kelsey Lahr Kelsey Lahr is a communication professor at Los Angeles Pacific University. Her scholarly interests include climate change communication and environmental rhetorics. She also works summers as a seasonal Ranger in Yosemite National Park. Her writing...