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by Terry Defoe Ptolemaic and Copernican Models of orbit. Image via tofspot.blogspot.com. Pastor Terry Defoe is an emeritus member of the clergy who served congregations in Western Canada from 1982 to 2016, and who ministered to students on the campuses of the...

What Pandemic? The Amish and Amish Country Tourists Dispense with Masks

by William Trollinger Promotional photo for the Amish Country Theater (2021) Every other year my wife Sue teaches a course here at the University of Dayton (UD) entitled “The Arguments and Visual Rhetoric of Two Religious Traditions.” Not surprisingly, the two...

Red Dynamite: Creationism, Culture Wars and Anticommunism in America: An Interview with Carl Weinberg (a.k.a., the perfect post for Labor Day)

by William Trollinger Book Cover for Carl R. Weinberg’s Red Dynamite: Creationism: Culture Wars, and Anticommunism in America (2021, Cornell University Press) Carl R. Weinberg is Senior Lecturer in the College of Arts and Sciences and Adjunct Associate Professor...

Jesus and 20 Billion Others Died to Save (a Few of) Us

by William Trollinger Image from The Bible Panorama, or The Holy Scripture in Picture and Story (1891). Image via Wikimedia Commons. “Off the rails” doesn’t begin to describe the state of fundamentalist apologetics. Take, for example, young Earth creationism. Its...

The Seven Biggest “Devils” in Evangelicalism: Names Given

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)...

A Civil Conversation About Creationism and Evolution

edited by William Trollinger Bill Nye – Ken Ham Debate. February 4, 2014. (Photo by Jason Aldag/The Washington Post) Two weeks ago we ran an interview with Adam Laats about his new book, Creationism USA. In response we received a set of questions for Adam from...