Contributing writer Rodney Kennedy makes the case that much of what we are seeing in politics today can be traced back to the late 19th century populists known as the calamity howlers. Only this time the chief howler is not a rural farmer but a
Contributing writer Rodney Kennedy responds to Ken Ham's criticism of one of his Word&Way articles. He uses this as an opportunity to explore Ham's rhetorical strategies and how much they reveal about both him and the universe of far-right Christians.
Contributing writer Rodney Kennedy looks at the excessive use of hyperbole in our culture, especially from preachers and politicians. As a teacher of rhetoric and homiletics, he is concerned that hyperbole threatens our commitments and convictions that words matter.
While evangelical participation in and support for the Jan. 6 event profoundly saddens me, I’m not shocked by it either. Big-name preachers, ministry celebrities and political figures have stoked fear, resentment, and affront among my fellow believers for nearly half a century.
Using data collected between 1972 and 2008, a Duke University professor of sociology and religion says America not only is losing its religion, but also has lost confidence in religious leaders and wants them to be less involved in politics.
WASHINGTON (ABP) -- Against a background of mounting anti-Muslim rhetoric and violence, Baptist and other religious leaders spoke out Aug. 30 against Islamophobia and urged federal officials to take a more proactive role in safeguarding Muslims’ civil rights.
Editor's Note: This final installment of Word&Way's seven-part series on conflict between the Missouri Baptist Convention and five of its related institutions examines some attempts at reconciliation. Few real attempts at reconciliation have been made between messengers' mandate in October 2001 to "take all
Editor's Note: The sixth in Word&Way's seven-part series about the ongoing conflict between the Missouri Baptist Convention and five related entities takes a look at general insurance practices and the role insurance may play in covering legal costs. Missouri Baptist Convention executive director David