AKM Adam

Ask a Professor: A.K.M. Adam and Postmodern Biblical Studies

Welcome to Ask a Professor, our series that offers an insider’s view of life in academia. This month we interviewed A.K.M. Adam.
Martin Luther Cranach portrait

Why Martin Luther’s Body Type Mattered

Five hundred years after posting his ninety-five theses and launching the Reformation, Martin Luther remains a big man of history. Literally.
John Calvin

John Calvin: The Religious Reformer Who Influenced Capitalism

Both the blame and the credit for capitalism has often been placed at the feet of a 16th-century Christian theologian named John Calvin.
Lakewood Church

Does the “Prosperity Gospel” Explain Trump?

According to the Prosperity Gospel, wealth is a sign of God's favor. Trump Tower is not just his monument. It is seen as God's gift.
Coptic Christians Egypt

Why Egypt’s Coptic Christians Face Rising Sectarianism

Egypt’s Coptic Christians supported President Abdelfattah al-Sisi's overthrow of the Muslim Brotherhood. Why do they still face discrimination?
Chick Tract

Chick Tracts and the Culture Wars

Jack Chick has been called the “most widely read theologian in history.” His Chick tracts have circulated for years. He was also vehemently anti-Catholic.

What Helps Gay Christians Feel Welcome at Church?

Gay Christians have special challenges when it comes to integrating an LGBT identity within a religious identity.

Queering the Christian Experience

The queer theology of Marcella Althaus-Reid calls into question our understandings of gender, sexuality, power, and our desire for God.
Hilaria Baldwin (R) interviews Josh Duggar and his daughter during their visit with "Extra" in Times Square on March 11, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by D Dipasupil/Getty Images for Extra)

The Duggars: Sexual Abuse in the Christian Homeschooling Movement

Former homeschoolers are speaking out about sexual abuse by the Duggars and other leaders in the Christian homeschooling movement.
Robert Lewis Dear

Planned Parenthood Gunman Robert Dear’s “Idiosyncratic” Faith

Planned Parenthood gunman Robert Dear has been pigeonholed for his "idiosyncratic" faith. But it's very much a part of the American evangelical tradition.