Southern Baptists and Iraq

September 28, 2007

My latest academic article is out in the Journal of the Speech and Theatre Association of Missouri. It is entitled "Onward Christian Soldiers: Southern Baptist Convention's Support for Operation Iraqi Freedom" and my co-author is Bryan Fisher (former college roommate). In this study we analyzed the rhetoric by Southern Baptist leaders during the lead-up to the Iraq war and reasons why the God-based appeals for the war were not successful with most Americans. The piece is not online, but STAM's website is here.