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May 31, 2013
THE HERETICS’ BIBLE
I recently posted about the enduring influence of Dualist versions of Christianity, the idea that the...
May 30, 2013
The Mormon Image in the New York Times
The New York Times was not especially kind to either Mitt Romney or his faith...
May 29, 2013
Dying the Modern Death
Welcome to this fourth installment of Death Wednesday here at the Anxious Bench. In my...
May 28, 2013
Hope for Revival in Britain?
My family and I just returned from two weeks in the U.K., and while we...
May 27, 2013
“No Purely Feminine Woman”
“While women sometimes wished to be men in order to partake of their freedoms and...
May 26, 2013
MAMELUKES AND JANISSARIES
I recently wrote a piece for Realclearreligion on the Genízaros, native militias that the Spanish...
May 24, 2013
I have been writing on the persistence of alternative forms of Christianity through the long...
May 23, 2013
Christians on Campus
"Christians are ousted wherever possible on campus," complained Campus Crusade for Christ (Cru) founder Bill...
May 22, 2013
Recovering the Ars Moriendi*
“Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here, but...
May 21, 2013
Do Christians and Muslims Worship the Same God?
The Boston Marathon bombings and the faiths of the Tsarnaev brothers have renewed the debate...
May 19, 2013
I originally wrote the following piece for my church’s newsletter. Bear with me if my...
May 17, 2013
THE GOSPELS OF ISLAM
I have been tracking the ancient “lost gospels” through the Middle Ages, when these alternative...
May 16, 2013
How does God still speak?
Until recent decades at least, nearly all Americans have believed in an unchanging God, "the...
May 15, 2013
Bourbon Fudge and Trappist Caskets
This past semester for me focused inordinately on death. I taught a course called “War...
May 14, 2013
Benjamin Franklin, George Whitefield, and the Founding of the University of Pennsylvania
Many people are not aware of the vital friendship between Benjamin Franklin and George Whitefield....
May 13, 2013
Protestant Reformation Approaching 500
On October 31, 2017, the Protestant Reformation will turn 500. How ought one commemorate such...
May 11, 2013
Welcome New Anxious Bench Blogger David Swartz!
This coming week we are welcoming another new blogger to the Anxious Bench roster, David...
May 10, 2013
FINDING THE DIATESSARON
My current research involves the history of alternative gospels and scriptures, and how these supposedly...
May 09, 2013
Evil, Evil, Everywhere
Evil has seemed everywhere over the past several weeks. The Boston bombings. Gruesome murders of...
May 08, 2013
Outsourcing Death and Dying in America
Once an intimate family affair, death and dying are now outsourced in America. Set in...
May 07, 2013
“An Army of the Living God”: Stonewall Jackson’s Death and Southern Memory
This week marks the 150th anniversary of the tragic death on May 10, 1863, of...
May 06, 2013
I have been posting recently about the survival of the so-called lost gospels into the...
May 05, 2013
THE HIRED HAND
I recently posted on oddly profound theological currents in Western films. This past February, Scottish...
May 04, 2013
Welcome New Anxious Bench Blogger Miles Mullin!
This coming week we are welcoming Miles Mullin of the J. Dalton Havard School for Theological...
May 03, 2013
IRELAND’S LOST GOSPELS
I recently posted on the wide range of alternative scriptural materials that survived in the...
May 01, 2013
God reveals Godself... My ears pricked up during a recent sermon at a local Presbyterian...
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