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September 30, 2013
The Promise of America’s Religious Colleges
As a new academic year gets underway, the writing is on the wall: higher education...
September 29, 2013
THE SECRET RESURRECTION OF SALVATOR ROSA
I think I’ve discovered a long-lost secret society that transmitted its religious message through coded...
September 27, 2013
In October, 1555, the regime of Mary Tudor burned two former English bishops for their...
September 26, 2013
Das Buch Mormon
About a year ago, I asked for advice about how to structure a course on...
September 25, 2013
From Graduate Student Learner to Teaching Professor
Like many professors, I work at an institution where I teach broad survey classes. At...
September 24, 2013
Paleo Evangelicals and the Plight of Prisoners
It's tough to get people to stand up for prisoners. Disproportionately poor, black, and Hispanic,...
September 23, 2013
Although the Book of Enoch was highly regarded in the early Christian church, it fell...
September 22, 2013
THE FOUR BEASTS
Crowded, isn’t it? I don’t suppose the four evangelists ever met under one roof, but...
September 20, 2013
The scriptures attributed to the Biblical figure of Enoch commanded immense respect in the early...
September 19, 2013
It's so easy to make fun of Mormons that The Book of Mormon: The Musical...
September 18, 2013
Peter Leithart’s landmark book Defending Constantine (2010) sharply rebuked Christian pacifists. Leithart clearly intended to...
September 17, 2013
When the United Nations Did Good: Os Guinness and Religious Liberty
Baylor recently welcomed Os Guinness, one of the seminal Christian apologists of the past half-century,...
September 16, 2013
Should Christians mind how babies come to be?
Is in vitro fertilization (IVF) a moral issue? Jennifer Lahl, in a recent post at...
September 15, 2013
I recently posted about the historic devotion to the Virgin Mary, and the range of...
September 13, 2013
THE MYSTERY OF ENOCH
And Enoch walked with God and then he was gone, for God took him. I...
September 12, 2013
Civil Rights and the Federal Government in the African American Experience
Last month, we celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of the March on Washington. Led by veteran...
September 11, 2013
Evangelicals and White Supremacy (part II)
While a national denomination fitfully advanced an agenda of social justice and civil rights, my...
September 10, 2013
The Roots of Evangelical Opposition to Syrian Intervention
Last week I wrote about "Paleo Evangelicals and Syria," explaining why many traditional evangelicals will...
September 09, 2013
PAPIAS AND THE MIRACULOUS VINES
Based on my study of Christian history, I offer a couple of strictly non-scientific impressions....
September 08, 2013
THE PASSING OF MARY
And, behold, the archangel Michael rolled back the stone from the door of the tomb;...
September 06, 2013
At some point in the ninth century, a Christian monk was buried at Akhmim, in...
September 05, 2013
Evangelicals and White Supremacy
Carolyn Renée Dupont's Mississippi Praying: Southern White Evangelicals and the Civil Rights Movement, 1945-1975 is...
September 04, 2013
A Humble Proposal
At the beginning of each semester, I ask my students to call me David, not...
September 03, 2013
Paleo Evangelicals and Syria
I have written on a number of occasions about paleo evangelicals, those who are theologically...
September 02, 2013
Islam in the Christian College?
In a post 9/11 world, engaging Islam in the college classroom is more important than...
September 01, 2013
THE CHILD MARY
If I were to choose the single film that influenced me most, ever, it would...
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