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May 03, 2018
Poisonous History and Its Antidote: Christian Nationalism, Black History, and New Beginnings
On April 26, the National Memorial for Peace and Justice, in Montgomery, Alabama, opened its...
April 19, 2018
The Church of James Dobson?
Is Focus on the Family a church? It depends who you ask. And it depends...
April 19, 2018
Christianity and Evangelicalism
As prominent evangelical leaders gather this week at Wheaton, IL, to discuss how the Trump...
March 08, 2018
Is It Time to Put Away “the Prophetic”?
A few weeks back, evangelical theologian Richard Mouw explained over at Religion News Service why...
February 08, 2018
Forgiveness or Hypocrisy? Evangelicals, Abuse, and the Witness of Rachael Denhollander
Access Hollywood. Roy Moore. Stormy Daniels. The cast of characters may shift from one scandal...
December 14, 2017
Can “Evangelicalism” Survive Trump?
Back in the 1980s, Ronald Wells announced that he would like to resign as an...
December 06, 2017
When Evangelicals Campaigned for Family Values
On the campaign against loose morals in the 1920s and how contemporary support for Roy...
November 30, 2017
Christian Scholarship’s Distribution Problem
Today’s guest post comes from Raully Donahue. Donahue took a PhD in European history...
November 29, 2017
Because Xmas really is Xpian…
This is from my Anxious Bench archives. It is still one of my favorites, even though...
October 19, 2017
Me Too. And Why This is a Christian Problem.
Female “purity” was highly prized in Victorian Christianity, but a sexual double standard let men...
September 20, 2017
An Ordinary Preaching Woman in a Texas Baptist Church, c. 1930
In a 2006 interview, Wayne Grudem argued that female leaders in the church (especially pastors)...
August 10, 2017
Reclaiming Life at Home: Declaring War on Clutter to Save the American Soul
Imagine for a moment a team of anthropologists walking through your door, taking a look...
June 29, 2017
The Democrats Have a Religion Problem. But They’re Not the Only Ones.
So, you’ve probably heard by now: The Democrats have a religion problem. Historian Daniel K....
June 28, 2017
Wonder Woman and Complementarianism
I found myself thinking about complementarianism while watching the new Wonder Woman movie.
June 01, 2017
Slow Cooking: The College Classroom and American Civic Life
Today we welcome Will Katerberg to the Anxious Bench. Will is Professor of History at...
May 04, 2017
Fairness for All: A Call for Culture Peacemakers?
For nearly half a century, American Christians have, to greater and lesser degrees, embraced the...
April 06, 2017
Is Complementarian Theology Abusive to Women?
As you may have heard, Princeton Seminary decided to award Tim Keller the prestigious...
March 23, 2017
A Golden Age for Christian Colleges?
Are Christian colleges uniquely positioned to revitalize our nation’s intellectual life and contribute to cultural...
February 23, 2017
Still Searching for Christian America
“At times of crisis it is a natural human reaction to turn to the past...
February 09, 2017
Heroes of the Faith: True, but not Accurate
Today at the Anxious Bench we welcome Bruce Berglund, professor of history at Calvin College. He...
January 26, 2017
Praying for the Best and Preparing for the Worst
Today we welcome Jonathan Couser to the Anxious Bench. Jonathan received an M.Div. from Yale Divinity...
January 18, 2017
Mandates from the Masses and the Call to Courageous Christian Scholarship
Today's guest post comes to us from Scott Culpepper, Associate Professor of History at Dordt...
December 29, 2016
Fear No Evil: Christian Witness in a Time of Darkness
A truck plows into crowds at a Berlin Christmas market. Heart-wrenching images from Aleppo disquiet...
December 01, 2016
The Crisis of Corporate Evangelicalism (Part 7 – a glimpse at the future?)
What does the future hold for corporate evangelicalism?
November 17, 2016
Hillary Clinton’s Spiritual Stamina
As the reality of Hillary Clinton’s unexpected defeat sinks in, as pundits jockey to offer...
October 26, 2016
Homeless: The Evangelical Left in 2016
2016 would appear to be the perfect moment to launch a revitalized evangelical left. Donald...
October 12, 2016
The Culture Wars and Evangelical “Evangelism”
Christians, who are people of the Book, follow political scripts as well as biblical scripts....
October 10, 2016
The Problem with Protecting our Wives and Daughters
Don’t get me wrong. I’m glad many evangelicals are lining up to condemn Trump’s vulgar...
July 28, 2016
Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, By Their Words
by Katelyn Guichelaar and Kristin Du Mez The national party conventions of the past two...
July 20, 2016
Trump, Evangelicals, and the Democratic Party
White evangelicals have become such an entrenched bloc in the Republican Party that four out...
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