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March 01, 2018
Billy Graham, Again and Again
For me, as for many evangelicals, Billy Graham's death is personal. In 1988, Billy Graham...
February 28, 2018
Black Fundamentalists and Moody Bible Institute
How black fundamentalists responded to Moody Bible Institute's accommodation to racial segregation
February 27, 2018
The Legacy of Billy Graham for Evangelical Intellectual Life
Billy Graham was a Christian college student, president, trustee, and benefactor. What's his legacy for...
February 21, 2018
Billy Graham at The Anxious Bench
I got back from lunch just now and found about four times the normal number...
February 20, 2018
When Did Evangelicals Start Observing Lent?
While they inherited the Reformers' concern about mandatory fasting and other disciplines, evangelical interest in...
February 14, 2018
Race and Respectability at Moody Bible Institute
Moody Bible Institute’s pursuit of middle-class respectability led away from a soft racial egalitarianism toward...
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...
February 06, 2018
Church History Is the Future of Christian Colleges
A leading historian of evangelicalism thinks that "the study of Church history has ‘a huge...
February 01, 2018
Why Evangelicals Stick with President Trump
I chafe a bit at the suggestion that there are no legitimate or understandable reasons...
January 31, 2018
Cultivating Respectability at Moody Bible Institute
Efforts to secure white, middle-class respectability are nothing new at Moody Bible Institute.
January 18, 2018
From the moment Donald Trump announced his candidacy for the presidency, I have deeply disliked...
January 17, 2018
Crusade University and the Limits of Evangelical Intellectualism
Why Crusade University never got off the ground
January 16, 2018
Jessica Hahn and Evangelical Silence on Sexual Abuse
We are so pleased to welcome back John Wigger to the Anxious Bench. John Wigger...
January 10, 2018
It’s Time to Stop Using Paul Against Women: A Short Reading List
This summer I went to the National Gallery and National Portrait Gallery in London for...
January 03, 2018
Crusade University and the Intellectual Ambitions of Evangelicals
The story of evangelicals' attempt to launch an Ivy League-quality research university in the 1950s
December 27, 2017
It is Time to Stop Using Paul Against Women: A New Year’s Resolution for Christians
“I hate Paul.” I can’t tell you how many times I have heard that from...
December 20, 2017
Jim Bakker and PTL
There’s a reason why Hollywood loves to caricature evangelists as money-grubbing, secretly sex-crazed hypocrites. It’s...
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...
November 28, 2017
Do Evangelicals Share a Common Story?
Is evangelical identity based on a shared story, a religious version of a national narrative?
October 18, 2017
Romans 8:31, Chris Tomlin, And The Faith Of A Medieval Woman
"Water You turned into wine; Opened the eyes of the blind; There's no one like...
September 28, 2017
The Great Awakening and the Collapse of New England Congregationalism
What happens when a religious establishment implodes? In his magisterial Darkness Falls on the Land...
September 27, 2017
Torture in Evangelical Discourse
How evangelical individualism justifies the use of torture
September 13, 2017
Evangelicals on Campus
"From 1950 until the 1990s," writes Andrew Finstuen in his contribution to Billy Graham: American...
September 12, 2017
4 Steps to the Renewal of Evangelicalism
With evangelicals facing mounting evidence of decline, Chris suggests four steps for renewal, drawn from...
August 31, 2017
The Chance of Salvation
Lincoln Mullen is the author of the recently published The Chance of Salvation: A History...
August 23, 2017
Evangelical Silence and Trump: A Reformation Irony
I worry that evangelicals have become too comfortable with hiding our inaction behind the guise...
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...
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