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October 27, 2016
Alienated and Ambivalent Evangelical Scholars
Along with several of my co-bloggers, last week I was at the Conference on Faith...
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 23, 2016
Highlights from the 2016 Meeting of the Conference on Faith and History
Race, gender, identity... and Donald Trump. Revisiting the 2016 meeting of the Conference on Faith...
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 06, 2016
The Crisis of Corporate Evangelicalism (Part 5 – Born Again)
How corporate evangelicals remade themselves in the Great Depression and after.
September 28, 2016
Hey White Evangelicals, Welcome to Anabaptism
After centuries of relying on sky-high Amish birthrates for church growth, Anabaptism has exploded in...
September 08, 2016
Crisis of Corporate Evangelicalism (Part 4 – The “Other” Evangelicals)
In July 1925, America was gripped by a spectacle of the sort that reality TV...
August 25, 2016
History, Empathy, and Race in America
In the white paper “Measuring College Learning in History” (a surprisingly good read as far...
August 11, 2016
The Crisis of Corporate Evangelicalism (Part 3 – where did it come from?)
[You can also read previous posts in the series] Imagine a world where families operate like corporations....
August 03, 2016
How Activists Claimed Primary Season (for awhile)
During the Democratic National Convention, supporters of Bernie Sanders denounced the superdelegate system as rigged....
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...
July 14, 2016
The Crisis of Corporate Evangelicalism (Part 2 – Defining Evangelicalism)
[You can read Part 1 here if you missed it.] Let’s talk about the...
July 06, 2016
Evangelicals, Local Churches, and Transformational Advocacy
Historically, evangelicals have hesitated to engage structures and systems. The book Advocating for Justice represents...
June 30, 2016
History, Memory, and Relevance: Reflections on Christian Feminism Today
Last week I attended the biennial Christian Feminism Today conference, an organization better known among...
June 22, 2016
Moving Beyond “When Helping Hurts”
This guest post comes from Steve Offutt, a professor of development studies at Asbury Theological...
June 16, 2016
The Crisis of Corporate Evangelicalism (Part 1)
Part 1: who are the “corporate evangelicals?” These have been banner days for those...
June 09, 2016
The Future of American Evangelicalism
Nearly twenty years ago, Christian Smith assessed American evangelicalism as "embattled but thriving." Nowadays, just...
June 08, 2016
The Limits of a Narrow Evangelical Advocacy
Today's guest post comes from David Bronkema, Associate Professor of International Development at Eastern University...
May 31, 2016
“Ask Jesus into Your Heart”: A History of the Sinner’s Prayer
[This week’s post comes from my Patheos archives.] Many an evangelical pastor has concluded a...
May 11, 2016
The Limits of Evangelical Identity Politics
Jimmy Carter’s born-again credentials drew many evangelicals to the polls in 1976. Evangelicals who had...
April 27, 2016
J.C. Can Save America
Ted Cruz marshals a rhetoric of Christian America in his campaign for president. Christians should...
April 12, 2016
Back in 2012, when Mitt Romney lost the presidential election, many disappointed supporters – including...
March 16, 2016
The End of American Evangelicalism
One of the big surprises of 2016 is the extent of evangelical support for Donald...
February 25, 2016
For historians and other scholars, religion provides an endless supply of fascinating narratives. And few...
February 17, 2016
Unexpected Sites of Christian Pacifism: South Korea
South Korea is an embattled nation. Birthed out of brutal Japanese rule from 1910 to...
February 03, 2016
Bethel at War: A Digital History
I'm pleased to present a guest post from Fletcher Warren, a recent graduate of Bethel...
January 28, 2016
Evangelicals Will Vote Trump
On Tuesday, Liberty University president Jerry Falwell Jr. endorsed Donald Trump. A NBC news poll...
January 20, 2016
The Global Context of InterVarsity and #BlackLivesMatter
Part of InterVarsity’s response to the #BlackLivesMatter controversy has been entirely predictable. In part, the...
January 07, 2016
Vonette Zachary Bright (1926-2015)
In December 2004, I went to Orlando, Florida, to interview Vonette Bright. I was in...
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