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October 16, 2018
Beyond Empathy: On Historical Disgust and Lament
Historians often celebrate the value of empathy. But a recent talk about sexual abuse in...
October 10, 2018
Further Thoughts from CFH 2018: Historians and the Church
Three more reflections from the 2018 meeting of the Conference on Faith and History consider...
October 04, 2018
Evangelicals, Let’s Talk About Violence Against Women
So, it turns out close to half of all white evangelicals think Brett Kavanaugh should...
September 20, 2018
The Ritual of Saying Goodbye to the Family Dog
I live in New York City, which is the greatest city in the world, but...
September 10, 2018
Myers-Briggs Doesn’t Know Who You Are
Why do we need someone else to tell us who we are? And if we...
September 05, 2018
Surviving the Academic Job Market: Two Baylor History Success Stories
It is difficult to achieve a full-time faculty appointment in History. A 2017 article in...
August 27, 2018
What Exactly is “Tradition”?
I am currently preparing an edited book manuscript for publication with the working title of...
August 13, 2018
College Parties and Christian Ethics
Can theology fix the college-party scene? In a recent book, College Hookup Culture and Christian Ethics,...
August 09, 2018
Evangelicalism is an Imagined Religious Community
Perhaps you’ve heard. One month ago, evangelical women “hit pause” on the culture wars. It...
July 30, 2018
God and E.T.
Driving home from an evening out several weeks ago, a debate broke out in the...
July 16, 2018
Children’s Advocates: New England Puritans
Children are very much with us in summer. If this summer's most disheartening images feature...
June 28, 2018
Immigration Exclusion as Religious Exclusion
Melissa Borja, assistant professor in American Culture at the University of Michigan, returns today to...
June 18, 2018
Choice after Humanae Vitae
This summer marks the fiftieth anniversary of Humanae Vitae, the encyclical from Pope Paul VI...
June 04, 2018
The Imponderability of the Past
(We bloggers have been enjoined to post this summer on travels that we have taken...
May 31, 2018
The Reinvention of “Evangelical” in American History: A Linguistic Analysis
by Hannah Butler and Kristin Du Mez Scan the headlines, and it seems that everywhere...
May 21, 2018
Every Bride and Groom is a Royal Couple
The royal wedding is behind us. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex doubtless are among...
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 23, 2018
Does Everything Happen For a Reason?
Life is hard. Sometimes it is very hard, pain beyond the ordinary forecast for the...
April 19, 2018
Christianity and Evangelicalism
As prominent evangelical leaders gather this week at Wheaton, IL, to discuss how the Trump...
April 04, 2018
April 4, 50 Years Out
Fifty years. Fifty years since the shot rang out. Since Martin Luther King Jr. was...
March 22, 2018
Defining Evangelicalism and the Problem of Whiteness
Do you approve of the way Trump is handling his job as President? If you’re...
March 12, 2018
Do Puritans (still) hold the key to America?
Marilynne Robinson, writer of beautiful novels and perspicacious essays, turns some attention to New England...
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...
March 07, 2018
Reconsidering Paul: A Reading List
In 1998, the Southern Baptist Convention amended the Baptist Faith and Message for the first...
February 26, 2018
(Another) Massacres of Innocents
The recent school shooting in Parkland, Florida reminds us once again about the dispiriting frequency...
February 22, 2018
History and the Human Condition: Reflections on Kate Bowler’s Everything Happens for a Reason
I remember the day a couple years back when my Facebook feed was suddenly overtaken...
February 21, 2018
Paul on Women: A Modern Obsession?
On August 4, 2009, John Piper, chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary, former pastor of...
February 12, 2018
When the Neighbors See Mary
In the mid-1990s my husband and I, living in southern Germany for his fellowship year,...
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...
January 29, 2018
The Best Study-Abroad Program in Christian Higher Ed
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