Changes at the Bench

The Anxious Bench began its life as a blog some four years ago. Since then, we’ve published more than a thousand posts on a wide variety of themes pertaining to the global history of Christianity. As is the case with many group blogs, on occasion individuals have departed and new contributors have taken a seat on the [Read More…]

Top Posts of 2015, Anxious Bench

Here are the year’s top posts of 2015 by author. Thanks for reading and supporting us at the Anxious Bench! Beth Allison Barr, “Halloween: More Christian Than Pagan” Agnes Howard, “How We See the Fetus” Tal Howard, “Moors, Saracens, and Turks: Islam and Europe’s Deep History” Philip Jenkins, “Mormons and New World History” Thomas Kidd, [Read More…]

Welcome to New Blogger Dr. Beth Allison Barr!

Beginning this week my Baylor colleague Dr. Beth Allison Barr will be joining the roster of the Anxious Bench bloggers. Dr. Barr is Associate Professor of History at Baylor and a Resident Scholar at Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion. Her research focuses on women and gender identity in medieval and early modern English sermons, as [Read More…]

Top Posts of the Year, Anxious Bench

Here are the most popular posts from each contributor at the Anxious Bench this year. We all appreciate your support and interest in our work. Hope you have a delightful and restful Christmas and New Year’s! Agnes Howard, “Why is that Church So Ugly?” Thomas Albert Howard, “The Axe that Severed the Bishop’s Head” Philip [Read More…]

Five from One: Happy Anniversary Patheos

As Tommy Kidd noted yesterday, we are in the middle of Patheos’ five-year-anniversary celebration.  Congratulations to Patheos for successfully “hosting the conversation on faith” for the past half-decade.  In my estimation, they have done a great job! For my part, this month marks a full year that I have had the privilege of writing for [Read More…]

Welcome New Anxious Bench Blogger David Swartz!

This coming week we are welcoming another new blogger to the Anxious Bench roster, David Swartz of Asbury University. From David’s website : David R. Swartz is an assistant professor of history at Asbury University. He earned his Ph.D. in American history at the University of Notre Dame under the direction of George Marsden and [Read More…]

Welcome New Anxious Bench Blogger Miles Mullin!

This coming week we are welcoming Miles Mullin of the J. Dalton Havard School for Theological Studies (Southwestern Baptist Seminary) as the latest addition to the Anxious Bench’s blogging roster! From Miles’s faculty profile at SWBTS: Miles S. Mullin, II is Assistant Professor of Church History at the J. Dalton Havard School for Theological Studies, Southwestern [Read More…]


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