Journal Full of Joy

Fides et Historia

Of the reading of journals, there is no end, and yet much reading of them is a weariness.   -Ecclesiastes 12:12, MAV* In every vocation, some tasks bring joy while others seem like… work.  For academics, keeping up with the latest scholarship in your field is a must.  And yet sometimes the task feels like impossible work. [Read More...]

Re-envisioning Our Public: The Conference on Faith and History 2014

George Pepperdine Statue at Pepperdine University (Photo: Miles Mullin)

For decades, committed evangelicals such as Richard Pierard, Robert Linder, George Marsden, Mark Noll, Nathan Hatch and others worked towards two different goals aimed at two different audiences.  First, to an evangelical constituency in which fundamentalism’s suspicion of the academy lingered, they cultivated the idea of history as a legitimate Christian vocation.  Second, building on [Read More...]

The Rise of Progressive Evangelicalism

Wallis - God's Politics

For most of its history, evangelicalism comfortably housed progressive elements within the movement.  Some scholars, such the late Timothy L. Smith and Donald Dayton, have argued that the natural tilt of evangelicalism is towards progressive social action.  However, one need not fully embrace that thesis to recognize that historically, some branches of the movement demonstrate a [Read More...]


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