What Makes for the Best Historical Movies? (part 2)

Two more questions to ask of historical films: Are its makers actually interested in the past on its own terms? Are they provoking historical thinking? [Read more…]

What Makes for the Best Historical Movies? (part 1)

How should we evaluate historical movies like Free State of Jones? (part 1 of 3) [Read more…]

Review of R. Tracy McKenzie’s The First Thanksgiving

Over at Christianity Today, I reviewed Robert Tracy McKenzie’s excellent The First Thanksgiving. Here’s a sample: In 1623, Plymouth Colony Governor William Bradford proclaimed the first Thanksgiving. “The great Father,” he declared, “has given us this year an abundant harvest…and granted us freedom to worship God according to the dictates of our own conscience.” He directed the Pilgrims [Read More…]