About Kelly Pigott

Kelly Pigott is a church history professor who teaches at Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, Texas. You can find more musings on history, culture, contemplative spirituality and theology, along with interviews with authors at kellypigott.com. Follow him on twitter @kellypigott

Where the Reformation Got it Wrong about the Eucharist

On the night of the last supper of Christ, a weary group of disciples gathered at the table. The gospel writers go out of their way to describe just how inept and clueless they were. No one there had fasted or confessed their sins or had orthodox Christology. They were troubled and filled more with [Read More…]

Where Did Zombies Come From?

I’ll be honest, there really isn’t a smoking gun answer to this question. But that doesn’t mean we can’t have fun exploring it. One could point to the horror classic by Romero, “Night of the Living Dead.” One could also point to Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein,” or some of the stories coming out of the voodoo [Read More…]

Stale Crackers and Fruit Juice: The Battle over the Body and Blood of Christ

Editor’s Note: This is the fifth and final in a weekly Lenten series on the body and blood of Christ by Church History Professor Kelly Pigott. Even though the Reformation became an era when people were killing each other over, among other things, Eucharistic theology, at least the reformers made it so that the bread and the wine were once [Read More…]