Wheaton’s Inhabit Conference: Race and the Christian Nation Question

I am hearing good things about the Inhabit conference held at Wheaton College this past weekend. I had wanted to attend but couldn't due to a previous commitment. One topic of discussion at the conference was the problem of the Christian nation concept.John Fea notes that the Christian nation theory is offensive to many African-American evangelicals. Here is a taste: On Friday evening I was inspired by the Wheaton Gospel Choir and messages by Pastor Ray, Chris Beard of Peoples Church in Cin … [Read more...]

David Barton for Senate? (UPDATED)

According to this tweet, David Barton is being recruited to run against John Cornyn for the Republican Senate nomination. If you would like to see David Barton Run for the US Sen against Cornyn.. please leave an encouraging note here... https://t.co/8xYmmfIln7— Ginger (@gingerdr) October 28, 2013 The link leads a Facebook group titled: Draft David Barton for US Senate. According to the page, This group is set up to alert the grassroots that there is a movement taking place that would like … [Read more...]

Barton’s Big 12: What Colleges Are On The List?

Last week, David Barton told Oklahoma Wesleyan University president Everett Piper that OWU is on a short list of "about a dozen" colleges that are "right on the Bible, right on the Constitution, right on American history."I figure Ohio Christian University is another one since they are giving Barton an award. Liberty University is probably there as well given Barton's frequent appearances in their chapel.A bit of chatter has taken place in various places about other schools on the list. For … [Read more...]

Barton’s Big 12: What Colleges Are On The List?

Last week, David Barton told Oklahoma Wesleyan University president Everett Piper that OWU is on a short list of "about a dozen" colleges that are "right on the Bible, right on the Constitution, right on American history."I figure Ohio Christian University is another one since they are giving Barton an award. Liberty University is probably there as well given Barton's frequent appearances in their chapel.A bit of chatter has taken place in various places about other schools on the list. … [Read more...]

David Barton: There Are About A Dozen Colleges That Are Right

These days David Barton's historical work would not well received at many colleges and universities. There are dozens of Christian academics, and many more outside of Christian settings, who have raised significant questions about Barton's accuracy and conclusions. However on his broadcast yesterday (Oct. 16), he suggested that there are about a dozen Christian colleges which are receptive to him. Barton said: There's about a dozen universities out there across America that we know of and deal … [Read more...]

Before David Barton, There Was Parson Weems

This probably should have been in the weekend roundup.The History of Parson Weems - A new genre of history/writing suggests itself for Mr. Barton's works - Weemsian History. … [Read more...]

Weekend Roundup – Tanks, Government Lies, Anti-Gay Pride, Christian Persecution, Government Shut Down

These are some items of interest that I either didn't get to or need no additional noise from me.David Barton: Tanks A Lot - David Barton told his Wallbuilders audience that private citizens should be allowed to have whatever weapons the government has - tanks, fighter jets, whatever. Just like the founders had.How Do You Know When The Government Is Lying? - That's the burning question Michael Peroutka asks on his IOTC website. He claims that the government and the media conspire … [Read more...]

Does Ted Cruz Believe The First Amendment Is Only For Monotheists?

Reading Senator Ted Cruz's endorsement of David Barton in Monday's edition of Politico brought to mind Barton's narrow reading of the First Amendment. First, let's note again Cruz remarks:David’s historical research has helped millions rediscover the founding principles of our nation and the incredible sacrifices that men and women of faith made to bequeath to us the freest and most prosperous nation in the world.One founding principle Barton has written about is the freedom of religion and F … [Read more...]


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