MD County Official Uses Faux George Washington Prayer in Violation of Judge’s Order

A First Amendment case is brewing in Maryland involving sectarian prayers and a prayer book wrongly attributed to George Washington. The prayer recited by Commissioner Robin Bartlett Frazier Thursday that she said is from George Washington has been proven to not belong to the first president, but is often used by Christian Conservative politicians, according to a scholar. Friend and Messiah College history professor John Fea provided the expert commentary: John Fea, chair of the History … [Read more...]

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...]

What can be learned from the David Barton controversy

John Fea posted a must-read article on Patheos this morning about what can be learned from the debacle over The Jefferson Lies. He brings together many threads and items of relevance to the entire controversy. I hope those who still think criticisms of Barton's history are only coming from Alinsky-inspired liberals will read this piece.The truth is out there. The effort to paint us all as academic elitists and liberals is just a way to try to change the subject.Go read Fea's post; it is … [Read more...]

Take The Jefferson Quiz; Buy the Jefferson book

Getting Jefferson Right: Fact Checking Claims about Our Third President is now live on Amazon.One way we are getting the word out about the book is The Jefferson Quiz. Go check it out and test your Jefferson knowledge. You can see the answers and  the results of others who have taken it after you are done.Read the book on any digital device or computer you own. Click here to see how to do it.If you have any questions about the book, leave them in the comments section here or at the … [Read more...]

What Barack Obama and Thomas Jefferson have in common

Both of them were/are considered infidels and anti-Christian during their tenure in public life by the religious right of their era.I started this post when some Christian right leaders went ballistic over Barack Obama's reference to his religious views at the National Prayer Breakfast earlier this month. Then, Rick Santorum called Obama's theology "phony." And then today I see that my friend at Messiah College John Fea is at the heart of a storm over his statement that Barack Obama is "the … [Read more...]


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