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February 05, 2019
5 Books to Read for Black History Month
Chris shares five books on black history that he's hoping to read this month.
December 19, 2018
A Very Not-So-Merry Christmas: How Protestantism Nearly Killed St. Nick
We all give thanks that the excesses of the Reformation didn’t kill Christmas in the...
November 24, 2018
World War I and Christ the King Sunday
Why Christ the King Sunday is a religious legacy of World War I and its...
October 18, 2018
Public Charge Rules Aren’t Just About “Self-Sufficiency”
Throughout U.S. history, “public charge” rules have been a powerful instrument of excluding immigrants on...
October 16, 2018
Beyond Empathy: On Historical Disgust and Lament
Historians often celebrate the value of empathy. But a recent talk about sexual abuse in...
September 18, 2018
The Religious History of the World’s Most Famous Hospital
What is now the Mayo Clinic began with a partnership between Protestant doctors and Franciscan...
August 15, 2018
Willow Creek, the Catholic Church, and Perils of Organizing Religion
In light of yet more abuse scandals in different churches, Chris wrestles with the costs...
July 02, 2018
Vatican II as Experienced at the Local Level
The Second Vatican Council (1962-65) is widely recognized as one of the most important religious...
June 20, 2018
The Religious Left in Modern America
I’m pleased to welcome Doug Rossinow, a professor of history at the University of Oslo,...
May 23, 2018
Death (and Life) Comes to the Archbishop
“I shall not die of a cold, my son. I shall die having lived.”
May 01, 2018
The Cold War Origins of a Christian Alternative to May Day
In May 1991 the Catholic Church marked the 100th anniversary of Rerum Novarum, the Industrial...
April 09, 2018
Christianity and Other Religions
Growing religious diversity, global conflicts that have a religious dimension, and the modern rise of...
February 12, 2018
When the Neighbors See Mary
In the mid-1990s my husband and I, living in southern Germany for his fellowship year,...
November 30, 2017
Christian Scholarship’s Distribution Problem
Today’s guest post comes from Raully Donahue. Donahue took a PhD in European history...
October 18, 2017
Romans 8:31, Chris Tomlin, And The Faith Of A Medieval Woman
"Water You turned into wine; Opened the eyes of the blind; There's no one like...
May 31, 2017
Lysa TerKeurst, Bible Gateway, and Fides ex Auditu: the Biblical Heart of Medieval Faith
Several months ago I heard a catchy phrase preached in a sermon. But it wasn't...
April 25, 2017
Jewish-Christian Disputations in the Middle Ages
Although they were infrequent affairs, formal debates between Christians and Jews sometimes took place in...
February 16, 2017
Are the gods present?
"After he has lunched on his God on Sunday, / You should worship his turd...
December 19, 2016
The Most Influential Theologian You’ve Never Heard of
Who is Josef Kleutgen (1811-1883)? The name is not a household name, except in my...
September 14, 2016
Mother Teresa, Eastern Kentucky, and Transnational Charity
The canonization of Mother Teresa on September 4 was a global affair. The coronation occurred...
March 28, 2016
On Theology and Wild Boar
This post will not be about Easter bunnies, but it will be about animals. In...
September 14, 2015
The Popes and America
Editors' Note: This article is part of the Patheos Public Square on the Pope in...
August 31, 2015
Rome, for Protestants
Most people today ooh-and-aah when they experience or envision a trip to Rome. It was...
August 19, 2015
“Somewhere Over the Rainbow” as Secular Hymnody
In 1345, on a cold Tuesday night just before Easter, a miracle happened in Amsterdam....
June 22, 2015
Napoleon and Christianity
The 200th anniversary of Napoleon Bonaparte’s well-known defeat at Waterloo on 18 June 1815 has...
April 27, 2015
Show a Bishop some Hospitality
On Monday, April 20, Boston’s Archbishop, Cardinal Sean O’Malley, visited Gordon College, where I teach....
August 19, 2014
Hating One’s Enemy in Early America
1755 was one of the bleakest years in the history of Britain's American colonies. That...
June 10, 2014
Anti-Catholicism: The Defining Religious Principle of Early America?
I have been reading Owen Stanwood's excellent book The Empire Reformed: English America in the Age...
March 17, 2014
Lenten Confessions: The App
It was bound to happen. As apps proliferate for all kinds of purposes, it was...
February 19, 2014
Simple Living Pontiff Style
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