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November 06, 2018
When Evangelicals Affirmed Women as Preachers and Evangelists
While the Evangelical Free Church no longer ordains women, two of its founders celebrated the...
August 14, 2018
Why We Teach: Inspiration for the Start of a New School Year
Before the start of another school year, Chris has some words of advice and inspiration...
April 25, 2018
Standing by Graves, Practicing Resurrection: History as Christian Vocation
After writing eulogies for three colleagues in the last three years, Chris reflects on what...
April 03, 2018
4 Questions to Answer Before You Decide on a College
Are you (or your child) trying to decide where to go for college? Chris suggests...
March 16, 2018
On Gratitude and the Christian Liberal Arts
Chris shares his gratitude for the students, parents, and colleagues who make possible his work.
March 13, 2018
The Stevens Point Pathway: How the Liberal Arts Will Die at Christian Colleges
The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point is planning to eliminate its arts, humanities, and social science...
February 06, 2018
Church History Is the Future of Christian Colleges
A leading historian of evangelicalism thinks that "the study of Church history has ‘a huge...
January 23, 2018
An Open Letter to Anyone with $75 Million to Give to Christian Colleges
In the wake of Johns Hopkins University announcing a major gift for its philosophy department,...
January 15, 2018
Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Great Cloud of Witnesses
In MLK's 1963 Letter from a Birmingham Jail, we meet a man whose understanding of...
November 07, 2017
Addressing Barriers to Christian Involvement in Interfaith Engagement
Guest bloggers Sara Shady and Marion Larson address common objections to Christian participation in interfaith...
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Teaching as an Act of Wonder
Teaching as an act of wonder: wondering at, wondering if, wondering while, wondering with, and...
April 12, 2017
Academic Freedom, Christian Higher Education, and the History of Sexuality
Guest blogger AnneMarie Kooistra reflects on teaching the history of sexuality as a professor at...
March 24, 2017
History as an Act of Gratitude
Why the recent death of an elderly friend has Chris thinking about history as an...
February 28, 2017
Temperance after Prohibition
While Prohibition is a byword for failed legislation, temperance concerns survived the ratification of the...
January 04, 2017
Studying Islam as a Christian Historian
What it's like to study the history of Islam as a Christian scholar? Bethel University...
December 10, 2016
The Problems of Writing Biography (Part 3 – Evidence and Imagination)
Why historians and biographers must often tell stories imaginatively, on the basis of relatively little...
September 03, 2016
Football at Christian Colleges and Universities
While schools as large as Baylor and as small as Bethel have long played football,...
August 30, 2016
Incarnate, Crucified, Resurrected: What It Means to Be the Body of Christ
What the Body of Christ has in common with the historical body of Jesus —...
June 28, 2016
What It Means to Say “I’m a Pietist” in 2016
What it means to be a Pietist today — and why that ethos might help...
June 21, 2016
Religious Freedom: The Contested Core of Baptist Identity
Like mosques today, school prayer once caused Baptists to debate religious freedom
February 03, 2016
Bethel at War: A Digital History
I'm pleased to present a guest post from Fletcher Warren, a recent graduate of Bethel...
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