It’s finally here! Faith and History, the devotional I edited with Beth Allison Barr is officially available from Baylor University Press, and it’s pretty amazing. Don’t believe me? Just ask some of our 40-some contributors: I’ve already written a long post about the origins and purpose of this book, and shared a couple more excerpts … More Publication Day for Our Devotional
If you’re the kind of person who likes to do their book shopping months in advance, I have very good news for you: my spiritual biography of Charles Lindbergh is now available for pre-order, far ahead of its scheduled publication in August 2021! Time will tell if the writing holds up, but the cover makes … More Now Available for Preorder: My Charles Lindbergh Biography
In two weeks, Baylor University Press will officially release Faith and History, a devotional I edited with Beth Allison Barr that features contributions from forty-some Christian historians. Some of you (hi, Mom!) are even expecting to get pre-ordered copies before Thanksgiving. So before anyone actually reads their copy of Faith and History, today seems like … More Faith and History: The Story Behind the Book
Then Moses and Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel went up, and they saw the God of Israel. Under his feet there was something like a pavement of sapphire stone, like the very heaven for clearness. God did not lay his hand on the chief men of the people of Israel; also they … More The With-God Life: The Image of God
It’s been almost four years since I first considered the idea of writing a spiritual biography of Charles A. Lindbergh, and three years since I signed the contract for that book with Eerdmans. And the calendar will have turned to 2021 before anyone can actually pick up a copy of that book. But yesterday I … More My Lindbergh Biography Is One Step Closer to Publication…
Most readers of this blog are aware that I’m in the middle of working on a new book: a “spiritual, but not religious” biography of Charles A. Lindbergh. I’m happy to report that I finished the first draft yesterday and should have the manuscript to the publisher next month. It’s scheduled to come out sometime … More Announcing Our New Devotional: Faith and History!
As I’ve spent more and more time on Charles Lindbergh, I’ve had less and less time to spend on Pietism. So I’m always thrilled when a church asks me to give a talk on our 2017 book, The Pietist Option, which was always meant for large and small group discussion in churches and is still … More Announcing… A Free Online Adult Education Course on The Pietist Option
I took a weekend off from sharing my usual That Was The Week That Was collection of links, but I had a good reason: I wrote seventeen pages of my Lindbergh project! That chapter wrapped up this afternoon, so now feels like a good time to share an update on my progress. If you’re new to the … More How’s Lindbergh Doing?
This week in our department’s Intro to History course, we’re talking about history as a form of literature. Wanting to point students to some of my favorite writing historians, I started with Jill Lepore, the Harvard professor who also writes regular essays for The New Yorker. (“All historians are coroners,” she began a 2019 piece … More Jill Lepore on History
If nothing else, this is a wonderful time for all of us to catch up on our reading. To that end, let me encourage you to check out the April e-book sale at Eerdmans, which has discounted 300+ titles to prices as low as $1.99. (Most are under $4.) The sale runs through the end … More Time to Load Up on E-Books