Reflections on the Clarence Jordan Symposium (G.W. Carlson)

Earlier this fall what would have been the 100th birthday of Clarence Jordan was celebrated with a two-day symposium whose participants included former president Jimmy Carter and my recently-retired (down to a mere three classes, from seven) Bethel colleague G.W. Carlson, who provided us with an introduction to Jordan back in August. Fall grades now … More Reflections on the Clarence Jordan Symposium (G.W. Carlson)

Paul Wellstone: The Conscience of a Liberal (G.W. Carlson)

Ten years ago today, Sen. Paul Wellstone (D-MN), his wife Sheila, his daughter Marcia, and five others died when their small plane crashed en route to Eveleth, MN. Running for a third term in the Senate, Wellstone was scheduled to debate Republican challenger Norm Coleman later that night. It was less than two weeks before … More Paul Wellstone: The Conscience of a Liberal (G.W. Carlson)

Clarence Jordan: Celebrating a Conscientious Christian Dissenter (G.W. Carlson)

Today I’m happy to welcome our newest guest blogger, G.W. Carlson. Not long ago I blogged about GW and one of his passions: reading. In today’s post, he talks about another of his passions: Christian commitment to peace and justice. Specifically, he encourages readers to consider attending next month’s Clarence Jordan Symposium, at which he’ll … More Clarence Jordan: Celebrating a Conscientious Christian Dissenter (G.W. Carlson)