2017: That Was The Year That Was

It’s been an unusual year here at The Pietist Schoolman, where I did less posting in 2017 than ever before. In part that’s because I wrote more at other platforms, including my first articles for Christianity Today, Christian History Magazine, and my denominational magazine and a column on the Resurrection in the current issue of Pietisten. I also published more … More 2017: That Was The Year That Was

The Big Five

As usual, I took a lot of time off from blogging in August. So I’ll present a Big Five rather than Big Ten list of especially popular posts: How You Can Help Minnehaha Academy How History Is Actually Erased On Charlottesville: “This Is Not My Country” The Pietist Option Is Not a Quick Fix How Historians … More The Big Five

Six Years of Blogging

I was too busy with church and family things to pay attention, but it finally struck me that last month marked two blogging anniversaries for me: six years since I launched The Pietist Schoolman, and one year since I joined The Anxious Bench as blogmeister and Tuesday contributor. I’m noodling on a separate post about how I’m rethinking my … More Six Years of Blogging

The Big Ten

Presenting the top ten posts of May 2017 at The Pietist Schoolman: Two Problems with Mike Pence’s Naval Academy Address The Spread of Technology since 1900 The Loneliness (and Solitude) of a Christian Historian A Day in the Life of a Christian College Professor The Lecture Lives. I Would Know—I’m a Professor. Which Country (and Continent) Dominates … More The Big Ten

The Big Ten

Presenting the top ten posts of March at The Pietist Schoolman: “Pietism is the way the pastor does things”: Glen Wiberg (1925-2017) A Friendly Critique of the “Confessing Faculty” Statement (Ray VanArragon) Confessing Faculty: Why I Signed (and Why I Hesitated) The Spread of Technology Since 1900 “Plotting the Resurrection”: Final Thoughts on Glen Wiberg That Was The … More The Big Ten

The Big Ten

Presenting the top ten posts of September at The Pietist Schoolman: The Silencing of Conservative Christians Opposed to Trump The Face of Christian Higher Education Is Not Jerry Falwell, Jr. “Listen to Him!”: A Sermon for Transfiguration Sunday The Spread of Technology since 1900 Is “Demonic Activity… Palpable” in American Politics? The Strength of White Evangelical Support for … More The Big Ten

The Big Ten

Presenting the top ten posts of November at The Pietist Schoolman: Who’s an Evangelical? We Now Know Done with “Evangelical”? Maybe You Should Try… How to Serve a Dickensian Christmas Dinner A Week Later… Evangelicalism “Tell It Like It Is”: How Pastors Can Respond to Election Day A Two-Way Bridge: Sexuality, Evangelicals, and Christian Higher Ed Just How … More The Big Ten

The Big Ten

Presenting the top ten posts of October at The Pietist Schoolman: “Strategy Becomes Idolatry”: Christianity Today Against Evangelical Support for Trump InterVarsity, Sexuality, and the Importance of Christian Unity Moral Psychology and Politics: Why Is the Trump Tape Such a Revelation to Evangelicals? (Adam Johnson) The Spread of Technology since 1900 Register for the 2016 Bethel Colloquium on Pietism Have Christian … More The Big Ten