As I wrote here after I turned in my Charles Lindbergh manuscript earlier this month, it’s an odd feeling to finish a book. It feels great to follow through on a project that big, but I’ve also felt somewhat adrift, now that I’m not spending hours a day researching, thinking, and writing about one person. … More Charles Lindbergh on the Importance of Parks
Three weeks into the new year, you might have noticed that things are awfully quiet around this blog. That’s intentional. At least until I submit my Charles Lindbergh manuscript in August or September, I’m going to try to restrain myself from blogging at anything like my usual pace. Much as I love using this blog … More Why 2020 Will Be a Quiet Year for The Pietist Schoolman
Before we turn from Easter to the work week, I’ve got the privilege of concluding our devotional. Thanks for reading and sharing! So it is with the resurrection of the dead. What is sown is perishable, what is raised is imperishable. It is sown in dishonor, it is raised in glory. It is sown in … More Living in Jesus Christ’s Future
It’s not a full Lenten fast, but I’m going to keep this blog quiet for the next forty days. You can find me doing my usual Tuesday post at The Anxious Bench — this morning’s considered a surprisingly religious part of the country (no, not Utah or the South) — and I might do a bit of … More See You at Easter!
It was a particularly emotional All Saints’ Sunday for me. Not only did I think of Glen Wiberg as we gathered in the sanctuary where he preached and worshipped for so many years, but I carried a candle in memory of my Grandpa Peterson, just a day after we’d gathered at the family farm to … More On Saying Farewell to a Family Farm
This will push into next week my long-gestating post on whether it’s possible to write persuasively for an evangelical audience, but I wanted to think aloud about one question that’s probably bigger than that post: Just how much do politics matter to evangelicals? That first came to mind last month, while I was reading Alec Ryrie’s Protestants: … More How Much Do Politics Matter to Evangelicals?
You know you inhabit an odd corner of the social media world when it goes viral over a New York Times column entitled “Lecture Me. Really.” And yet, I think it says something that a significant number of the academics I know on Facebook and follow on Twitter resonated so strongly with this argument from historian Molly Worthen: … More This Year’s Reminder That the Lecture is Not Dead
At the risk of saying what people like my former colleague Kyle Roberts have already said quite well, I’m going to share a rather personal blog post today — the first day of kindergarten for our twins. Dear Lena and Isaiah, Today I’ll try to find ways to say these things to you, but I know that … More For My Children, On Their First Day of Kindergarten
Well, not fishin’ — but I will be spending the long weekend at by the side of a lake, with little or no Internet access. So we’ll give That Was The Week That Was a break tomorrow, and indeed, I’m tempted to use Labor Day to usher in a slowing down of my blogging pace. Not the total, month-long … More Gone Fishin’
I originally published this last Veterans Day, but it’s more appropriate to Memorial Day. Peace be to the memory of my cousin Mike, and all others who have died in service to their country. The word veteran derives from a Latin term for “old,” but on this particular Veterans Day, I can only think of youth. Of … More Best of The Pietist Schoolman: Memorial Day (For Mike)