That Was The Month That Was: Christianity

Today I’ll conclude a brief series of posts clearing out some links I flagged during my January travels. We’ve already covered education and history, leaving the third of the major stated themes of this blog: Christianity. • Rachel Held Evans: “Perhaps in reaction to the ‘scandal of the evangelical mind,’ evangelicalism of late has developed … More That Was The Month That Was: Christianity

Pietism Colloquium Recap: Roundtable on Pietism’s “Usable Past”

Last Friday Bethel hosted its inaugural Colloquium on Pietism Studies. I’ve earlier posted summaries of Scot McKnight’s keynote address (on Anabaptism, Pietism, and evangelicalism) and Jon Sensbach’s post-lunch talk (on Afro-Moravian Christianity in the mid-18th century). This afternoon: a few highlights from the roundtable discussion that I moderated. In 2009, we hosted a research conference … More Pietism Colloquium Recap: Roundtable on Pietism’s “Usable Past”

The Unusable Past: Pietism and Christian Colleges (part 1)

In the second (full) post in this briefly interrupted series, I went through the rather lengthy list of American denominations founded by Pietists, and the colleges and universities those churches went on to establish. Having said nothing in two weeks to develop that history (except to provide a few quick facts about those schools in … More The Unusable Past: Pietism and Christian Colleges (part 1)