That Was The Week That Was

Here… • From our workshop on innovative teaching at Bethel, I shared some thoughts on how I plan to go about teaching our department’s first offering of Introduction to History. • Jonathan Merritt’s observations about three worrisome trends in “New Calvinism” reminded me what I’ve come to appreciate about older varieties of that theological tradition. • If you … More That Was The Week That Was

Calvinisms, New and Old

“This brand of Calvinists are a force with which to reckon,” writes Jonathan Merritt of the so-called “young, restless, and Reformed” (or “neo-Calvinists”) and their elder mentors. “But,” he continues: as with any movement, America’s Calvinist revival is a mixed bag. None can deny that many have come to faith as a result of these … More Calvinisms, New and Old

That Was The Week That Was

Here… • From France (soft power of, as developed through funding of language immersion schools)… • …to Germany (stereotypes in, as rooted in Pietist frugality)… • …to the Ukraine (starvation of, by Stalin and Hitler), The Pietist Schoolman is your source for all things European! • Then, for variety’s sake, some advice for Christian parents looking to … More That Was The Week That Was

Work with Purpose

Yesterday I made a big deal out of a small grant that I received for a workshop at Bethel University. Today let me make a much bigger deal out of a much bigger grant that my colleague Chris Armstrong received for an initiative at Bethel Seminary called “Work with Purpose.” You can read more details … More Work with Purpose