That Was The Month That Was: History

Just a few of the more interesting history-related posts and articles that appeared during my month off from blogging: • Christopher Columbus, Captain Cook, and nine other explorers to know. • The Charlie Hebdo shootings have rocketed Voltaire’s Treatise on Tolerance — published in 1763 — to the top of French bestseller lists. (Lots of important … More That Was The Month That Was: History

The Second World War Before Pearl Harbor: China, 1937

On my recent vacation spent driving from small Minnesota town to slightly smaller Minnesota town looking at war and veterans memorials, I listened to The War, Geoffrey Ward’s book based on Ken Burns’ PBS miniseries of the same title. I’d picked it simply because it was one of the few WWII histories available as a … More The Second World War Before Pearl Harbor: China, 1937

Chinese Pietism

8/11/11 – From January-February 2010, check out this interesting critique from Reformed blogger Andrew Hong: a seven-part series dissecting what he describes as “Chinese Pietism” (see the first seven items listed in this “best of” post), particularly as he finds it influencing the thought of the 20th century evangelist Watchman Nee.