Blogging’s Impossible… Here’s How I’ll Try to Do It

Back in my very first post, I looked forward to using this blog to engage in “intellectual spring cleaning… to clear out some stray thoughts taking up mental space, expose them to the harsh light of day, and see if they look as profound on screen as they can sound in my mind at 1am.” I’ve learned not … More Blogging’s Impossible… Here’s How I’ll Try to Do It

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

Announcing a New Issue of The Covenant Quarterly on Pietism

I’m honored to announce the publication of a theme issue of The Covenant Quarterly, guest edited by my colleague Christian Collins Winn and myself, that features articles on the historical and contemporary significance of Pietism. If you’re not familiar with it, The Covenant Quarterly is published by the Evangelical Covenant Church through its seminary, North … More Announcing a New Issue of The Covenant Quarterly on Pietism

Christian Collins Winn on Spirituality and Social Justice

My colleague Christian Collins Winn has an article in the Spring 2013 issue of the Journal of Spiritual Formation & Soul Care that should be of interest to many readers of this blog. In it he asks: What has “spirituality” to do with “social justice”? What has “prayer” to do with “action”? What has the … More Christian Collins Winn on Spirituality and Social Justice