That Was The Week That Was

Here… • I found some more evidence of the Pietist impact on American religious history. • Indexing the Bible verses cited in our new book made me wonder again about the place of the Old Testament in Christian theology. • One particular Hebrew scripture has been especially formative for Christians living in exile, from 16th … More That Was The Week That Was

So I Guess I Work for One of the Top 100 Universities in the Country

When I turned in my spring grades in May, I worked at the country’s 451st best university. But when I return from sabbatical next year, I’ll be teaching courses at the country’s 82nd best university. No, I’m not changing jobs. But Bethel University in St. Paul, Minnesota jumped all the way into the top 100 in the most recent … More So I Guess I Work for One of the Top 100 Universities in the Country

Why Wheaton Matters – and Why I Need to Move On

The Larycia Hawkins story at Wheaton continued to develop over the weekend, as Time published an article by reporter Elizabeth Dias (herself a Wheaton alum) that raised further concerns about how the school’s administration had handled the situation. (See, for example, political scientist Tobin Grant’s analysis, which raised six big questions about the process.) Dias’ report also quoted several Wheaton faculty … More Why Wheaton Matters – and Why I Need to Move On

Are These the Best Christian Colleges and Universities?

My friend Christian Collins Winn must have had a maliciously gleeful twinkle in his eye when he posted this link on my Facebook page yesterday, with the caption “Fodder for the PS…” Yes, I’ve managed to go about a year without analyzing such nonsense, but Christian knew that I couldn’t possibly avoid bait as tempting as a … More Are These the Best Christian Colleges and Universities?

Further Thoughts on the “Protestant Notre Dame”

Just what would make Liberty University — or Baylor University or any other claimant to the title — “the Protestant Notre Dame“? Among other fine responses to my post on this topic yesterday, Aaron Morrison suggested that Liberty president Jerry Falwell, Jr. “needed to clarify what he meant by ‘Notre Dame’” before deeming his school … More Further Thoughts on the “Protestant Notre Dame”