Here… • Spring semester is barely started and I’m already thinking about a new course for the fall. • Just how economically diverse are the student populations at Christian and church-related colleges? • While David Swartz is on hiatus, I’ve been extending his Anxious Bench series on “Unexpected Sites of Christian Pacifism.” …There and Everywhere • On the … More That Was The Week That Was
I couldn’t quite maintain the standards of academic decorum when I saw that the newest issue of Books & Culture included my first piece for the best Christian cultural review around. The sports expression “Act like you’ve been there before” comes to mind… But hey, it’s the 20th anniversary issue! And my name is even on the cover! And they … More Look Who’s in Books and Culture!
I’d rather it run a feature on the Bethel physics professors and alumni who have recently received National Science Foundation grants and fellowships, but The New York Times covers Christian higher education rarely enough that I suppose any press is good press. Re: Moody Bible Institute’s decision (reported here earlier) to lift its longstanding alcohol … More On Alcohol Bans at Christian Colleges
Here… • A preview of some of the primary sources we’ll be reading next month on our history of World War I travel course in Europe, and the places where we’ll read them. • Are evangelical colleges stepping back from explicit endorsement of political and economic conservatism? • What’s happened historically on 12/12/12, 11/11/11, 10/10/10, … More That Was The Week That Was
We’ve rounded the bend and are more than halfway home in our preview of The Pietist Impulse in Christianity. Today: part five examines four manifestations of the Pietist impulse among Swedish and Norwegian Christians (both in the Old World and New). For many, this would seem an obscure chapter in the history of Pietism. But … More The Pietist Impulse: Scandinavians