Here • Celebrating my colleague, mentor, and friend G.W. Carlson — retiring from full-time teaching after nearly 45 years on the faculty of Bethel College (now University). • GW would have been much more articulate (and fiery) than me in explaining why history is a perfectly good field of study for anyone passionate about social … More That Was The Week That Was
It’s a busy time of year, but it was good to get away and spend the weekend at Covenant Pines, two hours north of the Twin Cities, where my church holds an annual “family camp.” I was invited to teach three hour-long sessions with the adults while their kids were off doing Bible study, crafts, … More Covenant Pines and the Desert Road
The last three years, our church has produced its own Lenten devotional book: forty days of reflections on passages of Scripture related to a central theme, each followed by a prayer for the day. And all done by the laity and clergy of Salem Covenant. It’s been a privilege to be part of each devotional, … More Compelled
At the end of last week, I had students in my Human Rights in International History course read and respond to an article by Joel A. Nichols, “Evangelicals and Human Rights: The Continuing Ambivalence of Evangelical Christians’ Support for Human Rights” (published in the Journal of Law & Religion in 2009). Nichols teaches law at … More Are Evangelicals Ambivalent about Human Rights?