Earlier this fall I recommended to readers’ attention the blog I Love You, But You’re Going to Hell, by Adam Laats, a historian of education at Binghamton University. Especially if you work in Christian higher ed, ILYBYGTH is a great source of helpful insight from a scholar looking at our unusual sector from the outside-in. I wonder what you all … More Is the CCCU “Already Dead”?
Here… • Joy, expectation, and Easter Monday. • The plan to take over all media is working out nicely: catch up with our department webisodes as we visit Europe and talk faith and history; and get a sneak preview of the new Pietist Schoolman Podcast. • Forget would-be “Protestant Notre Dames”… Just what makes Notre Dame … More That Was The Week That Was
This past fall I stepped away from The Pietist Schoolman as part of an effort to focus on research and writing that also took me on a sabbatical from Grace College to the Young Center for Pietist and Anabaptist Studies at Elizabethtown College in Pennsylvania. (Here’s our interview with Jared about that sabbatical.) I took my … More Thanks for holding my place, Chris!
Here… • We took a big step closer to the publication of The Pietist Vision of Christian Higher Education, so I celebrated by passing along the table of contents (with sample quotations from each piece). • I shared a Lenten meditation on the scriptural reminder that “You are dust, and to dust you shall return.” • About … More 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
Here… • I concluded my series on patriotic songs in American hymnals: part two introduced a few songs that never made it into more than one or two hymnals; part three asked why even very popular patriotic songs fail to appear in many hymnals. • No, Pope Francis did not promise “get out of purgatory … More That Was The Week That Was
Here… • What’s the greatest Christian book of all time? Cast your vote today. • Why Augustine of Hippo might be a useful model for Pope Francis. (But if you’re more interested in the new pope’s namesake, stop by Salem Covenant Church for adult Sunday School next month.) • The narcissism of “spiritual, but not … More That Was The Week That Was