A bright spot in a pretty dismal week: having the chance to record a new episode of The 252 with Chris Moore and Sam Mulberry. This week we talked about student responses to our hypothetical scenario of Bethel leaving Division III for Division I of the NCAA, but most of our attention focused on the Olympic Games, … More Thursday’s Podcast: The History of the Olympics
Here… • Hamilton! (Thanks for all the kind words on a post that obviously me took some time to write. But I especially appreciated the allusion in this tweet from Justin Taylor.) .@cgehrz is young, scrappy, and hungry. In this blog post, he doesn't waste his shot: https://t.co/REtuuACUgL — Justin Taylor (@between2worlds) September 21, 2016 • … More That Was The Week That Was
5/20/15 – For the third year in a row, this afternoon I’ll spend part of my Study Day taking part in West by Midwest, a gathering of Bethel University folks who want to share innovative ideas for teaching and course design. I’ll be reporting on my experience teaching our new Intro to History course as a hybrid, blending face-to-face seminar … More West by Midwest 2015
Like many Americans, I’ve temporarily turned into a fervent soccerfootball fan this month, suddenly capable of savoring the thrills of a 0-0 draw like the one played yesterday between underdog Mexico and host Brazil. (And yawning at the relative artlessness of the 1-1 draw between Russia and South Korea.) But I can’t entirely suspend my eggheadedness. Even … More What Does the World Cup Reveal about Global Trade?
After nearly three years of blogging, you’d think that I’d have exhausted my ability to reveal semi-embarrassing details of my life. But I’m not sure I’ve yet mentioned that, in the summers after 3rd and 4th grades, I spent a week at French camp. It was called Lac du Bois. I lived in a cabin … More The French Are Coming! Language Immersion as Soft Power
12/26/13 – Over at the Religion in American History blog, Brantley Gasaway was kind enough to draw readers’ attention to my Evangelical Theological Society paper that encouraged an international/transnational turn in the history of evangelicalism. (My paper was a response to David Swartz’s chapter on Latin American evangelicals in Moral Minority; Gasaway interviewed Swartz last … More Brantley Gasaway on My ETS Paper
Is a value of the liberal arts that they produce good citizens? Should Christians also argue that such an education helps keep America powerful? As self-proclaimed defenders of the liberal arts like myself set about their task, they trumpet the many benefits of a well-rounded education that includes a healthy dose of seemingly impractical disciplines … More The Christian Liberal Arts, Citizenship, and Power