This week I wrestled with the question of whether Christian college professors like are also Christian “ministers,” I looked into the religious history of March Madness, and I recalled some of my favorite non-history classes in high school and college. Elsewhere: • There’s an idea in mathematics called self-similarity across scale: for example, in America you … More That Was The Week That Was
This week in our History and Politics of Sports class, we’ve been looking at African American history through the lens of sports. To wrap up the week, students submitted questions and ideas for Chris, Sam, and I to discuss on the newest episode of The 252. We started with some questions about race and sports in the present … More Thursday’s Podcast: Race and Sports
When better to focus on America’s National Pastime than the day that Minnesota shatters its February record for snowfall? Yes, it’s our spring training episode of The 252! • Chris Moore suggested some ways that baseball is both shaped by politics and helps us to think about politics. • Then we discussed who belongs on … More Wednesday’s Podcast: The Mount Rushmore of Baseball History
Here… • Early notices on The Pietist Option have been very encouraging! • One endorsement made me think of Stan Grenz, the self-proclaimed “Pietist with a Ph.D.” • I revisited a question I first asked four years ago: How much do Christian college presidents make? • And as I work this summer, here’s what you’ll find in … More That Was The Week That Was
Here… • No, the liberal arts are not synonymous with “top liberal arts colleges.” • What is it that Christian historians do? I tried to boil it down to a few fundamental principles. • If you’d be interested in hearing Efrem Smith, Michelle Clifton-Soderstrom, Christian Collins Winn, and others talk about Pietism, save the date of December … More That Was The Week That Was
That was the terrific question posed yesterday on ESPN.com and answered by a host of current players and broadcasters. (Click here for the photo gallery showing popular choices.) There’s Lou Gehrig’s farewell, or Don Larsen’s perfect game in the 1956 World Series. Or for those of us who hate the Yankees… Bill Mazeroski’s and Joe … More Which One Game in Baseball History Would You Go Back in Time to See?