I reported on a Supreme Court case involving a World War I memorial, talked baseball history on The 252, and reflected on the relationship between faith and science for The Anxious Bench. Elsewhere… • The big religion news of the week is that the United Methodist Church is having its final (?) reckoning over sexuality this weekend. … More That Was The Week That Was
I’ve only half-followed the recent Twitter dust-up between historians Thomas Kidd and John Fea and journalist Jonathan Merritt. You can get caught up to speed with this morning’s Anxious Bench post from John Turner. Throw in editor John Wilson (who rose to the historians’ defense), and you’ve got several of my favorite Johns/Jonathans sparring over what it meant … More I’m a Historian, Not an Expert
The (early) reviews are in, and I’m encouraged to see that The Pietist Option has been well received by a distinguished roster of endorsers. You can read the current set of endorsements at the InterVarsity Press page for the book and I’ve already mentioned the blurbs by Dave Kersten and Brian McLaren in earlier posts. But here’s a … More “Timely… Practical… Immensely Winsome” (Early Reviews of The Pietist Option)
Fantastic news from John Wilson, editor of Books & Culture, the Christian review that needed to complete a quarter-million dollar fundraising target by today in order to stay in print: Wonderful news: We reached our goal for @booksandculture : Thank you! Here's a letter from @HaroldSmithCT http://t.co/1PtaGvROm2 — John Wilson (@jwilson1812) September 9, 2013 Thanks to … More Update: “Books & Culture” Lives On!
Just two days after I again lauded Books & Culture as my favorite periodical, this dismaying announcement came over the Twitter from B&C editor John Wilson: The Nov/Dec issue of @booksandculture will be the last unless we raise $110,000 in the next 3 days: http://t.co/VKv0Uy3C3l — John Wilson (@jwilson1812) September 4, 2013 Further details were … More Help Save “Books and Culture”!