Pope Francis and the Idea of a Catholic University

If you’re looking for a Christian historian-blogger to cover Pope Francis’ visit to the United States, John Fea is probably your go-to source. But let me share a brief post on an easy-to-overlook dimension of the event: what Francis means for Catholic colleges and universities. While Francis’ first public mass in the U.S. will be held today … More Pope Francis and the Idea of a Catholic University

Mission as Friendship: A Call to Deeper Unity for Christian Colleges

So there’s a quotation I’ve been thinking about all summer: At the end of his life, Jesus declared his disciples his friends, meaning they shared with him a common passion for his mission in the world (John 15:13-15). Covenanters, as Mission Friends, have broadly understood mission to be the befriending of others, and all that God has … More Mission as Friendship: A Call to Deeper Unity for Christian Colleges

5 Things I Wish Everyone Knew About Pietists

Click-baity? Sure, but only half as click-baity as what Russell Moore did this week for the Southern Baptists… Here are five things I wish everyone knew about Pietists: We still exist If most people know anything about Pietism, they most likely think of a religious movement in the late 17th and early 18th century. But unlike other Christian traditions, … More 5 Things I Wish Everyone Knew About Pietists

That Was The Week That Was

Here… • Our department’s weekly webisode series, Past & Presence, premiered on Wednesday. (Despite the best attempts of the Conference on Faith and History Facebook page to put us in competition, John Fea was gracious enough to plug our webisodes at his blog. And congrats to John for his Why Study History? getting such prominent attention from the American Historical Association!) • … More That Was The Week That Was

A New Issue of The Baptist Pietist Clarion

10/30/14 – Hot off the presses, the October 2014 issue of The Baptist Pietist Clarion is now available in print and online. Edited by fellow Pietist Schoolman G.W. Carlson, The Clarion offers reports, reflections, and reviews from people influenced by the Baptist and Pietist traditions. This issue focuses on missions and the growth of multicultural ministry, but it also includes a version … More A New Issue of The Baptist Pietist Clarion