Here… • What qualities should Christian voters seek in political candidates? (Thanks to Mennonite World Review for picking up this post.) • We’ll be asking what’s wrong with Christianity when we record next week’s newest episode of The Pietist Schoolman Podcast, but I suggested that I shouldn’t really try to answer that question until I’m ready to answer a … More That Was The Week That Was
Here… • I really can’t thank David King enough for taking the time to answer some big questions about World Vision! @cgehrz Why are your interviews of David King on World Vision not crossposted on the New York Times. Great Scoop! http://t.co/ul1Woy1LGA — Benjamin Brandenburg (@BenBrandenburg) April 4, 2014 • I especially appreciated how David explained … More That Was The Week That Was
‘Tis the season for media old and new to trot out their “best of” lists for the soon-to-conclude year. As I did in 2012, I’ve been working on collating some such lists into a Christmas gift-giving guide for history buffs. In the process, I’ve been heartened to find a few academic historians garnering praise for … More Academic Historians On (and Off) Year-End “Best of” Lists
Here • I love questions that assume the possibility of time travel existing… Which baseball game do you wish you could go back in time to watch? • One of the games I suggested featured a shellshocked World War I veteran… In related sports/WWI news, I continued my series on Minnesotan commemoration of that war … More That Was The Week That Was
I’m a PhD-holding history professor myself who will likely never write any book with sales approaching even quadruple figures, but I cringe when fellow guild-members like Louisiana State University professors Andrew Burstein and Nancy Isenberg write things like the following, in Salon this past Sunday: Frankly, we in the history business wish we could take out … More Who Owns History?