I’d love to disagree with the thesis of historian Neil Young’s piece in Religion Dispatches, but he’s probably right that …the bulk of white evangelicals’ political efforts have always veered to the right, often to the extreme. From Civil Rights to Vietnam to abortion to gay rights, from national defense to tax policy to climate change … More White Evangelicalism Has Been Politically Conservative… But Must It Remain So?
It’s November 15th, and I’m still not quite sure how I feel about evangelicalism — and my place in it — seven days after an election in which 81% of the white evangelicals who cast ballots opted for Donald Trump. For one thing, we’re getting analysis of the vote more sophisticated than what we saw from exit polls in the heat … More A Week Later… Evangelicalism
In part because he wrapped up the Republican race so quickly, it’s almost been treated as a footnote that Mitt Romney will soon become the first member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to receive the presidential nomination of a major American political party. As the Washington Post noted in a late … More The Mormon Moment
Here • My unplugged concert for student teaching assistants in Bethel’s Western Civ course, caught on film by my trusty friend Sam. • Jazz, Nazi-style. • The third and final part of my series recasting church history as family history looked at the disenchanting process of engaging in remembrance. • My students and I had … More That Was The Week That Was