Earlier this month I attended the memorial service for Dr. Jim Johnson, who spent thirty years teaching U.S. history at Bethel. Jim retired about a decade before I arrived, and we’d only met a handful of times over the years. So I felt a bit like an interloper in a room full of his closest … More A Funeral and Four Thanksgivings
This week I announced our 2020 sports history tour (and talked through it with fellow guides Sam Mulberry and Chris Moore), then used my Anxious Bench post to share some of what I found reading through the library of Charles Lindbergh’s parents. Elsewhere… • I would guess that most readers of this blog know that there’s a … More That Was The Week That Was
Here… • Five of my Bethel colleagues joined dozens of other Christian theologians to issue a modern-day version of the Barmen Declaration. Dean Pamela Lightsey and Dr @ccollinswinn draft the #BostonDeclaration at Boston University School of Theology #aarsbl17 pic.twitter.com/ZdnNuujexD — Peter Heltzel (@PeterHeltzel) November 18, 2017 • How prayer sustained two of the most famous … More That Was The Week That Was
I’ve got a new post up today at The Anxious Bench, on the presence of three virtues in Abraham Lincoln’s original 1863 proclamation of a national day of thanksgiving. But that’s all the blogging I plan to do this week. Enjoy your Thanksgiving, and we’ll hope to see you back here next week, when I plan posts on teaching, academic … More Happy Thanksgiving!
Here… • It wasn’t quite the total vacation from blogging that I’d expected, but only two posts this week: a critique of Christian History Magazine‘s attempt to rank the top 25 Christian writings of all time, and a reflection on my favorite Thanksgiving hymn. …There (Gobble, Gobble)… • Meanwhile, Tracy McKenzie concluded his Thanksgiving countdown with a … More That Was The Week That Was
While Bethel doesn’t actually start its break until Wednesday, I plan to take the entire week off from blogging. In the meantime, let me suggest some alternate reading material: • Tracy McKenzie’s Thanksgiving countdown: “As an alternative to the ubiquitous countdown to Black Friday, each weekday this month I have been posting brief essays on … More Thanksgiving Break
11/27/13 – We’ll be taking today, tomorrow, and perhaps Friday off from blogging. Meanwhile, consider joining me in reading Robert Tracy McKenzie’s The First Thanksgiving over the holiday break. (See reviews by Thomas Kidd and David Swartz to understand why.) Or at least check out this and other Pilgrims-related posts at Tracy’s admirable blog, Faith … More Happy Thanksgiving!
For Thanksgiving I’ll simply repost a brief piece I wrote for our department blog earlier this week. Probably most useful for those of you who like to put off your shopping (and menu planning) until the day of the event, though there’s also some fun trivia in there even if you’ve got everything set to … More Have a Historic Thanksgiving!