Did you know that I’ve been publishing a Pietist Schoolman newsletter through Substack? Since early July, subscribers have been receiving at least four issues per week, including a Saturday links wrap and Sunday devotional reflection. During the week, I’ve written about topics like “early college,” the “spiritual but not religious,” patriotism, COVID, and Holocaust commemoration. … More Have You Subscribed to The Pietist Schoolman Newsletter Yet?
After about a year and a half of deliberation, I decided over the weekend to start a Pietist Schoolman newsletter on Substack. Founded about five years ago, Substack provides writers with an easy means of hosting a newsletter that is both emailed directly to subscribers and can be shared as a link to a website. … More Check Out My Newsletter on Substack!
I’m glad for any review of Charles Lindbergh: A Religious Biography of America’s Most Infamous Aviator, but I’m especially tickled to see the one published recently in Church History, the journal of the American Society for Church History. “Ambiguity best characterizes both the life of Charles Lindbergh and the contemporary and historical interpretations of him,” … More “Understandable but not sympathetic”: The Latest Review of My Lindbergh Biography
Yesterday I published the last of nearly 400 posts at The Anxious Bench, the group history blog at Patheos that I’ve edited since June 2016. After six years, I decided that it was time to step down from my role as AB’s “blogmeister” and main Tuesday writer. I don’t have a lot to add to … More A Big Change in My Writing Life
Forgive the quiet start to a new blogging year. I’ve been busy launching the J-term version of our Christianity and Western Culture class: over two millennia covered in three weeks! Which is a bit more ambitious than my upcoming speaking schedule, but I’m still happy to have three opportunities over the next five weeks to … More Three Upcoming Lindbergh Events
Today marks the three-month anniversary of Charles Lindbergh: A Religious Biography of America’s Most Infamous Pilot releasing to the public. I’ve published enough books to know that this is almost always an awkward moment for authors. Three months into publication, it’s not just that the initial excitement is long forgotten in the midst of the … More Why I Wrote a Short Biography
Advance and preordered copies of the book have been circulating for a few weeks now, but tomorrow is still a big day for me: the official release of my spiritual biography of Charles Lindbergh. Five years after I first started toying with that idea, it’s beyond exciting to see the book come widely available. I’ve … More The Impostor: Why I Wrote a Biography of Charles Lindbergh
I don’t much like that I’m old enough that I can discern decade-long segments in my career… but it is worth noting that it was ten years ago yesterday that I published my first post at The Pietist Schoolman! Since then, I’ve written another 2,200 posts here — plus 250-some at The Anxious Bench, where I … More Ten (and Five) Years of Blogging
I’ve read Charles Lindbergh: A Religious Biography of America’s Most Infamous Pilot several times now. Each pass through the manuscript leaves me with two, deeply Midwestern thoughts: “I think this turned out okay,” and “I wonder if anyone will like it.” So it’s always a relief and a terror to hear back from the first … More Some Early Praise for My Lindbergh Biography…
Last week historian Jonathan Wilson asked a great question on Twitter: I’d love to hear from readers on this one; feel free to leave a comment below. For my part… I responded on Twitter with two classes: one in high school; one in college. But the more I think about Wilson’s question, the more come … More My Favorite Non-History Courses