19th Century ministers regularly preached to men carrying guns. Politicians and military figures in the Nineteenth Century United States publicly and enthusiastically committed to the so-called separation of church and state also regularly ordered government workers, soldiers, and militiamen to attend religious services.
At the beginning of the Twentieth Century, secularization in Western intellectual and political life led to policy changes in education, particularly in France and in the United States. The American republic’s commitment to a disestablished federal religious regime...
So I know I've been absolutely terrible about contributing to this blog, but I am at last ready to start making up for lost time by using this blog, at the very least, as a running journal for...*drum roll*...the long-delayed Richard Hooker Modernization Project,...
In Sid Meier's classic game Civilization III, one of the first "technologies" that your chosen civilization must learn is the calendar (which, amusingly, unlocks the ability to build the Stonehenge, even if you happen to be the Chinese or Incas). As a teenager, this...
Does the “social justice” turn of some evangelicals line up with New Testament’s approach to societal problems?
Do the earliest days of church history offer pushback to a defense of “Christian nationalism”?
Survival and Resistance in Christian America: Christian Reconstruction in the Pacific Northwest: A Review
A fine addition to an expanding list of historically grounded monographs on Christian Reconstruction.
A quick look at Baptists in the 1600s troubles common assumptions about their politics.
Are Baptists really at their best when they’re on the fringes?
An admirably concise, compelling, and elegant summary of the classic Christian just war tradition by John Jay.