Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A few things online that caught my attention this week:

Elijah James Blum.  R.I.P.

This week I learned that Richard Mouw and I used to get ice-cream at the same place in Pine Brook, New Jersey–O’Dowd’s Dairy! (In different eras, of course!).

Darryl Hart:  If America is not exceptional, it is certainly unusual.

Mark Noll on the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible.

Has the evangelical-environmental alliance come to an end?

September newsletter of the National Council on Public History.

First-hand accounts of Pope’s Day (Nov. 5) in Boston.  Also:  “Occupy King Street.”

British academics reject training in how to teach.

John Starke reviews Marcia Pally, The New Evangelicals: Expanding the Vision of the Common Good.


More adventures in Christian retailing with Charity Carney.

Professor or Hobo? 

Louisville Seminary will offer free tuition to all master’s degree students.

Populism and the silent majority.

Joe Carter rants against civil religion.

Steve Ketterman reviews Colin Woodward, American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America.

Landscapes of American history.

Anthony Grafton reviews eight books on the state of the university.

Naomi Schaefer Riley reviews Christian Smith, Lost in Transition: The Dark Side of Emerging Adulthood.