Thanks for all of you who have encouraged us this year to keep on blogging here at The Way of Improvement Leads Home. I appreciate all of your comments, e-mails, notes, shares, and retweets. It makes me realize that we are indeed providing a real service for people interested in thoughtful conversation about matters related to academic life, American history, politics, and Christianity.
For those of you who are interested, here are a few things you can expect in 2016:
- We hope to unveil The Way of Improvement Leads Home’s new blog/website design on December 30, 2015. We have made the switch to WordPress.
- The Way of Improvement Leads Home podcast is also scheduled to “drop” here and on ITunes on December 30. Episode 0 will be a short introduction to what you can expect in the new year.
- The Virtual Office Hours will be back in January. We will continue to explore the themes included in Was America Founded as a Christian Nation? as we anticipate a second edition to appear later in the year.
- We will be at the AHA in Atlanta from January 7-10 to offer our usual coverage of this massive history conference. We are looking for more correspondents.
- On January 21 I will be at Oxford University’s Rothermere American Institute to lecture on the topic of whether or not America was founded as a Christian nation.
- During late February and early March I will be blogging from the Research Library at George Washington’s Mount Vernon. I recently received a fellowship from the library to continue my work on religion and the American Revolution.
- On March 18, 2016 I will be the keynote speaker at what looks like a wonderful undergraduate conference on the “Examined Life” at St. Francis University in Loretto, Pennsylvania. Don’t forget to submit a proposal or encourage your students to submit a proposal.
- In late March, Oxford University Press will release my next book: The Bible Cause: A History of the American Bible Society. We are working with the ABS and Oxford on publicity. Part of the publicity will involve speaking. If you are connected with a church, college, bookstore, library, or some other cultural institution that might be interesting in hosting an event please contact us.
- And, of course, you can continue to expect daily blogging, our twice-weekly Author’s Corner, and all of our other usual features at The Way of Improvement Leads Home.