The Bible Cause at National Presbyterian Church

As many of you know, I have been taking my new book The Bible Cause: A History of the American Bible Society on the road this year. (I would love to come to your church, school, college/university or organization.  Learn more here and let’s try to work something out).

This morning I was in Washington D.C. at National Presbyterian Church.  I am thankful to Rev. Dr. Quinn Fox who invited me to participate in their Adult Sunday School Summer Speaker Series.  A few highlights:

  • Holly Novak, a member of the church staff, showed me the prie-dieu that Dwight D. Eisenhower knelt upon when he was baptized (as an adult, in 1953) into the Presbyterian Church.
  • I met Clyde Taylor, the former United States ambassador to Paraguay.  Clyde’s father was a former board member of the American Bible Society and director of the National Association of Evangelicals.  I write about Clyde’s Sr.’s relationship with the ABS in The Bible Cause.
  • It was good to see former student Paul Kio, a history teacher in Maryland.  Paul not only showed up for the talk, but even asked a question!

Here are some pics:

Ike

The Eisenhower kneeler (see post). God meets country

Ike Plaque

National Pres

After my talk I hung around and worshiped with the congregation in this amazing sanctuary