Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A few things online that caught my attention this week:

Jim Grossman of the American Historical Association looks back on the 2016 election. Was it historic?

Chris Gehrz on the problems of biography

Meeting Springsteen

Why national history matters

Wealthy presidents

Religious liberty vs. LGBT rights

Ruth Graham reviews Gerry Bowler’s Christmas in the Crosshairs: Two Thousand Years of Denouncing and Defending the World’s Most Celebrated Holiday

The decline of Civil War Round Tables?

A post by one of my favorite Wheaton College professors about one of my other favorite Wheaton College professors. (BTW, the subject is about Christians and politics).

Our first “Black Friday” POTUS

Black Christian public intellectuals

Three books to improve your writing

Christian colleges and Christian nationalism

How conservatives and progressives think about the past

Donald Trump and the New Deal

Sorting your books

Charisma and religion in the history of American politics