Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A few things online that caught my attention this week:

Cultural criticism as community service

A global historian starts to question global history

Rod Dreher responds to Christianity Today forum on the Benedict Option.  Elizabeth Bruenig discusses the Benedict Option here.

The white working class and the decline of the church as a site of civic engagement

Nice job Middlebury College.  Myron Magnet makes sense here.

Three books on the rural, white, poor South.

What do you know about Article V of the U.S. Constitution?

A Thomas Nast cartoon on Reconstruction

Calhoun at Yale

Louisa Thomas reviews Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, A House Full of Females: Plural Marriage and Women’s Rights in Early Mormonism, 1835-1870.

A brief history of executive orders

Tupperware parties

A Christian college president and an LGBT activist find common ground

Trump, evangelicals, and civil religion

Amazon’s brick and mortar bookstores

Historians on Trump’s speech to the joint session of Congress

Perhaps there is a silver-lining