My office at Messiah College is both a work zone and an inviting (I hope) space to meet with prospective students and their families. The work zone half of the office is a mess, but I try to keep the hospitality side of the office relatively clean and clutter-free.
Speaking of clutter, the books, papers, magazines, and other assorted hard copy items are starting to pile-up on and around my office desk. A lot of the clutter is paperwork related to teaching or my role as chair of the Messiah College History Department, but some of it is just stuff I want to read in the near future. Today I was trying to bring some order to the clutter and thought I would jot down a few things I found that fall into the latter category. I hope to get to them soon, but I am not optimistic about it.
- Several articles in the Easter 2017 issue of The Cresset
- The Summer 2017 issue of The Christian Scholar’s Review
- Richard Holland Jr. and Benjamin K. Forrest’s book Good Arguments: Making Your Case in Writing and Public Speaking
- The August 2017 issue of The American Historian
- Heath Carter and Laura Rominger Porter’s edited collection Turning Points in the History of American Evangelicalism
- Tony Horwitz’s June 2013 essay in The Atlantic: “150 Years of Misunderstanding the Civil War“
- The September 2017 issue of The Journal of American History
- A hard copy of Ta-Nehisi Coates’s essay “The First White President”