.@JohnFea1 That amazing lecture last night goes on our center’s Mt. Rushmore of talks for sure. Thank you for showing how to talk religion AND politics at once. Safe travels but please hurry back!@CPHatSMU @SMUHistoryDept
— Jeffrey A. Engel (@jeffreyaengel) October 12, 2018
Last Thursday night the Believe Me book tour visited Southern Methodist University in Dallas. The Center for Presidential History served as host. Thanks to Brian Franklin, Assistant Director of the Center, and Jeff Engel, Director, for the invitation. And thanks to Ronna Spitz for coordinating all the details. They did a great job promoting the event in the greater Dallas area and as a result more than 200 people showed-up! The crowd was largely sympathetic, but there were clearly some Trump supporters in the room who did not agree with everything I said in the lecture. And no, Robert Jeffress did not come to the lecture (I have now been asked that a couple of times), but the first question from the audience was from a man who occasionally attends Jeffress’s church (First Baptist–Dallas) and was trying to figure out how the Dallas megachurch pastor reconciled his biblical sermons with his Fox News pundit.
The SMU student newspaper covered the event here.
On Wednesday, October 17 I will be at John Brown University in Siloam Springs, Arkansas. Stay tuned.