The Most Popular Posts of the Last Week

Here are the most popular posts of the last week at The Way of Improvement Leads Home:

  1. The “Real” Reason Televangelist Jim Bakker Went to Jail
  2. Court Evangelicals Tony Perkins and Eric Metaxas Talk About Their Court Evangelicalism
  3. Some Thoughts on Ben Shapiro’s David Barton Interview
  4. James Dobson Visits the Border and Shows His Nativism
  5. Is the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team’s Fight for Equality Rooted in Christian Faith?
  6. Calvinists and Their Christian America Cruises
  7. Colin Kaepernick’s Christian Faith?
  8. What Do You Wish You Had Learned in the First Semester of Your History Graduate Program?
  9. Finalists for George Washington Book Prize Announced
  10. Sunday Night Odds and Ends

Most Popular Posts of the Last Week

Here are the most popular posts of the last week at The Way of Improvement Leads Home:

  1. James Dobson Visits the Border and Show His Nativism
  2. Some Thoughts on Ben Shapiro’s David Barton Interview
  3. The National Association of Evangelicals Responds to the Border Crisis
  4. Support the Making of This Documentary on Trump and Evangelicals
  5. When Weapons of War Become Idols: How Christians Should Respond to Donald Trump’s Military Parade
  6. Are You Blasting Springsteen’s “Born in the U.S.A. Today?
  7. Colin Kaepernick’s Christian Faith?
  8. The National Park Service is Diverting Millions to Help Pay for Trump’s July 4th Campaign Rally
  9. Breen: “George Washington Would Hate Trump’s July 4 Parade”
  10. Some Good News on the Billy Graham Papers Front

Most Popular Posts of the Last Week

Here are the most popular posts of the last week at The Way of Improvement Leads Home:

  1. Court Evangelicals Jerry Falwell Jr. and Jack Graham Attack Southern Baptist Russell Moore on Immigration
  2. Trump at the Faith and Freedom Coalition: I am Pro-Life, Pro-Family, a Lover of Neighbors, a Good Samaritan, and John McCain May Be  in Hell
  3. Taylor University President Lowell Haines Has Resigned After Serving Three Years
  4. Get Those Kids a Toothbrush, Soap, and Blankets!
  5. Some Comments on Peter Leithart’s First Things Review of Believe Me: The Evangelical Road to Donald Trump
  6. What’s Going on at Villanova University?
  7. David French and the Fear Factor
  8. How Biden Can Separate Himself (Even Further) From the Pack Tonight
  9. American Attitudes Toward History
  10. Is Mervis Gobbles a Real Person?

Happy Birthday to “The Way of Improvement Leads Home”

11thEleven years ago today, while sitting in the scholars residence of the David Library of the American Revolution, I started blogging about matters related to American history, American religion, politics, and academic life.  We are still going strong here at The Way of Improvement Leads Home.  Not many blogs last this long, so we appreciate all of your support over the years!

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Most Popular Posts of the Last Week

Here are the most popular posts of the last week at The Way of Improvement Leads Home:

  1. Why Did Trump Go to McLean Bible Church?
  2. Jerry Falwell Jr., President of a Christian University, Tells David Platt to “Grow a Pair”
  3. Is the Southern Baptist Convention Evangelical of Fundamentalist?: Some Thoughts on the Beth Moore Controversy
  4. David Platt of McLean Bible Church Responds to Trump’s Visit
  5. Trump Makes a Stop at McLean Bible Church in Vienna, Virginia
  6. Ed Stetzer on the Trump Visit to McLean Bible Church
  7. Conservatives Are at Each Other’s Throats.  Alan Jacobs Weighs-In
  8. Albert Mohler’s Prayer for Barack Obama
  9. More on the Billy Graham Archives Move from Wheaton to Charlotte
  10. The Author’s Corner with Katherine Gerbner

Most Popular Posts of the Last Week

Here are the most popular posts of the last week at The Way of Improvement Leads Home:

  1. How is David Garrow’s MLK Article Faring Today?
  2. Garrow’s MLK Article is Here
  3. Dinesh D’Souza Thinks He Knows Something About How African-American History is Taught
  4. Last Night’s Court Evangelical Tweetstorm
  5. The David Library of the American Revolution in Washington Crossing is Closing
  6. 45 Years Ago Today
  7. Did 1000s of Women Die Every Year from Abortions Before Roe v. Wade?
  8. CNN on Franklin Graham’s Call to Prayer for Donald Trump
  9. Episode 52: History of the iPhone Generation
  10. What Franklin Graham Said About the “Private Sins” of Bill Clinton in 1998

Most Popular Posts of the Last Week

Here are the most popular posts of the last week at The Way of Improvement Leads Home:

  1. Gordon College Will No Longer Have a History Major
  2. Liberty University Took Some of the Old Southwestern Seminary Stained Glass Windows
  3. “Dear Mike Pence: The real persecution of Christians isn’t here in America”
  4. More Thoughts on Gordon College’s Decision to Drop the History Major
  5. Commencement at Liberty University
  6. Evangelical Trump Fans: Don’t Forget to  Buy Your King Cyrus-Donald Trump Prayer Coin
  7. What Hath Trump Wrought
  8. David Blight on Reinhold Niebuhr, Theology, and a Bunch of Other Things
  9. Tim Conway, RIP
  10. When the Way of Improvement Can’t Lead Home: A Brief Review of Tara Westover’s  Educated

Most Popular Posts of the Last Week

Here are the most popular posts of the last week at The Way of Improvement Leads Home:

  1. What Are Evangelicals Afraid Of?
  2. The Spiritual Journey of David Brooks
  3. Ron Chernow Kills It at the White House Correspondence Dinner
  4. Every Pete Buttigieg Interview
  5. James Baldwin and Reinhold Niebuhr Talk About the 1963 Birmingham Church  Bombing
  6. Federalist #69 and the Mueller Report
  7. There Were Good People on Both Sides Saturday at Politics & Prose Bookstore in Washington D.C.
  8. Out of the Zoo: “My Year with the Messiah College History Department”
  9. A Visit to Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
  10. What Franklin Graham Said About the “Private Sins” of Bill Clinton in 1998

 

 

Most Popular Posts of the Last Week

Here are the most popular posts of the last week at The Way of Improvement Leads Home:

  1. The Mueller Report and the Trump Evangelicals
  2. The Fox News Crowd Doesn’t Like Obama’s Use of the Phrase “Easter Worshippers”
  3. What Franklin Graham Said About the “Private Sins” of Bill Clinton in 1998
  4. If Democrats Want to Remove Trump from Office in 2020 They Need to Rally Around Joe Biden
  5. Taylor University and Mike Pence
  6. Steve King Compares His Suffering to Jesus on the Cross
  7. New Springsteen Book is Coming
  8. The Court Evangelicals
  9. So What DOES Al Mohler Believe About Social Justice?
  10. Out of the Zoo: “Cathedrals”

Most Popular Posts of the Last Week

Here are the most popular posts of the last week at The Way of Improvement Leads Home:

  1. Taylor University and Mike Pence
  2. David Blight Wins the Pulitzer Prize for History
  3. How Long Will Americans Tolerate This Man as Their President?
  4. A Distinguished Taylor University Alumnus Speaks Out on the Pence Invitation
  5. Michelle Bachmann on Trump: “I have never seen a more biblical president”
  6. Gerson: Trump is the Real Threat to Religious Liberty
  7. Trump is Getting His Base Ready for the Release of the Mueller Report
  8. Big Changes at Southwestern Theological Seminary
  9. But What About Hillary?
  10. Presidential Historian: “Trump has none of the traits the founders thought essential for presidents”

Most Popular Posts of the Last Week

Here are the most popular posts of the last week:

  1. A Visit to Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
  2. Song of the Day: “Hills and Valleys” (Congrats UVA)
  3. Where are the Court Evangelical Defenders of “Family Values” Today?
  4. Pete Buttigieg Slams Evangelicals for Supporting Trump
  5. Tony Bennett, Evangelicalism, and University of Virginia Basketball
  6. Jimmy Carter: Democrats Should Change Their Position on Abortion
  7. Trump Tells Border Agents to Break the Law.  Court Evangelicals Remain Silent
  8. Mount Vernon CEO Doug Bradburn Explains What It Was Like Giving Donald Trump a Tour
  9. Is Pete Buttigieg’s Religious Rhetoric Any Different Than the Rhetoric of the Christian Right?
  10. A Message to the Michigan Department of Education: We are All Democrats

Most Popular Posts of the Last Week

Here are the most popular posts of the last week at The Way of Improvement Leads Home:

  1. Jimmy Carter: Democrats Should Change Their Position on Abortion
  2. Pete Buttigieg’s Faith: What’s All the Fuss About?
  3. Trends Regarding Race and Evangelicalism
  4. Ron Sider: Health Care for All; but not Medicare for All
  5. Panelitis
  6. 2020: Are We Amusing Ourselves to Death?
  7. Should This Painting be at the Smithsonian?
  8. How Bruce Springsteen Created “Thunder Road”
  9. When 11 Italians Were Lynched in New Orleans
  10. Some Front Porchers Pick Their Candidate for 2020

Most Popular Posts of the Last Week

Here are the most popular posts of the last week:

  1. What Should We Make of Bill Barr’s 4-Page Letter?
  2.  Fox News Court Evangelical: “If what I hear at church is no better than what I hear on CNN…then why bother?”
  3. Franklin Foer: “The Mueller Probe Was an Unmitigated Success”
  4. Why You Should Read the Opening Paragraph of Barbara Tuchman’s “The Guns of August”
  5. Robert Mueller as Atticus Finch
  6. In Defense of Denominations
  7. Franklin Graham Wants to Transfer the Billy Graham Papers from Wheaton to Charlotte
  8. Loyal Slave Monuments
  9. Beto O’Rourke Apologizes for High-School Mixtape
  10. Coming in Fall 2019

Most Popular Posts of the Last Week

Here are the most popular posts of the last week at The Way of Improvement Leads Home:

  1. Beto O’Rourke Apologizes for High-School Mixtape
  2. Pew Research: White Evangelical Churchgoers Continue to Support Trump
  3. Even White Evangelicals Oppose Trump’s Bible-Signing
  4. Middle School 2008 vs. Middle School 2018
  5. E.J. Dionne on Ben Sasse’s Failure to Oppose Donald Trump’s “National Emergency”
  6. Rules for Flying
  7. So What DOES Al Mohler Believe About Social Justice?
  8. Did Andrew Jackson Say He Wanted to Shoot Henry Clay and Hang John Calhoun?
  9. A White Teacher is Removed from Teaching a Michigan High School Course in African American History
  10. A Day in the Pacific Northwest

Most Popular Posts of the Last Week

Here are the most popular posts of the last week at The Way of Improvement Leads Home:

  1. A White Teacher is Removed from Teaching  a Michigan High School Course in African-American History
  2. Meacham: At least Trump didn’t sign the Bibles in red ink
  3. “They had a guy from Messiah College”
  4. So What DOES Al Mohler Believe About Social Justice?
  5. Court Evangelicals Seizes on Ilhan Omar’s Remarks to Score Points for Trump
  6. How Do We “Render Unto Caesar” in a Democracy?
  7. Jon Meacham: “I am a huge admirer of @JohnFea1’s, and love his ‘court evangelical’ coinage”
  8. SNUBBED!
  9. Christian Universalism
  10. “Out of the Zoo: ‘Listening Ears'”

Most Popular Posts of the Last Week

Here are the most popular posts of the last week at The Way of Improvement Leads Home:

  1. Gerson: “Trump’s CPAC Speech Was Like “hearing a ringtone of ‘Macarena’ during a funeral, and no one can find the phone”
  2. Evangelicals, Trump, and “Existential Fear”
  3. FDR’s New Deal Was Also Green
  4. Will Wheaton College Rehabilitate the Word “Evangelical”?
  5. The Author’s Corner with James Davis
  6. What Court Evangelicals Robert Jeffress Said Tonight on Fox Business News
  7. Who are the Most Intolerant Americans?
  8. Mike Pence is Liberty University’s 2019 Commencement Speaker
  9. An Assignment That Gets Students to Take Writing Seriously
  10. More Politics of Fear

 

Most Popular Posts of the Last Week

Here are the most popular posts of the last week at The Way of Improvement Leads Home:

  1.  Now This is an Entertaining Book Review
  2.  What is an Evangelical?
  3.  Max Boot Responds to Historian Critics
  4. The Republican Party Knows Michael Cohen’s Testimony is True
  5. Images of the Day
  6. Sunday Night Odds and Ends
  7. Max Boot’s Screed Against Historians
  8. What Franklin Graham Said About the “Private Sins” of Bill Clinton in 1998
  9. Good Will Hunting and the Evolution of the Market Economy in the Southern Colonies
  10. Did Andrew Jackson Say He Wanted to Shoot Henry Clay and Hang John Calhoun?

Most Popular Posts of the Last Week

Here are the most popular posts of the last week on The Way of Improvement Leads Home:

  1. Max Boot’s Screed Against Historians
  2. Michael Gerson on Depression and Hope
  3. A Southern Baptist Seminary Professor Reflects on the SBC Sexual Abuse Scandal
  4. Evangelicals Love Trump’s “National Emergency” Declaration
  5. The University of Providence is the Latest School to Cut Liberal Arts Programs
  6. Sam Wineburg’s Twitter Thread About Wikipedia
  7. Timothy Dalrymple is the New President and CEO of Christianity Today
  8. A Quick Visit to the City of Angels
  9. On Historians, Public Debate, and Journalists
  10. What Franklin Graham Said About the “Private Sins” of Bill Clinton in 1998

Most Popular Posts of the Last Week

Here are the most popular posts of the last week at The Way of Improvement Leads Home:

  1.  Were the “20. and Odd Negroes” Slaves or Indentured Servants?
  2.  Debs: Socialism in “merely Christianity in action.”
  3.  Why NBC Dumped Bob Costas
  4.  An Anti-Racist Syllabus for Virginia Governor Ralph Northam
  5.  Skype Interview Nightmares
  6.  Commonplace Book #25
  7.  When a Popular and Powerful First Lady Opposed the Women’s Suffrage Movement
  8.  What Did Trump Mean When He Capitalized “Trail” in a Tweet About Elizabeth Warren: Some Historical Context
  9.  Why Did God Allow the Great Boston Fire of 1760?
  10.  Some Thoughts on James Dobson

Most Popular Posts of the Last Week

Here are the most popular posts of the last week at The Way of Improvement Leads Home:

  1. What Happens When Evangelical Leaders Get Too Close to Power?
  2. Out of the Zoo: “Remembering Grandpa”
  3. The Need for Historical Thinking
  4. Jemar Tisby’s New Book and People Who Read the Gospel Coalition’s Twitter Feed
  5. Colin Kaepernick’s Christian Faith?
  6. The Author’s Corner with Paul Musselwhite
  7. Good Will Hunting and the Evolution of the Market Economy in the Southern Colonies
  8. Did Andrew Jackson Say He Wanted to Shoot Henry Clay and Hang John Calhoun?
  9. The Author’s Corner with Albert Louis Zambone
  10. Warhol and Burger King