Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A few things online that caught my attention this week:

The North American destinations of U.S. goods

The Aretha Franklin B-Sides

The recent history of midterm elections

On the road with a conservative columnist and his family

Antique roadshow as a religious ritual

Writing boxes

Paul Gleason reviews Randall Stephens, The Devil’s Music: How Christians Inspired, Condemned, and Embraced Rock ‘n’ Roll

The failure of Catholic episcopacy

The fate of liberal contrarians

American towns

The university’s “unsatiable appetite for doing more.”  And a discussion

Should local newspapers stay out of the war against Trump?

Populism and democracy

Trump and ICE

The whitest county in America

Elite colleges and ethical formation

Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A few things online that caught my attention this week:

Read old books

Charlottesville a year later. And here

Liberation theology

Ross Douthat on the humanities

Edmund Bailey O’Callaghan and Dutch America

Suffrage and black women

Promotional intellectuals

History is not everything

Is evangelicalism an “imagined community?”

Scholarly reading

On thinking

Slavery at Princeton

Who is afraid of Jordan Peterson?

Walden Pond today

Public scholars

Looking for John Calvin

Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A few things online that caught my attention this week:

Thinking

Embracing Wikipedia

Why study history?

The National Confederate Museum

The first Japanese man in America

Solzhenitsyn in Vermont

Black intellectuals and Japan

From atheism to the Catholic priesthood

Ta-Nehisi Coates is leaving The Atlantic

The Emanuel AME Memorial

The “Wall of Separation

Quaker suffering

A lesson for never-Trumpers from the 1850s

Things seem to be getting worse at Taylor University

Martha Nussbaum on fear

Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A few things online that caught my attention this week:

The “witches” are real

America before air conditioning

Semicolons

Is American democracy coming apart?

Expanding what it means to be pro-life

Do we need a third Reconstruction?

When Wisconsin was progressive

Alan Jacobs on blog posts, blogging, and books

Serena

Do historians judge the past by today’s standards?

Nostalgia

Make America Great Again

Elizabeth II and U.S. presidents

Religion and FDR

Steely Dan

The ambiguity of the 14th Amendment

History and Supreme Court decisions

Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A few things online that caught my attention this week:

The “Kingdom of God

Science vs. humanities?

How book editors find books to publish

Class in America

Sexual politics at Wimbledon

Nostalgia

John Wilson on the links between “life writing” and  “giving your testimony”

Consuming news in the 21st century.  What would Thoreau think?

The history of Sunday mail delivery

What is God? (and the state of the public square)

Barnes & Noble

The midterm elections:  in 1866

Michael Kazin reviews Stuart E. Eisenstat, President Carter: The White House Years

Rocky Marciano

Noah Feldman on the immediate future of the Supreme Court

Eric Miller on the Oak Tree Podcast

Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A few things online that caught my attention this week:

Contrarians

Trump and Canada: some historical perspective

Humanities majors and employment

Deep journalism in an age of repetitive content

Is there such a thing as a “better Christian nationalism?”

Does Anthony Kennedy’s retirement signal the end of conservatism in America?

What did Vince Velasquez of the Phillies just do?

Civility

More civility

Lindsey Chervinsky reports from the Omohundro Institute Annual Conference

Catholics and race

Teaching gun history

American religion and the fertility rate

Battle to overturn Roe v. Wade

Evangelicals and whiteness

Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A few things online that caught my attention this week:

Hipster nostalgia

Well-behaved women and history

Vote Against Prohibition

Michael Kazin reviews Patricia O’Toole, The Moralist: Woodrow Wilson and the World He Made

10 stories on immigration under Trump

5 types of summer vacations

Should we give Trump his wall?

Could Southern Baptists become feminists?

The Trump administration and the Heritage Foundation

Is the Republic Party worth fighting for?

Atticus Finch

The Massachusetts Circular Letter of 1768

Are we living in a pivotal moment for American Protestantism?

Charleston, SC apologizes for its role in the slave trade

The moderate founding fathers

Christian

Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A few things online that caught my attention this week:

The University of Chicago no longer wants your SAT or ACT scores

The Republican Party was at prayer last week in Dallas

Is the Southern Baptist Convention changing?

Postcards at the Newberry Library

Trumpism before Trump

An editorial cartoonists is fired

Do parents kill progress?

Is Trump a man of faith?

Imani Perry on Alabama

Women who opposed the “trail of tears”

Absentee fathers on Father’s Day

Evangelicals and #metoo

Springsteen and the “shining city on a hill”

Ruth Graham with more Romans 13 commentary

How fatherhood has changed

Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A few things online that caught my attention this week:

Beating writer’s block

Trump as George Costanza

The history of “God Bless America

Conan goes to 30 minutes

Who was Nick Chiles?

Scott Pruitt and evangelicals.  And here

Rare books and climate change

Interpreting difficult American history at national parks

Scott Pruitt and Chick-fil-A

Black Catholics

Beth Moore as president of the Southern Baptist Convention?

Religious studies professors and the culture wars

K-O-I-N-O-N-I-A

Christian colleges and sexual ethics

Summer writing groups

Remembering racial violence in Montgomery

Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A few things online that caught my attention this week:

His guilt is my guilt too

Why you should get off social media and get off now

The politics of country music

Defining “evangelical”

The dissertation:  How to write the introduction

The editors of the 135 biggest English-language newspapers

James Berkey reviews Benjamin Fagan, The Black Newspaper and the Chosen Nation

Progressives and the Protestant origins of religious liberty

Community and the humanities

The St. Augustine (Florida) monster

MLK monuments

Readers

The GOP grifters

Sunday Morning Coming Down

Historians and Hamilton

Mr. Rogers

Summer Reading

Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A few things online that caught my attention this week:

A memorial dinner at the White House.  J.D. Salinger declined.

Who turned the South to the GOP?  Was it politicians or pastors?

The decline of Barnes & Noble

Are centrists hostile to democracy?

Twitter conferences

John McWhorter on Ta-Nehisi Coates

“Why We Teach”

I loved this essay in 2005 when it appeared and I still love it.

Religion and film

Americans have always loved to relax

The battle for the beach

Catholics, civic virtue, and the common good

Barbecue

David Moore interviews Ross Douthat

John McCain

Kelly Baker reviews Come Sunday

Where was Memorial Day born?

A new collection of Wendell Berry essays

Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A few things online that caught my attention this week:

Little magazines, think tanks, and public intellectuals

Old timers talking…in the 1920s!

Julian Zelizer reviews Stuart E. Eizenstat, President Carter: The White House Years

The 9.9 percent

Giant royal heads

Michelle Orihel reviews Thomas Cutterham, Gentleman Revolutionaries: Power and Justice in the New American Republic

Why academic theology needs the church

Horace Bushnell and cosmopolitan Christianity

The order of worship at the royal wedding

Mark Boonshoft reviews Craig Bruce Smith, American Honor: The Creation of the Nation’s Ideals during the Revolutionary Era

Eric Miller doesn’t like Twitter

“This is America,’ Childish Gambino, and Flannery O’Connor

Christian Zionism

Alan Wolfe on 1968

Has Trump destroyed Obama’s legacy?

A visit to the NRA convention

Molly Worthen reviews Ross Douthat, To Change the Church: Pope Francis and the Future of Catholicism

 

Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A few things online that caught my attention this week:

The history of the selfie

Is education a waste of time and money?

Why do we need memories when everything is captured on video?

Martin Luther King Jr.: Bridge builder

Learning about antebellum America through an old quilt

Professors and writing online

American evangelicals and Israel

The Gilder Lehrman Institute and “Hamilton”

Parenting in antebellum America

Books on Paul

Commencement speeches

An interesting theory

When does writing begin?

Milk is controversial

David Blight reviews two new books on U.S. Grant

Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A few things online that caught my attention this week:

A black professor tells his story.  More here.

Benjamin Lay:  Radical Quaker prophet

Kristin Kobes Du Mez reflects on the National Memorial for Peace and Justice

Marx at 200

Vietnam and the rise of the Christian Right

The history of the treadmill

Alan Jacobs on race and growing-up in Birmingham

Historian Robert Caro talks New York history

Lebron James and Paul George to the Lakers?

Does it take an egomaniac to bring down an egomaniac?

The African-American community in the shadow of white supremacist monument

Culture wars

Historian Manisha Sinha takes on Kanye

An African American evangelical pastor talks about race and evangelicalism

The House chaplain is back

Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A few things online that caught my attention this week:

“Faith and learning” or “love and understanding?”

R.R. Reno reviews Patrick Deneen, Why Liberalism Failed

Congressional chaplain

The United States of America:  It is getting better?

The world’s best independent bookstores

The tides of Boston

Wendell Berry and politics

Baseball will survive

More on what is happening at Religion News Service. And here

Two kingdom theology and Trump

Alan Jacobs on “platforms” and a bunch of other stuff related to life in a digital age.

Mickey Calloway

Environmental history

Nicholas Cannariato reviews Marilynne Robinson, What Are We Doing Here?

$20 for each typo

Michael Fletcher reviews Jason Sokol, The Heavens Might Crack: The Death and Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A few things online that caught my attention this week:

Springsteen and the Catholic imagination

Declining pay for freelance writers

Grant Wood

Demand for pro-Trump conservative columnists in the age of Trump

George Washington and Yelp

J. Gresham Machen wrote Christianity and Liberalism.  James Bratt writes “Christianity and Evangelicalism

Rarely seen Springsteen photos

George and Barbara Bush

Early New Orleans

Hauerwas on virtue

Adult learners need the liberal arts

Read the introduction of Mark Cheathem’s forthcoming book on Andrew Jackson

Amish vacations

The digital in the classroom

Forthcoming books in American religious history

Embracing presentism

Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A few things online that caught my attention this week:

Humanities meme of the year

Quakers and price

Lonely liberals

I used to live in Deerfield, IL

MLK as healer

John Quincy Adams observes Easter in St. Petersburg

A Frederick Douglass novella

Why a department’s best teachers should teach general education

Tech and the humanities

A 36-year old accountant puts on the pads for the Blackhawks

John and Abigail Adams meet social media

Leadership in history

Changing suburbia

Why are you a historian?

James Banner reviews James Lewis’s The Burr Conspiracy

Podcasting and the history of radio

Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A few things online that caught my attention this week:

Happy Easter!

The new intolerance?

Should you turn down a tenure-track position?

Christianity and baseball

Teaching Marilynne Robinson

National Review‘s Jamie Weinstein interviews Ta-Nehisi Coates

What James Baldwin did after MLK was assassinated

Mark Bauerlein on the cutting of humanities

Phillis Wheatley

Do we need more patriotic history?

The West Virginia teachers’ strike in historical perspective

Webster’s Dictionary and nationalism

The Resurrection

Porn and the presidency

Lessons from indentured servanthood

Mormons and race

Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A few things online that caught my attention this week:

Experimental writing

The Faithlessness of Donald Trump

The death of political parties?

“Spring” 1968

Why do a Pittsburgh newspaper and a Toledo newspaper have the same editorial page?

Moving beyond identity politics

The “quiet revolution” of Mr. Rogers

Sean Wilentz on the difference between “liberal” and “progressive”

I used to work for Pinkerton

Linda Colley on politics:  “history will be indispensable

Johnny Appleseed

Anti-Trump senator from Nebraska who always votes with Trump is writing a book

Using and abusing history in the age of Trump

A job

Don’t steal things from archives

Gift shops at Civil War sites

More on Billy Graham’s legacy

It’s “Shed of the Year” time!

Teaching Ben Franklin’s failures

Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A few things online that caught my attention this week:

Eugene Genovese and slaveholders

I’d rather be dead than afraid

Is there a difference between a reenactor and a living historian

Obligations of the nobility in American life

Jon Meacham on Barbara Tuchman

Alan Jacobs on conversation and equality

Close reading in a digital age

A cultural critic reflects on fitness culture

Mitch Landrieu’s “Lost Cause” reading list

Impeachment

Frontier nuns

How the liberal arts at Christian colleges might die

Gratitude and the Christian liberal arts

The integrity of Billy Graham

Adam Laats talks fundamentalist colleges

The Museum of the Bible and biblical scholarship