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. Thoughts on a Discouraging Weekend
  2. How History Professor Allan Lichtman Predicts Presidential Elections
  3. AP: “Warren joins Buttigieg in nixing threat to church tax status”
  4. Buttigieg: Beto O’Rourke “doesn’t understand the implications of what he was saying” on religious institutions, marriage, and tax exemption.”
  5. Christian Right Leader Urges Trump to Clean-Up His Act
  6. Thoughts on Attorney General William Barr’s Notre Dame Speech
  7. National Public Radio Talks Politics with Calvin University Students
  8. The American Council of Christian Churches Still Exists
  9. I Guess Jesus Can Return Now
  10. Image of the Day

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 Benefits of Impeachment: Some Lessons from Andrew Johnson
  2. Ralph Reed’s Forthcoming Book Claims That Evangelicals Have a “Moral Obligation to Support Trump
  3. Pentecostal Preacher Checks His Phone While Speaking in Tongues
  4. The Third Great Evangelical Awakening is Here and Donald Trump is Leading It
  5. Gordon College Gets a $75.5 Million Donation
  6. Why Do I Keep Repeating Myself?
  7. Defending Religious Liberty is Good for Business. Just Ask Jay Sekulow
  8. Texting Paine’s Common Sense
  9. Metaxas: If you are an evangelical who did not vote for Trump “you don’t have a lot going on upstairs”
  10. Obama’s Legacy?

 

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. Pentecostal Preacher Checks His Phone While Speaking in Tongues
  2. Court Evangelical Robert Jeffress is Getting Desperate
  3. What Franklin Graham’s Recent Tweet Really Means
  4. The Chief Court Evangelical Weighs In on Impeachment
  5. Yes, I am Doubling Down on the Fear Thesis
  6. Court Evangelical Eric Metaxas Weighs In on Impeachment
  7. Court Evangelical: “Anyone who my “civil war” comment “either can’t read or are too stupid to understand.”
  8. Religion News Service Talks to Franklin Graham About Impeachment
  9. Today’s Piece at The Washington Post: Clinton’s Evangelical Advisers vs. Trump’s Evangelical Advisers
  10. Jeff Flake to GOP: “You cannot go elsewhere for a soul.”

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. Duke University Rejects Young Life
  2. On “Evangelical Leaders”
  3. Sean Spicer: Take a “Stand for Christ” and Vote for Me on “Dancing with the Stars”
  4. Falwell Jr.: Champion for Christ!
  5. Scot McKnight: “The [Willow Creek] elders could benefit from revisiting this job description”
  6. “Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”  And don’t forget to sue
  7. Robb Ryerse: An Evangelical, Pro Gay Rights, Small Government, Medicare for All, Anti-Abortion, Anti-Confederate Monument, Pro-Tax Reform, and Green Energy Republican Who Ran for Congress in 2018
  8. The Author’s Corner with Sarah Pearsall
  9. Is the United States of America in the Bible?
  10. Sunday Night Odds and Ends

Most Popular Posts of the Last Week

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

  1. Why the Recent Politico Piece Will Not Hurt Jerry Falwell Jr.’s Standing Among Many Conservative Evangelicals
  2. Politico Exposes Jerry Falwell Jr. and Liberty University
  3. Yes, Jerry Falwell WAS in That Miami Nightclub.  He Lied About It
  4. Falwell Jr. : There is a “Criminal Conspiracy” to Oust Me From Power at Liberty University
  5. Falwell Seeks to Crush an “Attempted Coup” to Remove Him From Power at Liberty University
  6. Conservatives are Not Happy With the American Pageant U.S. History Textbook
  7. Is the United States of America in the Bible?
  8. The Author’s Corner with D.L. Noorlander
  9. More Details on the Closing of the Division of Biblical, Religious and Philosophical Studies at Trinity International University
  10. Michael Gerson: Conservative reaction to the “1619 Project” is “disappointing”

Reflecting on September 11, 2001

bb810-911-9-11-world-trade-center-remember-e1315503842504I have posted a lot about this day at The Way of Improvement Leads Home. Here are some of those pieces:

Why September 11 is About Vocation

September 11th, Patriotism, and the Human Spirit (at Patheos)

The Mike and the Mad Dog 9-11 Tapes

Teaching St. Augustine on 9-11-01

Harvey: 9/11 Changed Nothing

Teaching 9-11 With Help from Springsteen

Rise-Up: Springsteen in Pittsburgh

How Did You Experience 9-11?

The Rising at 15

An Oral History of 9-11

What George Bush Said About Muslims After 9-11-01

The Boatlift of 9-11

Mike Piazza’s Post 9-11 Home Run

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 is Happening at Trinity International University?
  2. More Details on the Closing of the Division of Biblical, Religious, and Philosophical Studies at Trinity International University
  3. Is the United States of America in the Bible?
  4. Yet Another Piece About Liberty University’s Quest to Beecome the “Evangelical Notre Dame”
  5. Michael Gerson on Evangelical Anxiety
  6. Marianne Williamson is Right.  We Have a Gun Problem AND a Culture Problem
  7. New Jersey Identities
  8. C-SPAN Interview with Ben Howe
  9. The Best Thing I Have Read on John Allen Chau
  10. An Accidental Professor

Once Again, the Comments are OFF at The Way of Improvement Leads Home Blog

It takes a lot of time and work to monitor the comments we get on this blog.  Believe it or not, I reject more comments than I allow.  There have been several folks who have been trying to post something in the comment section of this blog for years and I will not allow them to participate because they cannot bring themselves to write in a civil manner that does not include profanity, endless references to Nazis, and ad hominem attacks on me and other commentators.   I just don’t have time to monitor them all.

And many of the comments that I have approved often do not reach the level of civility and dialogue I had always hoped would take place at this blog.  So, once again (we’ve done this once before), I am closing the comments section for the time being.

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 President of the Southern Baptist Convention Writes a Sympathetic 1619 Tweet and Catches Hell for It
  2. Some Thoughts on the Opposition to the 1619 Project
  3. What is Going on at Nyack College?
  4. My Review of the Netflix Documentary “The Family”
  5. The Attack of the 1619 Project of is an Attack on Mainstream Historical Scholarship
  6. The Meaning of Trump’s Israel Comments
  7. Johann Neem: “Abolish the Business Major”
  8. Are Conservatives Unable to Deal with the Complexity of American History?
  9. Waldman: Immigration is Making the United States a More Christian Nation
  10. Let’s Remember That Slavery in North America Pre-Dates 1619

 

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. This May be the Best Thing I Have Read on Trump
  2. Some Evangelicals Did Not Like Trump’s Use of Profanity at a Recent Rally
  3. Hundreds of Sex Abuse Allegations Found in Fundamentalist Baptist Churches
  4. Will Evangelicals Rally Around Trump in 2020?Will Evangelicals Rally Around Trump in 2020?
  5. The Church as the GOP Farm Team
  6. The New York Times Introduced the 1619 Project
  7. “Hamilton: The Exhibition” Comes to an End in Chicago
  8. Why Study History-Inspired Bulletin Boards
  9. Sunday Night Odds and Ends
  10. What is Christian Nationalism?

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 Quick Take on Trump’s Pathetic Speech in the Wake of El Paso and Dayton
  2. When Does a Life Issue Demand Political Action and When are Just “Thoughts and Prayers” Enough?
  3. On Whataboutism and Moral Equivalence in the Age of Trump
  4. Pastors Preaching Politivcs: It was Bad in 1776, it is Bad Today
  5. What Happened to the Never-Trump Republicans?
  6. What is Christian Nationalism?
  7. Christian Nationalist Homeschool Curriculum: The “Globalist Left” Hates You and Your Children
  8. Did Your Evangelical Church Say Anything About El Paso or Dayton on Sunday Morning?
  9. Why Did Christians in the “Red States” Vote for Trump?
  10. The Endorsers of “Christians Against Christian Nationalism” Speak Out

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 David Barton and Robert Jeffress Talk Christian America
  2. White People Have Denied That They Are Racist For a Long Time
  3. Trump Says That Colonial Virginia Teaches Us “Our nation’s priceless culture of freedom, independence, equality, justice, and self-determination under God.”  Really?
  4. Thinking Critically About the Museum of the Bible
  5. Christians Issue a Statement Against Christian Nationalism
  6. National Cathedral: “Mr. Trump’s words are dangerous”
  7. The Trump Women From Dallas Are Back
  8. Friedman: “Spare Me the Revolution”
  9. The Author’s Corner with Katherine Gerbner
  10. Trump is Going to Jamestown Tomorrow

 

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!

Here are some of the year’s highlights:

We will continue to bring you the kind of content you expect from The Way of Improvement Leads Home.  Keep reading and spread the word about what we are doing here via social media.

Thanks again!

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