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

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. Michael Cohen Helped Jerry Falwell Jr. Handle “Racy Photos”
  2.  The “Failing” New York Times Reveals That Trump Lost $1.19 Billion Between 1985-1994.  What Say You Jerry Falwell?
  3. Mayor Pete Shows-Up at Jimmy Carter’s Sunday School Class
  4. Falwell Predicts Evangelicals Will Turn to Trump in Greater Numbers in 2020 Than 2016.  I’m Not So Sure
  5. More Reporting on the Michael Cohen-Jerry Falwell Jr. “Racy Photos” Story
  6. “We’re a republic, not a democracy”
  7.  Over 450 Former Federal Prosecutors: Trump Was Not Charged With Obstruction Because He Is POTUS
  8. But the Economy…!
  9. Job Market Stories
  10. The University of Providence is the Latest School to Cut Liberal Arts Programs

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

 

 

Congratulations Devon Hearn!

Devon

Devon Hearn (L) and Sarah Wilson pose with the Clio Award plaque.

Many regular readers of The Way of Improvement Leads Home blog know Devon Hearn.  She served two years as our intern here at the blog and worked with me as a research assistant covering all kinds of assignments.  Her research help on Believe Me: The Evangelical Road to Donald Trump was indispensable.  She also carried a lot of the load in helping me put together the program for the 2018 meeting of the Conference on Faith and History.  And that is only the beginning!

I am happy to report that last night Devon was honored as a co-winner of the Messiah College History Department’s “Clio Award.”  The award is given annually to the most outstanding Messiah College history student.  Devon shared the award with another amazing student (and fellow Morris County, New Jerseyan) Sarah Wilson.

And there is even better news!  Devon just accepted a history/social studies history position in a Maryland school district.

Devon’s future is bright!  She will always be a valued member of The Way of Improvement Leads Home family!

Clio Plaque

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