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. “An Open Letter to Christians Who Love Bonhoeffer but (Still) Support Trump”
  2. Liberty University’s Falkirk Center Says “Turning the Other Cheek” is No Longer Sufficient
  3. Thoughts on the “Evangelicals for Trump” Rally
  4. The Many Problems With Eric Metaxas’s “Christian Case for Trump”
  5. How Do Americans View the Confederate Flag?
  6. My Piece Today at USA TODAY on the Evangelicals for Trump Rally
  7. N.T. Wright: We Have Created a Monster That Can Only Be Subdued by Love
  8. Out of the Zoo: Why I Cried in History Class
  9. The Ten Most Checked-Out Books in New York Public Library History
  10. How Politics Shapes American History Textbooks

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 Many Problems With Eric Metaxas’s “Christian Case for Trump”
  2. Court Evangelical Tony Perkins: “Donald Trump is the best president Christians have ever had.”
  3. Christianity Today Announces Its New Editor-in-Chief
  4. Thoughts on the “Evangelicals for Trump” Rally
  5. The Role of History Educators in a Time of Crisis: Building Bridges Between Historians and K-12 History Teachers
  6. Christianity Today‘s Editor Mark Galli Debates Court Evangelical Richard Land on Boston Public Radio
  7. The MAGA Church
  8. Should You Support Your Child’s Decision to Attend a Christian College?
  9. The Dangers of the Court
  10. When People of Faith Defended Alabama’s George Wallace Because They “Knew Him.”

 

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. Wayne Grudem Lives in a Different Moral Universe Than I Do
  2. What to a Slave is the First of January?
  3. Undocumented Immigrants are Worried About Attending the “Evangelicals for Trump” Event on January 3, 2020
  4. The Court Evangelical “Arguments” Are Filled With Logical Inconsistencies
  5. Oxford’s Richard Carwardine is the Latest American Historian to Criticize the 1619 Project
  6. Some More Thoughts on the Populist Critique of “Elite Evangelicals”
  7. From the Archives: “What Wayne Grudem Thought About Presidential Character in 1998”
  8. The Books Donald Trump Recommended in 2019
  9. University of North Carolina Historian Peter Colcanis Joins the Criticism of The New York Times‘s 1619 Project
  10. The Believe Me Book Tour: EXTENDED!

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. Christianity Today: “Trump Should Be Removed from Office”
  2. Over 750 American Historians Call for Impeachment of Donald Trump
  3. Hey Court Evangelicals, What’s Wrong With Mike Pence?
  4. Trump Sends Letter to Pelosi: “You are declaring open war on American Democracy.”
  5. A Former Evangelical on Evangelicalism
  6. What are the Court Evangelicals Saying About Yesterday’s Impeachment and Trump’s Responses?
  7. It’s the Eve of Impeachment and the Demons are Back
  8. Number of Historians Endorsing a Statement Calling for the Impeachment of Donald Trump Reaches 1500+
  9. The Christianity Today Editorial: The Backstory
  10. Where are the Moderate Evangelicals Today?

 

 

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 Have Things Been Going at Liberty University’s Falkirk Center?
  2. Robert Jeffress is an Embarrassment to Evangelical Christianity
  3. Senior Editor at The American Conservative: “The Case for Impeachment is Overwhelming”
  4. Rudy Giuliani’s Spokesperson is a 20-Year Old Ambassador for Jerry Falwell Jr.’s Falkirk Center
  5. The Number of Court Evangelicals is Growing
  6. Liberty University Falkirk Center Announces “Falkirk Fellows”
  7. Trump’s Narcissism is Again Revealed as the House Announces Articles of Impeachment
  8. 19th-Century Evangelicals on the Impeachment of Andrew Johnson
  9. The Johnson, Nixon, and Clinton Articles of Impeachment
  10. “There is no functioning, stable, globalized world of the future without the humanities”

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. Liberty University Falkirk Center Announces “Falkirk Fellows”
  2. Eric Metaxas Doubles-Down on His Belief That Those Who Oppose Trump are “Demonic”
  3. What It’s Like to Talk With Pro-Trump Evangelical Family Members
  4. Liberty University Opens a Think Tank to Stop the Media from Converting Americans to Socialism
  5. Theologian N.T. Wright on the State of the American Church
  6. More on the Liberty University’s Falkirk Center and How It Will Approach American History
  7. Evangelical Theologian Ron Sider Wants to Ask the Democratic Candidates a Few Questions
  8. Randall Balmer on the “Other Evangelicals”
  9. Liberty University’s Falkirk Center Now Has a Website
  10. Ladies and Gentleman: The President of the United States

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. Metaxas: Peter Wehner’s Article in The Atlantic is PREPOSTEROUS!
  2. Come On Rick Perry, is This Really How You Should Treat God’s “Chosen One”
  3. Thoughts on Rick Perry’s Claim that Donald Trump is the “Chosen One”
  4. Trump: Why Wasn’t the 100th Anniversary of Women’s Suffrage “done a long time ago?”
  5. The Academic Who Works 100 Hours a Week
  6. These Paleface Illegals are Stealing Our Land and Buffaloes
  7. We Discussed the Gadsden Purchase Today
  8. Middle School 2008 vs. Middle School 2018
  9. The Author’s Corner with David Hall
  10. Today’s Quote from the Federalist Papers

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. Evangelicals Will Need to Reckon With Their Support of Trump in Order to Move Forward in Hope
  2. Donald Trump Jr. Will Speak at Liberty University This Week
  3. Religious Historian Michael McClymond on Christian Universalism
  4. Why Have So Many U.S. Senators Been Silent on Impeachment?
  5. Jimmy Carter: Democrats Should Change Their Position on Abortion
  6. Trump’s Critics are “Satanic” and Other Evangelical Craziness on the Eve of Impeachment Hearings
  7. Court Evangelicals Weigh-In on Today’s First Day of Impeachment Hearings
  8. Beware of Adam Schiff’s Eyes.  They are the Eyes of the Devil!
  9. Annette Gordon-Reed Reviews Alan Taylor’s New Book on Jefferson and Education
  10. Out of the Zoo: Hamilton’s Deathbed Conversion

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.  Beware of Adam Schiff’s Eyes. They are the Eyes of the Devil!
  2.  Do Evangelicals Care What I Think About Trump?
  3.  Kentucky’s Christian Right Governor Matt Bevin is Out
  4.  Can Albert Mohler United Southern Baptist Convention Divided over Donald Trump?
  5. NPR Tackles Environmentalism and Evangelicalism
  6. Moral Majority Veteran Cal Thomas on the Prosperity Preacher Who Just Joined Trump’s White House
  7. Scot McKnight: “I can think of no good thing that has happened to evangelicalism as a result of its alliance to the Republican party”
  8. Sam Wineburg Demonstrates Historical Thinking
  9. Kevin Harlan’s Epic “Cat on the Field” Call at Last Night’s Cowboys-Giants Game
  10. The Author’s Corner with John Brooke

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. Andrew Sullivan: Can Any Democrat Win?
  2. Court Evangelical Says Trump Has “Greater Moral Clarity” Than Any President in U.S. History.  What am I Missing?
  3. The Court Evangelicals Convene in Washington for a “Brief” on the “Remarkable Accomplishments” of the Trump Administration
  4. Cincinnati Christian Closes Its Doors
  5. Is the GOP Activist David Barton, Using a Pen Name, Secretly Writing American History Textbooks?
  6. Gerson: “Evangelicals have been reshaped into the image of Trump himself”
  7. The American Council of Christian Churches Still Exists
  8. Fuller Theological Seminary Will NOT Move to Pomona
  9. Can Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary Make a Comeback?
  10. The History Major is Back at Gordon College

 

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. Commentary:  “Trump Will Be Impeached”
  2. David French: “These Evangelicals are just Trumpists now”
  3. Historian Joanne Freeman Delivers the Tweet of the Day
  4. Is the United States of America in the Bible?
  5. Sunday Night Odds and Ends
  6. Map of the Day
  7. Economists Make the Case for More History Majors
  8. What if Donald Trump Published an Academic Article?
  9. 24 Hours With Kansas History Educators
  10. Please, Let’s Stop the “Trump Evangelical Base is Fracturing” Articles.  It’s Not Going to Happen

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.