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. Don’t Vilify Educated People
  2. Joe Biden: Interim Pastor
  3. Evangelicals, This is How Republics Fail
  4. The New York Times Backs-Off a Controversial Claim in its 1619 Project
  5. Trump Does Not Have the Character to Lead the Country Through a Pandemic
  6. Does “End-Time Apathy” Explain Why So Many Evangelicals Don’t Care About the Environment?
  7. Is Capitalism Good for Us?
  8. I Refuse to Become Numb to the Daily Immorality Emanating from the White House
  9. The “Real” Reason Televangelist Jim Bakker Went to Jail
  10. When a Populist President Can’t Offer the People “an honest basis for hope.”

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.  I Refuse to Become Numb to the Daily Immorality Emanating from the White House
  2. Evangelicals Need a New Political Playbook
  3. What Should We Make of This Picture?
  4. Don’t Mess With Jill Biden
  5. Randall Balmer Explains Southern Baptists to the People of Upper New England
  6. Is Bernie Sanders Really a Socialist?
  7. Is Capitalism Good for Us?
  8. How Socialism Became Un-American
  9. A Day at Messiah College With Students from Georgetown Day School
  10. Instead of Booing Him, CPAC Should Have Embraced Mitt Romney

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 American Descendants of Slavery Are Connecting With Their Roots
  2. Why Robert Jeffress Needs Socialism
  3. Positive Words from the #ExEvangelical Crowd
  4. Is the Old Frank(y) Schaeffer Back?
  5. From the Mailbag: Help a History Teacher Address Difficult Sources With Students
  6. Image of the Day
  7. Out of the Zoo: “Guilty Until Proven Innocent”
  8. The Difference Between “Intelligence” and “Intellect”
  9. I’ve Seen This Before
  10. Jon Meacham on Why We Need Religion in Times Like These

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. White Christians Lynching Black Pastors
  2. Jerry Falwell Jr. Represents Everything Wrong With Evangelical Christianity Right Now
  3. Another Christian College is Closing its Doors
  4. The Problem With the “Reluctant” Trump Voter: A Response to Andrew Walker’s National Review Essay
  5. What is the Difference Between Liberty University and Messiah College?
  6. Teaching Stanley Hauerwas’s “Go With God”
  7. When Trump Disagreed with Arthur Brooks He Was Disagreeing with Jesus Christ
  8. John Inazu’s Advice for White Evangelicals
  9. Out of the Zoo: The Divided State of America
  10. On Teaching Writing, Christian Thinking, and Meaning-Making

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. My Piece on Trump’s Prayer Breakfast Speech is Now Up at USA TODAY
  2. Evangelical Pastor: Don’t Vote for Trump
  3. Last Night’s Reality Television Show (Also Known as the State of the Union)
  4. Is America Declining into Paganism?
  5. Fact-Checking Last Night’s State of the Union Address
  6. Trump Thought Kansas City Was in Kansas.  Conservative Politico Matt Schlapp Backed Him Up
  7. Why Romney Did It
  8. Darryl Hart Reviews Believe Me
  9. Teaching Stanley Hauerwas’s “Go With God”
  10. Any College Professor Can Relate to What Happened in Iowa Last Night

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’s Choice of Commencement Speaker Should Not Surprise Us
  2. A Hymn for the 81%
  3. Watch Alan Dershowitz and Robert Jeffress Revel in Trump’s Support of Mike Pompeo’s Treatment of an NPR Reporter
  4. Is Jerry Falwell Jr. Leading a Secession Movement?
  5. Mike Pompeo’s Tweet Today is a Perversion of Christianity
  6. Court Evangelical Tony Perkins Tells Historian Tommy Kidd That He Will Need to “Give an Account for Turning People Away from Trump”
  7. Mike Pompeo Reveals His Dark(er) Side
  8. Muscular Jesus and His Tough-Guy Followers
  9. Is Alan Dershowitz Secretly Working for the Democrats?
  10. No Fire Department Says “that [fire] started on the night shift, we are not going to put it 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. A Minnesota Church Tells Older Members of the Congregation to Leave and Not Come Back
  2. Falwell Jr. Doubles Down on His Promise of “Civil Disobedience” in Light of Virginia Gun Legislation and Says White Supremacists in Charlottesville Were Not Real
  3. An Open Letter to Christians Who Love Bonhoeffer But (Still) Support Trump
  4. Some Context for Adam Schiff’s Hamilton Quote
  5. Mike Pence’s Irresponsible Use of History
  6. More on the Minnesota United Methodist Church That Reportedly Asked Older Members to Leave
  7. Who is Jay Sekulow?
  8. An Important Piece on Abortion That Will Irritate Both Sides of the Debate
  9. How the Democratic Presidential Candidates Can Win Evangelical Votes
  10. What White Evangelicals Can Learn About Politics From the Civil Rights Movement

A Message to the Readers and Listeners of The Way of Improvement Leads Home

mug

As many of you know, we have a lot going on here at The Way of Improvement Leads Home.  We spend a lot of time each week trying to deliver curated and original content here at the blog.  The number of podcast downloads continue to grow.  At the moment, The Way of Improvement Leads Home (blog and podcast) employs an intern and a studio producer. We are also hoping to add another intern to help with booking guests.  I do not receive a cent for my work on the blog or the podcast.

We have been blogging for more than a decade and have never placed an advertisement on the blog.  People tell me that our refusal to run ads mean that we have missed, and are missing,  opportunities to make money on our content.  I have thought about posting ads to the blog, but then I remember how annoying it is to read websites and blogs with pop-up windows distracting readers from content.  We do air ads on The Way of Improvement Leads Home Podcast as part of our arrangement with Recorded History Podcast Network.  Sometimes we make as high as fifteen dollars a month on those ads!  🙂

We keep things going here at The Way of Improvement Leads Home through the generous support of our readers and listeners.  If you feel moved to support out work, please consider visiting our Patreon page and consider a pledge or a one-time gift.  And yes, signed books and mugs are still available!

Thanks!

John

Patreon

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