Giving Tuesday at The Way of Improvement Leads Home

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The Way of Improvement Leads Home offers content to the general public that we believe is essential for our life as citizens in a democracy. We are just trying to do out part, and we could use your help.

As more and more of you are checking-in during this critical election year, I want to remind everyone that if you like what we do here–both in terms of the daily blogging and the podcast–please consider supporting our work.

Click here to become a patron.

We have some big changes in the works for 2021. I can’t say anything yet, but it’s going to be huuuuge! 🙂 Stay tuned.

We are also recording new podcast episodes. In this season we have heard from Lorri Glover on Eliza Lucas Pinckney, Peter Manseau on the Jefferson Bible, Paul Harvey on Howard Thurman, and Elisabeth Lasch-Quinn on the “art of living.” And we are only beginning!

And yes, mugs and signed books are still available for patrons!

Did I mention you can click here to become a patron? You can be a patron for as low as $1 a month!

And for our loyal patrons: THANK YOU for your ongoing support!

Small Business Saturday at The Way of Improvement Leads Home

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The Way of Improvement Leads Home is not really a small business, but we do offer services to the general public that we believe are essential for our life as citizens in a democracy.

As more and more of you are checking-in during this critical election year, I want to remind everyone that if you like what we do here–both in terms of the daily blogging and the podcast–please consider supporting our work.

Click here to become a patron.

We have some big changes in the works for 2021. I can’t say anything yet, but it’s going to be huuuuge! 🙂 Stay tuned.

We are also recording new podcast episodes. In this season we have heard from Lorri Glover on Eliza Lucas Pinckney, Peter Manseau on the Jefferson Bible, Paul Harvey on Howard Thurman, and Elisabeth Lasch-Quinn on the “art of living.” And we are only beginning!

And yes, mugs and signed books are still available for patrons!

Did I mention you can click here to become a patron? You can be a patron for as low as $1 a month!

And for our loyal patrons: THANK YOU for your ongoing support!

Episode 73: Cowboy Evangelicalism

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What does it mean to be a man in white evangelical Christianity? In this episode we talk with historian Kristin Kobes Du Mez, author of Jesus and John Wayne: How White Evangelicals Corrupted a Faith and Fractured a Nation. We discuss definitions of masculinity, the Gospel Coalition, Beth Moore, Donald Trump, the 2016 election, the differences between White and Black views of Christian manhood, and how the thesis of her book might be applied to American evangelical culture during the COVID-19 pandemic.

https://playlist.megaphone.fm?p=ADL7692401175
You can also listen at your favorite podcatcher, including Apple Podcasts

Episode 1 of The Way of Improvement Leads Home Podcast Will Drop on Saturday

Podcast IconThe moment you have all been waiting for is almost here!

January 16, 2016 is the official drop date, on ITunes and at the blog, of Episode 1 of The Way of Improvement Leads Home podcast.  Our producer, Drew Dyrli Hermeling, is putting the finishing touches on the episode as I type.

Our guest will Jim Grossman, Executive Director of the American Historical Association.  The title of the episode is “#everythinghasahistory”.

If you are not familiar with The Way of Improvement Leads Home podcast we encourage you to download Episode 0, our short introduction.

Of course ITunes reviews are always welcome.

Stay Tuned: The Way of Improvement Leads Home Podcast Will Drop on January 16, 2016

Podcast IconWe are very excited about the release of Episode 1 of The Way of Improvement Leads Home podcast.  You can download it on ITunes on January 16th.

Our first episode is titled “#everythinghasahistory”.  We will be talking about the place of history and historical thinking in American society and talking with James Grossman, the Executive Director of the American Historical Association.

Do you want to know what The Way of Improvement Leads Home podcast is all about?  Head over the ITunes now and download Episode 0, our introduction to the podcast.   It’s only around 12 minutes long.

If you like what you hear on Episode 1 or any future episodes head over to ITunes and write a review.  We need more reviews beyond the one on the site written by my daughter. 🙂

According to Chris Gerhz, we are “on the move…and on the air.”

The Way of Improvement Leads Home Podcast Update

For those of you have been waiting (and those who have not), The Way of Improvement Leads Home podcast will be available on ITunes on Wednesday, December 30.  Here are a few updates:

1.  As you can see, we have an icon.  Look for it on ITunes

2.  Episode Zero is in the can.  It serves as a short introduction to what you can expect in the Spring 2016 season.  Episode 1 will drop in mid-January.

3.  This week we are interviewing our Episode 1 guest.  We will reveal the name of the guest at the end of Episode Zero

4.  December 30 will also be the day that we will reveal the new design for The Way of Improvement Leads Home website.

Stay tuned!

The Way of Improvement Leads Home Podcast Update

Our producer working the sound board at WVMM studios

I am getting more and more excited about the The Way of Improvement Leads Home podcast.  Last night we laid down the track (is that the correct way to say it?  It makes me sound so hip!) for Episode Zero in the studios of WVMM. Episode Zero will release here and on ITunes on December 30.  It will serve as a short introduction to the podcast.

Our first full episode will drop on January 16, 2016.

Once again, I am happy to be working on this project with Drew Dyrli Hermeling.  Drew is not only the podcast’s producer, but he will also be joining me on air.

Stay tuned.

As always, we appreciate comments, show ideas, and potential guests.

Coming Very Soon: The Way of Improvement Leads Home Podcast

Several of you have been asking me about how the plans for The Way of Improvement Leads Home podcast are coming along.  My last post on this topic announced that the podcast will be recorded at WVMM–The Pulse FM in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania.

Since I wrote that post in October we have made some serious progress and, if all goes well, we hope to release Episode Zero (a short introductory teaser) on December 30, 2015 and our first full episode on January 13, 2016.  I will soon be joining the show’s producer and fellow on-air personality Drew Dyrli Hermeling in the studio for some preliminary work.

We have some great guests lined up for the Winter/Spring 2016 season.  Stay tuned.

We are also working on obtaining a license for our theme music.  Again, stay tuned.

And, of course, we are still interested in hearing from you!  E-mail thoughts, ideas, and story suggestions.  They are always welcome.  We would also love to hear ideas about potential guests.

Podcast Update: We Have a Home!

The “Way of Improvement Leads Home” podcast (not even sure if that will be the official title) is on its way.

As some of you know, I am working closely on this project with Andrew Dyrli Hermeling. Drew is a former student of mine and is currently working on a Ph.D in early American history at Lehigh University.  In addition to his work in 18th-century Native American history, Drew is a new father, writer, web-content specialist, and singer-songwriter.  He also plays the ukulele!  Check out his website!

Drew will not only be producing the podcast, but he will be joining me on air.

And speaking of “on air,” we are happy to announce that the podcast will be coming to you from the studios of WVMM-The Pulse FM.  “The Pulse” is the Messiah College radio station and the central Pennsylvania home of several great national and regional radio programs including The Score with Edmund Stone, Backstory with the American History Guys, The Takeaway with John Hockenberry, and Blue Grass Review with Phil Nusbaum.

Stay tuned for more updates soon.  We are hoping for a January 2016 launch!