John Inazu, a law professor at Washington University and the author of Confident Pluralism: Surviving and Thriving Among Deep Differences, has weighed in on Princeton Theological Seminary’s decision to rescind the Kuyper Prize from evangelical Presbyterian minister Tim Keller. Get some background on this story here. Inazu raises some interesting questions in his post at the website … Continue reading Confident Pluralism, Princeton Seminary, and Tim Keller
On July 23-July 29, 2017 we will gather together with a group of K-8 teachers to study Colonial America. I hope you will consider joining us. Learn how to apply here. LOCATION Princeton University DIRECTORS John Fea, Professor of History, Messiah College OVERVIEW Rather than thinking about colonial America as a necessary forerunner to the … Continue reading The Princeton Seminar is Back!
If you read The Way of Improvement Leads Home regularly you know that for the past three summers I have spent a week in Princeton, New Jersey leading a week-long seminar for teachers on the subject of colonial America. The seminar is sponsored by The Gilder-Lehrman Institute of America History and it draws history teachers from … Continue reading The Reach of the Princeton Seminar Extends to Shelby County, Alabama!
For the past three summers I have had the privilege of spending a week on the campus of Princeton University with a group of history teachers. We call ourselves “The Princeton Seminar,” but it would be more accurate to identify our group as the Gilder-Lehrman Institute Summer Seminar on the “13 Colonies.” Last week thirty-five … Continue reading The “Caffeinated Teacher” on the Princeton Seminar
If you are a K-8 teacher and are looking for a professional development opportunity this summer mark your calendars for July 24-30, 2016. Consider applying for our Gilder-Lehrman Institute summer seminar on “The 13 Colonies” at Princeton University.Some blog posts from previous years.Learn more about how to apply for the seminar here. Here are few … Continue reading The Gilder-Lehrman Institute Princeton Seminar on "The 13 Colonies" is Back!
The Gilder-Lehrman “13 Colonies” Crew The Gilder-Lehrman Institute for American History Summer Seminar on the “13 Colonies” has come to a close. It was a great week at Princeton University. The morning began with a lecture on Native Americans. I introduced the teachers to some of the metaphors used by historians to explain Indian life … Continue reading Princeton Seminar: Day 5
Nate McAlister leads a pedagogy session It was a great day in Princeton with the teachers from the Gilder-Lehrman Institute for American History “13 Colonies” seminar. It has been a very hot and humid week and we have done a lot of walking (and sweating), but the teachers have yet to hit the proverbial “wall.” … Continue reading Princeton Seminar: Day Four
Seminar participants in Welcome Park Day Three of the Gilder-Lehrman Institute of American History Summer Seminar on the “13 Colonies” at Princeton University is in the books It was another long day with some great K-8 teachers from around the country. We have teachers here from New Jersey, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Texas, California, Washington, Kansas, Florida, New York, … Continue reading Princeton Seminar: Day Three
We have made it through Day Two of the Gilder-Lehrman Institute of American History Summer Seminar on the “13 Colonies” at Princeton University. It was a long day, but the twenty-seven K-8 teachers here this week are still going strong. This group has a lot of energy and they seem to be really engaged. Today I gave a … Continue reading Princeton Seminar: Day Two
In the Nassau Presbyterian Church Cemetery Day One of the Gilder-Lehrman Summer Seminar on the “13 Colonies” at Princeton University is in the books. Actually, we began on Sunday night with a great buffet dinner. After the feast we wandered around the Princeton campus and got ourselves oriented. We paused for a moment at the John … Continue reading Princeton Seminar: Day One
I have been a fan of James H. Moorhead’s work since I read his American Apocalypse: Yankee Protestants and the Civil War as a graduate student. As the Mary McIntosh Bridge Professor of Church History at Princeton Theological Seminary and the longtime senior editor of the Journal of Presbyterian History, Moorhead has had a stellar … Continue reading This Week’s "Anxious Bench" Post at Patheos: "Princeton Seminary in American Religion and Culture"
Later today I am heading to Princeton University to once again lead a week-long Gilder-Lehrman Institute summer seminar on “The 13 Colonies.” This weekend K-8 teachers will be arriving at Princeton from across the country to experience colonial American history–mid-Atlantic style! I also get the privilege to work again with Nate McAlister, the 2010 National Teacher of the … Continue reading Princeton Bound for Gilder-Lehrman Summer Seminar on the "13 Colonies"
The Gilder-Lehrman Institute of American History just released its Summer Seminars for 2015. Once again I will be doing a seminar on the 13 colonies at Princeton University for K-8 history teachers. Head over to the Gilder-Lehrman website to learn more about how to apply for these free seminars. If you are selected, Gilder-Lehrman covers … Continue reading "The 13 Colonies" Gilder-Lehrman Seminar at Princeton is Back!
Princeton’s Historic Nassau Hall I am really excited to be doing a Gilder-Lehrman Summer Seminar this summer on the topic of “The Thirteen Colonies.” The seminar will run from July 27 to August 2, 2013 and will be open to K-8 teachers only. Each summer the Gilder-Lehrman Institute of American History offers forty intensive seminars for … Continue reading Attention K-8 Teachers: Join Me at Princeton University for a Gilder-Lehrman Institute Summer Seminar
From Inside Higher Ed: Union Theological Seminary, in New York City, has announced that Cornel West will be leaving his Princeton University professorship to become a professor of philosophy and Christian practices at the seminary. West has been a key figure in philosophy, cultural studies and African-American studies at Princeton and, before that, at Harvard … Continue reading Cornell West Leaving Princeton for Union Theological Seminary
In March 2012, Princeton Theological Seminary is hosting a historical conference to celebrate its 200th birthday. The conference is entitled “Princeton in the Church’s Service” (The title of this conference seems to be a play off of Paul Kemeny’s study of Princeton University: Princeton in the Nation’s Service). Speakers include Mark Noll, Darryl Hart, Paul … Continue reading 200th Anniversity of Princeton Theological Seminary Conference
1003 K-12 teachers participated in thirty different seminars, including the “Colonial Era” seminar at Princeton University. Click here for a recap of another great Gilder-Lehrman summer!
In 1773, a recent graduate of the College of New Jersey at Princeton from the southern New Jersey town of Greenwich went to Virginia to teach the children of a wealthy plantation owner. The tutor was Philip Vickers Fithian. The planter was Robert Carter III. Carter’s plantation was called Nomini Hall, but he also had … Continue reading From Princeton to Williamsburg!
As some of you know, I was at Princeton University last week for the Gilder-Lehrman Institute of American History summer seminar on colonial America. Each year the teachers take a tour of colonial-era Princeton. One of our stops is the Maclean House (aka The President’s House), the home of the earliest presidents of the College of New … Continue reading American Slavery and American Freedom at Princeton University
I spent Monday night at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in Hamilton, Massachusetts (Boston-area). Thanks to Gordon-Conwell president Dennis Hollinger for the invitation and Mary Ann Hollinger for her hospitality. The Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life sponsored conversation on evangelicals and politics that included Boisi director (and Jesuit theologian) Mark Massa, Dartmouth historian of … Continue reading A Visit to Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary