Saturday night court evangelical roundup

What have Trump’s evangelicals been saying since yesterday’s update? Liberty University’s pro-Trump Falkirk Center doesn’t see the irony of today’s tweet: Too much power over people in anybody’s hands is always a threat to liberty and justice. pic.twitter.com/ZsFRjf0Icp — Falkirk Center (@falkirk_center) June 20, 2020 Trump wonder-boy Charlie Kirk needs another lesson in historical thinking. Did you know: … Continue reading Saturday night court evangelical roundup

Friday night court evangelical roundup

What have Trump’s evangelicals been saying since yesterday’s update? They are not technically “court” evangelicals, but they are definitely Trump evangelicals. The Harris family is back and they are now a Trump worship band: Some of you may remember them from 2012: The Harris’s are an evangelical homeschool family from Tulsa. Alveda King, the niece of Martin Luther … Continue reading Friday night court evangelical roundup

When it comes to Supreme Court decisions, context matters. But whose context?

Earlier today, I published two posts on yesterday’s Supreme Court decision on LGBTQ rights. The first post addressed the politics of the decision and what it means for white evangelical support for Donald Trump. The second post dealt with the religious liberty issues at stake. I encourage you to look at them to get up … Continue reading When it comes to Supreme Court decisions, context matters. But whose context?

Eric Metaxas Talks With Al Mohler About “The Gathering Storm”

Al Mohler has a new book out. It’s called The Gathering Storm: Secularism, Culture, and the Church. Watch: A few lines in this video stood out to me: Mohler says that during World War II, Great Britain waited too long to be awakened to the challenge of Nazi Germany. Christianity now faces similar challenges and Mohler … Continue reading Eric Metaxas Talks With Al Mohler About “The Gathering Storm”

The Role of History Educators in a Time of Crisis: Building Bridges Between Historians and K-12 History Teachers

Sari Beth Rosenberg is writing for us this weekend from Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association in New York City.  She is a U.S. history teacher and writer in New York City. Sari helped write the new social studies high school curriculum for the New York City Department of Education and is also a … Continue reading The Role of History Educators in a Time of Crisis: Building Bridges Between Historians and K-12 History Teachers

Are Conservatives Unable to Deal with the Complexity of American History?

The responses to the 1619 Project sure make it look that way. Complexity, of course, is one of the 5 Cs of historical thinking. Over at Slate, Rebecca Onion traces the conservative backlash to The New York Times project back to the “history wars” of the 1990s.  Here is a taste of her piece, “A Brief … Continue reading Are Conservatives Unable to Deal with the Complexity of American History?

*Why Study History*-Inspired Bulletin Boards

I love it!  High school and middle school history teachers are reading Why Study History: Reflecting on the Importance of the Past and finding bulletin board material. Matt, a seventh-grade history teaching in Illinois, posts this (with additional inspiration from Stanford history education guru Sam Wineburg): Here are some pics from Tom, a high school history … Continue reading *Why Study History*-Inspired Bulletin Boards

Some Thoughts on Ben Shapiro’s David Barton Interview

It’s the season of patriotism in the United States. That means it is time for David Barton to emerge and try to convince us all that the United States was founded as a Christian nation.  Here is his recent interview with conservative pundit Ben Shapiro: Some commentary: 2:15ff:  Barton describes the idea behind “Wallbuilders.” The … Continue reading Some Thoughts on Ben Shapiro’s David Barton Interview

Mount Vernon CEO Doug Bradburn Explains What It Was Like Giving Donald Trump a Tour

Doug Bradburn, the CEO of Mount Vernon, gave Donald Trump and French president Emmanuel Macron a tour of George Washington’s estate in April 2018. Now Bradburn is talking about the Trump visit.  Here is a taste of an article at Politico on Bradburn’s attempts to keep Trump interested on the tour: During a guided tour of Mount … Continue reading Mount Vernon CEO Doug Bradburn Explains What It Was Like Giving Donald Trump a Tour