“Shut Up and Start Writing:” We’re Starting a Writing Group!

That will be our motto. So, after some inquiring on Facebook, I've discovered that there is some interest among colleagues to start a writing group that would help us all stay focused on our writing projects and get stuff done this summer. There are a lot of ways to do a writing group but I … Continue reading “Shut Up and Start Writing:” We’re Starting a Writing Group!

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The Invention of American Evangelicalism; or, Why Ed Blum is Mad

The following is a cross-post from Religion in American History. Check out the great comments on the original post. (If you're unsure what made Ed mad read this post.) [Update: Ed says he's not mad anymore, just passionate. Also, read this post from Ed where he expands his thoughts on race and evangelicalism. His thoughts echo much … Continue reading The Invention of American Evangelicalism; or, Why Ed Blum is Mad

An Awesome 19th Century Insult Discovered Amongst Dissertation Sources

You, sir, are "a blasphemer, a malicious barking dog, full of ignorance, bestiality, and impudence, an imposter, a base corrupter of the sacred writings, a mocker of God, a contemner of all religion, an impious, lewd, crooked-minded vagabond, and a beggarly rogue." Use that next time you find yourself in a doctrinal dispute.