Tag Archives: Christianity

A Nightmare in Charleston

I woke up this morning to the horrific news from Charleston. It would be difficult, and perhaps misguided, to rank the most important churches in U.S. history, but if I were to do it, the Charleston AME church targeted yesterday … Continue reading

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Images from the Middle East (Easter Edition)

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This Easter Sunday, images from my first trip to Israel and the Palestinian Territories — my first encounter with Jerusalem, my first with the Sea of Galilee. Blessed are the peacemakers, blessed are those who mourn, blessed are those who … Continue reading

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Jaffa

Photos from my recent trip to Jaffa, Israel

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Misreading Bosnia: Genocide and the Muslim “Other”

On my first trip to Bosnia-Herzegovina, in 2004, a university professor from Sarajevo — a survivor of the Serbs’ relentless siege — asked a devastating question: What other European capital would have been left besieged for so long? As in … Continue reading

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The Fast Food Chain I Really, Really Hope Isn’t Homophobic

Like its food, the recent revelations about Chick-fil-A are nearly indigestible. Oh, Chick-fil-A, I have loved you so. When my first child was born in your theme park (Atlanta), you were my first stop on the way home from the … Continue reading

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On Mitt Romney and Napoleon Dynamite: The Long “Mormon Moment”

Religion and American Culture has just published my article “The Death of Mormon Separatism in American Universities, 1877-1896.” You can check it out electronically here (full text) or on JSTOR (sign-in required for access to full text). This one’s been … Continue reading

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Giving the Devil His Due

This is a piece I am preparing for distribution on the blog of The American Society of Church History: Just in time for Mother’s Day, a bit of commentary on a very recent moment in church history, and something for … Continue reading

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