Lessons Unlearned and Sins Committed (Reflections on The Republic for Which it Stands: The United States During Reconstruction and the Gilded Age, 1865-1896)

I have been slowly reading Richard White’s entry in the Oxford History of the United States series on the decades after the Civil War, titled The Republic for Which it Stands. This book is detailed and thick and I’d be lying to say I found every section as interesting as every other. But the sections…

Reconciliation Requires Repentance

The attempted insurrection last week by white nationalists, many of them claiming allegiance to Christianity, has garnered more and better analysis than I can offer here (find links to some great articles at the end of this post). One thing that struck me as I watched the events unfold last Wednesday, I was struck by…