Was America Founded as a Christian Nation? (Review)

John Fea's book tackles a debate that consistently goes on in our country. What debate? The title makes it obvious - was America founded as a Christian nation? If you listen to some evangelical Christians, especially those who are followers of David Barton, the answer is an unequivocal yes. Likewise, those on the other side … Continue reading Was America Founded as a Christian Nation? (Review)

The March of Folly by Barbara Tuchman (Review)

Many times throughout history governments have pursued policies that go directly against their own self-interest.  Barbara Tuchman defines such pursuits as folly, hence the title of her book The March of Folly.  It is not that such policies appeared to be folly only in retrospect.  To qualify as folly they had to be obvious folly … Continue reading The March of Folly by Barbara Tuchman (Review)

Stories of Conversion: Wolverine, an Atheist Professor and a Former Member of Wesboro Baptist.

Wolverine is a member of the X-Men, portrayed by Jean Valjean...I mean, Hugh Jackman, in the films.  He apparently converted to Christianity in the early 1990s due to the influence of fellow mutant, Nightcrawler: (HT: Unsettled Christianity and James McGrath) Here's a cool story of another conversion to Christianity, this time a professor of literature … Continue reading Stories of Conversion: Wolverine, an Atheist Professor and a Former Member of Wesboro Baptist.