Monthly Archives: June 2015

Traveling Links

I’ve been on the road much of the month of June, traveling to Louisville, Kentucky; Phoenix, Arizona; and Oxford, UK for academic programs and activities. (And yes, I was presenting at “that” Oxford). I have no doubt I’ll more to say about some of these experiences, but at the moment, let me clean up my browser by sharing a number of links that caught my eye over the past month:

Barry Hankins and Thomas Kidd on the Southern Baptists

The New Deal, Raisin Production, and 2015.

For Fathers’ Day, C.S. Lewis as adoptive father.

How might the world’s languages be visualized?

Ross Douthat on Pope Francis.

Is History-writing “aggressive”?

How did religion impact views of “Rosie the Riveter” in World War II? (This important question was addressed by Northwestern alumna Adina Johnson.)

Peter Brown on Wealth and the Early Church.

A number of eminent US Historians are unhappy with the AP US History’s new framework. (Full text of letter, with signatories, here.)

What’s the “end” (telos) of the university?

•Maybe we should think anew about Cotton Mather. (Editorial: I would definitely support reading Rick Kennedy’s new book!)

Peter Augustus Lawler isn’t so thrilled with current trends in American higher education.

Was Thomas Jefferson partially to blame for the “contradictions” of the secular university? (Tracy McKenzie reflects.)

Education and technology, continued.

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