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Christian Foundation of the United States

Weekly Sermon 8 May 2016

Christian Foundation of the United States

There are many people today who think that the United States had no religious foundation, thereby justifying the “anything goes society.” Listen to this audio telling you different.

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Christian History

There was a time when I was lovesick

There was a time when I was lovesick. I’m not anymore. I haven’t been for a long time. I blame laziness, and selfishness. And discontent. 470 more words


On Civil Religion: Still a Factor in the American Public Realm?

In case the concept of “civil religion” is new to you, or you need a refresher, here is a JSTOR Daily post with a link to the classic R. 40 more words


Still Misleading America About Thomas Jefferson

Beware purported history of Thomas Jefferson by David Barton. In Barton’s case, ideology distorts the reality of the past. Read John Fea’s post about Barton (who is a supporter of Ted Cruz) here at History News Network: … 9 more words


Permaculture Podcast with Scott Mann interview

Scott Mann is a former student of mine from 2010 when I co-taught a Permaculture Design Course with my good friend Ben Weiss.  Scott has been podcasting about permaculture for around 5 years now and has developed a global audience. 74 more words



Forgive me for being away for so long. I don’t know how academics who blog daily (or more frequently!) find enough hours in the day. At any rate, I’ve been up to my eyeballs with work recently. 1,260 more words

Recommended Reading

Book Review: One Nation Under God

One Nation Under God: How Corporate America Invented Christian America by Kevin M. Kruse, Basic Books, 2015, 352 pp.

I read this book as part of a clergy book group that meets monthly. 1,056 more words

Book Review