Check us out on the left side of the home page.
For first-time visitors, I will be blogging every day at The Way of Improvement Leads Home (you are reading it now), the blog where I have been holding forth for more than twelve years. I occupy real estate on the right side of the home page.
On the left side of the home page are our featured articles. Every day Current will post a new original piece from one of our talented writers, but we decided to get the ball rolling with six features:
Eric Miller (Current editor), “”In the Arena.” (It’s time to play)
Agnes Howard, “Beyond Productivity” (The pandemic has left us with work to do–including rethinking the relationship of work to care)
Tony Norman, “Born to be Reborn” (On Renegades, Obama and Springsteen let us in on a good conversation. Is it too much to ask for a better one?)
Elisabeth Lasch-Quinn, “Fifty Souls” (In Greyhound, contemporary individualism meets ancient Stoicism–and much more)
Katherine Lucky, “Talking too Much,” (When words stop working, what comes next?)
Susan McWilliams Barndt, “Rooting for the Future,” (Americans have become less mobile. Does this signal a nation in decline? or one that’s finally growing up?)
I will try to blog on this features throughout the day today and into the coming week.
Needless to say, we are very excited about the launch. If you like our mission, we hope you will support us financially through Patreon.
We are fundraising to:
- Cover start-up and maintenance expenses.
- Pay our writers. This is our largest expense. As you can see, we recruited some very talented writers and we hope to start paying them in six months.
- New content. We have a lot of ideas on this front, but we need your help to make them happen. Stay tuned.
Supporters of Current will get access to our premium content. Check out the Patreon site to learn how you can:
- Read patrons-only essays. We will drop an essay on Patreon every Friday starting April 16, 2021.
- Participate in regular ZOOM chats. The Current editors will host six to eight chats per year with authors, cultural critics, and intellectuals.
- Listen to my forthcoming history podcast “A History of Evangelicals and Politics.” Every week we will drop a 30-minute narrative episode. We will begin with the story of evangelicals and politics in the Obama years (2004-2016). I am modeling the podcast on Andrew Duncan’s popular podcasts The History of Rome and Revolutions. As a patron you will have exclusive access to this podcast. That’s right, we are doing it for patrons-only. (The Way of Improvement Leads Home Podcast will remain available to the general public on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and wherever you get your podcasts). Episode 0, our introductory episode of “A History of Evangelicals and Politics”, is currently in production.
We hope you will help us get this project off the ground. Learn more at our Patreon site or click the red SUPPORT button above!
As always, thanks for your readership and listenership! 🙂