It was another good week at Current. What did we publish?
We began the week on Tuesday with a piece from Randall Balmer, one of America’s keenest observers of the evangelical landscape. The Dartmouth religion professor did not go easy on the men and women who killed American evangelicalism.
On Wednesday we published Wheaton College theologian Vincent Bacote’s essay “We Are Family.” Vince is critical of his evangelical community, but he does not see separation as an option.
Henry Overos’s piece “Religion and Politics: “Which Way Does It Flow?” argues that politics has become a new form of religion in certain sectors of American evangelicalism.
After three essays on evangelicals and politics, we switched gears on Friday with a piece by historian Thomas Mackaman on why Trotskyists are opposed to The New York Times‘s 1619 Project.
We closed out the week today with my thoughts on some of the lessons Congress and Joe Biden can learn about infrastructure from president John Quincy Adams’s December 1825 address to a joint session of Congress.
Finally, Episode 7 of the “A History of Evangelicals and Politics” podcast dropped on Tuesday. This week’s episode was titled “September 11th and the End of Compassionate Conservatism.” (I am also pleased to announce that The Way of Improvement Leads Home Podcast returned to production this week after a brief hiatus. We will drop Episode 84, featuring my conversation with Beth Allison Barr, on June 12, 2021).
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