|Darrington Unit, Barzoria County, TX|
My host for the weekend is John Wilsey, a church history professor at the Houston campus of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. I highly recommend John's book, One Nation Under God?: An Evangelical Critique of Christian America.
On Friday I will be giving a talk on religion and the founding to a group of students enrolled in Southwestern's undergraduate program in a maximum security prison. (I have also never been to a maximum security prison). In the evening John has planned a dinner with some historians and church historians who teach at various schools in the Houston area.
Saturday morning I will be discussing Was America Founded as a Christian Nation? at an "In God We Trust Revival" at North Oaks Baptist Church. This should be interesting and fun. Historians do not normally get invited to speak at "revivals."
I don't think the prison talk is open to the public :-), but the Northern Oaks Baptist Church talk certainly is. I hope to see you there.