Sunday, December 8, 2013

Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A few things online that caught my attention this week:

#whystudyhistory on Twitter

Rush Limbaugh knows nothing about Christianity

Who's the greatest person in history?

Darryl Hart: "the most compelling interpreter of American culture and religious life since Reinhold Niebuhr"

Fox News: "Pope Francis is the Catholic Church's Obama"

Don't write an interdisciplinary dissertation if you want a job

Pentecostals and Pope Francis

Is evangelicalism losing its power?

How should we remember Mandela?

Robert Orsi on religion in New York City

Bruce Springsteen's "pedestal problem"

Janet Mefferd, Mark Driscoll, plagiarism, and the "evangelical industrial complex."

Most notable books of 2013

Jack Rakove reviews Yuval Levin, The Great Debate: Edmund Burke, Thomas Paine, and the Birth of the Right and Left

Phil Sinitiere interviews Kate Bowler, author of Blessed: A History of the American Prosperity Gospel