More providential history:
In Why Study History?: Reflecting on the Importance of the Past I argued that providence is not a helpful tool when it comes to the historian's job of interpreting the past.
Over at the blog of the Gospel Coalition, Justin Taylor has written a post summarizing the way that five Christian historians have approached this topic. He apparently saw fit to include me on this list, along with Tom Nettles (one of my former teachers), Carl Trueman, Harry Stout, Timothy Larsen, and David Bebbington. Thanks!
Taylor's post makes for some interesting reading. Here is how he summarized my view (which he takes from Why Study History? For whatever reason the book is not listed in the bibliography).