Tag Archives: Spirituality

U.S. Army massacres Indians at Wounded Knee – Dec 29, 1890

29 Dec

U.S. Army massacres Indians at Wounded Knee on Dec 29, 1890. Learn more about what happened today on History.com: U.S. Army massacres Indians at Wounded Knee – Dec 29, 1890 – HISTORY.com

Donald Trump, Man of Faith

27 Dec

At First Things, Matthew Schmitz offers a very insightful essay about the religious influences on our President-elect: Donald Trump, Man of Faith by Matthew Schmitz | Articles | First Things

Holy Rage: Lessons from Standing Rock

23 Dec

Besides frostbite, what did people take away from there? This was probably the first time many non-Native people had been on a reservation, or in the presence of Native ceremonies. That’s a positive. The more people understand that Native Americans have their own religious rituals and objects of veneration—which to many non-Native people are simply features of the landscape—as well as cathedrals and churches, the better. Understanding the natural world as more than just a resource for energy, or a recreational opportunity, or even a food resource, gives moral weight to the effort to contain catastrophic climate change.

Read what else Louise Erdrich has to say about the Standing Rock protests here at the New Yorker: Holy Rage: Lessons from Standing Rock – The New Yorker

Beloved of God, Wherever You Are

13 Dec

Scott Hoezee has some wise words for us all as Christmas nears and this calendar year draws to a close: Beloved of God, Wherever You Are – THE TWELVE

What we can learn from a WWII-era Orthodox nun

4 Dec

She died resisting the Nazis. Her critique of Christians in society still resonates today. Amy Frykholm at The Christian Century explains the views of Maria Skobtsova that can help us see ourselves a bit more clearly: What we can learn from a WWII-era Orthodox nun | The Christian Century

The Evangelicalism of Old White Men Is Dead

30 Nov

But Jesus-centered faith needs a new name. Christians have retired outdated labels before. During the late 19th century, when scientific rationalism fueled the questioning of Scripture, “fundamentalism” arose as an intelligent defense of Christianity. By the 1930s, however, fundamentalism was seen as anti-intellectual and judgmental. It was then that the term “evangelicalism” was put forward by Christianity Today’s first editor, Carl F. H. Henry, as a new banner under which a broad coalition of Jesus followers could unite.

More on “evangelicalism” now, from Tony Campolo and Shane Claiborne in an op-ed in the New York Times: The Evangelicalism of Old White Men Is Dead – The New York Times

Lincoln’s Thanksgiving: A Call to Gratitude, Humility, and Empathy

22 Nov

In the wake of a divisive election, we should revisit Abraham Lincoln’s original 1863 proclamation of a national day of Thanksgiving. We’ll find not only gratitude, but the virtues of humility and empathy. Read historian Chris Gehrz’s piece here at the Anxious Bench: Lincoln’s Thanksgiving: A Call to Gratitude, Humility, and Empathy

Exploring the Past

Reading, Thinking, and Blogging about History

Enough Light

"In faith there is enough light for those who want to believe and enough shadows to blind those who don't." - Blaise Pascal

Lenten Lamentations

Preparing to Participate in God's Mosaic Kingdom

The Text Message

Discoveries from processing and reference archivists on the job

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Stuff That Needs To Be Said

Wirelesshogan: Reflections from the Hogan

"History is the record of our loves in all their magnificent and ignoble forms." Eugene McCarraher

The Way of Improvement Leads Home

"History is the record of our loves in all their magnificent and ignoble forms." Eugene McCarraher

the way of improvement leads home

reflections at the intersection of American history, religion, politics, and academic life

The Pietist Schoolman

The website and blog of historian Chris Gehrz

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Reformed Journal: The Twelve

Reformed. Done Daily.

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by Alex Scarfe

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Thoughtful Conversation about the American West

Northwest History

"History is the record of our loves in all their magnificent and ignoble forms." Eugene McCarraher

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