My blog posts revolve around my interests and vocation as a historian: the intersection of history and contemporary church life, the intersection of history and contemporary politics, serendipitous discoveries in archives or on research trips, publications and research projects, upcoming conferences, and speaking engagements.
I sometimes blog for two other organizations, the Canadian Baptist Historical Society and the Centre for Post-Christendom Studies.
The views expressed in these blogs represent the views of the authors, and not necessarily those of any organizations with which they are associated.
Serendipity: Undercover Newspapers
Check out the prices of houses, clothing, and cars.
The Queen certainly looked younger - and her recently deceased husband was in his prime.
Political commentary reflects some of the pressing issues of the early 1970s.
The religion page was quite detailed, and provides a sense of some of the issues of the day such as the "Jesus Freaks" movement and Apartheid in South Africa.
And finally, "experts agreed" that Schnieders made the best hot dogs.
All Things Polycarp
As I continue my summer reading in the writings of the early church I have been struck by a few choice quotes in writings related to Polycarp, the famous bishop of Smyrna.