Rod Dreher on David Barton; Christianizing History | The American Conservative

August 9, 2012

I am just about overwhelmed with several projects, including a very involved paper on Eph 1:1-14 and a sermon on the same text, but I do want to give you something to read and consider. Yesterday evening, I was with a friend who was listening to “All Things Considered” on NPR. Conservative blogger Rod Dreher was tuned in as well. His observations are well worth your time and I concur with him entirely.

NPR’s Barbara Bradley Hagerty turned in one of her typically balanced and informative religion and culture reports, this time looking into the work of David Barton, an influential Texas Evangelical who promotes a Christianized form of U.S. history to classrooms. Excerpts:

David Barton says Americans have been misled about their history. And he aims to change that.

“It’s what I would call historical reclamation,” Barton explains, in his soft but rapid-fire voice. “We’re just trying to get history back to where it’s accurate. If you’re going to use history, get it right.”

David Barton & Christianizing History | The American Conservative.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: