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Religious Freedom’s Meaning and Application for Contemporary American Society, Part 2

Introduction As we saw in my last post, Christian Nationalism substantially distorts the biblical heritage from which it supposedly draws its inspiration. In this post, we will see how it similarly distorts the very American values it is supposed to champion. Religious Freedom During the Colonial Period Anyone with even a casual acquaintance with American …

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Religious Freedom’s Meaning and Application for Contemporary American Society, Part 1

Introduction The Problem Posed by Christian Nationalism Not so long ago, I wrote about how American history should be taught. In that post, I discussed the importance of presenting a variety of perspectives rather than trying to use history teaching as a method of indoctrination. History is more than a collection of facts. It is …

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How Should American History Be Taught?

Personal Background In thirty-six years of teaching, one of the lessons I learned is that injecting politics into educational policy is nearly always a bad thing. That’s partially because politicians often take positions on educational issues that are motivated more by a desire to achieve their own political objectives than to improve education in any …

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The Problems of Teaching Biblical Literature

The Dilemma of Teaching the Bible as Literature Influence of the Bible on Western Society If you’re an English teacher, you probably already know most of what is mentioned here, but it’s possible some new teachers might not have given the issue much thought. Actually, the issue doesn’t just relate to English teachers. Biblical literature …

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