Coal cars, engines and the mind …

Finished. On to the follow-up, “The Scandal Ten Years Later.” I recall Dale Soden’s, “Intellectual History of the United States” course I took in college. I also remember taking “Western Civ.” These courses should be required in order to connect intellectual history with social history. McLaren has a point when he suggests intellectual history is the coal car that supplies the fuel for the engine of social history. Too many of us “evangelicals” think we understand culture by looking at social history but have little understanding of the intellectual fuel. Sure we understand things in populist terms but have we done the hard work of wrestling with the meteoric shifts having taken place along the journey from Europe to USA 2005?

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Husband to Patty. Daddy to Kimberly and Tommie. Grandpa Doc to Cohen, Max, Fox, and Marlee. Pastor to Snow Hill Baptist Church. Graduate of Oklahoma Baptist University and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Reading. Photography. Golf. Colorado. Jeeping. Friend. The views and opinions expressed here are my own and should not be construed as representing the corporate views of the church I pastor.