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Christopher H. Evans
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Christopher H. Evans is Professor of the History of Christianity at Boston University School of Theology and an ordained elder in the United Methodist Church. He is the author of several books including Histories of American Christianity: an Introduction, Liberalism without Illusions: Renewing an American Christian Tradition, The Kingdom is Always but Coming: A Life of Walter Rauschenbusch, and The Social Gospel Today.

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Of Facebook and Ferguson

(5) Comments | Posted August 25, 2014 | 5:22 PM

Most mornings, one of my first acts while I'm sipping my coffee is to log onto Facebook. Amid various updates from my Facebook friends, I usually encounter a variety of blog posts dealing with world events. Reading about violence and unrest in Gaza, Ukraine, Iraq, and most recently, Ferguson, Missouri...

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The Moral Arc of the Universe and Marriage Equality in the United Methodist Church

(95) Comments | Posted July 1, 2013 | 10:03 AM

In the aftermath of the recent Supreme Court decisions that overturned the Defense of Marriage Act and California's Proposition 8, many media pundits used Theodore Parker's assertion (made famous in the 1960s by Martin Luther King, Jr.) that the "moral arc of the universe bends toward justice." While the media's...

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In Search of the Good Shepherd: Quentin Tarantino and the Annihilation of History

(28) Comments | Posted January 2, 2013 | 10:13 AM

Toward the end of Quentin Tarantino's 1994 film, "Pulp Fiction," the character of Jules, played by Samuel L. Jackson, experiences what he considers to be a miracle. Jackson's character, a ruthless hit man, who recites verses from the Book of Ezekiel before murdering his victims, is spared certain death when...

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United Methodists in Tampa: Looking for Scapegoats, Living in Fear

(86) Comments | Posted May 7, 2012 | 12:52 PM

Recently, the United Methodist Church, the largest mainline Protestant denomination in the United States, concluded its quadrennial legislative general conference in Tampa, Fla. Since the early 1980s, the general conference has repeatedly passed legislation that has chipped away at the foundations of what was once one of the most progressive...

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