I’ve written for a number of popular publications, including The New Republic, The Christian Century, Sojourners, Christianity Today, CommentBooks & Culture, Education & Culture, Patheos, OUPblog, and Religion in American History.  Below you’ll find links to a sampling of my contributions:

“Beware Drawing Bright Lines Between Evangelical and Ecumenical Protestants,” Christianity Today, February 2023

“We Need to Stop Talking about ‘Good’ and ‘Bad’ Neighborhoods,” Christian Century, May 2022

“Why We’re Renaming Princeton Theological Seminary’s Chapel,” Sojourners, April 2022

“Prohibition: A Movement of Prudish Killjoys or Righteous Revolutionaries?” Christianity Today, November 2021

“There is Still Power in Unions,” Sojourners, July 2021

“The City That Never Stops Worshiping,” Christianity Today, October 2020

“How Mainline Protestants Got Involved in Urban Renewal,” Christian Century, March 2020

“Does Socialism Have to be ‘Godless’?” Christianity Today, November 2019

“Drilling for Oil, Contending for Truth,” Christianity Today, July 2019

“The History Behind Labor Sunday,” Sojourners, September 2018

“A Preacher, A Businessman, and Their ‘Crusade of Mercy,'” Christianity Today, June 2018

“The Formation of Martin Luther King, Jr.,” Christian Century, April 2018

“The Cautionary Tale of Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker,” Christianity Today, September 2017

“Woodrow Wilson’s Troubling Faith,” The Christian Century, June 2017

“From Jonathan Edwards to Jerry Falwell,” Christianity Today, June 2017

“Americans Against War,” Education & Culture, June 2017

“Hoping for Too Much?” Comment, April 2017

“Is America Possible?” Sojourners, January 2017

“Neighborhoods Real and Imagined,” Christian Century, September 2016

“Evil Emperor?” Books & Culture, July/August 2016

“Why We’re Not in a New Gilded Age,” Religion & Politics, 9 February 2016

“The Biblical Case for Organized Labor,” Patheos, 9 September 2015

“The Origins of Labor Day: Marches and Civil Unrest in 1880s Chicago,” OUPblog, 7 September 2015

“The Church of Organized Labor,” The New Republic, 12 July 2015

“Religious Historians Take on ‘the Specter of Capitalism,'” Religion in American History, 17 December 2014

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