Crucible of Faith, by Philip Jenkins https://t.co/seBpHs2DU4 from @churchtimes @BasicBooks
Verónica A. Gutiérrez, "Luther in the New World: Native People and Reformation in Sixteenth- Century New Spain" Bay… https://t.co/qj2pPAqpXc
Call for Applications: Religious Freedom Research Project Graduate Summer Research Fellowship… https://t.co/0EMx5827Pf
David Brainerd’s 300th Birthday https://t.co/DPWKtPmmFZ Thomas Kidd, @TGC
Puritans, Baptists, and the Powers of Darkness - ISR symposium Apr. 18 featuring Crawford Gribben and Philip Jenkins https://t.co/akhaMludyU
Five Great Books on African American Evangelical History - Thomas Kidd @TGC https://t.co/rDfrYw545M
On Getting Churches Totally Wrong https://t.co/p47UX5ZQ9c Philip Jenkins via @anxious_bench @PatheosEvang
The Dancer and the Hero https://t.co/SZPw32RgTh Philip Jenkins via @anxious_bench @PatheosEvang
The Story Behind ‘Paul, Apostle of Christ,’ by @MeanCharlotte - cites the work of ISR's Rodney Stark https://t.co/eTF387hEUQ via @WSJOpinion
Puritans, Baptists, and the Powers of Darkness - ISR symposium Apr. 18 featuring Crawford Gribben and Philip Jenkin… https://t.co/hElvfwY8jj

“The Man in the Middle” – Lecture by Timothy Goeglein

Faith and Public Life: Pride, Humility, and the Grace That Binds Them


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March 26, 2012
Kayser Auditorium
Baylor University
3:30 p.m.

Timothy Goeglein spent nearly eight years in the White House as President George W. Bush’s key point of contact to American conservatives and the faith-based world and was frequently profiled in the national news media.  But when a plagiarism scandal prompted his resignation, Goeglein chose not to dodge it but confront it, and was shown remarkable grace by the president.  In fact, Bush showed more concern for Goeglein and his family than any personal political standing.

So begins The Man in the Middle, Goeglein’s unique insider account of why he believes most of the 43rd president’s in-office decisions were made for the greater good, and how  many of those decisions could serve as a blueprint for the mergence of a thoughtful, confident conservatism.

Goeglein, now the VP of External Relations with Focus on the Family, also looks back at how Bush handled matters like stem cell research, faith-based initiatives, the emergence of the Values Voters, the nominations of both Chief Justice John Roberts and Associate Justice Samuel Alito — in which Goeglein has a direct role –and debates over the definition of marriage.

In all, Man in the Middle backs historians who view the legacy of President George W. Bush in a favorable light, recognizing his conservative ideas worth upholding in order to better shape our nation and change the world.