How the Crusades Were Won | Philip Jenkins https://t.co/CSLYpeI131
Nashville pastors — 1 black, 1 white — swap pulpits for a Sunday https://t.co/lJtznYJJ8S @tennessean on the researc… https://t.co/NlrNMgLB9X
Andrew Brunson preached peacefully for decades. Then the coup happened, writes @ArriagaKristina https://t.co/g7utPfh4LG via @WSJOpinion
As McCarrick spotlight grows, is revoking honors sensitivity or whitewash? https://t.co/7Vjy07cs6u @Crux quotes @fbeckwith
America 2040: The Church of The Rest https://t.co/jhDBm5UeBG Philip Jenkins via @PatheosEvang @anxious_bench
A revolutionary American scientist is using subatomic physics to decipher 2,000-year-old texts from the early days… https://t.co/9iNLqPNrlU
Is the Wall of Separation ‘Bad History’? https://t.co/8uDPTkIPCT Thomas Kidd, @TGC
Starting tomorrow at #Baylor, International Conference on Baptist Studies VIII https://t.co/nJ5dcWN5D2 #ICOBS2018https://t.co/EFYID6k1jZ
.@TheIRD hosted a discussion on Christian #Zionist roots in America at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.… https://t.co/E4rMcGwWVG
Thomas Kidd's conversation with @SamChen220 “Face the Issues: America's Future" on #Vimeo https://t.co/BmzdueMwSj

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Jacobs, Alan

ISR Resident Fellow

Alan Jacobs is Distinguished Professor of Humanities in the Honors Program at Baylor University in Waco, Texas. My most recent books are The Book of Common Prayer: A Biography and a critical edition of Auden’s The Age of Anxiety (both Princeton University Press, 2013). 

Before coming to Baylor, Dr. Alan Jacobs was Clyde S. Kilby Chair and Professor of English at Wheaton College (Illinois) since 1984. He is a graduate of the University of Alabama and received his PhD. from the University of Virginia. Dr. Jacobs teaches theology and literary theory for the Honors Program, a field in which his prolific authorship has established him as a leading scholar. His books include: The Book of Common Prayer: A Biography (2013); W. H. Auden, For the Time Being: A Christmas Oratorio (2013, edited) ; W. H. Auden, The Age of Anxiety: a Baroque Eclogue (2011, edited) ; The Pleasures of Reading in an Age of Distraction (2011) ; Wayfaring: Essays Pleasant and Unpleasant (2010) ; Sin: A Cultural History (2009) ; Looking Before and After: Testimony and the Christian Life (2008) ; The Narnian: The Life and Imagination of C.S. Lewis (2006) ; Shaming the Devil: Essays in Truthtelling (2004) ; A Theology of Reading: The Hermeneutics of Love (2001) ; A Visit to Vanity Fair: Moral Essays on the Present Age (2001) ; What Became of Wystan: Change and Continuity in Auden’s Poetry (1998). ; Must Christianity be Violent? Reflections on History, Practice, and Theology, ed. with Kenneth R. Chase (2003).

Besides authoring books, Jacobs is a frequent guest on Mars Hill Audio, blogs for The American Conservative, and serves as contributing editor for The New Atlantis. At Baylor, Dr. Jacobs has taught a variety of classes including Great Texts of the Medieval Intellectual Tradition, Theology and Literary Theory, Great Texts of the Early Modern Age, Living and Thinking in a Digital Age, and Confession and Autobiography.


Jeynes, William H.

Non-Resident Scholar, Education
California State University, Long Beach
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Dr. Jeynes is one of the nation’s leading researchers on the influence of religiosity, attending religious schools, Bible literacy, character education, family structure, and parental involvement. He has conducted meta-analyses and examined nationwide data sets examining each of these issues. His research has divulged, among other things, that when African American and Latino students are religious and from intact families, the achievement gap with white students disappears. He is heavily involved, along a number of dimensions, in getting the Bible as Literature taught in the public schools.
Dr. Jeynes is a Professor of Education at California State University, Long Beach and has graduate degrees from Harvard University and the University of Chicago. He graduated first in his class from Harvard University and received the Rosenberger Award at the University of Chicago for being named as his cohort’s most outstanding student. He has approximately 150 academic publications, including 100+ articles, 13 books, and 37 book chapters. His articles have appeared in journals by Columbia University, Harvard University (two Harvard journals), the University of Chicago, Cambridge University, the London School of Economics, Notre Dame


Johnson, Andrew

Non-Resident ISR Fellow

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Joseph, Michael

ISR Non-Resident Fellow
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Michael Joseph coordinates the Cafepaz Peace Studies Center based at the Baptist University and Seminary of Cali, Colombia. Michael also works closely with the Prophetic Call human rights documentation project that has documented the impact of Colombia’s internal armed conflict on Protestant churches, for 12 years. An ordained Baptist minister, Michael is a mission co-worker to Colombia with Global Ministries of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and United Church of Christ, where he has served for over ten years. Michael has taught theology at both the Baptist University and Seminary in Cali and the Mennonite Biblical Seminary in Bogotá, Colombia. In May of 2004 Michael obtained a Master of Arts in Theology, with a focus in Ethics from Union Theological Seminary, in New York City. Michael was awarded the 2004 Anne M. Bennett and John C. Bennett Fellowship “for promise of excellence in a ministry of social service and advocacy for justice in the public arena.” In July of 2004 Michael was ordained by Metro Baptist Church in New York City. Michael is currently pursuing a DMin from the Baptist Theological Seminary in Richmond, VA.


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