Byline: By RANDALL BALMER

Randall Balmer: A meditation about knees

6/7/20

It’s time we have a conversation about knees.According to webmd.com, the knee connects the thigh bone, known as the femur, to the shin bone, the...

Historians of the American Revolution refer to the opening of the Battle of Concord on April 19, 1775, as the “shot heard round the world...

About a decade ago, in a fit of madness or delusion or something, I decided I might want to write a book about Sarah Palin, then governor of Alaska...

The Southern Baptist Convention has gone liberal. That’s the message of a new, insurgent group of right-wing Baptists called the Conservative...

As the nation turns its eyes to Iowa for the first skirmish to determine the Democratic presidential nominee, I offer here some observations about...

On Oct. 22, 1844, the faithful throughout New England gathered for their translation into heaven. Beginning in 1831, William Miller, a farmer and...

Randall Balmer: The other evangelicals

12/1/19

I should be over it by now, but I confess that the number 81 continues to haunt me. Following the shock of Election Day 2016, the further news that...

With the 2020 presidential election only a year away, Americans are still searching for a Redeemer President, someone to rescue the nation from the...

For those of us who thought that leaders of the Religious Right had lost their way in their unblinking embrace of Donald Trump, it appears we were...

Forty-five years ago this week, the president of the United States issued the most famous presidential pardon in American history. On Sunday...

My Turn: The politics of conspiracy

8/4/19

Even as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the lunar landing, truly one of the greatest achievements of the 20th – or any – century, a sizable...

My Turn: Should patriotism be compulsory?

7/2/19

When I was in high school, in Iowa, I frequently took out our 4x6 American flag and hung it beside the front door of our two-story suburban home...

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