Public Engagement

Digital Projects

Blogging

I am a co-founder, editorial board member, and contributor to Anabaptist Historians, a group blog that seeks to share cutting-edge scholarship on the Anabaptist tradition with a broad readership.

In addition, as part of my work with the Ernest L. Boyer Center Archives at Messiah College, I help to maintain the Service Fulfilled blog. At this site, I and a small contingent of regular bloggers publish posts that highlight the resources in the Archives’ digital collection, including speeches, manuscripts, photographs and other materials produced by Dr. Ernest L. Boyer, an American education pioneer, during his career.

I have previously contributed to a number of blogs, including The Search for Piety and Obedience, the blog of the Brethren in Christ Historical Society.

Screen shot of the Born-Again Brethren website

Digital Exhibit: Born-Again Brethren: The Brethren in Christ & American Evangelicalism

Born-Again Brethren narrates the history of the complex and sometimes contentious encounters between the Brethren in Christ, a small Protestant denomination, and the post-World War II American evangelical movement. Presenting digitized primary source materials from the Brethren in Christ Historical Library and Archives, and supplementing those materials with thematic essays, podcasts, and videos that provide historical context, Born-Again Brethren seeks to contribute to the denomination’s ongoing conversations about its historic and contemporary identities.

Screen shot of the Religion in North Philadelphia websiteDigital Exhibit: Religion in North Philadelphia

Religion in North Philadelphia explores the varied influences that religious belief and practice has exerted on North Philadelphia and its citizens. Part of the Temple University – Community History Project, a web interface contextualizing and interpreting archival sources from Temple University’s digital collections related to the historical interactions between Temple University and its North Philadelphia neighbors.

Congregational History Projects

carlisle-bic-historyCommitted to Community: A Centennial History of the Carlisle Brethren in Christ Church (2012)

A book published to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Carlisle Brethren in Christ Church. It utilizes archival research, oral histories, and photographs to tell the story of this congregation. Intended for a popular audience, the text also situates the congregation’s story within larger denominational and cultural contexts.

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