Hitler’s Rise to Power: Are We Repeating History?

Hitler’s Rise to Power: Are We Repeating History?

One of the most quoted clichés is from philosopher George Santayana: “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” Another cliché is that history repeats itself, but that’s false. History does not repeat itself; people repeat it – often out of...

Church Under Hitler Viewed as Cautionary Tale

Christianity’s role in the Holocaust should be a cautionary tale for the church today, panelists and audience members said Tuesday at a screening of a new documentary titled “Theologians Under Hitler.” “Being on the morally right side of...

Theologians for Hitler: Could It Happen Again?

Two notes were sounded about Christianity in Nazi Germany at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, when I attended the school in the late 1970s. One note was played softly, easily missed. A passing reference was made to Gerhard Kittel, founding editor of the...

Nice Things Baptists Said about Hitler

I intended to write about Baptist response to Israel’s May 1948 declaration of independence. But I found nothing in the Baptist news journals I perused. This put me to thinking about Baptists’ seeming reluctance to speak out on larger issues of the...