Historian Thomas S. Kidd stops by the Leland House for a roundtable conversation on evangelicalism and politics with Jeff, Travis, and Chelsea. Dr. Kidd tells the story of evangelicals by providing an in depth look at the beliefs that binds them, the history that formed them, and how politics affects their movement. Most importantly for the ERLC, he tells the story of our office namesake, John Leland.
Thomas S. Kidd teaches history at Baylor University, and is Associate Director of Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion. He also recently joined the faculty at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary as Distinguished Visiting Professor of Church History. Dr. Kidd writes at the Evangelical History blog at The Gospel Coalition. He also regularly contributes for outlets such as WORLD Magazine, The Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal. His recent books include Benjamin Franklin: The Religious Life of a Founding Father; George Whitefield: America’s Spiritual Founding Father; and Baptists in America: A History, with co-author Barry Hankins. You can find him on Facebook at www.facebook.com/thomas.kidd and on Twitter @ThomasSKidd.
Resources from the Conversation
- Dr. Kidd’s book: Who is an Evangelical?
- Dr. Kidd’s author page
- Dr. Kidd’s TGC blog
- Russell Moore Remembers Billy Graham’s Life and Legacy
- The Final Call of John Perkins
- ERLC | Capitol Conversation Podcast