The main idea here is for me to discuss ideas and share some of my historical knowledge with “normal” Christians (meaning non-academics,) particularly those who come from evangelical backgrounds. The problem is that academic historians tend to talk a lot to other academic historians. Not that there is anything wrong with that — some of my best friends are academic historians. I enjoy talking with them. And academic historians are welcome to swoop in on this blog as much as they want. (Actually, everyone is welcome, no matter their background, beliefs or convictions.) But academic historians need to do a better job of communicating with those who don’t have a Ph.D. in their resume. This blog represents a small attempt to do that.