USA TODAY, March 21, 2011 (USA TODAY's On Religion column authored by Dr. Thomas S. Kidd, associate professor of history and senior fellow at the Institute for Studies of Religion at Baylor, about how upheaval in the Middle East presents an opportunity for America to return to a foreign policy based on the Founder's "fundamental principles" that combine pragmatism and moral vision) In her relatively short history, the United States has stood as the world's beacon of freedom, defender of democracy and pillar of principled power. An exceptional country, one blessed by the very hand of God. Right? Well, sort of.
The Dallas Morning News, March 18, 2011 (article about the influence of the King James Bible on history and literature mentions Baylor's upcoming scholarly conference and quotes Thomas Kidd, a Baylor history professor and senior fellow at Baylor's Institute for Studies of Religion) If the Rev. Herbert Thompson ever needs something to swear on, he has a stack of Bibles handy. And they're the King James Version.
The Christian Science Monitor, March 10, 2011 (opinion piece by Dr. Thomas Kidd, an associate professor of history at Baylor University and a Senior Fellow at Baylor University's Institute for Studies of Religion.) With the current unrest in Egypt and across the Middle East, Americans would do well to consider the collective messages we send to the Muslim world, including the Muslims of America. Along these lines, I recently wrote an opinion piece for the Houston Chronicle advancing what seemed to me a fairly uncontroversial argument: The state of Texas should not put an anti-Muslim amendment into the state constitution.