SWVA Today (VA), July 6, 2011
(Thomas S. Kidd, Baylor history professor and author delivered the message at his mother's church this week.) Like most churches across the country Sunday morning, the congregation at Bland United Methodist Church heard a sermon about religious freedom.
Faith of the Founding Fathers key to liberty
The Fredericksburg (VA) Free Lance-Star, July 3, 2011
(column about role of faith in the Founding of America by Dr. Thomas S. Kidd, associate professor of history and senior fellow at Baylor's Institute for Studies of Religion and author of God of Liberty: A Religious History of the American Revolution) WACO, Texas -- Was America founded as a Christian nation? This is one of the most heated historical debates in America today, with its implications reverberating from prayers at high school graduations to Ten Commandments monuments on courthouse lawns.