Sharlet in the Pulpit

Jeff Sharlet: More like the church basement, I imagine. This Sunday, September 24th, I’ll be speaking at Grace Church (802 Broadway at 11th, in New York City) at 10:00 am as part of the church’s “Varieties of Evangelicalism” series. I’ll be giving a preview of a Harper’s piece I’ve forthcoming — “Through a Glass Darkly: What the Christian Right Sees When It Looks At American History.” That is, what homeschooling kids and students at Patrick Henry College are learning about the past and the future they derive from that peculiar history lesson. Future speakers in the series include two great magazine writers, Jonathan Mahler and Daniel Bergner, both regulars in The New York Times Magazine, Revealer contributor Adam Becker of the Center for Religion and Media, and Professor Bruce Mullins of the The General Theological Seminary. All events are free and open to the public. Contact Rev. Astrid Storm at Grace Church — the big, beautiful gothic cathedral type building just south of the Strand Bookstore — for more details. And check out Storm’s latest Nerve feature, in which she interviews an “altar ego” of sorts — a female Catholic priest.