Cory Higdon

Cory Higdon (Ph.D., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) is an adjunct professor of history and humanities at Boyce College. His research focuses on the history of religious liberty and has been featured in the Journal of Church and State, Journal of the Evangelical Theological SocietyPublic Discourse, and Providence Magazine. He and his family reside in Louisville, KY.

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How High the Wall between Church and State? 

The First Amendment’s Establishment Clause does not mandate a “wall” between church and state, as some progressives believe

Stop Making History A Weapon 

We must learn not to be contented with nuggets of simplified history that reinforce our existing views

History as Memory: A Southern Baptist Case Study

Distortions of the past can be as insidious as forgetting the past. Without true memory—a true historical consciousness—we will, indeed, perish.

Fighting for the Right to Be Jewish: Religious Liberty and Government Establishment

A state-enforced sexual establishment parallels the kind of religious establishment dissenters have long sought to dismantle, and for sound reasons.

“Not One Nation Alone, but of All People”

Love of country, patriotism, unity, the desire for religious liberty, and the hopes to see the world evangelized ought to mark Christians. Yet, these qualities exist alongside the realities of a fallen world, marred by sin.

The Death of History
The Death of History

History suffers from an apparently terminal illness—it is quickly dying and dying before our eyes.

Bringing “All the World into Combustion”: Roger Williams, Civility, National Security COVID-19 Pandemic
Bringing “All the World into Combustion”: Civility in the COVID-19 Pandemic

The erosion of civility is perhaps one of the more domestic national security threats that the COVID-19 pandemic magnified in recent weeks.