Saturday, January 21, 2006
Since he gave me such kind words here, it is a great joy to return the favor. Richard Bailey is a good friend of mine, finishing his Ph.D. in history at the University of Kentucky. He co-edited a wonderful collection of sermons by Jonathan Edwards, The Salvation of Souls (Crossway, 2003), and contributed an essay to The Leagcy of Jonathan Edwards. And I look forward to reading his dissertation on race and religion in colonial New England in its full and published form soon. But above all, Richard is unfailingly thoughtful and kind; and he blesses me both as his friend and as a colleague.