Hear the Social Gospel

If the College and the Congregational Church (now United Church of Christ) are ready to revisit George Herron, George Gates, and the era of the Social Gospel movement, I would love to team-teach with a UCC clergy person, a professor of American studies, political science, perhaps even economics (since the “boogeyman” of the Social Gospel movement was the inequality created by unbridled capitalism). In Grinnell College in the Nineteenth Century – From Salvation to Service, Joe Wall ’41 cites the era as the origin of the “path which the college has continued to follow. Grinnell students in every era since have been active in protests, education on issues, support for politics, and action on causes they believe in.”

Linda Mary Neal ’67
Kansas City, Missouri