Books, New and Old

Here’s a list, in no particular order, of some books I’ve written over the years. I’ve linked them all to an online book dealer, usually but not always, where you can get more information, order them, or just browse to see what readers and editors have written about the books. Just toggle on the image of the book.

Some I wrote almost half a century age ago–gadzooks!–and one I composed for the election of 2020, and the subjects span everything from Christian themes that date back to the Bible to contemporary issues in higher education and our culture generally today.

I also write an Op-ed weekly, called The Port Rail, for my local newspaper, The Tuscaloosa News. You can view those by consulting the vertical menu on the left side of this page where I’ve copied most, if not all of them, since I was invited by Robert DeWitt of the News back in 2014 or 2015 to do the column, and I thank Robert for the opportunity to do so.

Cover of book on Election 2020
How to Vote in 2020 from a Christian point of view.
Work and Wealth in Scripture

As our country goes through trying times, the author put together the best of his op-ed columns, published in his local newspaper, The Tuscaloosa News, which deals with the issues facing our nation today. Clayton ranges all the way from the issues very close to home and family, such as what is being taught in our schools, colleges, and universities, to issues straddling the incredibly complex and often rancorous events in public life, from the presidency of the nation all the way down to local school boards. He not only identifies and analyzes issues we are all, more or less, familiar with, like Project 1619, critical race theory, the programs of diversity, equity, and inclusion in virtually all colleges and universities across the country, but the reader will also find suggestions and remedies for a world that has become almost dysfunctional or dystopic in today’s language. These suggestions range all the way from establishing new programs of study that emphasize our traditional values, like liberty, equality, the right to vote, personal responsibility, and furthermore, call for a restoration of the home and religion to fashionably modern concerns with sexism, racism, and other expressions leaving young people at loose ends on who they are and what is it that made the nation so prosperous and generous until this day. As a historian, he does not ignore what went wrong over the years in the making of our people but deals with them honestly and explores many answers suggested by a close reading of both natural law and Christian Scripture.

A New Tale of Two Cities