Welcome to the writings of Dr. Edward G. Simmons
History, Science, and the Bible can go together.
You don’t need to worry about whether religious ideas are Conservative or Liberal when you pursue Progressive Christianity. How is that done? Simply focus on being true to Judeo-Christian trust in a sovereign God and be a follower of Jesus. Stated differently, Progressive Christianity trusts in God as the source of truth and meaning, in Jesus as God’s agent pointing the way to authentic worship of God, and the ultimate compatibility of genuine religious truths with a dedicated search for verifiable evidence through history and science.
When you are a history teacher, progressive politics and education go along with a commitment to the search for verifiable truth.
Through this website and blog, you can stay abreast of the writings and educational work of Dr. Edward G. Simmons.
Here is a quick bio:
Dr. Edward G. Simmons was born in Savannah, Georgia in 1943. A graduate of Mercer University, he earned both an M.A. and Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University. Dr. Simmons taught history at Appalachian State University until he was drafted to serve during the Vietnam era. Stationed in California, South Dakota, then Georgia, he served in the Air Force.
Following his military tenure, Dr. Simmons became an expert in the field of organizational management as a result of thirty-four years of service for the Georgia Department of Human Resources, during which, in addition to consulting for top-level managers in various state organizations, he continued to teach history part time at local colleges.
In retirement, he teaches history part time for Georgia Gwinnett College and Brenau University. He also continues to speak to professional, educational, and religious groups.