About Christopher Hammons

Christopher Hammons serves as Dean of the School of Humanities at Houston Baptist University where he teaches government.

Four Things Every American Should Know About Independence Day

By |2019-06-04T16:05:16-05:00July 3rd, 2017|Categories: American Founding, Declaration of Independence, History, Independence Day, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson|

The need for understanding our roots is as timeless as the human story itself and explains why we cling to the Declaration of Independence. Most people know that the Fourth of July—Independence Day—is a celebration of America’s separation from Great Britain. July 4, 1776 marks the beginning of the United States. It’s like our national [...]

Building the Conservative Mind

By |2014-05-29T17:32:43-05:00January 12th, 2014|Categories: Audio/Video, Russell Kirk, The Conservative Mind|

In this lecture, Dr. Christopher Hammons of Houston Baptist University addresses the way in which The Conservative Mind traces “a long train of conservative intellectuals contribute to the progress of the human condition despite” the liberalism of the intellectuals of the modern academy. As Kirk explains, conservatives hold “that a people’s core values and beliefs [...]