My name is Darrick Taylor. My name is Darrick Taylor. I am the founder and proprietor of Controversies in Church History.

I am a professor of history at Johnson County Community College in Overland Park, Kansas. I am an adult convert to the Catholic Church, baptized while attending the university of Florida and earning a master’s degree in history. I also have a doctoral degree in history from the University of Kansas.

I started this monthly lecture series in 2017 as a way to use my talents for the good of the Church, to help young Catholics learn more about the history of the Catholic Church, so that armed with knowledge, they might better defend their faith, and grow in the virtues of faith, hope and charity.

Why History Matters

“I do not expect ‘history’ to be anything but a ‘long defeat’ – though it contains…some samples or glimpses of final victory.”

-J.R.R. Tolkien

A people that no longer remembers has lost its history and its soul.

-Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

The Christian view of history is a vision of history sub specie aeternitatis, an interpretation of time in terms of eternity and of human events in the light of divine revelation

-Christopher Dawson

Let’s build something together.