Advance online publication of my 2019 H. Paul Douglass Lecture, "I Can't Keep Quiet"

The Review of Religious Research journal has published an advance online version of my 2019 H. Paul Douglass Lecture, "I Can't Keep Quiet: Engaging with Scholarly Research on Religion." I was honored to deliver this address to the annual meeting of the Religious Research Association and Society for the Scientific Study of Religion. A print …

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“I Can’t Keep Quiet” (2019 H. Paul Douglass Lecture)

"I Can't Keep Quiet: Engaging Scholarly Research on Religion" was the title of my H. Paul Douglass Lecture, presented at the 2019 meetings of the Religious Research Association / Society for the Scientific Study of Religion in St. Louis. I am grateful for the invitation to step into the shoes of giants who have delivered …

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Carriers of Catholicism: Agents of a Future Church (My Lecture @ Fairfield University)

I was honored by the invitation to give the 19th annual Anne Drummey O'Callaghan Lecture, presented by the Center for Catholic Studies at Fairfield University in Fairfield, Connecticut. It was great to be in a room full of attentive students, faculty, and community members asking insightful questions about the current and unfolding state of Catholicism …

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Youtube debut on Religion for Breakfast!

I'm excited to share that the video I cowrote with Andrew Mark Henry of the Youtube channel Religion for Breakfast is now live! "Why are congregations so divided?" looks at the social dynamics behind divisions along race, class, and more in local religious communities. Andrew flew out to interview me and tour around congregations in …

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On Technology, Twitter, Responsibility, Social Movements, & Social Change

Thanks to The Human Show podcast for the invitation to discuss sociological perspectives on social change as it interacts with technological change. While movement tactics have evolved since the mobilization of Catholics I wrote about in my first book, Faithful Revolution, the dynamics of people's pleas for reform reveal enduring patterns. Listen to the full …

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