Pascal Boyer, the Henry Luce Professor of Individual and Collective Memory at Washington University in St. Louis, discusses how the organization of the human mind influences culture, specifically how religion is acquired and communicated. (28:26)
Religion for breakfast (7:22)
Campaigns for the presidency of the nation’s largest Protestant denomination are usually tightly scripted, polite affairs in which populist megachurch pastors are typically chosen. But because 2020 is a U.S. presidential election year, there was a desire among leaders of some of the denomination’s agencies and seminaries to avoid an ugly and potentially divisive battle over President Donald Trump.
By Yonat Shimron @ Religion News Service
Opinion by Jamie Aroosi, a senior research fellow at the Hong Kierkegaard Library at St. Olaf College, @ The New York Times
Religion and Early Politics
By John Fea
This article originally appeared in Pennsylvania Heritage Magazine
Volume XXXVII, Number 4 – Fall 2011
What was the purpose of the Attorney General’s ill-informed, ill-argued rant? I’d say it’s to justify a new federal aggressiveness in assuring space for religious traditionalists to do their thing, whether that’s discriminating against LGBT people or gaining access to public funds.
By Mark Silk @ Religion News Service
There are reportedly 1,650 Protestant megachurches (defined as having a sustained weekly average attendance of 2,000 people or more) in the US.
By Ann Schmidt @ Fox Business