Could the U.S. Finally Get a Significant Christian Democratic Party?

Is American politics finally ready for a Christian democratic party like those that have long played key roles in European and South American politics? [Read more…]

Religion in The Olympics… and The Olympics as Religion

Surveying the complicated history of Christians, Muslims, and Jews in the modern Olympics, whose founder meant them to represent “humanity’s superior religion.” [Read more…]

Two Popes Walk into a Bar …

A more accurate title for this blog would be “Watching the Papal Transition from Catholic Europe.”  But I couldn’t resist, even though I don’t have a punch line–or even a joke for that matter. But down to business. I am on sabbatical this spring semester, spending part of it as a visiting scholar at the [Read More…]


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