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Saving the Market: Harry Potter, Churches, and Globalization
Harry Potter fans made the news recently for their political victory. Due...
The Personal and the Political: Violence in our...
In talking about one of the recent crises in our world, a...
Women in Leadership National Study: A First Glance
In the past few years, a number of different empirical studies have...
Economic Choices, the Media, and Racism
At the end of 2013, I wrote a blog post entitled, “The...
The Problem with Giving Tuesday
Black Friday seems to now be the first day in a series...
Deliver Us From Evil
There have been a number of tragedies recently in our world. In...
Trying for a Boy?
When people find out my husband and I have three girls, they...
Theology, Silence, and Action
I recently returned from a two-week seminar in Brazil with the Nagel...
Religion and Income Inequality: The Paradox of the...
Originally posted in the Huffington Post: 7/29/13 By: Julie J. Park The...
Race Talk in Colorblind Churches
In the wake of the weekend verdict over George Zimmerman’s shooting and...
The Church, Immigration, and Advocacy
As I also wrote about last summer, August 15th marked an important...
Last week, the Pew Research Center released a report showing wealth has...
Egalitarian Men and Working Fathers
In my last post, I suggested that as a society, we should...
Why We Should Support Men
Part I of II The issue of women having work/life balance has...
Contesting the Good News
This summer, I have the opportunity to travel to Brazil with Calvin...
Being Honest about Inequality
Last week, my daughter brought home a class worksheet where she had...
Gender, Culture and Suicide in Asia and Asian...
Fellow blogger and sociologist Mark Regnerus’ recent post on suicide rates and...
When Growth is Bad
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That's Just How Women (and Men) Are
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Sex Work in Vietnam
Much of the material I teach on racial, gender, and class inequalities...
The Problem with Being Thankful
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Why David Petraeus Cheated
Yet again the media is alive with speculation about why men in...
When is Suffering Transformative? Sullivan's "Living Faith: Everyday...
According to the women Susan Crawford Sullivan interviewed for Living Faith: Everyday Religion...
The Right to Vote and Political Change
In my last post, I noted how much I’ve appreciated the chance...
The Closing Gender Gap in Infidelity
A friend passed along this article from the Wall Street Journal, about...
Does Gender Matter in the Classroom?
The New York Times recently reported on a study conducted by researchers...
The "Nothing Box": One Way Men and Women...
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Parades and Protests
In cities across America, people marched in parades to celebrate Labor Day...
Sexual Exploitation and Religious Advocacy
Anyone who has leafed through an airline travel magazine can probably name...
In the days leading up to Father’s Day this past Sunday, one...
Fair Trade Battles
At the end of 2011, Fair Trade USA resigned from its membership...
Sexual Expectations and Realities in Marriage
Who out there thinks they’re having too much sex? The answer appears...
Good News and Bad News in Marriage and...
The subject of marriage is on many minds lately, not the least...
What Makes a Development Expert?
by Amy Reynolds With discussions currently underway, the World Bank is expected...
What Paintball Taught Me about the Market in...
My 12-year-old son and I play paintball about once every three or...
Gendered Assumptions and Weak Ties
by Amy Reynolds This past Saturday, Barbara Mikulski from Maryland became the...
Reds and Blues on Cohabitation and Marriage
(Last on a theme from Premarital Sex in America…) Blues are pragmatic...
Burning of the Quran
by Amy Reynolds On February 20th, burned copies of the Quran were...
Institutional Drift of the Working Class
Has something happened to our working class? While much of my research...
Faith, Race and Gender: An Historical Look at...
New York is the largest city in the United States, so it...
Women's Dignity in the Workplace
Do women have to act like men when they enter the professions?...
Whatever Happened to "Unequally Yoked"?
My research team and I are waist-deep in interviews of twenty-somethings for...
Beauty and the Beast
This week I find myself thinking and writing once more about my...
Shifting evangelical ideas about sex
Clearly the Atlantic Monthly is onto something in its coverage of men,...
Bill Nye, the “not-so-science” Guy
When Bill Nye became the co-chair of the March for Science it...
What I like About the Benedict Option
The long awaited book “The Benedict Option” book is finally out and...
Why I am Supporting the American Solidarity Party...
To say that this has been a difficult political year for most...
Using Critical Realism to Teach the Fundamentals of...
This is the fourth blog in a series of posts about Critical...
The Eric Walsh Test
As I have stated in an earlier post, I will from time...
Incorporating Critical Realism into Research Methods Classes
This is the third of three blogs in which I list 23 readings...
5 Great Articles Using Critical Realism in Social...
In preparation for my upcoming webinar on CR & Research Methods on May 3, 2016,...
Books on Critical Realism and Sociological Research Methods
As part of an upcoming webinar on Critical Realism and Sociological Research...
Critical Realism and Sociological Research Methods Webinar April...
On April 28, 2016, at 12 Noon EDT, I'll be giving a...
Seeking the Sacred?
How do people seek the sacred? For a recent project, I interviewed 26...
Teaching Sociology at Princeton Theological Seminary
I’ve received my dream job. I’ve enthusiastically accepted the calling to use...
Christianophobia and Racism - The Similarities
In my last post, I discussed the differences between racism and Christianophobia....
Christianophobia and Racism - The Differences
I find myself in a very unique position. I have done quite...
Why Does American Sociology Need Critical Realism?
In this brief video interview, Professor Douglas Porpora explains how he became...
Want to fight Islamophobia? Deal with Christianophobia.
My article on Islamophobia and Christianophobia can be found at The Stream....
American and Chinese ways of mourning
While loss of a loved one is universal, the way we mourn...
Critical Realism, Sociology and History Webinar, Dec. 9th...
What is the best approach to historical research, a search for general...
Virtue and Vulnerability
This post was originally published on my homepage, margaritamooney.com, on September...
Are Non- Religious Children Really More Altruistic?
Guest post by Robert Woodberry “Religious Children are Meaner than Their Secular...
A Critique of the Religion and Generosity Study
I recently published my assessment of the recent study on religion and...
Is our Religious Freedom Connected to whether we...
I have caught a certain amount of grief arguing that some individuals...
Want to Live Longer? Go to Church
When I was growing up, I was a kid. My friends were...
A Policy Change
In my last blog entry I dealt with a subject I felt...
Christians have not taken over Sociology of Religion
I begin this blog entry with a disclaimer. Normally I do not...
What Liberty University can teach Elite Colleges and...
A few weeks ago my facebook feed was somewhat abuzz with the...
Is Forgiveness a Secular Value?
Over the past few years I have heard some Christian apologetic speakers...
Okay I know this is a bit on the lazy side. But...
Myths of Christianophobia Part 4 - Christians Deserve...
This is my last post dealing with the myths concerning Christianophobia. In...
Christian Divorce Rates
I was asked by the folks at the Institute for Family Studies...
Myths of Christianophobia Part 3 – It is...
This is my third post dealing with the myths concerning Christianophobia. In...
Myths of Christianophobia Part 2 – It is...
This is my second post dealing with the myths surrounding Christianophobia. In...
Myths of Christianophobia Part 1 - It does...
This post will start a series concerning the topic I have been...
The Silencing of the Christians
A couple of years ago I was approached with an opportunity to...
I am a fortunate man to be married to a woman with...
Racism, Not Christianophobia
This morning I woke up to the news of the horrible shooting...
Does President Obama Hate Conservative Christians?
I tend to take people at their word. I also make what...
Over the past few years I have realized an unspoken challenge to...
Dogma is defined by Merriam-Webster as “a belief or set of beliefs...
It is time to Retire the Term "Bible-Thumper"
I am still deciding what to think about the Indiana RFRA law....
Confirmation Bias: Everybody's Problem
In a recent study, researchers found that both conservatives and progressives tend...
One Step Forward, but Now What?
Repost from Patheos Public Square: March From Selma In 1965, participants of...
What Tenure at Marquette University Means?
According to a recent article, Marquette University is on the verge of...
The Nature and Consequences of Christianophobia
Okay. I know I am being lazy in not writing a full...
What Vanderbilt Says, What Vanderbilt Does
Most Christians know about what has been called the “5 love languages.”...
Charlie Hebdo's Cartoons, Piss Christ and the Associated...
The tragedy of Charlie Hebdo produced a generous amount of commentary. If...
Jonathan Gruber knows what is best for us.
Usually people do not pay attention when academics talk. Well, students in...
Disrespect, Intimidation and Prejudice at the University of...
Sometimes social scientists unexpectedly find out about data that was collected for...
Ferguson, Staten Island, What's Next?
So when will we have our next racial controversy? We know that...
If Physicians Acted Like Sociologists (or, Why We’re...
Imagine a physician seeing a patient who has been diagnosed with cancer....
Christianophobia in the United States - Part 3
This is the third and final entry of the blog series about...
Christianophobia in the United States - Part 2
This is the second entry of the blog series about my latest...
Christianophobia in the United States - Part 1
Over the next three blog entries, I am going to discuss the...
My Two Takes on Houston and the Subpoenas
If you have any number of conservative Christian facebook friends then your...
Real Cultural Diversity
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DeJure and DeFacto Religious Discrimination
One of the advantages of blog writing is that at times I...
Yale Makes: The Calhoun Happiness Project Launches its...
Calhoun Happiness Project member, Cameron Yick '2017, has launched a new student...
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