Chad Bauman, Blogger

My colleague at Butler, Chad Bauman, recently wrote a piece for Religion Dispatches, on the perception he has encountered among Hindus in India that “Americans hate Muslims, too.” Here’s a sample: Still today, when I travel in India, Hindus presupposing my agreement frequently make off-handed and derogatory comments about their Muslim neighbors. For those concerned [Read More…]

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THE James McGrath

My friend and colleague Chad Bauman mentioned on Facebook about someone else who shares his name, but who has chosen – how shall I put it? – a different path in life. Out of curiosity, I checked to see what would happen if I typed in my name, with no added middle initial or other [Read More…]

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Mennonites, Mormons, and Moonies

Having provided enough amusing information literacy song videos, my colleague Chad Bauman and I are moving into a new genre: amusing song videos about religion. The above is the first in the genre, “Mennonites, Mormons, and Moonies,” with lyrics by Chad Bauman, and performed in four-part harmony by Chad Bauman, Chad Bauman, Chad Bauman, and [Read More…]

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The CRAPpy Song (by The Crap Test Dummies)

Inspired by (and not to be outdone by) my recent effort to convey information literacy skills in song, my colleague Chad Bauman has written and recorded a song of his own. It is focused on the CRAP test, which is a mnemonic device for remembering key things to look for when evaluating sources. Have a [Read More…]

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Theologian Trading Cards

I applaud Norman Jeune’s idea to create Theologian Trading Cards, and am grateful to Zondervan both for running with the idea and turning them into a real product, and for sending me a set to review. Other than among people who play Pokemon or CCGs, I am not sure how popular the collection of cards [Read More…]

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