The Research on Religion Podcast

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Many thanks to Anthony Gill, producer of the Research on Religion podcast, for an enjoyable conversation.  I had seen Dr Gill interview various Patheos authors, including folks like Bradley Wright and Thomas Kidd.  I accept that, as someone who left academia, I don’t quite fit fully as a “media” person and yet I no longer [Read More...]

Is the Academic World Anti-Christian?

My recent Open Letter to a College Freshman generated many positive responses.  One less-positive response came at Mark D. Roberts’ excellent blog, where a commenter explained that he had not found, some decades ago at UCLA, the kind of antagonism toward his faith that I described.  We should not, he said, “send freshmen off to [Read More...]

An Open Letter to a College Freshman

Dear Freshman, At last your time has come.  Leaving behind the old world and the deep ruts you carved in the corner of that world that belonged to you, you’re off to explore undiscovered countries, to join a new and ever-replenishing society of fascinating people and learned scholars and impassioned artists and driven achievers, off to [Read More...]

"In Loco Parentis" is Long Gone

The University of Chicago is now allowing male and female undergraduates to share dorm rooms.  The push for the new policy, according to the Chicago Sun Times, came from “advocates for transgender students,” since transgender students should not be forced to live with those of the same sex if they actually identify better with those [Read More...]


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