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April 28, 2017
I’m keynoting at a Con for Christian nerds!
I'm excited to announce that I'll be giving the keynote speech at this year's Doxacon...
April 24, 2017
How do you throw a fasting and silence party?
The New Yorker has written a profile of Rod Dreher, author of The Benedict Option, and my...
March 01, 2017
Lenten disciplines draw on our weakness, not our strength
The most aggravating thing I've given up for Lent was jaywalking. I'm from New York,...
August 10, 2016
Theology nerds (who are also generally nerds) come to Toronto!
I had a great time last year at Doxacon DC, a day of talks, revelry,...
July 28, 2016
Dissecting the Catholic Vote for FiveThirtyEight
Over at FiveThirtyEight, I'm taking a close look at a recent Pew survey of religious...
July 26, 2016
My Good Catch Catches Them All
I've gone to Poland to speak at World Youth Day, so, in the meantime, I've...
July 06, 2016
Why I’m a Statistician and Why I’m a Catholic
I got to do interviews with two great radio programs in the last few weeks....
June 02, 2016
Christian Pop Is Oh So Peppy
Over at my day job, I've done an analysis of contemporary Christian music and traditional...
April 21, 2016
Running the Stats on Shakespeare!
Shakespeare's 400th death day comes up this weekend, so I've done some analysis for FiveThirtyEight...
April 08, 2016
I’m Speaking in NYC on Fights and Statistics
I have two speaking gigs coming up in New York City, if you're in town...
March 10, 2016
Stats & Chat about the primaries with In The Arena
Last week, I was a guest on In The Arena to talk about the aftermath...
February 16, 2016
On Beyond Valentine’s Day!
I've got two great essays to share now that Valentine's Day is over, and you have...
February 13, 2016
My Statistician’s Guide to Valentine’s Day
I've written two pieces at FiveThirtyEight that may be of interest to those of you...
February 11, 2016
Speaking in Rhode Island tonight & how to have me visit your school
Tonight, I'm giving a talk on my book Arriving at Amen: Seven Catholic Prayers that...
February 09, 2016
What Free Time Can Buy
Simcha Fisher has a great reflection on why she stopped homeschooling, and what she gained...
January 26, 2016
Conducting Surveys at the March for Life
Friday afternoon, I went out to the March for Life to survey the protesters for...
January 20, 2016
My Recipes for Scruffy Hospitality
An Anglican priest in Knoxville, TN has a great exhortation to offer scruffy hospitality to...
January 19, 2016
Audio is up from my Building the Benedict Option talk in Boston
I had a wonderful time in Boston last week, talking about some of our Benedict...
January 11, 2016
Speaking on the Benedict Option in Boston & Two Questions
I'm in Boston tomorrow night (Jan 12) for a Theology on Tap on the topic...
December 31, 2015
My version of the ball drop starts 1600 feet in the air
Over at FiveThirtyEight, I did a little high school physics math to see how high...
December 21, 2015
Praising the Little Way of Pratchett’s Heroes
As the year comes to an end, I've written an appreciation of Terry Pratchett, author...
December 17, 2015
“The Opposite of Kicking People In the Shins” and more from my Crossroads talk
I had a great time visiting the Crossroads Cultural Center last night to talk about...
December 14, 2015
I’m in NYC to talk about explaining your faith
This Wednesday, I'll be at the Crossroads Cultural Center in New York City to talk...
December 10, 2015
Demands for Diverse Faculty and Trigger Warnings At Colleges
I've done two recent pieces for FiveThirtyEight looking at activist movements on college campus. Here...
December 09, 2015
God & Comics invited me on to discuss webcomics
I had a lot of fun spending an hour with God and Comics' three nerdy priests...
November 30, 2015
Big Discounts on Arriving At Amen Today
If you've been meaning to check out my book on prayer, Arriving at Amen: Seven Catholic...
November 19, 2015
Discussing the Limits Of Religion Polling on What’s The Point?
I had a great time talking to Jody Avirgan (my colleague at FiveThirtyEight) and Emma...
November 13, 2015
Mainline Protestant Churches Offer A Warmer Welcome to Whites
Over at FiveThirtyEight, I've got a rundown of a new paper that tried to check...
November 12, 2015
Mallory Ortberg Interviewed Me About Converting
If you've come here from the Toast, and want to know more about my conversion:...
November 06, 2015
Covering Religion Surveys as Both a Catholic and a Statistician
I'm over at First Things today, to talk about how I cover religion statistics as...
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