Catholic Campuses and the Hookup Culture

Social Sciences

How Does Catholic Identity Affect Hookup Culture? —  “Hooking Up at College: Does Religion Make a Difference?” (2009), found that hooking up was more frequent among students who identified as Catholic. For Faith with Benefits: Hookup Culture on Catholic Campuses (Oxford University Press. 2017), I surveyed more campuses and more diverse campuses than all the previous studies […]

Homelessness and the Church

Assessing the Faith-Based Response to Homelessness in America: Findings From Eleven Cities — From the Baylor Institute for Studies of Religion, the report was undertaken to provide an estimate of the impact, socially and economically, of FBOs in eleven cities across the country in responding to homelessness. Almost 60% of the Emergency Shelter Beds, what many […]

Civil Religion and American Foreign Policy

Social Sciences

America’s Fighting Faith: The writer examines American civil religion and its influence on American foreign policy as these themes are related in the book, The Tragedy of U.S. Foreign Policy: How America’s Civil Religion Betrayed the National Interest  by Walter A. McDougall (Yale University Press, 2016). “Civil religion may once have described a kind of ecumenism. It now means […]

Travel With Luther and Rick Steves

Rick Steves’ Luther and the Reformation: The popular travel guide, author, and TV host has produced a program on the sites that take us to Luther’s complicated political world of the 16th century. The package includes slides, discussion, Q&A, travel information, and kit for presenting the video.  For the online material, go to  

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