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Notes from Florida State University’s Graduate Symposium

by Jeffrey Wheatley Florida State University’s Department of Religion is celebrating its 50th anniversary this academic year and hosted an appropriately lively graduate student symposium—its 15th!—to go along with it. This year the conference theme was Religion // Culture, which … Continue reading

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Important, not Particular: A Reflection on Religion in 21st-Century America

Note: This post originally appeared on the Religion in American History blog. by Charles McCrary According to the new Pew study “America’s Changing Religious Landscape,” 6.9% of respondents identified their religious affiliation or belief as “nothing in particular” and also reported that … Continue reading

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“We are there to be there”: More Reflections from Sullivan’s A Ministry of Presence

by Charles McCrary This post’s titular sentence, quoted in Winnifred Sullivan’s new book A Ministry of Presence, is how a hospice chaplain summarized the purpose of his job (185). Sullivan brilliantly explains how, through legal and cultural history, simply “to … Continue reading

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ShaunTology Part 1

by Charlie McCrary This is the first in a series of posts on Shaun T, creator of the popular home workouts Insanity, Hip Hops Abs, and, most recently, Focus T25. The programs are available through Beachbody, a fitness company with … Continue reading

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