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Imagine 7: A Secular Retreat – A Report from the Field, Part One

by Matt Sheedy The very popular Imagine No Religion conference/convention and gathering for atheists, agnostics, skeptics, and non-believers of all stripes is being held this year in Toronto, the first time the yearly event has journeyed from its British Columbia … Continue reading

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What’s in Your Religion Syllabus?: Joseph Laycock

In this new series with the Bulletin, we ask scholars of religion to share with our readers what’s in their religion syllabus, from a new class or a class they’ve taught for years, reflecting on what has worked, what has … Continue reading

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So You’re Not a Priest? Scholars Explain What They Do to Outsiders: Matt Sheedy

In this series with the Bulletin, we ask scholars to talk about how they describe what they do to outsiders by sharing a story or two, and reflect on how this has affected their identity as scholars of religion. For other … Continue reading

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Create Your Own Religion (Out of Someone Else’s): A Class Exercise

by Jospeh Laycock This semester I had the pleasure of conducting a grand experiment with my students that I have wanted to do for several years. My class ran a simulation in which we created eleven imaginary religious traditions and … Continue reading

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Do you believe in god? Like, god that isn’t Kanye West?

By Joseph Laycock 2014 is shaping up to be the year of dubious new hip-hop religions. In January, a movement called “Yeezianity” that reveres Kanye West gained headlines. Now a movement called “Beyism” or “The Church of Bey” has arisen, … Continue reading

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How much Tebowing is too much?

As Stephen Prothero’s sharp piece in last week’s CNN Belief Blog, “Is Tim Tebow Performing Miracles?,” notes, despite his mediocre individual performance, the Denver Broncos religiously outspoken quarterback is, at least for many evangelical Christian football fans, like “the Second … Continue reading

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