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University of California-Santa Barbara Assistant Professorship in the Social Scientific Study of Religions

Deadline: October 31

Length: Tenure-track

Comments: “Area of focus is open, but we prefer candidates whose research interests will complement and/or enhance our strengths in Religions of North America ( 43 more words

2014 Deadlines

"Religion" as a Modern Invention

Upon returning from my trip to England, I was delighted to find Amazon’s trademark smiling boxes waiting for me. I had ordered a number books before my trip, and among them was Brent Nongbri’s… 1,888 more words

Religious Studies

Responding to Deuteronomy 23:1

Recently, a Christian Internet show host expressed his objection to trans women accessing women’s restrooms or entering the church, citing Deuteronomy 23:1 as justification. I thought this was a wonderful opportunity to explain why this verse is largely irrelevant to Christians today since Jesus established a trans-affirming tradition. 366 more words


Come to the House of the Lord. 2 Chronicles 29-30; 32-34

I published another article about select sections of the Old Testament (otherwise known as the Hebrew Bible).  This article is entitled: “Come to the House of the Lord. 158 more words

When do you trust God?

Many people turn to God in times of need, but in times of plenty they do not think God is necessary. For those people God is the last resort. 302 more words


Lovin’ on eastern religions ^_^ (sorry that face is pretty gross but it can only be put in this context because i actually adore them) 23 more words

When Kids Get Told They’re Going to Hell, or How to Turn Bullying into an Opportunity for the Intellectual Immune System

Sabio Lantz, author of Triangulations, in a post titled “My Sons Tears: Why I am outspoken ,” illustrates why simply ignoring or not discussing religion or supernatural beliefs at home turned out not to be the best strategy: 724 more words