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Book Review--"The Rise of the Nones: Understanding and Reaching the Religiously Unaffiliated"

I read James Emery White’s The Rise of the Nones: Understanding and Reaching the Religiously Unaffiliated (2014) this morning in preparation for a new specific topics course I am teaching this spring–Atheists, Other “Heathens,” and 20th C. 786 more words

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"TODAY ONLY" Extra Credit Opportunity - A Surprising Teaching Experiment

On Sunday, November 5, 2017, I had an idea.

I immediately emailed all of my students during the middle of the afternoon. The email announced an extra credit opportunity that would only be available until 11:59 pm. 328 more words

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Book Review - "Water Tossing Boulders: How a Family of Chinese Immigrants Led the First Fight to Desegregate Schools in the Jim Crow South"

Thanks to “Google Scholar Alerts,” I learned first thing this morning that I officially have another publication–although just a book review I wrote in March 2017–under my hat. 95 more words

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Why you should not live a minimalist life

I have seen a lot of “becoming a minimalist articles and blog posts.” I cannot say that I have been a minimalist before but I can confidently say that I failed in attempting to live a minimalist life. 832 more words

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The final conservative position is to do nothing?

The trajectory of history in the United States continues. In the face of violence, death, and suffering, conservatives opt to do nothing. Opting to do nothing when solutions are readily available amounts to moral failure. 218 more words

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Walt Disney and the Acceptance of Authoritarianism

While eating my supper of crackers, deli turkey, and strawberries, I had a question: What is the relationship between Disney’s children’s movies (and alphabetic fairy tales) and the current–baffling–acceptance of authoritarianism in the United States? 265 more words

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Moving Beyond Gendered People and Gendered Personal Pronouns

Why do we separate some 7 billion (that’s 7,000,000,000) humans currently living into two categories: “he” or “she”? Likewise, why do we also separate trillions (quadrillions?) of non-human forms of life into “he” or “she”? 670 more words

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