United Church of Christ Tribute Song

Currently, I serve two churches affiliated with the United Church of Christ.  After writing yesterday about reasons why some clergy are leaving their denominations, today I am suggesting that all who are part of a denomination invest some time in learning more about the history and polity of that denomination.  I would love to hear the ways you have done so in the past, and any plans you make for deepening your understanding in 2014. Whether or not you are a part of the United Church of Read More …

My Useless Education is Quite Useful

"The 13 Most Useless Majors" is a truly unique list worthy of discussion given the amount and significance of conversation surrounding reforming higher education. To create the list, the authors narrowed the field of possible majors using "new research (PDF) from Georgetown University" then applying "data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, equally weighing the following categories to determine current and future employment and earnings potential for our final ranking: Recent graduate Read More …

Review of The Triumph of Christianity

Meet the Author Since 2004, Rodney Stark has been a University Professor in Social Sciences and the Co-Director of the Institute of Studies of Religion at Baylor University.  Stark is an American sociologist of religion who previously taught for over thirty years at the University of Washington.  He has published 30 books and more than 140 scholarly articles, mostly on religion.  One of his recent books, What Americans Really Believe (2008), has been reviewed on this blog (click here to read Read More …