Review of On God’s Side

Meet the Author Jim Wallis is president and CEO of Sojourners where he is editor-in-chief of Sojourners magazine.  He has written ten books including two New York Times bestsellers: The Great Awakening: Reviving Faith & Politics in a Post–Religious Right America (2008) and God’s Politics: Why the Right Gets It Wrong and the Left Doesn’t Get It (2006).  Wallis regularly teaches a course on “Faith, Social Justice, and Public Life” at Georgetown University.  Additionally, he Read More …

Review of Nonbeliever Nation

Meet the Author David Niose is president of the American Humanist Association, an organization committed to "advocating progressive values and equality for humanists, atheists, and freethinkers."  Additionally, he serves as vice president of the Secular Coalition for America, a lobbying group representing the interests of secular American's in the nation's capital.  Niose is an attorney with significant experience representing Secular Americans, and the author of a popular Psychology Today Read More …

A Political Explanation for Increased Religious Non-Affiliation

Sociologist Bradley Wright teaches at the University of Connecticut.  His work has been mentioned on my blog on several occasions, including reviews of his two most recent books: Upside: Surprising Good News About the State of Our World (2011 - my review here) and  Christians are Hate-Filled Hypocrites . . . and Other Lies You’ve Been Told: A Sociologist Shatters Myths From the Secular and Christian Media (2010 - my review here). Wright recently wrote about the connection between the dramatic Read More …

Review of To Change the World

Hunter, James Davison.  To Change the World: The Irony, Tragedy, & Possibility of Christianity in the Late Modern World.  Oxford University Press, 2010.  ISBN: 9780199730803. Meet the Author Since 1983, James Davison Hunter has been teaching at the University of Virginia and researching American culture.  Currently, he is the LaBrosse-Levinson Distinguished Professor of Religion, Culture and Social Theory as well as the Director of the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture.   He Read More …