I'm working on a review essay that covers the various academic podcasts about religion and religious studies that have appeared in the past few years. I'm limiting myself to academic podcasts, or at least podcasts that feature academics. So, I'm not including things like Interfaith Voices or On Being. I am interested in podcasts not … Continue reading What Podcasts Do You Put in Your Ears?
My review of Jeff Wilson's wonderful recent book Dixie Dharma: Inside a Buddhist Temple in the American South is now online at the journal Sociology of Religion. Here's a taste: Deciding where to look is often the most important decision a researcher makes. Jeff Wilson's choice to look for Buddhism in Richmond, Virginia, instead of … Continue reading Review– Dixie Dharma: Inside a Buddhist Temple in the American South
I was in fourth grade when the Klan tried to march through town. At that time I was living in my Dad's small hometown in southeastern Georgia. I don't remember how I heard but I remember hearing that a group called the KKK wanted to parade through town. Everyone seemed very worked up about it. … Continue reading Remembering When the Klan Tried to March Through Town: Kelly J. Baker’s ‘Gospel According to the Klan’
While I was traveling over the last few days, Religion Dispatches published a review I wrote of Philp Goldberg's American Veda: From Emerson and the Beatles to Yoga and Meditation, How Indian Spirituality Changed the West. Here's a bit of it: A Methodist church near my house advertises for “Gentle Yoga Classes” on one of those … Continue reading Review: American Veda by Philip Goldberg
The Tenured Radical has a review up of Brooks Palmer's book Clutter Busting: Letting Go of What's Holding You Back. Here's a bit of it: Palmer's central argument is this: culture producers tell us that we are what we own, and many of us are persuaded that having consumer goods and things of great monetary value … Continue reading Tenured Radical: Deep Cleaning, And Other Cosmic Issues: A Review of “Clutter Busting”