Category: School of Theology

Religious vs. spiritual: Study says the truly ‘spiritual but not religious’ are hard to find

Deseret News Nancy Ammerman, School of Theology The term “spiritual but not religious” has, over the last decade, evolved from an academic definition to a widely used label for people who have abandoned traditional congregations in favor of a more solitary form of belief and worship… Expert quote: “People who occupy this spiritual-but-not-religious category are […]

Southern Baptist Trying to Reach a “Slightly Broader Base”

WMOT Nancy Ammerman, School of Theology A researcher who’s written extensively about the Tennessee based Southern Baptist Convention says the nation’s largest protestant denomination is trying to broaden its appeal to a wider segment of the population… Expert quote: “More recently they’ve been broadening their concern into areas of human trafficking, prison reform, and other […]

Take Me Out to the Movies

Wall Street Journal (subscription required) Christopher Evans, School of Theology Baseball movies are the land of the cliché and the home of the brave, and that’s why we love them… Expert quote: “The idea that everything else about America is crazy, but you have this beautiful Iowa cornfield, and everything here is timeless.” View full […]