How Columbine Brought Religion into Public Life
In the aftermath of 1999's Columbine massacre, American media and politicians focused on the secret world of delinquent youth and how they might be saved.
When Christian Evangelicals Loved Socialism
At the turn of the twentieth century, American Christian evangelicals, led by Pastor Walter Rauschenbusch, were at the forefront of socialism.
Pop-Culture Preaching in the 1910s
Billy Sunday was a charismatic preacher who brought in thousands to his vaudeville-inspired church services.
The Uncertain Future of the Religious Left
The aftermath of the 2016 U.S. election has renewed calls for an empowered coalition of religious liberals. Is there a place for the religious left?
Does the “Prosperity Gospel” Explain Trump?
According to the Prosperity Gospel, wealth is a sign of God's favor. Trump Tower is not just his monument. It is seen as God's gift.
Understanding the Evangelical Vote
A look at what evangelical voters want and expect from major Presidential candidates.
This Side of Paradise: How Christian and Goth Men View Their Sexualities
Christian and Goth men both transgress typical notions of masculine sexuality, but how they go about it differ greatly.
The Duggars: Sexual Abuse in the Christian Homeschooling Movement
Former homeschoolers are speaking out about sexual abuse by the Duggars and other leaders in the Christian homeschooling movement.
When Televangelism Got Big
Deregulation of the airwaves helped lead to the success of televangelism, and cable made it stronger.
Modesty in Fashion
The intersection of religion and fashion has led to modesty in bathing suits.