i research, write, speak, and consult within these areas:

I generally argue on behalf of religious liberty and in favor of religious people, ideas, and institutions finding expression in public life.

religion and American Politics

  • Candidates' faith background and influences
  • Parties' and candidates' faith outreach efforts
  • Demographic data and trends
  • Religious leaders' statements and activism
  • Conflicts between candidate/party positions and church teaching
  • My blog on faith and politics at religion mega-site Patheos.com

Faith, Politics & Culture

  • Political attitudes and behaviors of clergy
  • Religion and media
  • Media and politics
  • Public opinion
  • Religious interest groups
  • History of and theological foundations for Christian political engagement
  • Catholic social teaching
  • The promise and perils of partisanship
  • Church and state issues
  • The contested meanings of religious freedom
  • Single-issue talks on the religious politics of: Immigration reform, income and wealth inequality, abortion, criminal justice reform, capital punishment, gay rights & religious liberty, etc.


  • C.S. Lewis' critiques of scientism
  • Philosophical challenges to scientism
  • How scientism affects ethics
  • Theological challenges to scientism

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  • The South -- Religion, culture, politics, Maryland
  • Baseball data -- Statistics, records, Hall of Fame voting
  • Education policy, philosophy, and reform
  • Hymns and sacred choral music
  • News media, journalism, media bias, Twitter
  • Coupons, smart shopping, frugal living
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