May, 2011

The New Majority in the Same-Sex Marriage Debate

[05.20.2011]

In case you missed it, here’s an excerpt from my new post over at Huffington Post: When public opinion is moving quickly on an issue, corroboration is king. We now have no less than four reputable national public opinion surveys in three months showing a slim majority of Americans now support allowing gay and lesbian couples to marry. Looking at the current convergence of polls, past trends, and current support […]

When bad things happen to bad people

[05.12.2011]

Here is an excerpt from Dr. Robert P. Jones’ new post at the Washington Post’s On Faith section. You can find the full post here. Religious people have long struggled over the question of why bad things happen to good people. Over the last week following the death of Osama bin Laden, there has been serious debate over a different question: how people should react when bad things happen to […]

American mythology in a post-bin Laden world

[05.04.2011]

Here is an excerpt from Dr. Robert P. Jones’ new post at the Washington Post’s On Faith section. You can find the full post here. After the initial reactions to the death of Osama Bin Laden fade, we will still be left with the fundamental question of what the American mythos—the master narrative we tell about ourselves and or place in history—will be in a post-9/11, post-bin Laden world. This […]