Dr. Melissa Deckman is a Professor of Political Science at Washington College and a PRRI Affiliated Scholar. Her research interests center on the intersection of religion, women, and politics. She has written in the past about the Christian Right’s participation in school board politics. Her most recent work is as co-editor and contributor to Curriculum and the Culture Wars: Debating the Bible’s Place in Public Schools. PRRI sat down with Dr. Deckman to discuss the significance of the book.
Welcome to the Morning Buzz, PRRI’s morning dose of religion-related news with a shot of data – because what doesn’t liven up a morning round-up like some public opinion numbers?
Have you ever wondered if the Internet is corrupting your soul? One man did, so he decided to unplug for a year. The result: he slept a lot, used paper maps, and “fell out of sync with the flow of life.”
Meanwhile, back in the world of omnipresent technology, why aren’t smartphones making us more productive?
How generational differences are dividing Christians in the pews on issues like marijuana.
Church leaders are beginning to tackle the stigma of mental illness.
New research finds that social networks (or, to put it more bluntly, favoritism) is helping drive unemployment among African Americans.
Here are the places where working families are struggling the most to pay their rent. (Or, in other words: Miami is expensive!)
This is pretty neat, but wouldn’t you think it would cause a 173-year-long headache for Oxford students and professors in the vicinity?