With that said, here's some info on a few of my most recent posts from around the web. Check em out if you haven't yet.
(1) At the Religion in the American West blog, I recently wrote about the return of the Social Gospel and what it might mean for scholars of the American West. It was a reprise of sorts of a longer piece I wrote last December for the Religion in American History blog.
(2) Speaking of Religion in American History, my three most recent posts include:
- A "Year in Preview" post that looked at 35 new books related to religion in American history set to be published in the first half of 2014.
- A review of Priscilla Pope-Levison's new book, Building the Old Time Religion: Women Evangelists in the Progressive Era.
- A review of Matthew Bowman's new book, The Urban Pulpit: New York City and the Fate of Liberal Evangelicalism. I'm going to shamelessly plug myself here: both John Turner and Lincoln Mullen (two historians who I have great respect for) gave my review a shoutout. As a brand new wanna-be scholar, it really means a lot to hear positive feedback from folks I look up to.
A couple other miscellaneous updates:
- One of my buddies since elementary school (Jordan Bass) is now a sports management professor at the University of Kansas. We decided to get together (along with another sports management prof) and do some interdisciplinary collaboration for a research article on coaching scandals and the impact of fan reaction in a "viral" age. I helped out with some of the history, and I got to dig into famous coaching scandals from the past like those involving Woody Hayes, Frank Kush, and Bobby Knight. The end result was accepted by the International Sport Coaching Journal for publication. You can check out “'Going Viral': The Impact of Forced Crowdsourcing on Coaching Evaluation Procedures," in the journal later this year.
- Coming up on May 9th, I will be presenting a paper for the "Religion and Sexual Revolutions in the United States" conference, hosted by the John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics at Washington University in St. Louis.