Tagged with Sarah Palin

Write for Religion Compass Exchanges

Are you a graduate student looking for an opportunity to write for a broad international audience? We want to hear from budding scholars who are looking for a chance to write about the phenomenon of religion for a popular blog, and who want to show how the ideas in religious studies can improve our understanding … Continue reading

NEWS: Pentecostalism Compared to Star Trek

Historian Anthea Butler considers the ever-changing nature of American Pentecostalism, comparing it to the tribble, a fictional animal on the original Star Trek series. The creature reproduced rapidly and ate everything with which it came into contact. In like manner, Butler suggests that “Pentecostalism and certain segments of the movement (namely, the ‘Prosperity Gospel’ and … Continue reading

NEWS: The New British Creationism

Next year will mark the bicentenary of Charles Darwin’s birth, as well as the 150th anniversary of the publication of his groundbreaking theory. It is perhaps no surprise that these forthcoming events have led to revived interest in his work. The BBC reports that ‘creationism – the belief that God created the earth and man … Continue reading

NEWS: Does God Speak through Sarah Palin?

The Republican vice-presidential candidate has joined the rank of those highly controversial politicians such as George W. Bush and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad who firmly believe that God speaks to them. Despite huge efforts in McCain campaign to downplay religious affiliations of Sarah Palin, news has leaked out that McCain’s running-mate has been involved with Wasilla Assembly … Continue reading