Blog

In the past I served as the primary outside blogger for CNN’s Belief Blog, where it wasn’t unusual for my blogs to spur thousands of comments and reach over 100,000 readers. One of my blog posts—on attacks on the U.S. consulates in Egypt, Libya and Yemen—actually showed up in Hillary Clinton’s notorious Bengazi emails.

You can find my other blog posts on the CNN Belief Blog here.

And here are a few of my favorites:

 

The American Bible Whose America Is This?

The American Bible Whose America Is This? is a provocative crash course in the great “American scriptures” — those texts that have both divided and 

In God is Not One: The Eight Rival Religions That Run the World,

In God is Not One: The Eight Rival Religions That Run the World, New York Times bestselling author of Religious Literacy and religion scholar Prothero argues that persistent 

Religious Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know --And Doesn't,

Religious Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know --And Doesn't, The United States is one of the most religious places on earth, but it is also a nation of shocking religious illiteracy. 

A Nation of Religions

A Nation of Religions The United States has long been described as a nation of immigrants, but it is also a nation of religions in which Muslims and Methodists, Buddhists 

A Nation of Religions

American Jesus: How the Son of God Became a National Icon Jesus the Black Messiah; Jesus the Jew; Jesus the Hindu sage; Jesus the Haight-Asbury hippie: these Jesuses join the 

A Nation of Religions

Purified by Fire: A History of Cremation in America tells the fascinating story of cremation's rise from notoriety to legitimacy and takes a provocative new look at important transformations