I study, write, and teach about the spiritual lives of ordinary believers today and in the past. I'm particularly interested in how contemporary cultural practices resonate with, draw upon, and transform traditional religious practices. I work primarily as a public scholar, sharing my research, analysis, and reflection with educated ordinary believers, seekers, and others curious about the relationship between religion, culture, and tradition in Religion Dispatches and other popular publications. I am the author most recently, with Keith Anderson, of Click 2 Save: The Digital Ministry Bible (Morehouse, 2012) Tweet If You ♥ Jesus: Practicing Church in the Digital Reformation (Morehouse, 2011). I am currently writing, Choosing Our Religion: The Spiritual Lives of Religious Nones, which explores the religious ideologies and practices of believers who answer "none" when asked with what religion they identify. I teach religion and pastoral ministries at Santa Clara University.
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