Interview w/Author Kelly Brown Douglas: Stand Your Ground

How can we think theologically about the death of Trayvon Martin? What are the cultural and historical roots of "stand-your-ground" laws? How deeply embedded is white supremacy in the DNA of American culture? Dave Krueger talks with Kelly Brown Douglas about her book Stand Your Ground: Black Bodies and the Justice of God. Douglas is … Continue reading Interview w/Author Kelly Brown Douglas: Stand Your Ground

Interview w/Authors Zeller & Dallam: Religion, Food, and Eating in North America

Dave Krueger talks with Benjamin Zeller and Marie Dallam about their new book Religion, Food, and Eating in North America. Dallam is an assistant professor of religious studies at the Honors College of the University of Oklahoma and Zeller is an assistant professor of Lake Forest College in Illinois. This interview was originally released as … Continue reading Interview w/Authors Zeller & Dallam: Religion, Food, and Eating in North America

Sonic Religion and Urban Space

This was originally posted to the Religion and American History blog on November 3, 2014. See http://usreligion.blogspot.com/2014/11/guest-post-sonic-religion-and-urban.html  When I first arrived in North Philadelphia as a community volunteer in the mid-1990s, I was struck by how noisy the place seemed to me, in contrast to my upbringing in rural Minnesota. The windows of my brick row … Continue reading Sonic Religion and Urban Space