Completing a dissertation continues to keep me from posting more frequently (I'll get back to Reconciliation Blues soon), but I want to draw attention to two item.
Media studies scholar Mara Einstein now has a blog, Brands of Faith, and has a forthcoming book on religion and America's spiritual marketplace. Make sure you pick it up, since it features some of the first serious scholarship on Joel Osteen.
Historian of race and religion in America, Edward J. Blum, was featured this week on History News Network. I've posted a little about him here, and look forward to his book on W.E.B. Du Bois, due out next week. I plan to post about the book later this summer.