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Elizabeth Drescher
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Scholar, Writer, Speaker, Exploring the Changing Contours of American Christianity
Scholar, Writer, Speaker, Exploring the Changing Contours of American Christianity

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#Anti-Inaguaration Reading from Rev. Diane Bowers via @TheBTSCenter

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Here's to another year of sharing spiritual stories on Bearings!

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My latest on HuffPost Religion: DNC Convention Takes Religion Back For America| Last week's convention showed that Dems are no longer ceding high-spirited religiosity to the other side. Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/elizabeth-drescher/dnc-convention-takes-reli_b_11267366.html

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Kaine speaks to the relational spirituality and cosmopolitan ethics of Nones.

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It's beach reading time!

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"This is how you’re an #LGBTQAlly. You’re right there, in the moment, acknowledging the particularity of grief, pain, anger, and very real fear. This bad thing happened, the ally knows. It happened to you in a very specific way that cannot be generalized to other forms of terror and hate, however parallel or otherwise related they might be."

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Happy to be visiting with BYU's Maxwell Institute this morning. Take a listen!

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In the absence of our own voices, our own stories, our own mediating of real, lived religious experience in the various new media spaces that increasingly shape our offline and online realities alike, religious communities often mediate, instead, a profound, deafening silence on justice and compassion.

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Maybe, after all the religious shuffling going on right now settles a bit, we’ll be able to see that Nones are something of a “missing link” between a more primal, and perhaps more authentic, religiosity and the institutional edifices we’ve constructed in all too human attempts to contain and control an organic spirituality that is our genetic, evolutionary legacy.

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Nones: They're not all unreligious. Or spiritual. Or religious. Or None-of-the-Above.
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