Relevant Magazine: Be Known for What You’re For, Not Just What You’re Against
Nov. 4, 2015
Article about whether evangelicals are winning people for Christ by perpetuating the “God is anti-(fill-in-the-blank) message in the larger media. Cited is research from the first wave (2006) of the Baylor Religion Survey by Paul Froese, Ph.D., associate professor of sociology in Baylor's College of Arts & Sciences, and former Baylor sociologist Christopher Bader, Ph.D., which concluded that people look at God in four different ways: authoritative, benevolent, distant and critical. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers sociology research and faculty.)
The Conversation: Homeschooled children do not grow up to be more religious
Oct. 1, 2015
According to research by Jeremy Uecker, Ph.D., assistant professor of sociology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, the key factor in transferring religious commitment is the level of religiosity of the parents and not the schooling a child received, discrediting the theory that homeschooled children grow up to be more religious than young people who attended public or private schools.
The San Diego Union-Tribune: Is San Diego too pretty for piety?
Sept. 24, 2015
Columnist Logan Jenkins writes that in San Diego, there is “something in the air that makes religion a more internal, a more inchoate, matter than in other parts of the country.” He cites a recent study by Baylor sociology researcher and doctoral candidate Todd Ferguson, who found that that U.S. regions with more beautiful scenery and better weather have fewer affiliations with religious organizations. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched Ferguson’s research nationally. She covers sociology research and faculty.)
KXXV-TV (Waco, Temple, Killeen/ABC): Baylor holding panel to discuss women on $10 bill choices
Sept. 16, 2015
Baylor University’s history department and gender studies program are collaborating to host a panel discussion on “10 for $10: Women on America’s Currency,” in response to the recent announcement by the U.S. Department of the Treasury that a woman will be the face of the next $10 bill. Kimberly Kellison, Ph.D., chair and associate professor of history at Baylor, put together a list of lesser-know but deserving women that was noticed by the Treasury, resulting in an invitation to participate in a roundtable discussion in Washington, D.C., to provide feedback on the historic change.
New York Amsterdam News: Study: Blacks in multiracial congregations have racial attitudes resembling those of whites
Aug. 27, 2015
A new national study co-authored by Baylor found “little evidence that multiracial congregations promote progressive racial views among attendees of any race or ethnicity.” Quoted is Kevin Dougherty, Ph.D., associate professor of sociology in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched the story. She covers sociology research and faculty.)