Article quotes Dr. Greg Garrett, professor of English at Baylor University and author of "One Fine Potion: The Literary Magic of Harry Potter," about themes in the Harry Potter books that parallel Christian beliefs.
Found-up of the latest political opinions includes a link to a USA TODAY column by Dr. Thomas S. Kidd, associate professor of history, College of Arts & Sciences, and senior fellow at the Institute for Studies of Religion at Baylor, about President Obama's need to strike a delicate balance on Islam.
Article about "meaningful" gift giving focuses on "What I Keep," a new book by Baylor art professor Susan Mullally who spent three years photographing people who are homeless, or on the edge of homelessness, with an item they treasure.
Column by Dr. Thomas S. Kidd, associate professor of history, College of Arts & Sciences, and senior fellow at the Institute for Studies of Religion at Baylor, about President Obama's need to communicate that Muslims are welcome in America but also to be clear about the moral menace of jihadist terrorism.
Columnist Dr. David Smith, senior lecturer in American history at Baylor, writes about society's "intellectual plague" of seeing arts as a frill rather than a vehicle to insight and creativity. Smith praises the exhibition of 20th-century artists Marc Chagall and Georges Rouault at Baylor's Mayborn Museum through Nov. 28.
article on why congregations struggle to keep multicultural congregations cites research by Baylor sociology professor Kevin Dougherty and a colleague from Penn State that was published in "Sociological Inquiry".
review of "America's Four Gods: What We Say about God--and What That Says about Us" by Baylor sociology professors Paul Froese and Christopher Bader, that focuses on how Americans differ in their conceptions of the divine.
Column by Dr. David Smith, senior lecturer in the history department of the College of Arts and Sciences at Baylor University, about studies showing that participation in the arts correlates to civic awareness and volunteerism.
VIDEO LINK: story about hearing loss intervention for children mentions that Baylor's department of communications sciences and disorders treats 150 families a week in Waco for hearing loss and speech development.
America's Four Gods: What We Say About God & What That Says About Us, a new book written by Baylor sociologists Paul Froese and Christopher Bader using data from the Baylor Religion Survey, is discussed.
article about the latest books that focus on the religious aspects of "Harry Potter" includes comments by Baylor English professor Greg Garrett, author of "One Fine Potion: The Literary Magic of Harry Potter," which was published by Baylor University Press.
article about books on Waco history mentions retired Baylor history professor Patricia Ward Wallace's "Waco, A Sesquicentennial History and includes the thoughts of another Baylor history professor, James SoRelle, about topics that writers have focused on in Waco.
Bayor University sociologists Carson Mencken and Christopher Bader discuss their research about people who believe in the paranormal. Sociology professors at Baylor University found that believers in the paranormal tended to break down into two different types of people -- those who have a desire for adventure or discovery and those who seek enlightenment or self-improvement.
Dr. Thomas S. Kidd, associate professor of history, Senior Fellow at the Institute for Studies of Religion at Baylor and author of God of Liberty: A Religious History of the American Revolution, explains about Thomas Jefferson's "wall of separation.
Discovery Channel article on the research of Baylor sociologists Christopher Bader and Carson Mencken on why some Americans believe in the paranormal, as chronicled in their book Paranormal America: Ghost Encounters, UFO Sightings, Bigfoot Hunts, and Other Curiosities in Religion and Culture.
Article about how zombies are gaining ground in pop culture quotes Dr. James Kendrick, assistant professor of communication studies at Baylor who teaches film history and writes and lectures on the zombie phenomenon.