Sasha Sagan talks to author and linguist AMANDA MONTELL about our strange habit of making vibrations emanate from our faces in order to communicate.
‘What Happens to a College Student’s Religion,’ 94 years later
Reading Time: 9 minutes What does it mean for John Dietrich in 1929 to be analyzing the same reactionary religious sentiment that we see today? And what exactly happens to a college student’s religion?
Surprise! Empty pews are nonpartisan
Reading Time: 3 minutes It’s been common knowledge since the coronavirus pandemic arrived in America several years ago that empty pews have sharply increased, as churches, often controversially, closed their doors to protect congregants from spread of the deadly disease among their flocks. But in reading some year-old statistics on the pandemic’s effects on religious ritual, I was surprised […]
Introducing LA’s newest secular youth group
Reading Time: 4 minutes When I was a teen, there is nothing I would have loved more than to be in a secular youth group. I wasn’t in a religious youth group, but from what I’ve heard, I didn’t miss much besides purity culture, bad Christian rock music, and suppressed teen hormones. But what if there was a youth […]
Indonesia bans sex outside of marriage, but young people are pushing back
Reading Time: 2 minutes Sex outside of marriage can lead to a year in jail according to the new criminal code passed by the Indonesian parliament this week. This news matches the trend of religious conservatism that has risen in the country. Sex before marriage was already banned before the new law was passed but was not enforced by […]
Gen Z in the House, abortion rights wins, and other highs from Election Day
Reading Time: 3 minutes Democrat Maura Healey is projected to be the first female governor of Massachusetts and the nation’s first openly lesbian state executive. Maryland elected its first black governor, Democrat Wes Moore. The first member of Gen Z is headed for the House of Representatives, and several states affirmed abortion rights.
These long-overdue historic feats are just some of the high points of the 2022 midterm elections.
State of the Bible 2022: Yes, of course Gen Z evangelizes more
Reading Time: 12 minutes In trying to find some kind of good news, any kind at all, the study’s creators have hit upon one of the lowest-hanging bits of fruit imaginable. And here it is: Gen Z Christians evangelize way more often than older Christians do