Reporting | Church
The Pay Gap Is Worse for Pastor-Moms
How being married with kids complicates church compensation.
expected—female pastors are paid disproportionally smaller salaries if they're married with kids, according to research published last month in the journal Sociology of Religion.
interview | Family
The Three Myths of Cohabitation
Sociologist Bradford Wilcox reports the surprising results of his new international study on cohabitation and its impact on kids.
A professor of sociology at the University of Virginia, Wilcox and his colleagues recently completed a new study, The Cohabitation-Go- Round: Cohabitation and Family Instability Across
Reporting | Discipleship
Why Even Pessimists Can Embrace Hope
A social psychologist explains why fear and hope often work as a team.
A social psychologist explains why fear and hope often work as a team.
Opinion | Church
Are Religious Kids Meaner or Nicer?
A Christian sociologist responds to two contradictory studies and what they tell us about science.
When I teach undergraduate sociology students, one of the first things I tell them is that both the beauty and the frustration of social science is that we never get to definitively “prove
Reporting | Church
It Doesn't Pay to Go on Maternity Leave at Most Evangelical Seminaries
On Christian campuses, unofficial flexibility is more common than extra benefits for new parents.
Jennifer Lundquist, a sociology professor at the University of Massachusetts–Amherst who studies parental leave policies in academia, agrees that department culture is one of the most
Reporting | Sexuality
Let's Kiss Dating Hello
A sociologist reveals her research about 'ring by spring' culture on a Christian college campus.
But as sociology professor Dr. Stacy Keogh George has observed in a recent study, this dismissive humor belies a very real pressure felt by some students to measure success by
Opinion | Pop Culture
21 Books Worth Giving as Christmas Gifts
Holiday book list: CT Women writers recommend their favorites.
is both the fruit and goal of our discipleship. —Michelle Van Loon. The Sociology of News. By Michael Schudson. As we leave a year in which news (real
Reporting | Family
How Science Became a Weapon in the Mommy Wars
Peer-reviewed research intensifies parenting debates… and can leave us even more confused.
Peer-reviewed research intensifies parenting debates… and can leave us even more confused.
I Saw Jesus in Detention
We’re all so busy debating immigration policy that we’ve forgotten something essential.
She has a master's in sociology and writes regularly about social justice, family, and living across cultures on her blog, A Life with Subtitles. You can find her on Twitter and Facebook.
Opinion | Pop Culture
My Marriage to an Undocumented Immigrant
I lived with the threat of my husband’s deportation. Here’s what I learned about immigration.
She has a master's in sociology and writes regularly about social justice, family, and living across cultures on her blog A Life with Subtitles. You can find her on Twitter and Facebook.
Opinion | Sexuality
A Smart Fashion Mag Is Hard to Find
The quest for style writing that informs and inspires, not shames and sells.
gender and race. Scholarly journal Fashion Theory delves into the history, sociology and anthropology of dress with admirable rigor. And Racked sandwiches
Opinion | Family
Managing Anxiety and Making FriendsSubscriber access only
With mental illness, community becomes more challenging… and more essential.
She also writes for various publications, studied family sociology, and is currently pursuing her DMS at Rockbridge Seminary while studying clinical psychology at Texas Tech University
Opinion | Family
Six Ways Single Christians Can Help the Orphans Subscriber access only
You don't have to be a parent to care for children in need.
Students in college or considering graduate school can seek out opportunities to study issues often associated with foster care: pre-law, sociology, psychology, and criminal and
Opinion | Pop Culture
The Feel-Good Faith of EvangelicalsSubscriber access only
Are we really as “biblical” as we think we are?
Are we really as “biblical” as we think we are?
Opinion | Sexuality
Why Every Workplace Needs Feminine BossesSubscriber access only
Just because I'm in a position of authority doesn't mean I should try to act like a man.
That is my vocation. Margarita Mooney is assistant professor of sociology at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and a faculty fellow at the Carolina Population Center.
Opinion | Family
James Lee and 'Filthy Human Children'Subscriber access only
The environmental activist's views on human life were obviously extreme and very wrong. But should we rethink limiting our family sizes?
Lisa Graham McMinn is professor of sociology at George Fox University and co-author most recently of Walking Gently on the Earth: Making Faithful Choices About Food, Energy
Opinion | Pop Culture
The 'D Word' at U.S. Christian CollegesSubscriber access only
At my Christian university, we are working toward reconciliation across ethnic and racial lines. We have a ways to go.
At my Christian university, we are working toward reconciliation across ethnic and racial lines. We have a ways to go.
Opinion | Pop Culture
The History of Glenn Beck's 'Social Justice'Subscriber access only
While warning of a 'perversion of the gospel,' the radio commentator mangles recent American religious history.
The movement's leaders drew heavily on new academic disciplines like psychology and sociology, at times privileging these scientific insights over Scripture.
Opinion | Church
Lisa Graham McMinnSubscriber access only
Opinion | Church. Lisa Graham McMinn. Sarah Pulliam Bailey. 0; tweet; link; email; print. Lisa Graham McMinn is a professor of sociology at George Fox University in Newberg, Oregon.