Burton, who received a doctorate in theology from Oxford University, is at work on a book about the rise of the religiously unaffiliated in America, to be published in November 2020 by Public Affairs. Her novel, “Social Creature,” was published in June 2018.
If a Dr. Seuss book offends us, why not pluck it out?
(RNS) — ‘Canceling’ problematic media properties provides us with a way to talk about the complicated nature of desire.
Mr. Potato Head becomes woke capitalism’s hot potato
(RNS) — The drama over Potato Head’s gender is a reminder that the ‘culture wars’ are now profitable.
How QAnon infiltrated wellness culture on its way to the Capitol
(RNS) — The distance between MAGA reactionaries and Goopsters in yoga pants may seem wide, but they share a distrust of institutions and often choose intuition over reason.
Jordan Peterson: The RBG of the young, white and hyper-online
(RNS) — Few of his fans, one imagines, are guided by his ‘rules for life.’ Instead they idealize Peterson himself, a shield against the insidious forces of the social-justice-industrial-complex.
Conservative Catholics, Trump and the existential longing to be the ‘heroes’ of our age
NEW YORK (RNS) — In Will Arbery’s Pulitzer-nominated play, ‘Heroes of the Fourth Turning,’ the only thing worse than our present age being the harbinger of the end of the world is the notion that it doesn’t matter at all.
Yoga’s ‘father in the West’ still defining our spirituality and celebrity 100 years later
(RNS) — Pioneering a vision of wellness in which spirituality and self-help converge, Yogananda created a new model for pop spirituality.
Kanye West, Christian chaos candidate, trumps the Trump model
(RNS) — Kanye’s presidential campaign may tell us as much about our spiritual disillusionment as it does his mental health.
Don’t be fooled by QAnon’s post-apocalyptic fury. It’s really spiritual hunger.
(RNS) — Followers of the online Q and white supremacism yearn for a world in which everything makes sense and where they at last have a role to play.
How millennials make meaning from shopping, decorating and self-pampering
(RNS) — We are experiencing a dot-com bubble for spirituality, a free marketplace of innovation and religious disruption.
Why CrossFit’s founder got crossed up by Floyd protests
(RNS) — Instead of capitalizing on the unrest, Greg Glassman espoused the values of the wellness movement’s masculine wing, where Horatio Alger does pull-ups with his bootstraps.
‘Safetyism’ only means words have real consequences
(RNS) — Better that the Times, that any paper, recognize its own subjectivity, take a clear editorial stand and recognize itself as an inherently ideological vector.
There are few gatherings more appropriate to Pentecost than protest
(RNS) — To imagine that a church could be desecrated by political protest against inequality is to catastrophically misunderstand the message both of Pentecost and of Christianity as a whole.