American Religious Support for COVID Protocols, and Public Values

By R. Drew Smith, April 16, 2022 (Canopy Forum) Though the COVID health emergency within the U.S. seems to be lessening in intensity, the occurrence of 35,000 COVID hospitalizations per day and 12,000 deaths per week during early March 2022 shows that the crisis is clearly not over.  Widespread resistance to public protocols and mandates aimed …

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Theological Formation, Contested Frameworks, and Racial Reckoning

R. Drew Smith, April 13, 2021 (Pittsburgh Seminary Blog) In the midst of America’s ongoing reckoning with race, Christianity’s role in undergirding and reinforcing the nation’s racialized societal constructions has received increasing attention. Theological education has had an undeniable influence upon American normative formation at multiple levels, having for centuries “served to inform the minds …

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