To Do Rightly: Congregations as Incubators of American Activism

Photo by Victor Manuel Ramos. Courtesy of Arch Street Meeting House. Last year,…


Public History and American Civil Religion

When I tell people I study religious history, the conversation frequently…


Religion in Museums: The New Book

Photo via religioninmuseums.wordpress.com Just ten or so years ago museums…


Grant Funding for Sacred Places from the National Fund for Sacred Places

Mokuaikaua Church in Kailua-Kona, Big Island, Hawaii, USA. Photo by Stelios…


Ghost Tours: Marketing Hype or Spiritual Quest?  

The 2016 Ghostbusters reboot begins with an actual ghost causing problems after…


Is There Something to Memento Mori? Interpreting Death at the W.H. Stark House

Master IAM of Zwolle. Memento Mori. Engraving. Late 15th Century. Metropolitan…


Hesitant to Discuss Religious History? Not at Kalaupapa

Kalaupapa Peninsula In our relationships with co-workers, friends, and family,…


Public History and the Changing Nature of Faith

Central Synagogue in the Lexington Avenue, New York City As a Divinity school…


Flux and Fluidity: Telling Historical Stories in Re-Purposed Houses of Worship

A model of the Lloyd Street Synagogue during its occupancy by St. John the…