Religious Studies Resources for Young Adults
I teach Religious Studies at TMI-The Episcopal School of Texas. It is here that I have collected (and continue to collect) some of the most relevant online resources for teaching the subject to young adults, especially those in high school. This page is not officially sponsored by TMI. The views expressed here are mine alone and do not represent the views of my employer or any other person or organization with which I am affiliated. Furthermore, while I may find an article or video pedagogically applicable, this is not to say that I agree with the author/creator, necessarily.
What is Religion?
- Juxtaposition: "Behold, the World's First Official Pastafarian Wedding" (Huffington Post) with "Pastafarianismism stirs question of religion" (The Columbian)
Why Study Religion?
- "Remarks at the Launch of the Office of Faith-Based Community Initiatives" by Secretary of State, John Kerry; Special Representative for Religion and Global Affair, Shaun Casey; and Director of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, Melissa Rodgers (August 7, 2013)
What is the Freedom of Religion?
- ACLU Paper on the Freedom of Religion for the National Prison Project (2012)
Introduction to Philosophy
- Ronald Hendel, Abraham
- Dexter Callender, Eden
- Benjamin Sommer, Sinai
- John Kaltner, Egypt
- Alan Lenzi, Mesopotamia - Babylon
- Leonard Greenspoon, Jerusalem
- Steven L. McKenzie, Kingdom of Israel
- Debrah Scroggins Ballentine, Kingdom of Judah
Peculiarities of Interpretation
- Shawna Dolansky, "How the Serpent became Satan"