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November 27, 2015

On November 25, 2015 I formally launched my book, The Meaning of Sunday, in a public lecture at Ambrose University. Click here for a link to the video of that presentation (about an hour long), followed by a question/answer period with those in attendance.

 

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December 3, 2014

The Rise of the 'Nones'

 

24% of Canadian adults say that they have ‘no religion’ today, compared to 4% in 1971. 32% of Canadian teens say that they have ‘no religion,’ compared to 12% in 1984. Similar trends are emerging throughout the modern Western world, and I think...

August 19, 2014

I just returned from the Association for the Sociology of Religion annual conference in San Francisco – a wonderful city that I explored a bit when not attending sessions (rented a bike and cycled nearly 40km up some steep hills!). A favourite highlight was cycling acr...

July 23, 2014

Religious socialization is a subject that I have considered at length over the past year. I think about this topic from the vantage point of a professor at a faith-based university interacting with students who are in their late teens and early twenties. I consider thi...

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JOEL THIESSEN, PhD
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