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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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August 26, 2015

Too Much of a Good Thing? Work-Life Balance


I recently returned from Chicago where I presented at the Association for the Sociology of Religion Annual Conference. On the heels of my year-long sabbatical, I presented on how to navigate work-life balance – a topic of in...

December 18, 2014

This is my dog, Shadow. I enjoy going for walks through the park with Shadow. For Shadow these are opportunities to chase and retrieve a ball, to play with other dogs, and to showcase her innocence and unending energy and affection to strangers. For me this is a time f...

January 15, 2014

Lorne Dawson and I are pleased with the release of our book The Sociology of Religion: A Canadian Perspective (2014) with Oxford University Press. Like many instructors in Canada we grew tired of exposing our sociology of religion students to textbooks with a near excl...

January 2, 2014

I am fresh off the Christmas break. I love my job – teaching students, researching religion in Canada, and speaking at different venues – though I was eager for some time away from work, especially grading assignments around the clock leading up to Christmas. The troub...

October 12, 2013

Don’t let the title fool you, but it is true – I don’t actually own a cell phone, and I am constantly singled out for not owning one. Why, after all, would a sociologist who studies society and culture not own what is believed by many to be a lifeline in the 21st centu...

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