Daniel Philpott Lecture Sept. 18 at #Baylor "Under Caesar’s Sword: What Christians Do When They Are Persecuted and… https://t.co/cMPkUjUgCd
‘There Are No Girls Left’: Syria’s Christian Villages Hollowed Out by ISIS https://t.co/O7OLNKqfbD @NYTBen
Film and Faith: Losing the Plot https://t.co/LgdSMTuwjL Philip Jenkins via @anxious_bench @PatheosEvang
Aretha Franklin’s One Faith https://t.co/J1ZTq2SzSw Robert Darden via @CTMagazine
the Clientele, the Public, the Person – @ayjay on the function of the university https://t.co/7TBNsppBTJ
Teaching Salem Witchcraft https://t.co/bKwCmgpDb7 Thomas Kidd, @TGC
Iraqi Christians who stay are pillars of the local community-- by @eharris_it https://t.co/jipEcGrpKq @Crux
Meet Baylor’s nationally-recognized expert on faith and the Founding Fathers - ISR and @BaylorHistory's Thomas Kidd https://t.co/YEov3ki2et
Kipling’s “The Ballad of East and West” is Hardly Racist https://t.co/OIdi6yG6jg via @ProvMagazine @drpaulmarshall
Benjamin Franklin: The Religious Life of a Founding Father - @ThomasSKidd podcast interview with @mattklewishttps://t.co/QaSwKlXgTC

Special Research Reports

“American Values, Mental Health, and Using Technology in the Age of Trump” presents preliminary results from The Baylor Religion Survey Wave V, a random sample of 1,501 adults, which was administered by the Gallup Organization in the spring of 2017, during the first months of Trump’s Presidency. We focus on four key areas of interest: 1) the religious, political, and ideological values of Trump voters, 2) mental health and religion in American today, 3) the intersection of technology and religion, and 4) the geography of religion.
 ISR_Amachi_FINAL-coverMentoring Children of Prisoners: A Randomized Controlled Trial Study of Amachi Texas   Baylor Institute for Studies of Religion Special Report
The Amachi story provides compelling evidence that churches and faith-motivated volunteers can partner with secular organizations like BBBS and P/PV to achieve scale in addressing one of the most pressing problems of our time. Launched in 2000, and in less than a decade, Amachi has been the driving force behind a national movement to mentor a previously overlooked population — children of prisoners. 2014 by Byron R. Johnson
American Piety CoverBaylor Survey Wave 1 2005 (Released 2006)American Piety in the 21st Century: New Insights to the Depth and Complexity of Religion in the US
With funding from the Templeton Foundation, The Baylor Religion Survey is the most extensive and sensitive study of religion ever conducted, linking up with the pioneering surveys conducted by Rodney Stark and Charles Y. Glock in the 1960s. With the Baylor Religion Survey, we were able to dig deeper into American religious attitudes, behaviors and beliefs than previously possible.

Preliminary findings related to the measurement of religion, the nature of religious belief, the relationship between religion and moral and political attitudes, and religious spending habits were released in Wave 1 at the National Press Club on September 11, 2006, in this research report.
Not By Faith or Government Alone: Rethinking the Role of Faith-Based Organizations

in addressing various social ills,including homelessness, crime, addiction, disaster relief, prisoner reentry, and even HIV/AIDS in Africa.Short essays on the Faith-Based and Community Initiative. “I really appreciate the efforts of Byron Johnson and Rodney Stark in making ISR the most interesting sphere for thought on these topics in the country.”
Karl Zinsmeister
, Former Director of Domestic Policy    Council The White House