new book from Perry Glanzer: Restoring the Soul of the University https://t.co/vAQ44g5M2t @ivpacademic
American Violence: The Long Civil War https://t.co/FvxCYguKFL Philip Jenkins, @anxious_bench
Mark Pike Lecture on "Narnian Virtues and Character Education" Apr. 4 at #Baylor https://t.co/BOrBugli2x
Ann Killebrew Lecture - "The Emergence of Israel in Bible and Archaeology" https://t.co/LqlzLuLTPi
#Baylor provost L. Gregory Jones: "Learning intuition" https://t.co/5REQLaZfhg
Early Syriac Christian Reactions to the Rise of Islam, Michael Philip Penn talk at #Baylor - YouTube https://t.co/PuYbjJvlZx
A Reasonable Reading List for Medieval Christianity: Part 2 https://t.co/hHj8ULFpwd @bethallisonbarr @anxious_bench
Ben Franklin’s Calvinist Father | Thomas Kidd, @TGC https://t.co/yZ6fk3haqG
Exploring the Ancient Gospels of Ethiopia - Christian Sahner @MarginaliaROB https://t.co/VxCcpGpAf6
The Benedict Option and the Way of Exchange | Alan Jacobs | @firstthingsmag https://t.co/D94KsDHJtF

ISR Special Research Report

 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
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Baylor 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