Spiritual But Not Religious

 

Resources on Dr. Mercadante’s Spiritual But Not Religious Theme

Many people today claim to be “spiritual but not religious.” They avoid dogmatism, shun institutionalism, practice a variety of spiritualities and draw from many wells. How did this movement start and what can we learn from it? Most important, how can we serve the needs of this growing group of determined seekers?

 

A Sampling of Articles and Interviews on Dr. Mercadante’s new book, Belief without Borders: Inside the Mind of the Spiritual but not Religious

 

The New York Times

The National Catholic Reporter 

Spirituality & Practice

First Things

The Times Higher Education

The Columbus Dispatch

The Christian Century

Publishers’ Weekly

Association for Mormon Letters

Goodreads

Blogs: The Huffington Post, CNN.com, and OUPblog

Click on these links to read more:

“Examining the Growth of the SBNRs,” The  New York Times

“Good News about the Spiritual but not Religious”

“Are the SBNRs Turning East?

“SBNRs: Knowing the Types, Avoiding the Traps”

“Going, Going, Gone, Books Studies Exodus from Religion”

“Theology Prof Advises Faiths on Reaching the SBNRs”

Prof. Interviewed in Columbus Dispatch”

“The Seeker Next Doors: What Drives the SBRNs?”

“Religious Indifferents: What’s the Big Deal Anyway?”

“Spirituality and Practice”

A Sampling of Audio Resources:

“The Spiritual but not Religious Show” interview with host George Lewis, Mar. 1, 2011 http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/13033144

“Spirituality or Religion?,” Interview and Call-In, WOSU 820 AM, All Sides with Ann Fisher, Aug. 2010 http://www.wosu.org/allsides/?archive=1&date=08/12/2010

“What Does it Mean to Say You’re Spiritual but Not Religious”, Interview with L.Mercadante.  On OPEN LINE WITH FRED ANDERLE, WOSU [NPR affiliate] 6/08 http://www.wosu.org/radio/radio-open-line/?archive=1&date=06/10/2008

A Sampling of Published Resources:

“Minister Launches SBNR site: Interview,” THE CHRISTIAN POST, April 2009, http://www.christianpost.com/article/20090430/minister-launches-spiritual-but-not-religious-movement/index.html#

“Help Needed,”THE’S POSTEROUS, Jan. 2009 http://thestarthrower.posterous.com/help-needed-2

“Minister Studies Why Americans Are ‘Spiritual but not Religious,” THE CHRISTIAN POST, Oct. 2008,http://www.christianpost.com/article/20081022/minister-studies-why-americans-are-spiritual-but-not-religious/index.html#

To church or not to church: PC(USA) researcher studies the ‘spiritual but not religious,’” Jerry Van Marter,  PRESBYTERIAN NEWS SERVICE ONLINE, 10/08  http://www.pcusa.org/pcnews/2008/08779.htm

“What Does it Mean to Say You’re Spiritual but Not Religious”, Interview with L.Mercadante.  On OPEN LINE WITH FRED ANDERLE, WOSU [NPR affiliate] 6/08 http://www.wosu.org/radio/radio-open-line/?archive=1&date=06/10/2008

“Minister Studies Why Americans are Spiritual but not Religious,”ANGLICANS ABLAZE, 10/23/08 http://anglicansablaze.blogspot.com/search?q=mercadante

“More Describe Selves as Spiritual, Not Religious,” Front page story on Mercadante research project, in BOULDER DAILY CAMERA [BOULDER, CO] 4/08 http://www.dailycamera.com/ci_13095951?IADID=Search-www.dailycamera.com-www.dailycamera.com#

“To Church or Not to Church,”KRUSE KRONICLE, 10/08 http://krusekronicle.typepad.com/kruse_kronicle/2008/10/to-church-or-not-to-church.html

“What does ‘Spiritual but not Religious’ Mean?”NOVA SCOTIA SCOTT, Oct. 24, 2008 http://www.novascotiascott.com/2008/10/24/what-does-spiritual-but-not-religious-really-mean/

“To Church or Not to Church,”JOHN MARK MINISTRIES, Oct. 2008 http://jmm.aaa.net.au/articles/21808.htm

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