Explore Some of Dr. Linda Mercadante's Presentations


Spiritual But Not Religious - South Jersey Now  

January 2024


Conversations with Pastor Cliff - Pholoso Ministries  

November 2023


The Bad Calvinists Podcast Episode 62 - Spiritual But Not Religious  

July 19, 2023


Food Junkies Podcast Episode 133 - Dr. Linda Mercadante  

July 14, 2023


Sermon - First Presbyterian Church of Delaware, Ohio  

May 28, 2023


Sermon - Boulevard Presbyterian Church, Columbus, OH  

April 23, 2023


Sermon - Prince of Peace Presbyterian, Pickerington, OH  

March 26, 2023


Interfaith Voices Podcasts
The Rise of the Spiritual But Not Religious 

March 16, 2023


Presentation for Flemington Baptist Church 

January 26, 2023


Beyond the Walls, Episode 1 (Ministry Mondays with Meg, Number 11) 

July 5, 2022


Boulevard Presbyterian Church - Doubts: Are they bad for you?

November 14, 2021

Covenant Presbyterian Church - Is It Wrong to Have Doubts?

October 31, 2021

Interfaith Center at Miami University, Ohio 

October 12, 2021

Worthington Interfaith Neighbors Film Festival 2021

Keynote address  at the 2017 NEXT Church National Gathering


Boomerstock 2016


Wycliffe College at the University of Toronto

Watch her Special Appearance on the Today Show!



Media Interviews

  • "One in four Americans identify as Nones. Why are millions leaving organized religion?"

  • “Who are the Spiritual but not Religious?” Interfaith Voices Radio,; “After going on her own nuanced spiritual journey, a researcher realizes that there are a lot of misconceptions about people who identify as "spiritual but not religious," namely that they aren't serious about their beliefs. Our guest says that couldn't be further from the truth. She conducted hundreds of interviews with so-called SBNR's to let them tell their own spiritual stories - and compiled her research in a book called “Belief Without Borders: Inside the Minds of the Spiritual But Not Religious.”
  • “Connecting with the Dead: Spiritualists See People as Eternal Beings as Well as Flesh,” interviewed by Danae King, The Columbus Dispatch, May 2017
  • “Spiritual But Secular: Will deleting God entice unbelievers to join a faith community?” interviewed by Anne Bokma, The United Church Observer, June 2017
  • “Spiritual But Secular: 10 books to help you understand the habits and drives of the ‘spiritual but not religious’” Reviewed by Anne Bokma, The United Church Observer, July 2017
  • “Developing the Lay Evangelical Mind: Francis Schaeffer, James Houston, and the Rise of the Study Center in North American Evangelicalism,” Featured in Charles Cotherman, Ph.D. Dissertation, Univ. of Virginia, 2016
  • “How to Get Millennials to Church? Houses of Worship Get Creative,” Interviewed by Emily Thompson, The Columbus Monthly, July 2015
  • Comments on the Pew Religious Landscape Survey, WOSU NPR, “All Sides with Ann Fisher”, May 2015
  • “Can you be spiritual but not religious?” NBCs The Today Show, April 1, 2015
  • “Lessons for the Church from the Spiritual but not Religious,” Interviewed by Joe Iovino, Feature, May 15, 2015
  • “FUMC Guests Bring Unique Views to Town,” Interviewed by Megan Quinn, Boulder Daily Camera, June 6. 2015
  • Podcast, “Understanding SBNRs,” The Mystical Positivist, Sebastopol, CA. Fall 2014
  • The Columbus Dispatch, "How Faiths Can Reach 'spiritual, not religious,' interview article, by JoAnne Viviano, Jan 10, 2014
  • “Religious Revival in Cuba,” Interview on “All Sides with Ann Fisher,” WOSU Radio NPR, 2/21/2013
  • “Conversations about Faith,” WOSU 89.7 NPR News, 12/9/12; Interview with Fred Andrle
  • “‘Spiritual but not Religious’ What Does That Mean?” Interview with L. Mercadante in The United Methodist Reporter, Vol. 159, No. 12, July 20, 2012
  • “The Spiritual but not Religious Show” Internet TV interview with host George Lewis, Mar. 1, 2011
  • “Spirituality or Religion?,” Interview and Call-In, WOSU 820 AM, All Sides with Ann Fisher, Aug. 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
  • “Pelagian Theology Lives on in Science: Medical Model of Addictions Blames ‘Religion ’” Interview with Linda Mercadante. In VITAL THEOLOGY: HELPING PEOPLE THINK THEOLOGICALLY, 11/07, 4:4
  • “Soul Survivors: Spirituality in Addiction and Recovery,” Report on researchers, SOCIAL WORK TODAY, March/April 2006
  • “Interview on Addiction & Spirituality Conference,” SCIENCE AND THEOLOGY NEWS, 2005
  • “Is Addiction Sin?” Interview, ADVENTIST REVIEW, 2003

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