Essays

“Gun Culture 2.0 and the Great Gun-Buying Spree of 2020,” Discourse, 2 February 2021.

“A Counterargument to ‘Virtue and Guns’,” Everyday Ethics Blog, Psychology Today (24 May 2019).

“Initiation into America’s Original Megachurch,” “Reinventing Rites of Passage in Contemporary America,” and “Easter Rite of Initiation Bring Good News for American Catholics,” Oxford University Press blog, 18-20 April, 2014.

“Thoughts on Teaching on the Occasion of Publishing a Sociology of Religion Textbook, or Textbook Pedagogy,” American Sociological Association Religion Section Newsletter 12 (Summer 2011):6.

“Representing Catholicism in the Statehouses,” American Catholic Studies Newsletter 31 (Spring 2004):1, 7-10.  (Published by the Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism, University of Notre Dame).

“Non-Hispanic Catholics in the 2004 Election,” Religion in the News 6 (Fall 2003, Supplement): 5, 17.

“The Bishops and Politics,” Commonweal (23 May 2003): 17-20.

“Reply to Scheff,” Teaching Sociology 23 (January 1996):54-55.

“Professional Socialization for What?” American Sociological Association Footnotes (March 1994):7.

“The View from Below: A Student’s Response to Profscam,” Teaching Sociology 22 (January 1994):81-86.

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