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Social Studies Revised

THINK, KERA. Originally posted: October 6, 2014 Texas is considering new social studies textbooks for public school students for the first time since 2002. This hour, we’ll talk about questions that have arisen about how they teach culture and religion … Continue reading

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Matthew Wilson, Dedman College professor, should the government say whether churches can preach politics from the pulpit?

READ FULL BLOG POST HERE MATTHEW WILSON, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Southern Methodist University The limitation on political activity by religious organizations is both misguided and unenforceable in any coherent, consistent way, and should thus be repealed. Many of … Continue reading

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How Should We Teach the Bible in Public Schools? An article by Mark Chancey

Mark A. Chancey is Professor of Religious Studies in Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. He serves as co-chair of the Society of Biblical Literature’s Working Group on the Bible and Public Education. READ … Continue reading

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Houston Chronicle: Bible courses a mixed bag in school

A new report by SMU religious studies expert Mark A. Chancey has received widespread coverage by the media. The report by Chancey, “Reading, Writing & Religion II,” found that most of the 60 public school districts in Texas that offer Bible study … Continue reading

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