Elizabeth Drescher, PhD


Below are links to some of my recent articles on contemporary spirituality, the religiously unaffiliated, and digitally-integrated religious practice:

“Are Liberals Too ‘Special’ to Go to Church?” Religion Dispatches, January 14, 2014.

The Prayers of Flannery O’Connor,” Reverberations, September 23, 2013.

“What ‘Nones’ Teach Us on the National Day of Prayer,” Washington Post, May 2, 2013.

“#PrayForBoston: Prayer as Meme,” Religion Dispatches, April 17, 2013.

New Research Links Spiritual-Not-Religious to Mental Disorder,” Religion Dispatches, January 12, 2013.

Pope Benedict’s tweets–will they be ministry, marketing or something more?” San Jose Mercury News, January 11, 2013.

None Means None (Not Atheist, Agnostic, Unbeliever…),” Religion Dispatches, January 8, 2013.

Five Must-Reads on the “Nones”: A Tipping Point in American Religion and Spirituality,” Religion Dispatches, December 24, 2012.

Pope Follows Himself in Twitter Echo Chamber,” Religion Dispatches, December 6, 2012.

“‘Nones’ ≠ Nonreligious,” Religion Dispatches, November 29, 2012.

Does Record Number of ‘Nones’ Mean Decline of Religiosity?” Religion Dispatches, October 9, 2012.

Where are the Blessed Peacemakers,” Religion Dispatches, September 17, 2012.

Masculinity and Mass Violence,” Religion Dispatches, August 19, 2012.

Pixels Perpetual Shine: The Mediation of Illness, Dying, and Death in the Digital Age,” Cross Currents, June 2012.

“Five Social Media Trends That Are Reshaping Religion,” Religion Dispatches, December 5, 2011.

“The Many, Not the Few: An Anthem for Occupy,” Religion Dispatches, November 23, 2011.

“HWJT (How Would Jesus Tweet?): Reimagining New Media as Social” Explore, Fall 2011.

“God Dissolves into the Occupy Movement,” Religion Dispatches, October 16, 2011.

“A Shining City: The Occupy Movement and the American Soul,” Religion Dispatches, October 7, 2011.

“Risky Business: The Pitfalls at the Corner of Church & Wall Street,” Religion Dispatches, September 21, 2011.

“London Calling: ‘Our Great War is a Spiritual War’,” Religion Dispatches, August 12, 2011.

“Social Media Rebooting Religion,” San Francisco Chronicle, June 5, 2011.

“Facebook Doesn’t Kill Churches, Churches Kill Churches,” Religion Dispatches, March 16, 2011.

“Turn Off, Slow Down, Drop In: The Digital Generation Reinvents the Sabbath,” Religion Dispatches, February 24, 2011.

“Confession Fail: iPhone App Controversy Muddies Sacramental Waters,” Religion Dispatches, February 11. 2011.

“Pope Invites His Flock to Join Facebook: Is the Digital Reformation Here,” Religion Dispatches, January 25, 2011.

“Chilean Mine Rescue: Largest Global Spiritual Event Ever?” Religion Dispatches, October 14, 2010.

“Gen X, Gadgets, and God,” Religion Dispatches, October 8, 2010.

“The Amish and the Myth of the Simple Life,” Religion Dispatches, August 27, 2010.

“Medieval Multitasking: Did We Ever Focus?” Religion Dispatches, July 12, 2010.

You might also find these interviews and articles featuring insights from my research interesting:

Digital Disciples,” Elizabeth Wellington, Faith & Leadership, January 13, 2014.

Listening to the Nones: An Interview with Elizabeth Drescher,” Laura Darling, Confirm Not Conform Blog, May 23, 2013.

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