Last December, I discussed with Charlene Smith, the new Director of Communications and Marketing of the Episcopal Divinity School, and my colleague Patrick S. Cheng about starting a communal blog for the EDS community. The blog called 99 Brattle was started on Jan. 1, 2011. Please follow us at http://99Brattle.blogspot.com/. I wrote about why we started the blog here.
Chinese President Hu Jintao was in the USA for a state visit from Jan. 18-21. I wrote an essay about the religious revival in China in Religion Dispatches. I visited universities and seminaries in China in the fall of 2009 and discussed issues such as methodologies for the study of religion, homosexuality, and popular religion with my Chinese colleagues.
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