Together we investigated the big questions religion asks and attempts to answer. We discussed religiosity, secularism, and how religion intersects with liberalism and Western democracies, and we examined the many ways religion influences our understanding of sexuality, economics, history, psychology, and sociology. The series draws from more than 20 years of studying and teaching about religions, including Brian’s PhD studies, and has real relevance for understanding American politics, large social trends, and how Western societies work. Our guests were entertained by these engaging and enlightening talks.
Brian has a PhD in religion, a business degree, and worked as a strategy consultant. He is the Executive Director of Encounter World Religions where he has been teaching people about ethno-religious communities and facilitating actual “encounters” for 20 years.