The Rev. Dan Stone is the pastor of Central Flora-Bama, which meets at a bar straddling the Florida and Alabama state line.
What does it mean to establish a religion? This edition of ReligionLink is focused on a hotly contested and confusing piece of the First Amendment.
Ricardo Grzona is the executive president of the Ramon Pane Foundation, which developed an app for Catholic kids, based on Pokemon Go, called Follow JC Go.
J. Jeanine Thweatt serves on the Christian Transhumanist Association’s academic advisory council. She is the author of Cyborg Selves: A Theological Anthropology of the Posthuman.
Mike LaTorra writes and speaks about Buddhist transhumanism. He is a retired English professor.
Christopher Benek is a Presbyterian pastor and frequent commentator on emerging technology and theology, including artificial intelligence and religion.
Eric Kurlander is a professor of history at Stetson University in DeLand, Fla. He is the author of Hitler’s Monsters: A Supernatural History of the Third Reich and is at work on another book about religion, science and the Third Reich.
Manuel Lopez Zafra is an assistant professor of religion at the New College of Florida in Sarasota. He is an expert on Buddhism, especially Tibetan Buddhism, and Hinduism. He also has a popular blog that explores his other interest – religion in popular culture, especially in television and films.
Dr. Stephen Douglass serves as the president for Campus Crusade for Christ in Orlando, Fla. In 2011, he was named as a member of the commission for Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA).