Maura I. Strassberg is a law professor at Drake University in Des Moines who has expertise in sexuality law and has written about polygamy.
The Globe is the official newspaper of the Catholic Diocese of Sioux City, Ia.
Kevin Schut is a professor of media and communication at Trinity Western University in British Columbia, Canada. He studies the intersection of religion, culture and technology, with an emphasis on video games. In 2013, Schut published Of Games and God: A Christian Exploration of Video Games.
The U.S. Supreme Court has dealt two major setbacks to gay-marriage opponents and has given a further boost to those who support legal recognition of same-sex unions.
Jocelyn Green is the author of the 2009 book Faith Deployed: Daily Encouragement for Military Wives. Her husband is a former member of the U.S. Coast Guard. She lives in Cedar Falls, Ia.
Craig Anderson is a psychology professor at Iowa State University in Ames and co-author of “Violent Evil and the General Aggression Model” in The Social Psychology of Good and Evil.
Jonathan Landon is a law student at the University of Iowa who completed research in May 2009 showing that ministers criticize such practices as predatory lending, but that those practices are often widespread in areas with high concentrations of Christians. Landon also found that churches sponsor educational programs to help congregants get out of debt.
Kristy Nabhan-Warren is an assistant professor of religion at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, Ia. She has written widely on the role of the Virgin Mary in Latino cultures. Her research focuses on Catholic studies.
Robert T. Miller is a professor of law at the University of Iowa and a former associate professor at the Villanova University School of Law. He wrote an article for the First Things blog titled “A Conservative Case for the Paulson Plan,” arguing for the $700 billion bailout package.