Is World of Warcraft a Religion?

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It is very unlikely that the lucky children who got to open an Atari 2600 video game console on Christmas in 1977 (or their parents) had any clue that the question of whether video games could become a religion would be a legitimate one some day. In our modern world, children as young as three or four learn to operate …

Justin Barrett Speaks at Cognitive Science of Religion Conference, “Is Christianity Natural”

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Thrive Center Director, Dr. Justin Barrett, spoke at the Cognitive Science of Religion Conference, “Is Christianity Natural?” at Seattle Pacific University on September 13-14th, 2013. Barrett was an invited plenary speaker at the conference alongside Emory University’s Robert McCauley. In the conference’s opening plenary session, Barrett was the respondent to McCauley’s lecture, “Why Religion is Natural and Science Is Not.” …