Professor Scott Thumma in High Demand as Media Covers Crisis

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Dr. Scott Thumma, Professor of Sociology of Religion, is a favorite of media outlets because of his access to survey data on congregations across the country and his status as an expert on megachurches.

In the past month, he has been interviewed by numerous reporters and his work cited in media outlets nationwide.

Some of those articles are listed below:

April 12, Fox Business – How churches are surviving coronavirus during Easter

April 6, Religion News Service – During pandemic, small and aging churches face obstacles to adapt

April 4, Mother Jones – Georgia and Florida Governors Finally Issued Shelter-in-Place Orders. But Not for Churches

March 31, LA Times – Megachurch pastors defy coronavirus pandemic, insisting on right to worship

March 31,  The Press Story – Megachurch pastors challenge coronavirus pandemic, insist on right to worship

March 31, Faith Communities Today Newsletter – ‘Becoming a Virtual Faith Community: Applying Past Data to New Ideas’ 

March 22, Wall Street Journal – Spiritual Communion Onscreen: Houses of Worship Rush to Go Online

March 20, Religion News Service –  Virus prompts churches meeting in schools to find new ways to preach, pray

March 18, Christian Post – Many churches unprepared to take services online, study shows

March 17, FAVS Spokane webinar – How Faith Communities Can Improve Their Digital Presence During COVID-19  

March 16, NPR Morning Edition – Church Officials Weigh Canceling Services Amid COVID-19

Wow! Thank you for this public service, Scott!




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