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Congregational Snapshots: Understanding and Engaging Congregations through Cell Phone Photographs

Roman R. Williams Originally published on November 25, 2014 in Studying Congregations. Images are everywhere and everyone—from my school-aged children to professionals schooled in digital media production—is making them. Digital cameras are commonplace, standard equipment in cell phones. These devices record countless photographs and videos,…
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June 3, 2019
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The Sociology of Worship

Roman R. Williams & Mark T. Mulder Originally published on October 17, 2016, in the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship. Overview Worship stands as the central act of congregational life. Some have described congregations as organizations whose primary product is the worship service. While churches…
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October 17, 2016
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Ethical Considerations in Visual Research

Roman R. Williams Originally published on April 15, 2015 in Studying Congregations. Last year the school my children attend was in the midst of a capital campaign, which included high quality brochures and a promotional video. The school brought families and donors together for an…
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Engaging Congregations with Photovoice
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Congregational Snapshots: Understanding and Engaging Congregations through Cell Phone Photographs
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Interfaith Insight: Different faiths coming together around common interests
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Visual Tools for Visual Times: Innovation and Opportunity in the Visual Sociology of Religion

Roman R. Williams Originally published in 2018 in Revista Ciências da Religião. Abstract Originally presented as a plenary address at the First International Congress of Religious Studies—Religion: Art and Voices at Mackenzie University (9 November 2016), this article explores the opportunities presented by the prevalence…
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Photo Elicitation and the Visual Sociology of Religion
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Constructing a Calling: The Case of Evangelical Christian International Students in the United States
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Space for God: Lived Religion at Work, Home, and Play