First Impressions #72: Seth Dowland on Family Values and the Rise of the Christian Right

“Family values” is more than a political slogan. It’s a core feature in the identity of conservative evangelicals born from a response to the 1960s counterculture. Art Remillard talks with Seth Dowland about his new book, Family Values and the Rise of the Christian Right. Dowland is assistant professor of religion at Pacific Lutheran University

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The new family time: all together in the living room; chatting, browsing, watching. Mom has her iPad, Dad with an Android and adult daughter is on her laptop. The toddler watches “Cars” or “Caillou” on the Apple TV or persuades Grandma to let him have the iPad……

All this whilst the the other TV is on too and the dogs and cats run around all over the place….

House Reconfiguration update: The Women decided today that the Parlor (which also serves a staging area) will no longer serve as the temporary Cat Room. It was determined that my Computer Room will also be the designated Cat Room. I tried to prevent this but to no avail. However I was able to convince the Woman to not move the large overstuffed chair from the Parlor, up the narrow stairs, to the Cat Room / Computer Room…..