September, 2008 blog post for Religion and Ethics Newsweekly on the Democratic Party's religious outreach efforts.
The last time I saw Jim was also at the APSAs Annual Conference last August in Toronto. I chaired a panel for which Jim was presenting his research on the God gap in the 2008 elections with several of his co-authors. This research is also in a recent book published by Oxford University Press, The Disappearing God Gap? It was a pleasure to know Jim. He always greeted me with a warm smile and, with genuineness, would inquire about the goings-on in my life. He will be missed.