Religion for Breakfast is creating Religious Literacy Videos
102

patrons

$462
per month
Our Mission:
Religion for Breakfast believes everyone should know a little bit more about religion. Religion touches every aspect of human civilization—our art, politics, history, and culture. It has inspired some of our most ethereal music. It has motivated some of our greatest leaders. And, yes, it has also sparked some of our biggest wars and social injustices. But for something that is so important to human history, how much do we really know about religion?

In order to navigate the pluralism and complexity of the 21st-century religious landscape, Religion for Breakfast strives to boost our religious literacy by producing high-quality educational videos on a variety of religious studies topics. Our topics range from ancient Christianity to modern religious theory, though we hope to expand the topics that we cover as the channel grows. 

We handle each topic with the utmost respect, recognizing that discussions about religion often evoke powerful emotions and opinions. This, however, proves the vital importance of religious literacy. If we care so much about this topic, we better know something about it! To that end, we invite you to pledge financial support for Religion for Breakfast. With your help, we can raise the level of conversation about religion on YouTube!

Who am I?
Hi! I'm Andrew Henry. I'm a PhD candidate in the Department of Religion at Boston University. I haven't always studied religious studies though. I was originally trained as an ancient historian and archaeologist of the ancient Mediterranean. Before my graduate studies, I worked at the University of Pennsylvania's Museum of Archaeology in their Babylonian artifacts section, and I have also excavated in Greece and Cyprus. My research focuses on the religions of the late antique Greco-Roman world, specifically early Christianity (post-Constantinian Christianity...the New Testament isn't really my cup-of-tea).

Since starting my Ph.D, I have fallen in love with the academic study of religion. I see religion as one of the most fascinating facets of our species, and I truly believe we can improve society by just knowing a little bit more about religion and knowing how to recognize its influences. As an apprentice-scholar of religion, I try my hardest to maintain neutral in my methodology, neither endorsing or denigrating a specific religion. 


Tiers
Support Level
$1 or more per month 56 patrons
Patreon Feed Access: You gain access to my Patreon feed where I post updates about the channel, my life, and anything else that comes to mind.


Video Poll Access: I will post regular polls to all patrons where you decide which video I should produce next!

Community Level
$5 or more per month 27 patrons
LIVE STREAMS: You gain access to regular live streams with me where we will talk about religion, society, and the meaning of life. 


VIDEO TOPIC PRIORITY: I can't guarantee every video topic that you may suggest, but patrons at this level and above get super high priority! So message me with suggestions, and I will try to produce a video on it!


+ALL PREVIOUS REWARDS

Breakfast Club
$10 or more per month 9 patrons
Religion for Breakfast Mug: I'll ship you a RFB mug after your first three months at this level!


+ALL PREVIOUS REWARDS (AND GREATER VIDEO Q&A PRIORITY)

Durkheim Level
$30 or more per month 6 patrons
SIGNED BOOK: After three months at this level, I will send you a signed book from my personal religious studies library! Let me know what topic you're interested in.


ACCESS TO ANDREW:  I give top priority to patrons at this level. Message me if you have video topics, suggestions, questions, or just want to chat about religion!


+All of the above rewards

Goals
$462 of $750 per month
RFB will produce a series on Islam that will cover its entire history to the modern day. To do this properly, I want to hire specialists on Islam to help research and host this very important series.
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Our Mission:
Religion for Breakfast believes everyone should know a little bit more about religion. Religion touches every aspect of human civilization—our art, politics, history, and culture. It has inspired some of our most ethereal music. It has motivated some of our greatest leaders. And, yes, it has also sparked some of our biggest wars and social injustices. But for something that is so important to human history, how much do we really know about religion?

In order to navigate the pluralism and complexity of the 21st-century religious landscape, Religion for Breakfast strives to boost our religious literacy by producing high-quality educational videos on a variety of religious studies topics. Our topics range from ancient Christianity to modern religious theory, though we hope to expand the topics that we cover as the channel grows. 

We handle each topic with the utmost respect, recognizing that discussions about religion often evoke powerful emotions and opinions. This, however, proves the vital importance of religious literacy. If we care so much about this topic, we better know something about it! To that end, we invite you to pledge financial support for Religion for Breakfast. With your help, we can raise the level of conversation about religion on YouTube!

Who am I?
Hi! I'm Andrew Henry. I'm a PhD candidate in the Department of Religion at Boston University. I haven't always studied religious studies though. I was originally trained as an ancient historian and archaeologist of the ancient Mediterranean. Before my graduate studies, I worked at the University of Pennsylvania's Museum of Archaeology in their Babylonian artifacts section, and I have also excavated in Greece and Cyprus. My research focuses on the religions of the late antique Greco-Roman world, specifically early Christianity (post-Constantinian Christianity...the New Testament isn't really my cup-of-tea).

Since starting my Ph.D, I have fallen in love with the academic study of religion. I see religion as one of the most fascinating facets of our species, and I truly believe we can improve society by just knowing a little bit more about religion and knowing how to recognize its influences. As an apprentice-scholar of religion, I try my hardest to maintain neutral in my methodology, neither endorsing or denigrating a specific religion. 


Recent posts by Religion for Breakfast

Tiers
Support Level
$1 or more per month 56 patrons
Patreon Feed Access: You gain access to my Patreon feed where I post updates about the channel, my life, and anything else that comes to mind.


Video Poll Access: I will post regular polls to all patrons where you decide which video I should produce next!

Community Level
$5 or more per month 27 patrons
LIVE STREAMS: You gain access to regular live streams with me where we will talk about religion, society, and the meaning of life. 


VIDEO TOPIC PRIORITY: I can't guarantee every video topic that you may suggest, but patrons at this level and above get super high priority! So message me with suggestions, and I will try to produce a video on it!


+ALL PREVIOUS REWARDS

Breakfast Club
$10 or more per month 9 patrons
Religion for Breakfast Mug: I'll ship you a RFB mug after your first three months at this level!


+ALL PREVIOUS REWARDS (AND GREATER VIDEO Q&A PRIORITY)

Durkheim Level
$30 or more per month 6 patrons
SIGNED BOOK: After three months at this level, I will send you a signed book from my personal religious studies library! Let me know what topic you're interested in.


ACCESS TO ANDREW:  I give top priority to patrons at this level. Message me if you have video topics, suggestions, questions, or just want to chat about religion!


+All of the above rewards