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Hobby Lobby's Steve Green Stands on Faith Against Obamacare Mandate
Originally Posted: 03/18/2014 - 11:34am | Type: Blog

Once Steve Green sets his path, there’s no turning back. Once Steve Green sets his path, there’s no turning back. Not when he and his high school girlfriend, Jackie, totaled th ...

Catholics, Evangelicals Press GOP On Immigration
Originally Posted: 03/13/2014 - 2:23pm | Type: Press

March 13, 2014 Sojo in the News Donna Cassata ...

Behind the Numbers: Religious 'Nones' May Not Be Who You Think They Are
Originally Posted: 03/13/2014 - 11:43am | Type: Blog

In recent surveys, the religious “nones” — as in, “none of the above” — appear to lead in the faith marketplace. In fact, “none” could soon be the dominant label U.S. adults pick when asked to describe their r ...

Tony Kriz: Christian Iconoclast
Originally Posted: 03/04/2014 - 5:09pm | Type: Blog

I shot a handful of questions Tony Kriz's way after a recent book discussion we conducted at First Christian Church in Portland. Here’s what he had to say. Tony Kriz is, in m ...

Survey: Americans Turn Sharply Favorable on Gay Issues
Originally Posted: 02/27/2014 - 12:43pm | Type: Blog

Americans’ attitudes toward the lives and choices of gays and lesbians have changed radically since Massachusetts first legalized same — sex marriage a decade ago. Americans’ atti ...

Views on Evolution Driven by Religion More Than Education
Originally Posted: 12/30/2013 - 5:55pm | Type: Blog

As evolution remains a contentious issue for many public schools, a new survey suggests that views on the question are driven by Americans’ religious affiliation more than their level of education. ...

Stop Duane Buck's Execution
Originally Posted: 11/25/2013 - 4:23pm | Type: Blog

Twenty-seven evangelical Christian leaders across Texas and the United States are calling on Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson to allow a new, fair sentencing hearing for Duane Buck. ...

Only 19 Percent Are Women
Originally Posted: 11/22/2013 - 4:14pm | Type: Blog

Last week, a controversy erupted over Twitter when it came to light that a prominent evangelical conference with 110 speakers only had four women on stage. Last week, a controvers ...

Representing Christ in the Face of Stereotypes
Originally Posted: 10/29/2013 - 12:11pm | Type: Blog

On Oct. 13, Asian Americans United published an open letter asking the church to reevaluate its behavior toward its Asian brothers and sisters. On Oct. 13, Asian Americans United ...

Evangelicals Converging on Washington to Support Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 10/25/2013 - 4:51pm | Type: Blog

In a recent USA Today article, reporter Alan Gomez highlights the broad support for immigration reform including among the evangelical faith community. In a recent   USA To ...

Hispanics Increasingly Identify as 'Nones'
Originally Posted: 10/17/2013 - 4:01pm | Type: Blog

The number of Hispanic-Americans who say they adhere to no religion is growing and now rivals the number of Hispanic evangelicals, a new study has found. The number of Hispanic-Am ...

Religious Groups Feel the Pinch of Government Shutdown
Originally Posted: 10/09/2013 - 10:23am | Type: Blog

As the government shutdown enters its second week, some religious groups are starting to feel the pinch, and they’re also finding ways to reach out. As the government shutdown ent ...

Billy Graham’s Grandson: Evangelicals ‘Worse’ Than Catholic Church on Sex Abuse
Originally Posted: 09/27/2013 - 9:46am | Type: Blog

The Christian mission field “is a magnet” for sex abusers, Boz Tchividjian, a Liberty University law professor who investigates abuse said Thursday to a room of journalists. The C ...

The Danger of 'Orphan Theology'
Originally Posted: 08/07/2013 - 9:38am | Type: Magazine Article

Brittany Shoot Kathryn Joyce Has the uptick in Christians eager to adopt overseas done ...

'Courage! Your Faith Has Made You Well'
Originally Posted: 07/11/2013 - 1:18pm | Type: Magazine Article

Alicia de los Reyes Is faith healing a sign that the Spirit is moving—or a response to economic pressure and a broken health-care system? ...

Varied Alliance to Press House on Immigration Bill
Originally Posted: 07/01/2013 - 10:29am | Type: Press

June 28, 2013 Sojo in the News Julia Preston ...

My Country ’Tis of Thee: Evangelicals Score Highest on Patriotism
Originally Posted: 06/27/2013 - 11:06am | Type: Blog

When it comes to God and country, white evangelicals report the strongest levels of patriotic feelings in a new poll, with more than two-thirds (68 percent) saying they are extremely proud to be an American. ...

Christian Leaders Respond to DOMA Decision
Originally Posted: 06/27/2013 - 10:36am | Type: Blog

“DOMA is dead.” “DOMA is dead.” Such were the chants heard outside the United States Supreme Court yesterday when it was announced that the highest judicial body in the nation ...

COMMENTARY: A New Evangelical Engagement with Public Schools
Originally Posted: 06/11/2013 - 10:31am | Type: Blog

Why would evangelical Christians want anything to do with public schools? Judging from decades of culture war rhetoric, these are bastions of secular humanism where God and his fearers are unwelcome. School pr ...

Left Behind: Families Struggle to Navigate Life After Suicide
Originally Posted: 05/10/2013 - 3:44pm | Type: Blog

Today, though most religions still condemn suicide, there’s an understanding in many faiths that those who take their own lives don’t always have full control over their actions. ...

Dismal parting for storied D.C. church and its first black pastor
Originally Posted: 05/02/2013 - 10:32am | Type: Press

May 1, 2013 Sojo in the News Hamil R. Harris ...

Colorado evangelicals cite Bible as they embrace immigration reform
Originally Posted: 02/25/2013 - 5:44pm | Type: Press

February 15, 2013 Sojo in the News Nancy Lofholm ...

Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 01/28/2013 - 3:06pm | Type: Press

January 28, 2013 Sojo in the News Martin E. Marty ...

How Abortion Became An Evangelical Issue
Originally Posted: 01/24/2013 - 11:24am | Type: Blog

Were America’s evangelical Christians always stalwartly pro-life and opposed to abortion? Sadly, we were not. Evangelicals haven't always been part of the pro-life coalition. ...

Evangelical Coalition Seeks Immigration Overhaul
Originally Posted: 01/17/2013 - 4:06pm | Type: Press

January 14, 2013 Sojo in the News Rachel Zoll ...

The New Move on Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 01/17/2013 - 3:36pm | Type: Press

January 10, 2013 Sojo in the News Ben Lowe ...

Something to Celebrate on Religious Freedom Day
Originally Posted: 01/16/2013 - 12:35pm | Type: Blog

Celebrate because our government does not use our tax dollars to propagate religion, something Jefferson found “sinful and tyrannical.” Today is Religious Freedom Day — a day t ...

Immigration reform: Religious voices add to growing momentum
Originally Posted: 01/14/2013 - 11:34am | Type: Press

January 14, 2013 Sojo in the News Religion Link ...

Terry Mattingly: Has 'evangelical' become too much a negative term?
Originally Posted: 01/11/2013 - 3:09pm | Type: Press

January 11, 2013 Sojo in the News Terry Mattingly ...

Russell Moore: Why adoption is a’pro-life’ policy for evangelicals
Originally Posted: 01/03/2013 - 1:07pm | Type: Blog

Recently Russell Moore, dean of the School of Theology at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, talked with Religion News Servic e about why more evangelicals should adopt. Moore states: At the level of the common good, this is ...

Moral Minority: A History of the Evangelical Left
Originally Posted: 01/16/2013 - 5:09pm | Type: Press

December 4, 2012 Sojo in the News The Institute on Religion and Dem ...

Catholic Intensity Fades as Evangelical Devotion Surges
Originally Posted: 11/29/2012 - 5:11pm | Type: Blog

After November’s presidential vote, Catholics could cite ample evidence for their renewed political relevance while dispirited evangelicals were left wondering if they are destined to be yesterday’s election n ...

Evangelical political theologies
Originally Posted: 01/16/2013 - 4:23pm | Type: Press

November 29, 2012 Sojo in the News Scot McKnight ...

The New Evangelical Agenda
Originally Posted: 01/29/2013 - 5:40pm | Type: Press

November 15, 2012 Sojo in the News Jim Wallis ...

The New Evangelical Agenda
Originally Posted: 11/15/2012 - 10:17am | Type: Blog

Evangelical can no longer be accurately used to mean “white evangelical.” The day after the election, Southern Baptist Seminary President Albert Mohler said , “I think thi ...

Evangelical Leaders Plan Big Immigration Reform Push
Originally Posted: 01/14/2013 - 4:46pm | Type: Press

November 13, 2012 Sojo in the News Pema Levy ...

Immigration Reform Has 'New Opening,' Says Evangelical Leader
Originally Posted: 11/14/2012 - 1:13pm | Type: Blog

Dr. Barrett Duke of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the SBC said there may be a solution to the immigration dilemma. Christian Post reports: An evan ...

‘Mormon Moment’ Ends with a Loss — But Romney’s Religion Still Won
Originally Posted: 11/07/2012 - 4:00pm | Type: Blog

Overall, most observers say, the Romney candidacy was a net positive for his Utah-based faith. SALT LAKE CITY — Mormons in Utah and across the nation were thrilled by the prospe ...

Before you vote, take a moment and think
Originally Posted: 01/14/2013 - 3:15pm | Type: Press

October 30, 2012 Sojo in the News Tim Ryan ...

After Winning Free Campus, Grand Canyon University Says 'No Thanks'
Originally Posted: 10/29/2012 - 4:11pm | Type: Blog

Five weeks after accepting a free, 217-acre campus in western Massachusetts, a for-profit Christian university has walked away from the gift. Five weeks after accepting a free, 21 ...

Five New Christian Clichés to Avoid
Originally Posted: 10/26/2012 - 12:56pm | Type: Blog

I was pretty amazed by the popularity of the first lists of Christian clichés I created (linked at the bottom of this article). I think it was because so many Christians saw themselves somewhere in the list an ...

White Working Class Voters Still Looking for a Candidate, Still Religious
Originally Posted: 09/21/2012 - 2:49pm | Type: Blog

The white working class, a potentially rich bloc of voters for Republicans or Democrats, hasn’t settled on Mitt Romney or President Barack Obama, a new study from the Public Religion Research Institute shows. ...

God Talk
Originally Posted: 08/14/2012 - 4:42pm | Type: Magazine Article

Elaina Ramsey Stanford anthropologist T.M. Luhrmann discusses the social science behind the evangelical relationship with God. ...

Science, Faith, and An Ongoing Conversation
Originally Posted: 08/02/2012 - 2:57pm | Type: Blog

Harry Emerson Fosdick was famous for lots of things, particularly the sermon "Shall The Fundamentalists Win?" which he preached on May 21, 1922. It was a call to arms of sorts within the church, enco ...

Evangelical Author Sees 'Mormonizing' of America
Originally Posted: 07/18/2012 - 7:43am | Type: Blog

Stephen Mansfield, an evangelical author who has written widely about the faith of politicians, turns his attention to Mormons in his latest book, The Mormonizing of America. He talked with Religion News Servi ...

Changes in Attitude
Originally Posted: 06/11/2012 - 10:48am | Type: Magazine Article

Jeannie Choi A new, more civil conversation is emerging with gays and lesbians on evangelical campuses. DURIN ...

Retelling the Story
Originally Posted: 06/11/2012 - 10:48am | Type: Magazine Article

Tim King Chicago's North Park offers a model for honest conversation. North Park University might be the ...

Toward an Evangelical Peace Movement
Originally Posted: 06/27/2012 - 10:23am | Type: Blog

Given the historical record, it may seem the deck is stacked against American evangelicals organizing into a comprehensive peace movement — yet that’s exactly what’s happening. Bi ...

Broken Politics
Originally Posted: 01/09/2013 - 2:24pm | Type: Press

May 1, 2012 Sojo in the News Lisa Sharon Harper ...

Focus On The Family, Other Evangelical Groups On Board For Granting Amnesty To Illegal Immigrants
Originally Posted: 01/09/2013 - 3:11pm | Type: Press

June 13, 2012 Sojo in the News Tony Lee ...