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Evangelicals Add One More Guest to the Wedding Party: Jesus
Originally Posted: 09/29/2014 - 9:50am | Type: Blog

In an age of big-ticket destination weddings and reality show “bridezillas,” some evangelical Christians are opting for what writer Catherine Strode Parks calls “A Christ-Centered Wedding.” ...

Religion Loses Clout: Why Many Say That’s a Bad Thing
Originally Posted: 09/22/2014 - 1:17pm | Type: Blog

More Americans today say religion’s influence is losing ground just when they want it to play a stronger role in public life and politics. More Americans today say  religion’s in ...

How I Kissed Evangelizing Goodbye
Originally Posted: 08/11/2014 - 9:47am | Type: Blog

What I came to discover is how much the world craves a listening ear. The biggest problem I have with evangelizing is that you enter into a relationship with a prescribed intention, and that stands in the way ...

Pope Francis Apologizes for Persecution of Pentecostals
Originally Posted: 07/28/2014 - 2:54pm | Type: Blog

Pope Francis sought forgiveness for decades of persecution of Italian Pentecostals when he met with around 300 evangelicals from the U.S., Argentina, and Italy in the southern town of Caserta on Monday. ...

Why Evangelicals Should Care About 'The Mikado' Controversy If They Care About Reconciliation in the Church
Originally Posted: 07/21/2014 - 11:39am | Type: Blog

Evangelicals ought to learn from the current controversy surrounding 'The Mikado' in Seattle if they care about reconciliation within the church. In my pastoral counseli ...

Americans View Jews, Christians Warmly; Atheists, Muslims Get Cold Shoulder
Originally Posted: 07/16/2014 - 2:06pm | Type: Blog

A new Pew Research survey finds U.S. adults feel most warmly about people who share their religion or those they know as family, friends or co-workers. A new Pew Research survey f ...

Awaiting Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby Ruling, Public Favors Contraception Mandate
Originally Posted: 06/23/2014 - 10:46am | Type: Blog

The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to finally issue its ruling this week in the highly anticipated case of the craft companies vs. Obamacare. The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to ...

Immigration Reform 2014: Evangelical, Catholic Leaders Mathew Staver, Jim Wallis And Thomas Wenski Continue Call For Reform
Originally Posted: 06/05/2014 - 3:37pm | Type: Press

June 1, 2014 Sojo in the News Crossmap ...

The Problem with Labels
Originally Posted: 05/16/2014 - 9:00am | Type: Blog

It’s easy to classify people, communities, institutions, organizations, and ideas into systems and label them accordingly. But Christianity and the people who embody it are extremely complex. ...

Hispanic Catholics Differ with Evangelicals — and with the Church
Originally Posted: 05/08/2014 - 11:55am | Type: Blog

The Pew Research Center’s look at “The Shifting Religious Identity of Latinos in the United States” also examined their beliefs, behavior, and views on social issues. The Pew Rese ...

Farmers, Ranchers, and Indigenous Communities Rally in D.C. to Stop Keystone Pipeline
Originally Posted: 05/01/2014 - 2:24pm | Type: Blog

On Tuesday, April 22 (Earth Day), 24 farmers, ranchers, and leaders of indigenous communities rode to Washington, D.C. on horseback to launch the Reject & Protect campaign. On ...

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 ...