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The Evangelical Renaissance Is Over
Originally Posted: 06/09/2014 - 10:56am | Type: Press

June 8, 2014 Sojo in the News Steven Miller ...

Jesus Is A None: 5 Things Christians Need To Know About The "Nones"
Originally Posted: 03/19/2014 - 10:21am | Type: Press

March 18, 2014 Sojo in the News Christian Piatt ...

One Year In: The Joyful Surprise of Pope Francis
Originally Posted: 03/13/2014 - 3:07pm | Type: Blog

Pope Francis is right: it is not about him; it’s about the Christ he follows. Everything Francis is saying and doing is aimed at pressing this question: Are Christians going to follow Jesus or not? ...

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 ...

What If I'm Not Sure What I Believe?
Originally Posted: 02/27/2014 - 10:48am | Type: Blog

The thing is, the way we think about Christianity in the modern context suggests that not knowing what you believe is a problem to be solved. But in my experience, the open-ended mystery and the eager “what’s ...

The Power of None
Originally Posted: 02/11/2014 - 10:55am | Type: Blog

What does surprise me is our failure to see that affiliation with a traditional, God-centered religion is no longer the primary way that many Americans express their deeply rooted need for faith. ...

The Mazeways They Are A'chang'n ("None's") On The Rise)
Originally Posted: 02/04/2014 - 4:56pm | Type: Press

January 7, 2014 Sojo in the News Metacrock ...

In Pursuit of Wholeness
Originally Posted: 01/08/2014 - 10:28am | Type: Magazine Article

Bob Sabath Cynthia Bourgeault Cynthia Bourgeault explains how we can both seek social ...

‘None’ could be religion’s new normal in Britain, USA
Originally Posted: 12/24/2013 - 12:18pm | Type: Blog

Just in time for Christmas, new statistics show “no religion is the new religion” in Great Britain, according to a study released Monday. Merry what? Just in time for Christmas, n ...

Breaking the Habits of Machismo
Originally Posted: 12/17/2013 - 10:55am | Type: Magazine Article

Michelle A. Gonzalez Some churches calling themselves Christian continue to act as if women are second-class citizens in the kingdom of G ...

Talking Taboo: The Christian ‘Lean In’?
Originally Posted: 11/07/2013 - 10:04am | Type: Blog

In recently released Talking Taboo: American Christian Women Get Frank about Faith, edited by Erin Lane and Enuma Okoro, 40 women under age 40 write essays in, what Femmevangelical’s blogger Rev. Jennifer Cru ...

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 ...

‘Gravity’ and the Unanswered Questions of Unbelief
Originally Posted: 10/07/2013 - 4:24pm | Type: Blog

Reviews of the new hit movie Gravity note that it’s an unusually fine science fiction film. What they don’t mention is that the main character represents an increasingly common theme in American religion: The ...

Meet the ‘Nominals’ Who Are Drifting From Judaism and Christianity
Originally Posted: 10/02/2013 - 4:45pm | Type: Blog

Meet the “Nominals” — people who claim a religious identity but may live it in name only. They’re rarely at worship services and indifferent to doctrine. And they’re surprisingly  ...

Who’s a Jew? Few American Jews Say It’s a Matter of Belief
Originally Posted: 10/01/2013 - 8:57am | Type: Blog

In the most comprehensive study of American Jews in 12 years, a strong majority said being Jewish is mostly about ancestry or culture, not the religious practice of Judaism. WASHI ...

Religious Diversity is Increasing at the Office, and So Are Pitfalls
Originally Posted: 09/03/2013 - 11:47am | Type: Blog

The American workplace, like the rest of U.S. society, is becoming more religiously diverse and that is raising concerns about employer accommodations for believers — and increasing the odds for uncomfortable ...

Steve Jobs: Prophet of a New Religion
Originally Posted: 08/21/2013 - 8:55am | Type: Blog

The truth about Jobs and religion may be that, in this arena as in others, he was ahead of the cutting edge. The new movie about Steve Jobs is short on anything explicitly religio ...

Is the Growth of the Nonreligious Good or Bad? Americans are Divided
Originally Posted: 07/08/2013 - 12:13pm | Type: Blog

Nearly half of all Americans — 48 percent — say the growing number of nonreligious people is “bad for society,” according to a poll conducted by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life. ...

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. ...

Christianity for Non-Christians
Originally Posted: 06/26/2013 - 6:54am | Type: Blog

There are lots of biases and assumptions about Christians out there, many of which are founded in real-life experience. ... But sometimes, if we’re being honest, they’re just wrong. And stupid. ...

The Christian Inferiority Complex
Originally Posted: 01/02/2014 - 5:26pm | Type: Blog

Many Christians have a confidence problem. They love Christ but are ashamed of everything associated with him. They want to be known as a Christian — just not that type of Christian. ...

Radical Theology: The New 'White' Religion?
Originally Posted: 04/29/2013 - 9:31am | Type: Blog

While we’re busy navel-gazing and discussing the meaning of Nietzsche’s “death of God,” non-Anglo religious leaders were busy dealing with real-world problems right in front of them. ...

Christendom, Bias, and The End of Religion
Originally Posted: 04/16/2013 - 2:07pm | Type: Blog

Yesterday the Barna Group offered up a very interesting analysis of post-Christianity in the United States. But when we talk about the end of Christianity, which Christianity are we talking about? ...

A Year After Losing Faith, Atheist Pastor Finds a New Calling
Originally Posted: 10/01/2013 - 10:18am | Type: Blog

This Easter, Teresa MacBain will mark an anniversary that’s uncommon for an ordained minister — her first year as an atheist. This Easter, Teresa MacBain will mark an anniversar ...

Meet the Nones: On the Brink
Originally Posted: 10/01/2013 - 10:19am | Type: Blog

Churches are crying out, “You need us! You don’t think you do, but you really do!” The “nones” are shouting back, “I’ve got my own community, thank you very much, and it’s way less hypocritical than yours!” Th ...

Christianity Without Arrogance
Originally Posted: 01/23/2013 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

It might be that our first job in responding to the rise of the "Nones" is that we should stop creating so many of them through our own arrogance and our attempts to judge others (contrary to Christ& ...

Top 10 Stories of 2012
Originally Posted: 12/26/2012 - 12:15pm | Type: Blog

From the nuns to the “nones,” religion dominated the headlines throughout 2012. Faith was a persistent theme in the presidential race, and moral and ethical questions surrounded budget debates, mass killings, ...

Unbelief Is Now the World’s Third-Largest ‘Religion’
Originally Posted: 12/19/2012 - 1:21pm | Type: Blog

A new report on global religious identity shows that while Christians and Muslims make up the two largest groups, those with no religious affiliation — including atheists and agnostics — are now the third-larg ...

The Case for Corporate Worship
Originally Posted: 11/20/2012 - 8:41am | Type: Blog

I empathize with people fleeing the local church. Churches can be battlefields instead of harbors, pits of condemnation or politics rather than wells of living water. But the endless search for something “new” ...

The 'Nones' Say 2012 Election Proves They are a Political Force
Originally Posted: 11/08/2012 - 5:59pm | Type: Blog

fter Tuesday's election, that may soon change. According to a Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life study released last month, “nones” — those who say they have no religious affiliation or do not believ ...

Meet the Nones: Spiritual But Not Religious
Originally Posted: 11/02/2012 - 1:35pm | Type: Blog

PBS Religion & Ethics Newsweekly has wrapped up its three-part new mini-series on the rise of the religiously unaffiliated. Editor's Note:  Sojourners has launched  ...

A Dissident None On The Rising Unaffiliated
Originally Posted: 10/25/2012 - 10:19am | Type: Blog

The truth is for most of my life I was a “none." I’ve only been a professing Christian for a very short time and I was not raised in any particular religious tradition at all. ...

Politics, Debates, and the Nones
Originally Posted: 02/06/2013 - 1:10pm | Type: Blog

It’s no wonder that more and more people of faith are identifying as the “nones”— or none of above the when it comes to religious beliefs. Who wants to be associated with Christianity — Protestant, Evangelical ...

Obama's Biggest Religious Coalition? The Nones
Originally Posted: 10/23/2012 - 5:57pm | Type: Blog

The largest slice of President Barack Obama’s religious coalition -- at 23 percent -- is not very religious. They’re the “nones,” also known as unaffiliated voters, according to a new American Values Survey ...

Tripp Hudgins' Busted Stuff: Abundant Life
Originally Posted: 10/24/2012 - 11:19am | Type: Blog

What do you have to say about "living abundantly"? How do you deal with anxiety when you think about the future of churches? What do you have to say about "living ...

Two Reasons I'm Not A 'None'
Originally Posted: 11/06/2012 - 5:23pm | Type: Blog

It’s not surprising that a third of my peers say they are religiously unaffiliated. Our religious lives are too complex these days to fit in neat boxes with one-word labels. I may be a “Christian,” but does t ...

Meet the Nones: Building Bridges Between Nones and Nuns
Originally Posted: 10/19/2012 - 6:07pm | Type: Blog

The label “none” lumps together atheists, agnostics, and, well, me. I am not an atheist. I might be kind of agnostic, but there really is just something about that Jesus guy. ...

Meet the Nones: From Pastor to Unaffiliated
Originally Posted: 10/19/2012 - 2:30pm | Type: Blog

The truth is I am one of growing number of people who choose not to affiliate with any organized religion. I am a “none,” and my journey to “none” started a long before I left for seminary. ...

Meet the Nones: Politically Active
Originally Posted: 10/18/2012 - 4:01pm | Type: Blog

PBS Religion & Ethics Newsweekly has launched a new mini-series on the rise of the unaffiliated. Editor's Note: Sojourners has launched this new blog series to hel ...

Young Evangelicals and the 'Nones'
Originally Posted: 10/18/2012 - 1:02pm | Type: Blog

Young evangelicals are changing, and so is what it means to be an evangelical, or Christian at all, in our country today. And it is exactly the kind of Christianity that they are living out which might, just m ...

Meet the Nones: Pouring Out Love
Originally Posted: 10/17/2012 - 11:08am | Type: Blog

Whether there is a God or not, pouring as much love into the world as I can will leave the place better than I found it. And if there is a God who resembles what ancient humans set down in the Bible, so much t ...

Meet the Nones: PBS Takes a Closer Look (Part 1)
Originally Posted: 10/17/2012 - 12:29pm | Type: Blog

PBS Religion & Ethics Newsweekly has launched a new mini-series on the rise of the unaffiliated. PBS Religion & Ethics Newsweekly has launched a new mini-series on the ...

The Nones: Saving Perfection
Originally Posted: 10/15/2012 - 1:04pm | Type: Blog

We domesticate Jesus so easily when he's actually calling us to is something rather wild and unpredictable. Jesus is calling us to leave all of our security behind. Jesus is asking us to live with him and ...

The Nones: Skeptics Are the New Religious
Originally Posted: 10/15/2012 - 10:59am | Type: Blog

In fact, the latest data from the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life say that a record-high one in five Americans -- and one in three adults under age 30 -- are religiously unaffiliated. Why? ...

Meet the Nones: Humbly Christian
Originally Posted: 10/17/2012 - 12:30pm | Type: Blog

Brandon Hook tells his story of why he's part of the 20 percent of Americans who identify with "no religion in particular." Editor's Note: Brandon Hook ...

How Should Churches Address the 'Nones?'
Originally Posted: 10/11/2012 - 9:44am | Type: Blog

There’s a new study out this week that shows that one-in-five Americans has no religious affiliation. Not Baptist, not Catholic, not Lutheran, not Jewish, not Muslim. For those of us in the world of organized ...

Meet the Nones: Words Are Unnecessary
Originally Posted: 10/17/2012 - 11:19am | Type: Blog

Perhaps most of all, I am tired of trying to find words to capture this faith experience, that is, ultimately, unexplainable. This ineffable, constant connection to this God who even if I were to run away from ...

Meet the Nones: A General Profile of the Unaffiliated
Originally Posted: 01/30/2013 - 11:41am | Type: Blog

Whether you believe the proliferation of Mr. Nones is a depressing or hopeful trend, it pays to get to know him. Who is John Q. Nones? Here's a snapshot drawn from the Pew Forum’s new poll. ...

Introducing Meet the Nones: We Don't Need Your Labels
Originally Posted: 10/25/2012 - 3:13pm | Type: Blog

“Nones” is a term that includes atheists and agnostics, but also anyone who does not identify with a traditional religious faith. Therein lies my concern. Editor's Note: ...