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Online, Offline Faith Go Hand in Hand
Originally Posted: 11/07/2014 - 2:08pm | Type: Blog

“It’s the people who attend church most often who are most likely to engage in online religious activity.” God bless online media. Almost half of U.S. adults (46 percent) say they ...

Views on Evolution Driven by Religion More Than Education
Originally Posted: 12/30/2013 - 4:55pm | 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. ...

‘None’ could be religion’s new normal in Britain, USA
Originally Posted: 12/24/2013 - 11:18am | 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 ...

Church Giving Reaches Depression-Era Record Lows
Originally Posted: 10/25/2013 - 9:59am | Type: Blog

WASHINGTON — Collection plates are growing even lighter as Protestant church member giving reached new lows in 2011, and tithing probably will not recover from the recession, according to a new report by Empty ...

Romney May See an Evangelical 'Enthusiasm Gap'
Originally Posted: 07/27/2012 - 8:20am | Type: Blog

Most Americans who know that Mitt Romney is Mormon say the presumptive GOP nominee’s faith doesn’t concern them. But a new poll indicates there may be an “enthusiasm gap” for Romney among white evangelicals, a ...

Opposition to Gay Marriage Lower in 2012
Originally Posted: 04/30/2012 - 8:09am | Type: Blog

Opposition to gay marriage is significantly lower in 2012 compared to the previous two presidential campaigns, a survey by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press shows. ...

Poll Digest – What We Are Being Told About What We Think (This Week, at Least)
Originally Posted: 02/15/2012 - 4:44pm | Type: Blog

Two new polls have been released this week that have caught the eye – one from The Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life and the second from Rasmussen. Both show shifts in the number of people supporting GOP P ...

So, about those "Evangelicals..."
Originally Posted: 11/08/2011 - 5:22pm | Type: Blog

Below is a compilation of recent media reports where the word "evangelical" is invoked. When you read these, evangelical brothers and sisters, do you recognize yourself in how the word is used and de ...

10 Ways to Revive a Dying Church
Originally Posted: 07/25/2011 - 1:11pm | Type: Blog

You don't need a ton of proof to know that more and more churches are struggling to survive. It seems churches that are in this predicament have one of two options: revive or die ...

Young Evangelicals Must Champion Immigration Reform
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

In some ways, 2010 was a great year for evangelicals who have longed for the church to stand for just and <a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/immigration/">compassionate immigration reform</a& ...

What Kind of Church Do We Want?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

My wife Sarah and I recently moved to Baltimore and are knee-deep in that time-honored tradition of relocation: church shopping. My wife Sarah and I recently moved to Baltimore an ...

Naming Jesus Again and Again
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

While discerning a vocation to Roman Catholic religious life years ago, I had the opportunity to go on retreat with a group of women religious. While discerning a vocation to Roma ...

Listeners
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

Last month, at the height of the media coverage of the most recent sex abuse crisis, Father Francis Clooney, a professor at Harvard Divinity School and Director of the Center for the Study of Wor ...

Wall Street, Repent!
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

We are all familiar with the famous pop culture image of a street evangelist holding up a sign reading, "Repent, for the end is near!" But repentance is actually a fundamental religious theme, and ...

Wall Street and the Crisis of Urban Violence
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

As an urban minister and a political professional, there have been two big news stories that I have followed with some level interest recently. As an urban minister and a politi ...

God is Big Enough to Take Our Doubt and Anger
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:34am | Type: Blog

"To believe is human, to doubt divine."</p> "To believe is human, to doubt divine." Those words are central to the self-described "incendiary th ...

Change Your Pew, Change Your Perspective
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:19am | Type: Blog

When my usual pew was filled, I was almost panic-stricken as the usher led me to a different section of the church. Little did I know, I needed a change in perspective.</p> ...

Why Are People Poor?
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

<em>Why are people poor? </em>I remember being asked this question 10 years ago while training for a program I was volunteering with. Why are people poor? I rememb ...

Self-Segregation In Social Networks
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

Every day across America we see self-segregation in lunchrooms, in classrooms, and in church pews on Sunday morning. But how about online?</p> Every day across America we se ...

Torture and Evangelical Prejudice Toward Non-Christians
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

A few weeks ago, I read <a href="http://blog.sojo.net/2009/05/01/white-evangelicals-for-torture/">Brian McLaren's post</a> on this blog that caused some intense soul-searching. ...

The New 'Nones' Aren't Atheist--Just Unaffiliated
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:18am | Type: Blog

Historically, the number of individuals who say they have no religious affiliation in America ranges between 5-10%, but a new poll conducted by Robert Putnam (of <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/p ...

Mal-Engagement, Disengagement, and Wise Engagement
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 1:18pm | Type: Blog

I understand the sentiments shared by many voters in the recent <a href="http://pewforum.org/docs/?DocID=334">Pew poll on faith and politics</a>. I understan ...