Social Issues

More Americans exploring, sharing faith online

A study finds that one in five Americans share their faith online, leading some to see the importance of churches having a robust digital presence, while others express caution.

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Warden calls for churches to help break cycle of criminal activity

Burl Cain of the Louisiana State Penitentiary believes congregations can be change agents.

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Texas shelter plans cancelled, but needs continue along border

Federal agency says no additional temporary shelters will be opened.

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Cooperative Baptist Fellowship: An alternative Christian model in a polarized era

Why a non-triumphal, ministry-focused Cooperative Baptist Fellowship matters in a polarized age. 

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Evangelical context may contribute to divorce, says Baylor sociologist

Analysis suggests that early marriage contributes to conservative Protestants divorcing at higher rates than most other Americans.

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Churches take on Palestinian issue

A panel offers tips for how to get churches talking about Israel and Palestine.

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Stuck in the messy middle

“We are not that kind of Baptist” begs the question, “What kind of Baptist are we?”

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The pastoral prophetic edge

The pastor’s prophetic witness isn’t always obvious or dramatic, but it is real.

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Faithful apologies

What makes Christian conviction turn to apology?

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The serpent-and-the-dove thing

There is such a thing as principled moderation, but real-world moderates are more prone to fudge, ignore and obfuscate when there appears to be no constituency for the truth.

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