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About 66 percent of all American adults are white, 15 percent are Latino, 12 percent black and 4 percent Asian. Few religious groups match those figures.
About 66 percent of all American adults are white, 15 percent are Latino, 12 percent black and 4 percent Asian. Few religious groups match those figures.

Racially diverse nation isn’t mirrored in most religious groups

Seventh-day Adventists, Muslims and Jehovah’s Witnesses top the list of most diverse, Pew Study finds.

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Jimmy Carter’s church to limit Sunday crowds

Well-wishers flocking to Plains, Ga., to hear Jimmy Carter teach Sunday school after being diagnosed with cancer are overwhelming the relatively small Maranatha Baptist Church.

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Couple accused of stealing from church they helped plant

Keith Hall, former pastor of The Journey Church of the Triad, and his wife, Leslie, are accused of embezzling more than $40,000 from the Southern Baptist-affiliated church they helped launched in 2006.

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Minority members of multiracial churches often adopt the attitudes of majority whites, a recent study found. (Creative Commons photo)
Minority members of multiracial churches often adopt the attitudes of majority whites, a recent study found. (Creative Commons photo)

Study: church diversity does not guarantee diverse thinking, beliefs

The study found that minorities in multiracial churches often adopt white attitudes on socioeconomic issues. Some Baptist ministers say there are a number of factors behind those findings.

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State convention challenges church’s acceptance of gays

Leaders of the South Carolina Baptist Convention are asking First Baptist Church in Greenville — which has already disassociated with the Southern Baptist Convention and its local association — to sever its final ties with Southern Baptists after the historic church adopted a new policy of non-discrimination against gays.

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Experts say Baby Boomers want their retirement years to be filled with meaningful activities -- and that churches should help them achieve that goal. (Creative Commons photo by Bill Stanley)
Experts say Baby Boomers want their retirement years to be filled with meaningful activities -- and that churches should help them achieve that goal. (Creative Commons photo by Bill Stanley)

Churches must be creative to meet coming ‘Boomer wave’

While not as ‘glamorous’ as reaching out to Millennials, attracting Boomers can revitalize the mission and ministries of churches, congregational coaches say.

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Al Mohler, Franklin Graham, criticize FBC Greenville’s affirmation of gays

The president of the seminary that began in the historic South Carolina congregation says theological drift is inevitable when a church or denomination isn’t tethered to biblical inerrancy.

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Historic Baptist church adopts gay non-discrimination policy

Instead of choosing sides, a bellwether moderate Baptist church seeks consensus in a culture-war issue.

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Pastor greeted with bombing on first day in N.M. church

Kevin Glenn’s first day as pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in Las Cruces, N.M., was interruped when an improvised explosive device detonated in a mailbox attached to the church.

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Millennials and other young adults are turning their backs on traditional church membership, preferring to measure their fellowship by service instead. (Creative Commons photo)
Millennials and other young adults are turning their backs on traditional church membership, preferring to measure their fellowship by service instead. (Creative Commons photo)

Young adults challenging traditional church membership concepts

Churches are grappling with Millennials who want their church membership defined in terms of mission and ministry, not names on a roll.

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