An occasional compilation of events from around the religious world. To suggest items for inclusion, email assistant editor Jeff Brumley at [email protected] Mercer on Mission reaches prosthetic milestone in Vietnam Mercer University’s Mercer on Mission program has fitted its 10,000th Vietnamese…
Anyone who publishes “best of” lists knows they usually generate plenty of criticism. Baylor University’s “12 Most Effective Preachers” lineup has been no exception. Released earlier this month, the lineup has been criticized by some for having only one woman, and by others for its lack of theological diversity.
An occasional compilation of events from around the religious world. To suggest items for inclusion, email assistant editor Jeff Brumley at [email protected]
James Roberts is no fan of people using smartphones in church, even if it’s to follow scripture readings. For one, it can be distracting to others. And for the user, a Bible app can lead to checking texts, e-mails and…
It seems religion in America just can’t catch a break. Religious affiliation and participation continue to dive, driven in part by young generations uninterested in belonging to anything, least of all churches. And now newly published research suggests that the Internet — which faith communities had hoped would bridge the gap with Millennials and the “nones” — may have a hand in keeping those and other demographics away.
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Kendall Ellis is embarked on a quest to discern her vocation. She has joined other “settlers” who live at Good Neighbor House in Waco, Texas, spending a year planning and hosting meetings of neighborhood groups and encouraging other activities aimed at fostering relationships throughout the area.
Most churchgoers — almost 70 percent, according to new research — drive 15 minutes or less to get to Sunday worship. That does not describe Todd and Marcia Putney of Macclenny, a rural community located along Interstate-10 in Northeast Florida. The Putneys —…