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June 28, 2017
Marriage Is a Civil Matter, Not a Church Power
Lutherans particularly cannot "leave the government out of marriage." Their confessions and theology don't let...
June 27, 2017
Lutheran church wins Supreme Court case
Trinity Lutheran Church (LCMS) of Columbia, Missouri, won its case at the Supreme Court. The...
June 22, 2017
The history of pews
Lutheran writer and humorous church historian Luke T. Harrington writes about the history of church...
June 20, 2017
About half of Americans say grace before meals, according to a new study. Even 11%...
June 15, 2017
Statistics on the churched, unchurched, & dechurched
Recent statistics from a Barna study on cities with the largest and smallest church attendance...
June 14, 2017
Court upholds right of church to fire gay employee
The music director of Holy Family Catholic Church in Chicago announced his engagement to another...
June 13, 2017
Southern Baptist Numbers Are Shrinking
Why are conservative churches growing over all, but some are not?
June 09, 2017
Is Contemporary Christian Music Dead?
Contemporary Christian music used to sell some 50 million albums per year. Lately, it's been...
June 08, 2017
From preoccupation with society to preoccupation with the self
Still more things I've picked up from Kenneth L. Woodward's Getting Religion: Faith, Culture, and...
June 07, 2017
“When the secular was sacred”
I grew up in a liberal mainline denomination in the 1950s and 1960s, going to...
June 06, 2017
What conservative churches & liberal churches have in common today
More from Kenneth L. Woodward's Getting Religion: Faith, Culture, and Politics from the Age of...
June 05, 2017
Walther on our “mystical union” with the Holy Spirit
Yesterday was Pentecost, the great festival remembering God's gift of the Holy Spirit. Thanks to...
June 02, 2017
Embedded religion vs. movement religion
I've been reading Kenneth L. Woodward's Getting Religion: Faith, Culture, and Politics from the Age...
June 02, 2017
The ACLU is targeting Catholic hospitals
One in six patients in America today is treated in a Catholic hospital. The numbers...
June 01, 2017
There already is a church that is both evangelical and sacramental
Gordon T. Smith has written a book entitled Evangelical, Sacramental, and Pentecostal: Why the Church Should...
May 25, 2017
“Now He Is Very Near”
Some people think that Christ’s ascension into Heaven means that He is no longer with...
May 24, 2017
The invention of breakfast cereal and other wacky church history
You need to know about Luke T. Harrington, a Missouri Synod Lutheran who like me...
May 23, 2017
The cup for the laity
The communion practice of the Roman Catholic Church, up until Vatican II, was for the...
May 19, 2017
“The way of life” vs. “The way of death”
“I believe that as an abortion provider, I am doing God’s work.” So says Dr....
May 17, 2017
The 221 religions
The U.S. military has compiled a list of religions, numbering 221. Though including varieties of...
May 16, 2017
Believing, behaving, belonging
The Pew Study of religious belief in former Communist countries that we blogged about recently...
May 11, 2017
Indonesia convicts Christian governor of blasphemy
A court in Indonesia has found the governor of Jakarta, a Christian, guilty of blasphemy and...
May 08, 2017
Challenges for conservative churches in Scandinavia
In Finland, I taped three programs for the Christian television network. The host, Leif Nummela,...
May 05, 2017
Open communion that includes Muslims
In Atlanta during Holy Week, the entire diocese of the Episcopal Church held a Mass in...
May 04, 2017
Does mainline liberal Protestantism have just 23 years left?
More on the plight of mainline liberal Protestantism. . . . Evangelical scholar Ed Stetzer calculates...
May 03, 2017
Making church buildings beautiful again
To be sure, people can pray and worship in any kind of building, a sheet...
May 02, 2017
Shouldn’t liberals be going to liberal churches?
Mainstream liberal Protestantism is dying, with a decreasing number of people bothering to go to their...
April 28, 2017
“Wednesday is the new Sunday”
More and more churches are holding church services on Wednesday evenings. And for more and...
April 28, 2017
Education and religion
Does having more education mean being less religious? That has been the conventional wisdom in...
April 27, 2017
Plantinga wins Templeton Prize
Christian philosopher Alvin Plantinga has won the Templeton Prize for contributions to religion. Plantinga has...
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