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Why Teens Choose Church

It used to be that when children were raised in a faith tradition they grew into its wisdom as they matured. Now, many teens choose their religion. And they do... read more >

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How American Teens Experience Life

An exploration of teens across racial and ethnic lines produces interesting insights. African-American and Hispanic teens were closer to their parents than Euro-American and Asian-American teens, and were more likely... read more >

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An Overview of American Mainline Protestantism

For decades, Mainline Protestant pastors and institutions shaped the educational, social and cultural life of the United States. But a variety of demographic changes have led to the decline of... read more >

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Re-traditioned Mainline Protestant Churches

Spiritual hunger and cultural restlessness are changing mainline Protestant church attendees. Some churches are responding by “re-traditioning:” re-appropriating denominational and historic Christian forms of faith and practice and investing them... read more >

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I.N.S.P.I.R.E. Catholic Parishes

I.N.S.P.I.R.E. is a pastoral development program designed to take place within Catholic parishes that help clergy and lay leaders work as a team. Fostering truly collaborative processes, the program creates... read more >

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The State of Hispanic Christianity in the U.S

Most Hispanics who move away from Roman Catholicism are unaffiliated with any religious tradition. This is especially true for Hispanic youth and new immigrants. Since 40 percent of U.S. Hispanics... read more >

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Clergy Salaries: Market and Mission

Historically, clergy salaries have ranged anywhere from the clergy and laity shared all resources, to where clergy were land-holding nobility. Today the market-driven professional model predominates. This Methodist clergy salary... read more >

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Congregational Life in the Developing World

One hundred years ago, 80 percent of Christians were either Europeans or North Americans. Today, they make up only 40 percent, with the remaining 60 percent coming from Asia, Africa... read more >

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Promoting Vitality with Community Involvement

Congregations with the greatest sense of connectedness to the surrounding community are also places where worshippers feel a strong sense of belonging and feel empowered to become leaders. Learn more... read more >

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The Positive Role of Children on Vitality

Congregations strong in caring for children and youth turn out to be places where adult worshippers report a common enlivening vision for the future, spiritual growth, and increasing numbers. Read... read more >

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Conservative Commencement Address 

"Harvard professor Danielle Allen's commence address at Pomona College was among the best at this year's graduations,...

A Sea of iPhones in Churches - Is It A Good Thing?

Episcopal Bishop Michael Curry delivered at the royal wedding a few weeks ago drew notice around the world for its...

All Over The World Young People Tend To Be Less Religious

"Recent surveys have found that younger adults are far less likely than older generations to identify with a...

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