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Duke Expands Research on America's Religious Congregations

Duke receives $1.5 million grant to study America's evolving congregations. Research from Lilly Endowment grant assesses how America's religious congregations are changing over time. The grant will fund the fourth... read more >

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The United States a Christian Nation?

Various politicians, religious leaders, and other groups embrace the idea that the United States was founded as a Christian nation. This learning module will explore the extent to which Americans... read more >

INC Christianity: America's Fastest Growing Christian Community

INC Christianity: America's Fastest Growing Christian Community

INC Christianity is led by a network of popular independent religious entrepreneurs, often referred to as “apostles.” They have close ties, we found, to conservative U.S. politicians, including Sarah Palin, Newt Gingrich, Bobby Jindal, Rick Perry and more recently President Donald Trump.
 

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Bible Study and Sermons, Resources From Union Presbyterian Seminary

  This Week At Union Presybyterian Seminary ...   Lunch and Presentation Featuring Rev. Dr. Mitri Raheb  Tuesday,March 21 Complimentary Lunch 12:00-12:30 Dr. Raheb's Presentation 12:30-1:30   Dr. Raheb is the senior pastor or the world famous... read more >

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All Are Welcome Means Nothing

  "Clearly, the world has changed. It’s changed for church leaders too—radically. So what happens when church leaders are unaware of what’s going on around them? It’s simple. Church leaders who are out of... read more >

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The Devil You Know: The Effect of Belief on Mental Health

When it comes to mental health, the devil you know appears to be much more dangerous than the devil you don’t. Belief in the existence of powerful supernatural evil beings was one... read more >

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Help with Making the Most of Change

  Managing Transitions: Making the Most of Change (Fourth Edition) by William Bridges, Susan Bridges. Da Capo Books, 2016.   Transitioning between the old and the new affects all congregations, and they feel... read more >

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Number of Christians in the U.S. Declining

The number of Americans identifying themselves as Christian is declining, while other religious affiliations are slightly increasing, according to a recent survey. The Pew Research Center looked at more than 35,000... read more >

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What Faith Comes in Number 2 in U.S States

Islam is the #2 Religion in the United States. Based on data from Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies, which contributes to the religious portion of the census each decade,... read more >

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The Power of Questions

"Questioning is a uniquely powerful tool for unlocking value in organizations: It spurs learning and the exchange of...

Churches - Buildings and Congregations, 5 Do's & Don't

A church is both building and people, bricks and mortals. First came the attendance decline among mortals; a...

Only 91 percent of Men Think Killing is Wrong

Keeping the Sabbath was the least popular of the commandments among religious “nones,” with 20 percent saying it is...

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Review rank-ordered data on religion in the U.S. and around the world. Includes the latest data from the Religious Congregations & Membership Study, 2010

 

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