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The Pentecostal Movement

Pentecostals expect Christ to establish the 1,000-year reign described in Revelation 20:1-7. They believe Christians will be removed from the earth before the period of tribulation that will precede Christ’s... read more >


Pentecostalism in the World Context

Pentecostalism did not exist in 1906. Today, however, it is the second largest communion of Christians in the world, yet it is largely ignored by the majority of religious scholars.... read more >


Denominational Decline Related To Birthrates, Societal Changes

Denominational Decline Related To Birthrates, Societal Changes Lilly Foundation Insights Into Religion News Hartford Seminary

Sociologists have tried to explain the decline of mainline denominations in a variety of ways. The truth is a little more complicated, says one prominent sociologist who has studied the data.


Role of Denominations Evolves as Independent Churches Multiply

Role Of Denominations Evolves As Independent Churches Multiply Insights into religion News Lilly foundation

The Association of Religion Data Archives helps congregations and denominations understand America’s religious marketplace.


Top Issues Facing the African American Community

The African American Lectionary Project surveyed 10,000 African American clergy of all denominations in 2006 and found then that the top three concerns were: strengthening men and boys, strengthening families,... read more >


Crucial Survey Results about Adventist Congregations

The Seventh Day Adventist Church in America participated in the Faith Communities Today (FACT) 2000 interfaith survey of 14,300 American faith communities from 41 different denominations and faith groups. In... read more >


A Pilgrim’s Progress through the Pentecostal Movement

Using a three stage model of spiritual growth ascribed to the early church fathers (illumination, purgation, unity and love), sociologist Margaret M. Poloma examines the Toronto Blessing stream of Pentecostalism... read more >





Holy Week Inspiration

In a few weeks, Christians around the world celebrate Holy Week and Easter, commemorating the final days of Jesus...

Encouraging Youth Away From Marijuana

   The legislative wars over marijuana are mostly trending in favor of those who support legalization. More...

Leadership La Porte County Hosts its 2nd Annual “Volunteer Expo” on April 19

Leadership La Porte County, Inc. was formed in 1984, with support from the Lilly Foundation, to encourage engaged...

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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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