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Religious Adherence Influences Lifestyle and Experience

An economic interpretation of human behavior examines perceived benefits and costs of the decisions people make over their life cycle, including their choices about living together, marriage, divorce, family size... read more >

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Church Discipline, Excommunication and Mormonism

Almost every major religion practices some form of excommunication. In Catholicism, for example, excommunication is only invoked for grave transgressions and involves being banned from receiving the Sacraments; the excommunicant... read more >

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Larry Eskridge on a new video series, "People of Faith: Christianity in America"

The history of Christianity is probably the most neglected subject in congregational life in America. Into this gap comes a new video series, "People of Faith: Christianity in America," from... read more >

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Data From Religious Study Available

The U.S. Congregational Life Survey is the largest study of religion in the United States. The original survey, Wave I, was conducted in 2001, and included 300,000 worshipers in over... read more >

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Pope Francis Builds a Bridge to the Eastern Church

Although Pope Francis' 2014 visit to the Holy Land garnered a lot of attention for a range of issues, including the hope for interfaith dialog among Muslims, Jews and Christians,... read more >

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Renewing Thought; Renewing Worship

Mainline Protestant laity and clergy, along with their judicatory leadership, tend to view congregations in a traditional way. As Methodist bishop Kenneth H. Carter Jr., writes, Protestants tend to think... read more >

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The Rise of the New Calvinism

Calvinism has been growing in the Southern Baptist Convention, and now encompasses about 30 percent of SBC churches. It has an appeal among church leaders and members who "want a... read more >

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The Sarajevo Haggadah: A History of Hope for Humankind

The Sarajevo Haggadah was created in the mid-1300s in Spain, when Jews, Christians and Muslims lived together in relative harmony. A richly illuminated manuscript, the Sarajevo Haggadah bears similarities to... read more >

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Why the Mainline Has Become the Sideline and What to Do

Contemporary Mainline Protestantism remains largely stuck in a model of ministry and clergy development that is outdated and harmful to the future of mainline faith traditions, according to United Methodist... read more >

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Discover Curated Resources for Preachers

  PreachingandWorship.org aims to provide easy access to excellent online resources for preparing sermons and...

Incomes Around the World

  What’s your monthly income? What kind of house do you live in? You may think you know where you fall on the...

FULLER dialogues on Race and Identity

“We are joined at the site of the dirt. And the dirt is our kin. From dust and to dust we will return. We are of the...

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