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Is America a Christian Nation? Should it Be?

Is America a Christian Nation? Should it Be?

“Christianity, or any branch of it, loses its Christian character when its self-proclaimed supporters outnumber and outshout its actual adherents.”

— Marilynne Robinson

Reflective Leadership Grants Offer Christian Leaders "Balcony Time"

Conservative Commencement Address 

Conservative Commencement Address 

"Harvard professor Danielle Allen's commence address at Pomona College was among the best at this year's graduations, The Atlantic reports. Her analysis of the Declaration of Independence was "equally likely to engage and discomfit ambitious careerists, woke progressives, and Claremont-Institute-style conservatives." [Read more].

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

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 energy, its very American style, and its subtly radical message of liberating love. But there was something else about Curry’s sermon that stuck out to some viewers: He read it from the podium on what appeared to be an iPad. [Read more].

Racial Injury and Trauma: Redeeming the Christian Story and the Democratic Experiment

Racial Injury and Trauma: Redeeming the Christian Story and the Democratic Experiment

Dates & Time: 
Jul 11, 2018

Join this conversation between Danjuma Gibson, associate professor of pastoral care at Calvin Theological Seminary, and Christina Edmondson, dean of intercultural student development at Calvin College

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 from 7:00PM to 8:30PM at the Calvin Theological Seminary Auditorium  3233 Burton Street SE  Grand Rapids, Michigan 

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Calvin Theological Seminary Auditorium  3233 Burton Street SE  Grand Rapids, Michigan 

All Over The World Young People Tend To Be Less Religious

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 religion, believe in God or engage in a variety of religious practices.

But this is not solely an American phenomenon: Lower religious observance among younger adults is common around the world, according to a new analysis of Pew Research Center surveys conducted in more than 100 countries and territories over the last decade." [Read more on Pew Research].

 

Holding A 200 Year Present

Holding A 200 Year Present

"In last week’s On Being show, peacemaker John Paul Lederach tells a story of his mentor Elise Boulding, who often encouraged her students to engage in the following thought experiment:

Recall the oldest person who held you when you were a baby. Note their birth year. (For example, John Paul Lederach’s was his great-grandmother, who was born in the 1850s and lived through the Civil War.)

36 Percent of All American Parishes are Bicultural

36 Percent of All American Parishes are Bicultural

Some 36 percent of all American parishes are now designated as bicultural, according to a 2016 study from the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA), conducted for the U.S. bishops. That usually means Anglos and Latinos, but sometimes can include a mixture of Africans, Filipinos and Vietnamese, among others.

Reverse Graffit Frieze of Roman History

Reverse Graffit Frieze of Roman History

"In the spring of 2016, the South African artist William Kentridge created a frieze of Roman history on a portion of the embankment wall that runs along the Tiber. Containing some eighty images, many of them more than thirty feet tall, the frieze stretches for a third of a mile along the river.

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Are There Guns in Your Church

Connie Peterson is an accountant whose work requires a calculator, not a weapon. But she doesn’t go anywhere without...

6/10 Religiously Unaffiliated Americans are Athiest, Agnostic or “Nothing in Particular”

"A growing share of Americans are religiously unaffiliated. We recently asked a representative sample of more...

Art and Music Helping To Survive The Worst

“How do we survive when the worst happens? What are the mechanisms?” For Joe Carter, one answer was in spirituals —...

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