(RNS) Vague Jews and “mushy Christians” have a lot in common. Survey after survey finds many people who don’t know or care about doctrine or practice still proudly claim a religious brand identity.
Articles tagged “Ed Stetzer”
WASHINGTON (RNS) “Faith leaders have a remarkable opportunity to shift the conversation, but it’s very challenging, particularly in a larger society that wants to understand everything as a battle,” said Episcopal Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori.
(RNS) For years, Southern Baptist leader Frank Page did not share the painful details of his daughter’s suicide, fearing that some Christians might speak ill of her if they knew. Mental illness and suicide were taboo topics for many churches, seen as a kind of spiritual failure. That may be starting to change.
Nearly two-thirds of American adults believe same-sex marriage will become legal, but inevitability does not necessarily equal approval.
(RNS) Americans’ acceptance of gays and lesbians is continuing to grow, with a new poll showing that just over a third of Americans view homosexuality as a sin, down from 44 percent a year earlier. By David Gibson.
(RNS) Most Americans believe employers — even religious ones — should provide contraception coverage for their employees, according to a new survey by LifeWay Research. By Daniel Burke.
(RNS) Prominent evangelical author Jonathan Merritt has revealed in an online interview that had an encounter with another man that “went beyond the bounds of friendship.” By Adelle M. Banks.
(RNS) The relative ambivalence among prominent evangelicals about this new “Mormon moment” — and the fact that Mitt Romney's campaign could mainstream Mormonism right into the Oval Office – could radically shift the dynamics on America's political and religious landscape. By Jonathan Merritt.
(RNS) A majority of Southern Baptist pastors surveyed said they think it would be good for the nation’s largest Protestant denomination to be led by an African-American. By Adelle M. Banks.
(RNS) Southern Baptist leaders say they will investigate whether their top ethicist and public policy director plagiarized racially charged remarks about the Trayvon Martin case that many have said set back the denomination's efforts on racial reconciliation. By Adelle M. Banks.