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Religious Change Denial: The Shifting of American Religion and Where to go From Here - Westar Institute

Religious Change Denial: The Shifting of American Religion and Where to go From Here - Westar Institute | Religion and Culture | Scoop.it
According to Pew, American religion is going through intense religious change. Yet many deny this fact and refuse to focus on the problems and possibilities
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What is wrong with white Christians?

What is wrong with white Christians? | Religion and Culture | Scoop.it
(RNS) — Too many white Christians sacrifice the gospel’s radical solidarity with the poor and oppressed with comfortable, self-serving ideologies, writes John Gehring.
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Deanna Thompson: From its earliest incarnations, the body of Christ has been a virtual body | Faith and Leadership

Deanna Thompson: From its earliest incarnations, the body of Christ has been a virtual body | Faith and Leadership | Religion and Culture | Scoop.it
To be the body of Christ as envisioned by the apostle Paul is to be a community devoted to its weakest members (1 Corinthians 12:23). And to embody Paul’s vision for the church seems to require a physical presence with one another, especially with those who are going through tough times.
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Perspective | Trump threatens to change the course of American Christianity

Perspective | Trump threatens to change the course of American Christianity | Religion and Culture | Scoop.it
Trump has forced many evangelicals to embrace a pragmatism that could damage the gospel.
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10 predictions about the future Church and shifting attendance patterns - ChristianWeek

10 predictions about the future Church and shifting attendance patterns - ChristianWeek | Religion and Culture | Scoop.it
Every generation experiences change. But sometimes you sense you’re in the midst of truly radical change, the kind that happens only every few centuries. Increasingly, I think we’re in such a moment now. Those of us in in Western culture...Read More→
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Urgent Church: Nine Changes We Must Make Or Die - ThomRainer.com

Urgent Church: Nine Changes We Must Make Or Die - ThomRainer.com | Religion and Culture | Scoop.it
Around 200 churches will close this week, maybe more. The pace will accelerate unless our congregations make some dramatic changes. The need is urgent.
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How a Christian movement is growing rapidly in the midst of religious decline

How a Christian movement is growing rapidly in the midst of religious decline | Religion and Culture | Scoop.it
A Christian movement led by popular independent religious entrepreneurs, often referred to as 'apostles,' is changing the religious landscape of America.
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How to use digital devices this Lent for holy reflection

How to use digital devices this Lent for holy reflection | Religion and Culture | Scoop.it
Digital Lent can become about considering how our devices can help us do justice, practice kindness and demonstrate humility in our world.
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Church of Bad Religion - Monte Wolverton

Church of Bad Religion - Monte Wolverton | Religion and Culture | Scoop.it
http://www.nakedpastor.com/2017/03/she-went-to-church-but-couldnt-go-in/ Church of Bad Religion Monte Wolverton (To the tune of
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( » Putting the Shark Back in the Ocean: Restoring the Sacred. Reclaiming Jesus. Reforming the Church.) johnshelbyspong.com

( » Putting the Shark Back in the Ocean: Restoring the Sacred. Reclaiming Jesus. Reforming the Church.) johnshelbyspong.com | Religion and Culture | Scoop.it
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The 500th Anniversary of the Reformation - Westar Institute

The 500th Anniversary of the Reformation - Westar Institute | Religion and Culture | Scoop.it
The 500th anniversary of the Reformation will be October 21, 2017, yet the crisis of authority it caused is still troubling us today.
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Stop the presses! There’s a next generation for mainline Protestantism

Stop the presses! There’s a next generation for mainline Protestantism | Religion and Culture | Scoop.it
White millennials find mainline Protestantism more to their liking than Catholicism or Evangelicalism.
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A provocative look into Russia’s role in world events

A provocative look into Russia’s role in world events | Religion and Culture | Scoop.it
Pastor and author Matt Hagee believes that the Bible can inform our understanding of various dramatic events taking place around the world, including Russia’s schemes against the U.S. and recent violence in Europe.
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How the social gospel movement explains the roots of today’s religious left

How the social gospel movement explains the roots of today’s religious left | Religion and Culture | Scoop.it
The social gospel movement of the late 19th and early 20th centuries has had a particularly significant impact on the development of the religious left.
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Melissa Florer-Bixler: 10 commandments for male clergy | Faith and Leadership

Melissa Florer-Bixler: 10 commandments for male clergy | Faith and Leadership | Religion and Culture | Scoop.it
Recently, a male colleague explained my sermon to me. I assume that he had done the same amount of work and was as qualified to preach as I am. Yet he provided an unsolicited critique of my interpretation of Scripture. I was wrong, he said, because my sermon didn’t end up in the same place his did.
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How to Respond to Secularism

How to Respond to Secularism | Religion and Culture | Scoop.it
We are in a context where the belief in God is an option and a more difficult option at that. In other words, more people today find it easier to doubt the existence of God rather than to believe. Charles Taylor in A Secular Age differentiates between Secularism and Secularity. The former is the notion of a non-religious neutrality, the latter relates to the move from a culture where belief in God is the norm to a context where it is one view among many others and moreover, not a very popular view. Taylor would say that our society in the West sits in the latter definition of secular.
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Sometimes, Getting to Church With a Baby and a Full-Time Job Is Just Too Hard

Sometimes, Getting to Church With a Baby and a Full-Time Job Is Just Too Hard | Religion and Culture | Scoop.it
A new survey suggests the logistics of going to services can be the biggest barrier to participation—and Americans’ faith in religious institutions is declining.
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Why I’m Over Being Faith-Shamed By Other Christians

Why I’m Over Being Faith-Shamed By Other Christians | Religion and Culture | Scoop.it
I am over being shamed by other Christians for my views on the things happening in the world and for pushing hard against the bigotry and hatred I see in America. Really over it. Maybe you know wha…
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Robert E Webber's Legacy: Ancient future faith and worship

Robert E Webber's Legacy: Ancient future faith and worship | Religion and Culture | Scoop.it
Ancient future worship is about rooting our worship as the early church did--in God's story--so we embody not our culture but God's mission. A feature story exploring ancient future faith and worship.
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Walking with Refugees on the Resurrection Road

Walking with Refugees on the Resurrection Road | Religion and Culture | Scoop.it
Patrick Kingsley’s frontlines account of the global crisis is a gift to concerned Christians.
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Has Trump caused white Evangelicals to change their tune on morality? | Brookings Institution

Has Trump caused white Evangelicals to change their tune on morality? | Brookings Institution | Religion and Culture | Scoop.it
Have white evangelical voters become born-again converts to situation ethics? A survey released today puts this question squarely on the table. The Public Religion Research Institute asked a large…
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