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Easter Hope for Christianity’s Future

April 8, 2015

Is Obama more Christian than David Cameron? Their respective Easter pronouncements might indicate so. The President gave “thanks for the extraordinary sacrifice that Jesus made for our salvation” and professed to “rejoice in the…

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Religion News Service Analysis 4.7 Million Short

April 1, 2015

A recent Religion News Service (RNS) analysis piece by Tobin Grant claims “7.5 million Americans lost their religion since 2012.” He bases his analysis off the 2014 General Social Survey (GSS) done by the…

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The Rise of the “Nones” (and How Anglicans Can Respond)

July 16, 2013

Anglicanism has all the tools and aims necessary to meet these challenges. The Anglican way is supposed to be completely intergenerational—all ages participate in the sacramental life of the Church, local and universal. Common Prayer and Holy Communion do not mesh well with age-segregated services for good reason.

Finding Good News in Cultural Christianity’s Decline

March 28, 2013

Kristin Rudolph (@Kristin_Rudolph) You have probably heard something about the collapse of American Christianity, the mass exodus of young people from the Church, and other dramatic doomsday reports about the state of Christianity in…

Feminism and the Fourth Great Awakening

March 19, 2013

By Aaron Gaglia (@GagliaAC) In a recent lecture, Diana Butler Bass told Claremont School of Theology that our society’s shift away from organized religion and toward spirituality “is an indication of the success of…

Reduced Religious Vitality, Our Nation, and the 2012 Election

November 13, 2012

by Robert Benne We are indeed a changed country. We are in decline economically, socially, and culturally.  And the crucial factor—religion—that undergirds all those sectors is losing its punch. The victory of Barack Obama…