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A good friend of mine is an elder at his evangelical church. He asked me recently for data regarding Christians and same-sex relations. From the way he asked it, it...
We wake-up in the morning, go to bed at night, and in the hours between we live our lives. When, during these hours, are we most aware of God? We...
When I was a teenager, I would get frustrated that everyone at church smiled so much. They smiled when they sang. They smiled when they listened to the sermon. And,...
My last post offered general guidelines for evaluating researchers and organizations who create data about American religion. Using these guidelines, here are some of the good, and not so good,...
There are good restaurants and bad restaurants. Good cars and bad cars. Good movies and bad movies. And, when it comes to statistics about religion, there are good sources and...
Belief in God affects our lives. It changes what we do, why we do things, who we connect with, how we explain the world, and so many other things. It’s...
Have you heard the expression “correlation doesn’t equal”? It’s basically true, but it glosses over some subtle but important ideas. And we need to understand these ideas if we want...
Over the years, I’ve read many Christian living books, and one of them stands out as offering the worst advice. It was published in the 1980s, by a prominent church...
This blog is for pastors, bloggers, journalists and authors who teach and write about American Christianity. There is a lot of confusion and misinformation in our society about Christianity. You...