Baptized by God’s Spirit

A sermon delivered by Michael Cheuk, Pastor, University Baptist Church, Charlottesville, Va., on January 13, 2013. Luke 3:15-17, 21-22; Act 8:14-17 What a joy and privilege for us today to witness the baptism of Li Ming!  I’m struck by the timing since it was only a...

Report Says Trends for U.S. Churches Mostly Pointing Down

(RNS) American congregations have grown less healthy in the last decade, with fewer people in the pews and aging memberships, according to a new Hartford Seminary study. But there are also “pockets of vitality,” including an increase in minority congregations and a...

The Secret to Drawing Young Adults to Church

Research claiming to explain the relationship between low rates of churchgoing and longer life spans makes fascinating reading. It can never be the whole story, as there is always the United States exception – high churchgoing, long lives – and there are other ways of...