Managing Conflict with Friends This Election

Managing Conflict with Friends This Election

A friend of mine called during the last election cycle to say he would no longer be attending the class I taught. Confused, I asked the obvious question. The answer could not have come as a bigger surprise. “Because of your political beliefs,” he said. What struck me...
Women in Church: Are They Being Heard Yet?

Women in Church: Are They Being Heard Yet?

It’s easy to pay lip service to equality, but putting beliefs into practice is another matter. Along with many friends, I have experience of church contexts where women are supposedly equal and valued, yet curiously invisible unless they’re fulfilling certain roles or...
US Parents, Teens Tend to Affirm Same Faith, Practice

US Parents, Teens Tend to Affirm Same Faith, Practice

Teens in the U.S. tend to self-identify with the same faith tradition and practice many of the same faith expressions as their parents, according to a Pew Research Center report published Sept. 10. For example, 86% of teens of religiously unaffiliated parents...
Pandemic Hasn’t Increased US Bible Engagement

Pandemic Hasn’t Increased US Bible Engagement

Bible disengagement remained static in 2020, according to the 10th annual State of the Bible report, published jointly on Aug. 13 by the American Bible Society (ABS) and the Barna Group. The report found no increase in Bible engagement resulting from the COVID-19...