How Increasing Minorities Will Impact Religion

On May 17, the New York Times’ headline read “WhitesAccountforUnderHalfofBirthsinU.S.; TippingPointReached; ImplicationsforPolitics, theEconomyandaNation’sIdentity.” On the same day The Wall Street Journal underscored this “birth”...

How Minority Births Will Impact Small Churches

Minorities make up the majority of babies born in the United States, according to the U.S. Census. That news will have an impact on small churches. “For the first time, minorities make up a majority of babies in the U.S., part of a sweeping race change and a...

Southern Baptists Look to Minorities to Jumpstart Growth

(RNS) Southern Baptists meeting in Phoenix adopted a plan Tuesday (June 14) to try to boost minorities in their top leadership posts as they face continuing reports of stagnant baptism rates and declining membership. Members of the nation’s largest Protestant...

Confessional Politics Excommunicates Minority Groups

Over the past three decades, American presidential elections have been dominated by a confessional political style where candidates must invoke God and quote Scripture in ways more testimonial, sectarian, partisan and liturgical than in previous elections. As a...

Honoring the Sabbath When You’re Out of Work

“Remember to keep the Sabbath day holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work. The seventh day is a Sabbath to Yahweh your God, you shall do no work that day” (Exodus 20:8-10). How many times have you sat during a service only to hear some minister...