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American views of same-sex marriage divided by faith & friendship

American views of same-sex marriage divided by faith & friendship

Americans who say they have gay or lesbian friends are twice as likely to agree gay marriage should be legal. Fewer than half of Americans say homosexuality is sinful. And evangelicals increasingly are at odds with American culture over same-sex relationships.

       
More than body cameras needed to stop police violence, some religious leaders say

More than body cameras needed to stop police violence, some say

Body cameras for police are needed to ensure justice in the wake of the recent officer-involved shooting death of Walter Scott in North Charleston, S.C., some religious leaders assert.

       
Future map of religions reveals a world of change

Future map of religions reveals a world of change

The results of a six-year study by the Pew Research Center projects that Muslims will overtake Christians numerically by the end of this century and that India will become the world’s largest Muslim country.

       
Most Americans see churches as valuable but dying

Most Americans see churches as valuable but dying

Most Americans believe church is on the decline, even though the overwhelming majority say they find value in attending, according to a new survey by LifeWay Research.

       
Millennials the ‘don’t judge’ generation on sexual morality

Millennials the ‘don’t judge’ generation on sexual morality

A new study shows Millennials are reluctant to make blanket black-and-white moral pronouncements about issues they see as complex - like sexual behavior, gender identity, abortion and contraception.

       
Some Baptists embrace effort to root out ‘poser’ Christians

Some Baptists embrace effort to root out ‘poser’ Christians

Author and blogger Jarrid Wilson says posers are those who claim Jesus but don’t put him at the center of their lives. Some ministers couldn’t agree more.

       
'90 Minutes in Heaven' headed to big screen

'90 Minutes in Heaven' headed to big screen

The best-selling story of a Texas Baptist minister declared dead in a car wreck who woke up 90 minutes later claiming he had been to heaven is headed to the big screen this fall.

       
God, family and country? Not exactly, poll reveals

God, family and country? Not exactly, poll reveals

“God, family and country” might make for a heart-tugging country music tune, but that’s not really how most Americans rank the strongest influences on their personal identity.

       
Many Americans find meaning in vampire and zombie tales, Baylor prof says

Many find meaning in vampire and zombie tales, Baylor prof says

Baylor University professor Greg Garrett says popular books and films dealing with afterlife issues reveal the spiritual questions of many Americans, including those who are unaffiliated with churches.

       
Analysis: 7.5 million Americans lost their religion since 2012

Analysis: 7.5 million Americans lost their religion since 2012

A new survey funded by the National Science Foundation starkly reveals that the “Great Decline” of religion in America continues: Since 2012, about 7.5 million more Americans no longer are active in religion.

       
Texas band Canon Sound connects young worshippers to doctrinal heritage

Texas band Canon Sound connects youth to doctrinal heritage

Texas Baptist roots run deep for Canon Sound, a contemporary worship band. The group wants to connect young worshippers to old hymns and a rich heritage of sound doctrine.

       
White Christians now a minority in 19 states

White Christians now a minority in 19 states

The notion of America as a mostly white, mostly Christian country is rapidly becoming a fact for the history books.

       
Faith that motivates aid groups can be a hurdle

Faith that motivates aid groups can be a hurdle

Leaders of Christian and Jewish international aid groups say their efforts often are met with twin suspicions: Their real purpose is to proselytize, and a religious message is tied to material aid.

       
Florist still professes Christian love for gay man who sued her

Florist still professes Christian love for gay man who sued her

A Southern Baptist florist does not regret her nine-year friendship with a man who won a lawsuit against her after she refused to design floral arrangements for his gay wedding.

       
Experts suggest why some Christians like church shopping

Experts suggest why some Christians like church shopping

Several studies show that sometime in their life, at least 40 percent of religiously oriented people will switch church denominations or faith traditions.

       
 
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