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Faith Digest: Americans exaggerate church attendance

Americans fib about their church attendance, a new survey by the Public Religion Research Institute reveals.

Faith Digest

Faith Digest: Quarter of the world anti-Semitic, survey says

The first global study of anti-Semitic attitudes shows more than a quarter of the world’s population harbors intense anti-Jewish sentiment.

Hispanic Catholics differ from evangelicals and from their church

Hispanic Catholics differ from evangelicals and from their church

A new survey finds distinct differences in behavior and opinions on social issues between Hispanic evangelicals and Hispanic Catholics.

More U.S. Latinos leave the Catholic Church

More U.S. Latinos leave the Catholic Church

A Pew survey report released May 7 says more than 55 percent of the nation’s estimated 19.6 million Hispanics identify as Catholic, 12 percentage points below the totals reported in 2010.

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Faith Digest: Religious identity tracks science skepticism

A new survey by The Associated Press found religious identity offers one of the sharpest indicators of skepticism toward key issues in science such as the Big Bang theory, evolution and global warming.

Being ‘most Bible-minded city’ has some benefits, but not much

Being ‘most Bible-minded city’ has some benefit, but not much

Being ranked high in Bible reading and devotion isn't as important as living the life Christ wants his followers to have, some pastors say.

Faith Digest: Americans see no end to poverty

Faith Digest: Americans see no end to poverty

Despite progress in defeating extreme global poverty, most Americans see no end in sight, according to a Barna Research survey sponsored by Compassion International.

Many Americans scramble their Scripture, survey reveals

Many Americans scramble Scripture, survey reveals

One in five American adults erroneously believes the Bible encourages the “repression of women” and is silent on topics such as war or slavery, according to a survey by the American Bible Society.

Few Americans have qualms about cremation

Few Americans have qualms about cremation

A growing number of Americans are taking “ashes to ashes, dust to dust” literally when they die. LifeWay researchers found few Americans have qualms about the practice of cremation.

A Christian funeral means facing reality of death

A Christian funeral means facing reality of death

Christians who debate the merits of burial versus cremation may miss a larger issue—helping people deal with the reality of death, some ministers insist.

What makes a funeral distinctively Christian?

What makes a funeral distinctively Christian?

Increasingly, some families who claim no religious affiliation choose secular celebrants to conduct nonreligious memorial events. That often puts ministers in an impossible situation.

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Faith Digest: Study suggests religion can predict sexual behavior

Sociologist Mark Regnerus presented new research on marriage and sex at the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission conference on sexuality, suggesting religion and sex are tracking more closely than ever before.

Is the Internet bad for religion?

Is the Internet bad for religion?

Why are Americans dropping out of church? One possible reason: They’re logging on to the Internet.

Rising skepticism about Bible

Rising skepticism about Bible doesn’t faze some ministers

A recent American Bible Society survey that reveals a rising number of people skeptical of the Bible and a diminishing number who view it as sacred isn’t rattling some Baptist ministers.

‘Blood moon’ controversy

‘Blood moon’ eclipses spur books, debate

Could a series of “blood moon” events be connected to Jesus’ return? Some Christians think so, but others dismiss the speculation.

 
 
 
 
 
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