Non-denominational, Baptist churches dominate list of fastest-growing

About one-fourth of the largest and one-third of the fastest-growing churches in America are Baptist, according to an annual listing compiled by LifeWay Research for Outreach Magazine. Nearly half of the churches on the list are non-denominational.

Barna, Hispanic evangelicals, weigh in on health care

Prominent evangelical pollster George Barna weighed in on the health-care debate with a Sept. 20 editorial saying that Jesus would support universal coverage -- although not necessarily through the government.

Ethicists view health care as basic right, not a luxury commodity

Human beings are fragile creatures needing health care to flourish and—in many cases—survive, said David Gushee, distinguished university professor of Christian ethics at Mercer University. And that universal need for health care makes it a human right, he insists.

Florida principal, athletic director, not guilty of contempt of court

A federal judge in Florida ruled Sept. 17 that a blessing at an athletic banquet did not violate her court order telling a school district to refrain from promoting religious activity at school events.

Faith Digest: Census won't count Mormon missionaries overseas

Mormon missionaries serving abroad will not be counted in the 2010 U.S. census, despite the hopes of Utah congressmen that the missionaries would be included.
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