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Archive for the 'American Church' Category

-Religion As a Predictor of Political Affiliation?

Tuesday, February 6th, 2018

Here’s an article from the New York Times which indicates that religion and denominational membership are important factors in determining the political party affiliation of ministers and rabbis: …according to a new data set representing the largest compilation of American religious leaders ever assembled. Like their congregants, religious leaders have sharply divided themselves along political […]

-Clergy Housing Tax Break Ruled Unconstitutional Again

Friday, October 20th, 2017

A federal judge has ruled once more that the clergy housing tax break is unconstitutional. Her first 2013 ruling against the tax break was overturned by an appeals court in 2014. Now the same judge has ruled against the break in a new case initiated by the atheist group- FFRF. Here’s the story from Christianity […]

-About Jesus: Christian Student vs. Muslim Professor

Friday, April 7th, 2017

     A Muslim college professor insisted in class that it was an ‘academic fact’ that Jesus wasn’t crucified and was never considered to be divine by his disciples. This is what is taught about Jesus in the Quran so it is quite natural that a Muslim teacher would assert that belief but a Christian student […]

-Majority of Americans Favor Limiting Religious Freedom of Business Owners

Monday, February 13th, 2017

The majority of Americans are now in favor of limiting Religious freedom. 61% say that they oppose allowing businesses refuse service for religious reasons. This would include Christian owned bakers, caterers, florists, and printers who do not want to be involved in same sex marriages or LGBT events. Here’s the data from PRRI Research: New […]

-Canada: Conservative Churches are Growing While Liberal Ones Continue to Decline?

Tuesday, December 13th, 2016

Recent research in Canada confirms that theology and belief really do matter when it comes to church growth and decline. The churches that are growing have ministers that affirm traditional Christian beliefs while the ones in decline not so much. Here’s the story from On Religion: The bottom line: The faith proclaimed in growing churches […]

-The Rebuilding of St. Nicholas Church at Ground Zero

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016

A cross was placed a week ago upon the top of a new dome rising up at Ground Zero in NY City. It is about time. When the World Trade Center buildings went down on September 11, 2001, a tiny Greek Orthodox church- St. Nicholas was destroyed in their wake. After a lengthy battle with […]