The narrative of decline in the mainline church underestimates the continuing influence of its members, says a religion researcher.
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The theologian and bishop has written a novel he calls an “affectionate but truthful” rendering of the mundane and the majestic in church life.
Recent studies confirm that Protestant values are no longer embedded in the culture, says the president of Fuller Theological Seminary. And that has profound implications for how we understand the church and its ministries.
As a brutal campaign season comes to an end, it’s important to recommit ourselves to do justice and to love kindness -- and perhaps to remember the good that government can do.