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Experiencing God and engaging in social responsibility are keys to church relevance

For the first time since they began keeping track in 1937, Gallup found that a minority of Americans (47%) are now members of a house of worship. This wasn’t really news to anyone who has been involve...

Groupthink or Social Science? Misinformation and Deceptive Research Practices

This presentation, led by Arthur Sakamoto, HxA member and Professor of Sociology at Texas A&M University, is a discussion on how research methods are often influenced by confirmation bias and are...

On social capital, churches often do one part well and one part not well

This is the fifth in a series created by a partnership between Baptist News Global and the Campbell University Center for Church and Community. Each month’s columns explore one of the seven types of c...

‘This is a time of moral and social reckoning,’ Boulder pastor tells congregation

“This is again and again a time of moral and social reckoning,” Boulder, Colo., pastor Andrew Daugherty told his congregation the day after the mass murder at a grocery store located about 3 miles fro...

How I learned to care about social justice growing up Southern Baptist in Oklahoma

“How did you come to have a passion for social justice issues?” That was one of the questions put to me this week when the tables got turned and I was the interviewee instead of the interviewer. The a...

Can 'Super Mario' and a dose of Catholic social teachings heal Italy's ailing economy?

The year was 2013 and Mario Draghi had delivered a speech about economic policy in Munich. Head of the European Central Bank at the time, Draghi’s words carried a lot of weight. The European Union was...

From social media to stocks: How are religious conservatives punishing Big Tech?

Part of getting the good religion story involves thinking ahead. Once the social media platform Parler got shut down, the question was where religious conservatives are going to go next. Whether we’re...